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Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Soft Tissue therapy deals with conditions that impact our muscles, fascia, ligaments and tendons.

Your initial treatment will include a thorough biomechanical assessment. Our lifestyle (work and play), physical or emotional trauma, stress and our  response to it have an impact on the body. It is how our body manages or compensates for these stresses, which often leads to areas of tightness and discomfort, resulting in a reduced range of movement. For some, the result is even more significant where chronic pain patterns become entrenched and a new “normal” is established!

Bio mechanical assessment will establish exactly what changes need to occur, to reduce your discomfort.  Through a structured treatment protocol utilizing a combination of myofascial release, remedial massage myofascial dry needling, kinesiotaping and stretch therapy, a revised structured stability and increased range of movement will be achieved.

Our massage therapists are trained in a variety of techniques to create the massage experience that suits you. Whether you need a relaxing stress relieving massage or a remedial massage for a specific condition our experienced practitioners will create the outcome you need.

The techniques we use include:

  • Remedial
  • Hot Stone
  • Fascial Train Release
  • Dry Needling
  • Trigger Point release

Other than just feeling great, there are many benefits of massage. Some of these are listed below.

Stress reduction

The importance of relaxation and well-being can’t be underestimated and one of the most noted effects of massage is a greater feeling of calm and relaxation. It reduces both emotional and physical stress, which is why it is often recommended in stress and anxiety treatment programs. The soothing, pampering benefits of massage encourage the release of endorphins – the wonderful chemicals that give us the feel-good factor. Conversely, those nasty stress inducing hormones such as norepinephrine, adrenaline and cortisol are reduced.

Immunity boosting

Due to the decrease in stress hormones, your immune system has a chance to work more efficiently, without impairment. In addition, massage increases circulation and improves lymphatic drainage, which again provide a boost to the immune system’s effectiveness.

Heightens mental alertness

When you are given a chance to relax and de-stress through massage treatments, your levels of mental clarity and alertness increase.

Releasing muscle tension and pain

There are several massage techniques that are specifically designed to be a way of releasing trigger points, stretching and elongating muscles and breaking down adhesions. The therapist can focus on areas that are stiff, injured or just plain sore. By increasing the blood flow to the tissues and releasing the tension, massage not only helps alleviate the pain, but can also help eliminate toxins and oxygenate the cells.

Increased joint mobility

By releasing muscle tension around joints, the range of movement in the joint can be increased. When a joint is no longer hampered by stiffness, muscle function can return to support and improve joint movement. This not only helps the joint itself but movement assists in increasing blood circulation of the surrounding tissues.

Improved posture

Massage helps relieve a lot of tensions, particularly in the neck and shoulder areas, common in those who sit a lot or use a computer at work. Lower backs are also prone to tightening from prolonged sitting. Remedial massage can help remedy these problems by lengthening the muscles and balancing out the body for improved postural alignment. Improved posture has been known to increase performance and enhance breathing capacity.

Improved skin tone

Massage can help give you healthy and toned skin – it will reduce tension in the skin and adjoining tissues as well as increasing circulation. Increased circulation in and under the skin can aid the nutrition cycle and encourage cell regeneration. Massage also stimulates sebum production, helping to improve suppleness, moisturising and softening dry skin.

So if you’re looking for any of these health benefits or have further questions as to whether massage therapy could be of benefit to you; please get in touch with our team in Sydney’s Northern Beaches on 9999 1680.

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