Helpful Articles from Connect Chiropractic

How Remedial Massage helps with Pain, Injury and Rehabilitation

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‘A few years ago, a lovely friend gave me a massage voucher for my birthday. Excitedly, I booked in expecting a wonderful hour of pampered relaxation. But something got lost in translation and, instead, I experienced my first remedial massage. While I was somewhat surprised, the therapist and I enjoyed a good giggle as she explained the purpose and value of this incredible treatment. It certainly helped with the ongoing back and neck pain I had after my car accident!’

~ Words of a current Connect Chiro client

Remedial Massage is the treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissues of the body by manipulation of the soft tissues. Focussing on the parts of the body that require rehabilitation, this natural therapy assists areas that are injured, tense, or have reduced or lost mobility.

Prevention and management of soft tissue injuries (such as those sustained from sports and dance, muscle cramps and whiplash) is a commonly known reason to seek Remedial Massage therapy. But it is also incredibly helpful in the treatment of health problems such as fibromyalgia, muscular atrophy, spondylitis, arthritis, and frozen shoulder.

Techniques of Remedial Massage Therapy 

A Remedial massage therapist undergoes extensive training in anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology to gain the comprehensive knowledge required to treat their patients.  After initial evaluation, therapists use on-going systematic assessments and a range of massage-based techniques to improve muscle function in specific areas of their clients’ bodies.  Depending on their patients’ needs, therapists employ a combination of the following practices just to name a few;

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Pin and Stretch techniques
  • Muscle Energy techniques
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Thera Gun massage tool
  • Relaxation massage
  • Foam rolling and stretching techniques
  • Rehabilitation exercises
Benefits of Remedial Massage
  • Relieve pain
  • Improve blood flow
  • Promote relaxation
  • Release tight and overworked muscles
  • Reduce stress levels
  • Reduce high blood pressure
  • Calm the nervous system
  • Manage symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • Develop better sleep patterns
  • Support people with ADHD/ADD
  • Improve posture
  • Reduce lymphatic fluid build-up
  • Support pregnant women
  • Reduce the effects of headaches and migraines
  • Trigger the body’s natural healing process
  • Flush out toxins

Remedial massage also encourages the release of the ‘feel-good’ hormones, and helps you connect to, and become more aware of your body. 

While Remedial massage is often seen as a luxury, it is, in fact, a wonderfully natural way to maintain and improve your body’s overall wellbeing.  Best performed on a regular basis, or as part of an ongoing maintenance program, the recurrence of your massage therapy will depend on your individual needs.  Remedial massage is available to everyone here at Connect Chiropractic and, if you have private health insurance, our fully qualified and registered Remedial massage therapist will help you claim your rebate at the end of each appointment.

Experience the benefits of Remedial Massage for yourself. For help with pain, injury or rehab, book an appointment with Shardai today. Call (03) 9512 5882

Dr Nicole Hudson

Principal Chiropractor | Connect Chiropractic

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