Need an excuse for a massage?

Receiving a massage isn’t only good for a pamper session, there are a number of benefits to be gained from regular massage sessions. Remedial massage therapists, in particular, are trained with specific skills to ensure the correct manipulation of deep tissue to effectively relax the muscles, improve circulation and flexibility, as well as alleviating pain and assisting the body to recover from injury. Following is a list of reasons for you to book in for a regular remedial massage.

1. Treating problems in the body

Remedial massage involves the use of specific techniques that are designed to address injury, postural or joint issues, along with improving circulation, reducing pain, stimulating the body’s natural repair processes and bringing a general sense of well-being.

2. Releasing muscular tension and pain

Targeted massage techniques are used to release trigger points, stretching muscles as well as breaking down adhesions. Releasing tension and increasing blood flow to the tissues can also help in the elimination of toxins.

3. Increased joint mobility

By releasing the tension from the muscles, the accompanying joints are able to move more freely, helping to regain a fuller range of motion.

4. Helps to break the pain and tension cycle

Sometimes the initial problem of pain and tension can cause compensatory issues in another connected area of the body, for example, when you move more stiffly in an attempt to protect an injured part of your body. By working towards resolving the initial issue of pain and tension, you can help to prevent additional problems from developing.

5. Improved posture

Through the release of tight, tense muscles the postural alignment of your body is improved – allowing you out of that hunched position, for instance.

6. Reduces stress

Massage not only relieves physical stress, but also mental and emotional. Massage encourages the release of those feel-good endorphins, while also helping to reduce the stress inducing hormones.

7. Boosts your immune system

Massage not only reduces stress hormones and increases circulation, but it also helps with lymphatic drainage, all of which contribute to improved immune function.

The benefits of a massage from a clinical-level qualified remedial massage therapist will carry on well beyond the treatment session itself.

With all of these benefits and many more, what are you waiting for? Book your appointment with one of our clinically trained remedial massage therapists in Hoppers Crossing today. Contact our friendly team at Hoppers Physio on (03) 9749 5110.