Massaging the Pain Away

Written by rebeccah

Massage is an aspect of holistic healthcare that can significantly reduce pain and improve our overall physical and emotional wellbeing.

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What is Remedial Massage?

It is a type of massage therapy where treatment is targeted towards the specific area of the body which is causing pain or injury. Remedial massage is commonly used to treat muscle cramps, back, neck or shoulder pain, sprains and strains and the side effects of chronic illnesses.

How can massages relieve pain?

  • Promoting the release of endorphins in the body.
  • Relaxing our muscles, tendons and joints.
  • Stimulating our touch and pain receptors to override other pain signals being sent to the brain.

What are the other benefits?

  • Reducing stress and anxiety
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Increasing injury healing
  • Improves mobility and flexibility of joints
  • Prevents injury
  • Stimulates increased blood circulation around the body

How often should you go?

The ideal frequency of your massage appointments will depend on what you are trying to achieve. Healing from an injury may require more frequent visits, however, massages to improve or maintain your general wellbeing can be as often as every 3-4 weeks or occasional.

At your first appointment, your massage therapist can discuss how frequently you should attend.

Book an appointment with our lovely massage therapist here or call us on 9651 5559.

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Sources:

Adams, R., White, B., & Beckett, C. (2010). The effects of massage therapy on pain management in the acute care setting, International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3091428/

Health Direct. (2021). Remedial massage. https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/remedial-massage

Silver, N. (2019). How often should you get a massage? Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/pain-relief/how-often-should-you-get-a-massage

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