Massage therapy involves the manual manipulation of the body’s soft tissues such as the muscles, tendons and ligaments with the goal of enhancing your wellbeing. Massage therapy has been proven to be effective for reducing pain, aiding recovery, reducing Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) and improving athletic performance.
Regular massage is beneficial to assist in the recovery of an existing soft tissue injury or as a preventative treatment, allowing the muscles to rest, relax and recover from daily stresses. You can incorporate massage into your physiotherapy treatment or book a direct appointment for a massage in the comforts of a private room.
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Massage therapy provided by a trained physiotherapist is designed to target the source of the body’s pain easing tense muscles, increasing flexibility and providing relaxation to the body as a whole. Massage therapy is also effective at promoting circulation to the injured muscles which increases nutrients and oxygen, helping to heal the damaged tissues. This increased circulation further increases flexibility and reduces pain. In an added benefit, massage therapy also releases endorphins which boost the dopamine and serotonin levels in the body. These hormones assist the body in physically as well as emotionally, promoting healing, pain management, and feelings of euphoria, as well as helping to calm the nerves.
So whether you’re feeling tight around the shoulders and neck from clocking up the hours at work, lower back pain from sitting at a desk all day, on the road to recovery from an injury or just playing too hard, massage is sure to provide some welcome relief.
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