4 Benefits of Regular Remedial Massage
Remedial massage includes a wide range of soft tissue massage techniques, including (but not limited to) deep tissue massage, sports massage, muscle energy techniques and active release therapy. Remedial massage is different to typical relaxation massage. A ‘relaxation’ massage is a great way to de-stress – it is a pain-free way to relax your muscles and your mind. A remedial massage, on the other hand, includes the skilful assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues in the body. The aim of remedial massage is to assist with rehabilitation and pain/injury management.
Remedial massage is ideal for those with particular muscle tension or pain areas. Just some of the conditions that remedial massage can treat include sciatica, carpal tunnel, headaches, plantar fasciitis, arthritis and tennis elbow (to name a few).
Here are 4 benefits of receiving regular remedial massage:
Correct Physical Problems
Remedial massage therapists use a range of techniques to heal injuries, address postural/joint issues, improve circulation, reduce pain and improve overall wellbeing.
Whether you suffer from back pain, headaches, stiff joints or something else entirely, regular remedial massage won’t just relieve your pain – it will address the cause. Regular remedial massage also plays an important part in preventing further injury and maintaining optimal health and physical performance.
Massage is renowned for providing a sense of calm and relaxation (which is why it often recommended for managing stress and anxiety). With remedial massage, stress hormones like norepinephrine, adrenaline and cortisol are reduced, whereas release of endorphins (also known as ‘feel good’ chemicals) is increased. This decreases stress and contributes to a healthy mind.
Boost Immune System
As we just mentioned, remedial massage decreases stress hormones. As well as improving mental wellbeing, this helps to lower blood pressure and therefore help the immune system to work more efficiently. Remedial massage also boosts circulation and improves lymphatic drainage, which further enhances the effectiveness of the immune system and generally improves bodily functions.
Remedial massage relieves tension throughout the body. Thanks to modern desk jobs, this tension is particularly common in the neck and shoulder areas. Lower backs are also prone to tightening thanks to prolonged sitting. Remedial massage helps to relieve this tension by lengthening the muscles and improving postural alignment.
Wade is passionate about what he does and has studied multiple forms of bodywork including remedial massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, myofascial release, Shiatsu, dry needling, cupping, Dorn therapy and many more. Wade has spent thousands of hours treating every condition you can think of – if you want to start improving your pain and increasing your mental and physical wellbeing, give Wade the Massage Guy a call today.