What is Massage?

By Healthweb | July 10, 2014

Hi Ladies,

What are the benefits of receiving massage?

Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more,  massage can:

  • Alleviate pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with easing labour pain for expectant mothers.
  • Ease medication dependence
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow-the body’s natural defence system.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ-the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.

Type of Massage available are:

Remedial Massage – A firm pressure massage which helps with muscular pain, restricted range of movement, soft tissue problems and general well being.

Deep Tissue Massage – Focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue.  Helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff neck, lower back tightness and sore shoulders.

Sports Massage – Specifically tailored to heal injuries or prevent injuries from occurring before the activity.

Swedish Massage – A whole body treatment that uses pressure, stroking and rubbing of your skin to help you relax.

Pregnancy Massage – While a woman is pregnant her body undergoes numerous changes physically as well as physiologically and spiritually.  The physical changes can cause stress and or discomfort to the mother.  Massage is a wonderful way to help alleviate many of these discomforts, as well as promotes a sense of well being.

Please call you Physiotherapist at Physiotherapy for Women on 08 8443 3355  we are happy to answer any of your queries.