Massage is a natural therapy which has many benefits, both physical and psychological and regular massage together with exercise and healthy living is now considered by many as an essential part of their wellness routine.
Massage therapy is used for a multitude of conditions such as headaches, stress, muscle tension, lymphatic congestion and improves the overall function of the body systems. It can be applied for stress relief and relaxation purposes or as a complement to physiotherapy treatment in order to enhance recovery from sports and lifestyle related injuries.
The benefits of massage are:
- Relieves muscle tension, stiffness and pain
- Increases joint flexibility and range of motion
- Aids relaxation and stress reduction
- Improves circulation
- Enhances ease of movement
- Improves efficiency of lymphatic system
- Provides relief from tension related headaches
- Improves quality of sleep
- Reduces levels of anxiety
Massage treatments currently on offer at SportsMed Subiaco are:
Swedish Massage – this is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize you. A great way to help the body and the mind relax and unwind.
Deep Tissue Massage – this massage technique focuses on specific areas of complaint, using slower, firmer strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. Great for pain relief and enhancing range of movement.
Trigger Point Massage – massage focuses on areas of tight bands of muscle fibres or nodules that can form in muscles anywhere in the body. They frequently develop as a result of overtraining, injury or poor posture.
Before the first massage the therapist will discuss with you your medical history to identify any trouble areas and to determine what you wish to get out of the massage, whether it be to treat and soothe a specific sore spot or purely to relax and unwind. Please refer to our massage therapy information brochure for more information.
Our massage therapists are also highly trained in pregnancy massage, for more information please refer to our Pregnancy Massage page
Incorporate massage into your wellness regime, enquire today.