What exactly is Remedial Massage?
Remedial Massage holistically treats the whole body and traces discomfort as far back as possible to the original cause, healing both the cause of the disorder as well as the symptoms . This type of massage can vary in pressure (it can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow) and it’s a fantastic remedy for damaged, impaired, tense or knotted muscles and tendons . Now, if you’re looking to unwind, relax and treat yourself with some serious TLC, a Remedial Massage probably isn’t for you. Since Remedial Massage is used to treat aches and pains throughout the body, the treatment can cause mild discomfort, especially if your therapist is working on an area of your body where you generally experience pain. For those of you who enjoy relaxation massages, we recommend a hot stone treatment or an essential oils massage, but if you experience consistent pain throughout your joints and muscles, you should consider the idea of regular Remedial Massages. With a Remedial Massage, you’ll experience a little bit of pain for a whole lot of gain!
We’ve put together a list of seven amazing benefits of receiving regular Remedial Massages!
1. It will slowly correct problems in your body.
Remedial Massage therapists are trained to detect problems within your body and to track and measure how your body changes over time. They can use specific techniques to assess the current state of your body and they can work with you to correct any sort of problems you may be facing. Some of the things Remedial Massage therapists can assess in your body include: injury, postural or joint issues, circulation and pain .
2. Remedial Massage will release muscle tension and pain – that’s a guarantee!
Since your therapist is trained to assess your body, he/she will be able to effectively focus on areas that are stiff, injured or sore. By increasing the blood flow to the tissues and releasing the tension, Remedial Massage not only helps alleviate the pain, but it can also help eliminate toxins and oxygenate the cells . By releasing muscle tension around the joints, the range of movement in the joint can be increased, and when a joint is no longer hampered by stiffness, muscle function can return to support and improve joint movement . Talk about a full-body makeover!
3. You will feel less stressed (hallelujah)!
It may not come as a total surprise to you that a Remedial Massage has the ability to reduce both mental and physical stress. Massages of any kind can leave you feeling calm and relaxed, so we recommend getting them as often as possible! The soothing, pampering benefits of massage encourage the release of endorphins, which make us feel good, and conversely, massage reduces stress hormones, such as norepinephrine, adrenaline and cortisol .
4. Your immune system will thank you for it.
This one is simple to understand: less stress equates to a boost to your immune system! Massage also increases circulation and improves lymphatic drainage, which supercharges the immune system’s effectiveness, as well!
5. You’ll be smarter.
Okay, we probably can’t guarantee this one, but links have been made between an increase in relaxing and de-stressing leading to higher mental alertness… just sayin’!
6. You will stand up taller.
When our parents were young, they used to walk around with a stack of books on their heads to try to improve their posture. The modern day equivalent? You guessed it – Remedial Massage! This type of massage is perfect for 9-5 office workers because it relieves tensions in the neck and shoulder areas, along with the lower back, which are common in those who sit at a desk all day. Remedial Massage can help remedy these problem areas by lengthening the muscles and balancing out the body for improved postural alignment .
7. You will look more beautiful.
Again, this is probably something we can’t guarantee, but massage has actually been known to improve your skin tone, making it look clearer and healthier. How does this work exactly? Massage will reduce tension in the skin and adjoining tissues, as well as increase the circulation, and increased circulation in and under the skin can aid the nutrition cycle and encourage cell regeneration . Massage also stimulates sebum production, helping to improve suppleness, moisturising and softening dry skin , which is life-saver for the dreaded flaky skin that just comes with the territory of Australian winters.
So, the moral of the story is: if you want to look better, feel better and stand up a little bit taller, we highly recommend treating yourself to a professional Remedial Massage at least once a month.
If you want to help others through their recovery process and make a difference in the lives of sore and achy people every single day, train to become a Remedial Massage Therapist and spread the gift of a happy and mobile life!