Massage therapy helps you relax, re-align and rejuvenate. There are many positive aspects to receiving massage therapy on an ongoing basis, and with the busy lives we lead, we can all benefit from a little stress-management
Massage Therapy ~ Relieves Stress
Stress relief is one of the first benefits that come to mind when thinking of massage therapy. It's also a key component for anyone trying to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Clinical studies show that even a single ½ -hour session can significantly lower heart rate, cortisol levels and insulin levels-all of which help reduce stress through massage therapy.
Taking care of your body should be at the top of your priorities. By adding therapeutic massage to your routine now, you'll feel, look and simply be healthier far into the future. In fact, stress relief alone can improve your vitality and state of mind. So what better way to prep for a long, happy life than a relaxing, therapeutic massage?
If you're looking to add stress-relieving massage to your wellness program, know that massage can be a powerful ally when combating daily pressures and anxiety. In addition to stress relief, ongoing massage therapy can reduce pain, increase energy levels and improve overall physical and mental performance. Know that each massage session is customised to address your individual needs.
Lowers Heart Rate
Lowers Blood Pressure
Lowers Blood Pressure
Massage Therapy ~ Improves Posture
From business meetings to long hours at our desks, there's a lot of tension these days-as in neck and back tension. Our necks and backs hurt, and poor posture is the No. 1 culprit!
When you hunch forward, your body isn't properly aligned. Not only does poor posture look bad, but it forces some muscles to work incredibly hard all day long while others get weaker. Poor posture can put you in other slumps, too. When you slouch, you're pressing down on your internal organs, which also affects digestion.
Unlike other bad habits, poor posture can be relaxing to correct. Why? Because massage can help get your body back on track. Allowing the body to reinforce healthy and natural movements can be one of the most beneficial aspects of massage therapy.
Massage can relax and loosen the muscles made sore by bad posture, allowing your body to position itself in its natural-and pain-free-posture.
With ongoing massage the muscles are loosened and relaxed-joints have greater freedom and pressure points are relieved. This allows the body to position itself in a healthy and natural posture, therefore avoiding the movements and positions developed over time as a reaction to the pain. If ongoing massage is of interest to you, please visit Rejuvenation Massage therapy and arrange an appointment today.
Muscles are loosened and relaxed
Joints enjoy greater freedom
Pressure points are relieved
Lowers Blood Pressure
Massage Therapy ~ Improves Flexibility
Muscle injuries are more common now than they were 50 years ago. That's not because we're exercising harder. It's because we're more sedentary. What's worse, as we age our joints tend to tighten, making range of motion and flexibility even more restricted.
Massage therapy is a beneficial treatment for maintaining and improving flexibility and motion. By working on muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, and joints, regular massage can improve your flexibility and range of motion, keeping your joints more fluid and making them less injury prone.
As you can see, massage is a great way to relax stressed muscles, stimulate blood flow and improve flexibility. So is daily stretching.
One benefit of stretching is an improvement of blood circulation, which aids in illness recovery and disease prevention. Elongating muscles will also improve posture and your joints' range of motion. Stretching and massage are even more important for someone who is physically active. Loose muscles are less prone to strains and sprains during a workout.
Incorporating massage and stretching into a fitness routine also will help reduce soreness after a workout. Stretching beforehand will allow greater freedom of movement when exercising and longer workout periods because it helps prevent a build up of lactic acid in your blood. Regular post-workout massages can then aid in the recovery and relaxation process.
Helps prevent active lifestyle injuries by staying flexible
Can enhance athletic performance
Stimulates the production of the body's natural lubricants to keep flexibility at a maximum
Lowers Blood Pressure
Massage Therapy Improves Rehabilitation
Rehabilitating any injury can be a tiring and frustrating process. While the main goal of physical rehabilitation is to increase strength and flexibility, it often ends before the area has been returned to its full pre-injury state.
Massage plays an important role as a supplement to standard injury rehabilitation procedures. By encouraging circulatory movement and relaxing muscles, massage helps the body pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs. This allows the rehabilitating injured area to become more flexible and heal at an accelerated rate.
Massage therapy is also used to aid in pain management as the injury is nursed back to full strength. By committing to a continual massage program, you can accelerate the recovery process after injuries are sustained. If you or someone you know has sustained an injury, a remedial massage might be beneficial.
Supplements standard injury rehabilitation procedures
Helps the body pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissue and vital organs
Accelerates the rehabilitation process
Lowers Blood Pressure
Lowers Blood Pressure
As your massage therapist and to help you feel better the one way I can do that is if you disclose information about any ailments you have.
At RM Therapy I will get you to complete a medical history before your treatment to determine any possible precautions to massage therapy and recommendations for types of massage and techniques.
Managing Migraines: Find Peace of Mind Through Massage
What Are Migraines?
A migraine is marked by moderate to severe pain and throbbing in the head, and can be accompanied by nausea as well as sensitivity to light. In some cases, these painful headaches are preceded or accompanied by a sensory warning sign, such as flashes of light, blind spots or tingling in your arm or leg.
Fortunately, management of migraine pain has improved dramatically in the last decade. Although there's still no cure, medications are now much more effective. Additionally, alternative treatments like massage have been found to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines.
How Can Massage Help Manage Migraines?
Massage is a great way to manage stress and relieve tension- two of the main causes of migraine headaches. Massage therapy can decrease the occurrence of headaches, sleep disturbances and distress symptoms while increasing serotonin levels in adults with migraine headaches.
What Techniques Will Be Used?
As your massage therapist i will integrate a variety of techniques into your massage. Depending on the severity of your migraines or tension headaches, I may utilise a trigger points, Swedish massage, or other methods that address your specific requests and needs.
Is There Lasting Relief?
Migraines and other types of headaches are one of the most common complaints seen in the doctor's office today.
With regular massage at RM Therapy, it is particularly helpful for managing migraines and severe headaches, if you have any pressing concerns, please consult your doctor.
Living With Arthritis
Arthritis is the leading cause of disability, reduced quality of life, millions of Australians who suffer from arthritis, nearly half say that arthritis limits their normal activities. The good news is that recent studies suggest that massage can help reduce pain and increase mobility in those who suffer from arthritis. At RM Therapy, I can offer a Massage Program to help you cope with chronic arthritis pain.
Managing Arthritis Pain: A Brief History
More than 2,000 years ago, Greek physician Hippocrates wrote that doctors should be experienced in "Rubbing that can bind a joint that is loose and loosen a joint that is too hard." Today, massage is still a popular way to manage arthritis pain (Massage, 1). At rejuvenation massage therapy i can help improve joint movement, relax tense muscles, and stimulate the flow of blood and nutrients to the skin and underlying tissues. What's more, this relaxation helps break the cycle of pain and stress that often accompanies arthritis.
Massage Brings Relief, Relaxation, And Sleep
A study conducted by the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine showed that ongoing massage could lower anxiety, reduce pain, and improve grip strength for those with arthritis. Additionally, a common thread between arthritis sufferers is lack of deep sleep. Tiffany Field, PhD and director of the Touch Research Institute noted that, "When you are deprived of deep sleep, certain kinds of pain chemicals are released." With regular massage, I can actually help you get more deep sleep through massage therapy. "It's this deep sleep that's truly important because that is where the restorative process is happening," says Field. This is doubly important, as not only can ongoing massage help you sleep better, but it can also decrease your pain during the day.
Communication Is Key
At Rejuvenation Massage Therapy, we understand that there are many forms of arthritis, it's a chronic condition, and there is no cure. As a professional massage therapist I use several different massage modalities, each of which is customised to help with your specific needs. Most importantly however, I practice constant communication before, during, and after each session. This ensures that as your massage therapist I understand your tolerance level, and that you receive a massage that is both relaxing and therapeutic every time. If you ever have questions or concerns with whether massage is right for you, please consult your doctor.
What Are The Benefits Of Regular Massage?
Here's the beauty of massage: Not only does each session feel great, but the therapeutic benefits are compounded when massage is utilised as a frequent therapy. The more you go, the healthier you feel. With regular Massage treatments, you can enjoy these benefits as often as you'd like. To make things even easier, RM Therapy has after hours and weekend appointments available. So you can relax, rejuvenate, and continue to grow healthier with flexible appointment times.
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