Therapeutic Massage offers many benefits and covers a variety of conditions
What is Therapeutic Massage?
The systematic manual manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of promoting circulation of the blood and lymph, relaxing the muscles, relief from pain, and the restoration of metabolic balance.
• Loosen contracted muscles and stimulate weak muscles.
• Aid relaxation, help to reduce stress
• Helps to prevent and relieve pain from injuries and muscle spasm
• Improve circulation, flexibility, posture and strengthens the immune system.
• Increase of overall health and vitality
There are many massage types available, the therapists at Health Point Physiotherapy specialise in the following massage types.
The aim of Relaxation massage is to promote relaxation and blood circulation as well as to reduce pain and joint stiffness.
It consists of five basic strokes effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber), and vibration (or shaking) follow the circulation of blood in the body.
Deep Tissue Massage
Helps alleviate pain resulting from soft tissue injury, like muscle strain. The therapist works the injured area with varying levels of pressure, often digging deep into the layers of muscle with strong fingers knuckles or elbows. While neuromuscular massage can feel painful, after the massage, the muscles are more relaxed.
Sports massage therapy
A combination of Swedish and neuromuscular. It is intended primarily for athletes before or after an event, either to improve their performance or to help heal an injury, but is available to anyone who suffers from pains and aches.