Still in pain? YOU probably haven’t seen our Remedial Massage Therapist yet!
In many cases, chronic pain starts with an injury or illness. When this pain persists beyond 6 months, it is considered chronic pain, which can be very debilitating and cause further complications that can worsen pain. Individuals with chronic pain often report some level of fear, irritability, anxiety and depression.
Remedial massage is proven to reduce pain and improve a person’s overall well-being. HOW?
Remedial massage assists with two main causes of pain:
1. Pain from the muscular trigger points caused by fibers of the muscles bundling together and not releasing, and
2. Pain from the skeletal/joint system which is not working efficiently due to muscle tightness and weakness. Most muscle tightness comes from repetitive tasks we do at work such as sitting at computers, driving cars or standing for long periods. Muscle weakness comes from those opposing muscles not being used whilst at work.
ADRIAN is a remedial massage therapist and teacher with over 5 years experience. He specialises in lower back pain, shoulder impingement, headaches, poor posture, pregnancy massage, stress relief, sports massage and improved flexibility.
“Whilst remedial massage is the fastest most effective way to release such pains it is important to break up your work environment with stretching, walking, using heat packs, foam rolling and changing your work desk arrangement around. Doing some strength training on weak muscles before or after work helps to bring your body back into balance. With monthly massages and continual listening and responding to your body you can work towards a pain free life” – Adrian.
What do you need to know before your massage?
- If you’re planning on working out, do it BEFORE your massage
- Drink coffee before, not after
- Avoid eating heavy meals 1-2 hours prior
- Have a warm shower
During your massage:
- Tell your therapist if it hurts. Too much pressure? Not enough pressure? Let us know as we want you to have the BEST experience!
How you can stay feeling GOOD after your massage?
- Drink water!
- Eat a light snack
- Avoid coffee, soft drinks and alcohol
- Have a bath
- Notice the effects on your body
Massage helps to increase the circulation of the blood and lymphatic system. Water helps to keep the blood moving to bring oxygen and nutrients to your muscles and organs. It also helps to remove waste products created by cells in these areas. You lymphatic system helps to remove the toxins in you body and serves as the fluid transport between cells and the bloodstream. Without water, the lymphatic system can not do it’s job properly – leading to low immunity, aches, pains and fatigue.