THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF REMEDIAL MASSAGE
Taking time out for massage can be very beneficial for many health concerns. Our fully qualified therapists at HYPOXI Studio Hope Island will manage your pain and health concerns to help you achieve your health and wellness goals. Studies reveal that Remedial Massage can help treat the following conditions:-
- Chronic back pain
- Helps reduce fatigue
- Reduces anxiety, depression & stress
- Improves digestion
- Migraines & headaches
- Improve muscle tone
- Eliminate toxins
- Enhances vitality
Massage reduces the stress hormone “Cortisol” in the body which helps to lift mood and lower the blood pressure.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR THERAPIST?
Our fully qualified Therapists at HYPOXI Studio Hope Island will consult you prior on your pain, injury or health concerns. The therapist will treat your problems using several techniques varying from deep pressure to light stroking and stretching tailored to your requirements and preferences.
We specialise in Sports, Deep Tissue, Back and Neck Pain, Pregnancy, Oncology, Relaxation and Lymphatic Drainage.
Sports massage is designed to focus on releasing tension in the deeper layers of muscular tissue. The aim is to reduce pain, improve recovery between activities, increase mobility and to improve the overall functioning of the muscular system.
A typical session may involve deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, stretching and muscle energy techniques to activate and lengthen the muscles and to increase range of motion which allows muscles to perform at their peak.
Including regular sports massage can increase blood flow to the muscles, improve flexibility and decrease the chance of injuries. It can also be used after a specific event or training to minimise recovery time, prevent stiffness, relieve pain and to return the muscles to their relaxed state.
Oncology massage is a gentle, safe and mindful treatment which is adapted for the needs of a person with diagnosis of or history of cancer.
This specialised treatment improves the quality of life for people who have a history of cancer or who are going through their treatment journey. It is highly powerful when integrated as part of treatment program to manage symptoms and reduce the side effects from conventional treatment of cancer. Oncology massage has positive effects to not only the patient but also to their carers, family members and of course anyone else who is in need of deep relaxation. A study (Cassileth and Vickers, 2004), showed that light touch massage was the most effective form of touch therapy and had the following positive results on participants wellbeing:
- Pain improved by 47%
- Fatigue improved by 42%
- Anxiety improved by 59%
- Depression improved by 48%
- Nausea improved by 51%
- Other symptoms (such as shortness of breath, memory problems, dry mouth, disturbed sleep) improved by 48%
During conventional treatment of cancer, a person may expose their body to various chemicals, drugs and medical equipment.
- Deep states of relaxation
- Decreased stress levels
- Improved sleep
- Decrease anxiety
- Decrease nausea
- Decrease pain
- Improve the appearance of scars post surgery
Cassileth BR, Vickers AJ, 2004, Massage Therapy for Symptom Control: Outcome Study at a Major Cancer Centre, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 28:3:244-250
Pregnancy massage is a type of remedial treatment that is adapted to suit the specific needs of expectant mothers. Throughout pregnancy, a women’s body undergoes many physical changes. Massage can help to eliminate and relieve some of the complaints throughout pregnancy. The therapist will consider the appropriate positions and techniques to assist with maximum comfort during the treatment.
Massage during pregnancy is extremely rewarding for the soon-to-be mother as it relieves:
- Sciatic pain
- Lower back pain
- Swelling(oedema) and fluid retention – particularly around the ankles
- Muscle cramps
- Back, leg, shoulder and neck pain due to altered postural/walking patterns
- Shallow breathing by softening the muscles around the ribcage
Stimulating the endocrine system and decreases the level of stress hormones (cortisol, adrenaline) and increases your ‘feel good’ hormones (serotonin and dopamine). This calms the nervous system and increases relaxation and improves sleep. This is also very beneficial to the baby and helping to promote relaxation.
Massage during pregnancy increases blood circulation, allowing more oxygen and nutrients available to the cells to provide mum and bub with better nourishment and oxygen supply.
LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a gentle technique which is used to stimulate the lymphatic system. It will help with the removal of fluid and toxins from the body. This can reduce swelling as well as boost the body’s immune system.
Your lymphatic system is your body’s first line of defence against disease and infection. Lymph picks up toxins such as bacteria, food additives or preservatives and viruses from the body and filters them through the lymph nodes for removal from the body.
This technique is slow and gentle and involves circular, stretching motions on the skin. The technique is used to remove fluid out from an area of swelling to aid natural drainage.
Having a healthy functioning lymphatic system is important for overall health as it boosts the immune system. Helping to detoxify the body and induces relaxation. This technique can also be useful for treating specific conditions such as:
BENEFITS OF LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE
- Fluid retention due to injury, pregnancy, surgery
- Chronic Fatigue
- Low immunity
- Breast surgery (mastectomy)
- Dermatological conditions (eczema, psoriasis, acne)
- Clear congested sinuses
- Sports injuries (sprains, swelling)
- Post-surgery (soften scar tissue, promote healing, and reduce chance of infection)
It is important to drink water after a MLD session to encourage circulation of fluid and the removal of wastes from the body. Anyone can benefit from this gentle and effective treatment, whether it be for a specific condition or for a general health boost.
“LIFE IS BETTER WITH MASSAGE”
Live without pain, enhance your sleep and relaxation and improve mobility! Start living a healthier and happier life, book your massage today!