Put simply, massage therapy is the manipulation of soft body tissues including muscles, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments.
Many people seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons – to reduce pain, stress or anxiety, relax muscles, rehabilitate injuries, enhance their athletic performance or to alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, like muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.
Whether there’s a specific goal or not, massage therapy tends to increase the general health and well being of the recipient.
Preventative care, by definition, is anything that you do that will prevent a disease, an illness or an injury. The opposite of this is something that cures an ailment you already have. Preventative care can include any number of things, like washing your hands on a regular basis to decrease the amount of germs around you and hopefully keep the doctor away, or brushing your teeth to keep them healthy.
Acute care, on the other hand, is getting a filling or worse!
Massage Therapy offers preventative care and maintenance by relaxing the muscles of the body and reducing the stress placed on them.
The prime purpose of massage therapy is to alleviate stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissue, whether it’s due to physical activity or reasons not quite so obvious: postural, occupational and emotional stress can produce similar characteristics to sport or other injuries.
Regular massage treatments or maintenance massages, significantly decreases the chances of muscle tension or spasm, pain, trigger points, tension headaches and can help with a wide variety of health issues, e.g. insomnia, headaches, back pain, depression, anxiety and high blood pressure.
Massage treatments performed on a regular bases, help the body maintain an optimal level and this is the key! We are far too used to waking up with a stiff neck and shoulders or feeling tension in our back after sitting at our desk all day. Many of us have simply accepted how we feel as the “new kind of normal”. We would like you to challenge this thought and ask yourself: why not go for “optimal”?!
It is also much easier and gentler to keep you healthy using Maintenance Massage, than it is to fix you once you’re broken.
Just like it makes sense to spend $100 on a new part for your car now, to make sure it functions properly, instead of having to buy a new engine further down the track. Massage should be looked at as a worthwhile investment in your health.
Why not give it a go and book an appointment with Feeling Healthy now? Just click here or give us a call on 03 9687 5333.
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