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What is massage?
Massage is the use of the hands to manipulate the soft tissue of the body to reduce muscle tension, maintain flexibility and improve circulation. We have several Massage treatment options available. Read below to find the best massage treatment for you!
What are the benefits?
One of the immediate benefits of massage is a feeling of deep relaxation and calm. This occurs because massage prompts the release of endorphins – the brain chemical that produces feelings of wellbeing. Levels of stress hormones, such as adrenaline, cortisol and norepinephrine (a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system), are also reduced.
Some of the physical benefits of massage include:
- reduced muscle tension
- improved circulation
- stimulation of the lymphatic system
- reduction of stress hormones
- increased joint mobility and flexibility
- improved skin tone
- improved recovery of soft tissue injuries
- heightened mental alertness
- reduced anxiety and depression.
What are the different types of massage?
Remedial massage treats a dysfunction of the body. After a comprehensive discussion and extensive testing, your practitioner will assess your needs and implement a treatment plan.
Remedial massages are usually performed when you are suffering particular muscle tension and chronic pain.
Remedial massages are beneficial for many types of muscular and chronic pain ailments including:
- Headaches, including stress and tension headaches and migraines
- Chronic neck and shoulder pain
- Upper crossed syndrome and forward head posture
- Sciatica and other back pain
- Carpel tunnel and other over-use injuries
- Frozen shoulder
- Tennis and golfers elbow
- Knee problems
- Relief from chronic pain
- Reduced back pain
- Reduced joint pain
- Improved circulation
- Reduced oedema
- Reduced muscle tension and headaches
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Improved oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles
- Better sleep
The purpose of a relaxation massage is to de-stress your body. It consists of flowing strokes, kneading and gentle manipulations of muscles. Pressure is deeply relaxing, but not painful. It is designed to relax you but not necessarily to relieve chronic pain and other underlying ailments.
Relaxation massage can help:
- Alleviate minor muscular tension
- Reduce anxiety and stress
- Improve sleep patterns
- Improve cardiovascular circulation
We recommend that you plan to arrive for your treatment at least 15 minutes prior to your first scheduled appointment as you will be required to complete a client health history form. For subsequent sessions, we recommend you arrive at least 5 minutes prior to your appointment. We have a lovely waiting room that we aim to keep warm in winter and cool in summer, with fresh filtered water and interesting magazines to read.
We understand that life is busy, and try to be flexible where possible. However, we do have some policies in place that may apply in the instance of late arrivals or short-notice cancellations.
We do everything we can to ensure that you received your full treatment time. However, if you arrive late and we have appointments immediately after, we may only be able to provide you with your remaining treatment time. We will retain the right to charge you for your full treatment time. We recommend that you make every effort possible to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your appointment.
For Olivia's policy check out innatetherapiesgeelong.com
We are committed to providing all clients with exceptional healthcare. When a client cancels without giving enough notice, they prevent another client from being seen.
Please call us by 2:00pm the day prior to your scheduled appointment to notify us of any changes or cancellations. To cancel a Monday appointment, please call Kathy Arnold 0439 110 566 by 2:00pm on Friday. If prior notification is not given, you may be charged $50 for the missed appointment.
For Olivia's policy check out innatetherapisgeelong.com