Specialists muscle in on damaged bodies

WHEN muscles and tendons become damaged or impaired, knotted and tense or immobile, remedial massage provides a healing treatment that can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow.

Remedial massage holistically treats the whole body and traces the discomfort as far as possible back to the original cause, healing both the cause of the disorder as well as the symptoms.

Remedial massage uses several specialised techniques to locate and repair damage and to support and speed up the body's own repair mechanisms. The massage is applied directly to the skin using a lubricating medium, usually oil, which ensures that the muscles associated with the disorder and mobilisation of the joint are deeply penetrated. Passive stretching moves are also used.

The benefits of remedial massage include blood supply stimulation allowing toxins in the muscles to be removed; the calming of the peripheral nervous system which will help ease pain and discomfort; and the toning and relaxing of muscles to improve joint mobility.

An improvement to the health of the cells, the repairing of tissues and the easing of stiffness and tension can also be experienced through therapeutic relaxation.

Muscular and skeletal dysfunctions often addressed include fibrositis, spondylitis, arthritis, frozen shoulder, muscular cramps, whiplash, muscular atrophy, sports and dancing injuries.

Remedial massage sessions are usually 30 minutes to an hour long, depending on whether the practitioner is addressing a specific area or giving a whole body massage.

Coffs Harbour is fortunate to have qualified remedial massage practitioners, so whether you have a GP referral or you elect to find your own; there are plenty to choose from.



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