Does remedial massage work? It is a commonly asked question as there are mixed views on massage therapy? Remedial Massage therapy causes physiological changes through the body by two responses. First, the relaxation response is an involuntary response of the nervous system to massage techniques. Second, deep tissue responses are physical effects in the body when applied to the soft tissue.
The relaxation response is a state where your heart and breathing rate slow down. Stress hormones also decrease, as do your muscles. Some of the benefits of relaxation are decreasing the physical effects of stress and reducing stress risks such as hypertension, anxiety, insomnia, and fatigue.
Deep tissue response is the physical manipulation of muscles and the benefits surrounding that are very beneficial. For example, you may get an increase in blood and lymph circulation. Massage treatment relaxes muscle tissue, which reduces painful contractions and “knots”. Over time people, for whatever reason, be it work, fitness, stress, will build up tension throughout time and, left untreated, can cause pain and be quite uncomfortable.
If you wish to learn more or inquire about organising a remedial massage session with our remedial massage therapist, please contact us on 0414 437 616 or via firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Luke Ward (Remedial Massage Therapist)