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Massage Therapy

Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage is a very effective techniques that is often used in physiotherapy treatment. It is a great way to relax as well as promote healing to injured or overused muscles and joints.

The proven benefits of massage include:

  • Relaxing stiff, tight, tense and sore muscles from over-activity or sub-optimal posture
  • Promoting and speeding up healing response
  • Removing lactic acid build up after a workout
  • Improving circulation after an acute injury
  • Improving range of movement and joint flexibility
  • Improving oxygen and blood flow to body tissues
  • Improving mental well-being and relieve stress
  • Improving sports performance and recovery
  • Decreasing muscle spasm

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What are the different types of massages available?

  • Myofascial release
  • Trigger point release
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Soft tissue release
  • Remedial massage
  • Sports massage
  • Relaxation massage

Massage can be used as a treatment technique for an injury or even just to help you relax. If you are interested in having a massage as part of your treatment session, just let your physiotherapist know.