We offer additional therapies of massage and acupuncture. You can read more about these under the relevant heading below:
We truly believe in providing the best health care for our patients, and so we are pleased to offer professional massage therapy at our clinic. We have been providing massage in Eltham for over 15 years, and have built up a solid reputation and client base.
Massage is not only very enjoyable and extremely relaxing, but is often overlooked as an essential experiential part of achieving and maintaining good health. Muscle massage therapy improves circulation, expels toxins, rejuvenates the skin and improves overall muscle tone.
Massage is a stress relieving therapy; deep tissue massage helps lower blood pressure, tension and anxiety. Regular body massage induces a positive state of mind; helping us to concentrate and perform better at our workplace.
The physiological effects of massage:
- Can improve tone and colour of the skin
- Encourages better circulation and so a more efficient delivery of nutrients
- Encourages deeper breathing to a more relaxed breathing
- Reduces swelling by encouraging better lymph drainage
- Relieves muscle fatigue to tired sore muscles
- Relieves stiff joints therefore more beneficial for arthritis sufferers
- Promotes general relaxation
- Encourages sleep and therefore helps with insomnia
- Encourages better waste removal
The psychological effects of massage:
- Relaxes the mind reducing anxiety & tension and the effects of stress
- Very soothing and comforting, lifts the spirits on an emotional level and increasing positive feelings
- Increases energy by invigorating all body systems therefore reducing fatigue after the energy in the body is spent held in a state of tension and strain
- Promotes self esteem
- Eases discomfort of aches and pain
Massage is one of the best-known antidotes for stress. Reducing stress gives you more energy, improves your outlook on life, and in the process reduces your likelihood of injury and illness. Massage can also relieve symptoms of conditions aggravated by anxiety, such as asthma or insomnia.
Painful or tight muscles:
Massage can relieve many types of muscle tightness – from a short-term muscle cramp, to a habitually clenched jaw, or tight shoulders. Some massage techniques release tension directly by stretching, kneading, and compressing your muscles. Other techniques work indirectly, by affecting your nervous system which then allows your muscles to relax.
Delayed Muscle Soreness:
After vigorous exercise, a build-up of waste products in your muscles can leave you feeling tired and sore. Massage increases circulation which removes waste products and brings in healing nutrients.
Massage can help heal injuries that develop over time, such as tendinitis, as well as ligament sprains or muscle strains caused by accidents. Massage reduces inflammation by increasing circulation to the affected area, which removes waste products and brings nutrients to injured cells. Certain massage techniques can limit scar formation in new injuries and can reduce or make more pliable the scar tissue remaining around old injuries.
Prevention of new injuries:
By relieving chronic tension, massage can help prevent injuries that might result from putting stress on unbalanced muscle groups or from favouring or forcing a painful and restricted area.
Joint Pain or Restriction:
Besides releasing tight muscles that restrict joint movement, massage works directly on your joints too by improving circulation around them and stimulating the production of natural lubrication within them, relieving pain from conditions such as osteoarthritis.
As massage releases restrictions in muscles, joints, and surrounding, your body is free to return to a more natural and healthy posture.
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More information coming February 2021!