Muscle aches and pains are part of life unfortunately. A human body contains more than 600 muscles that perform many important functions such as movement, providing stability, supporting joints, digesting food and the list goes on. Any type of stress, incorrect posture, injury, or infection in any of the major muscle groups can trigger aches and pain. Sometimes this pain is localised and confined to a specific area or muscle group; it is referred to as localised muscle pain, if the aches and pains are felt all over the body it is referred to as systemic muscle pain – this type of pain is usually caused as a result of an infection, disease or reaction to a medication. Whether you suffer from localised pain or experience systemic aches and pains, remedial massage can give you relief. With the increase in the popularity of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the world and particularly in Australia, more and more people are turning to remedial massage to manage their aches and pains. Let’s see how remedial massage can help you lead a pain-free life.
Why People Use Remedial Massage To Manage Aches And Pains?
There is strong evidence suggesting that remedial massage is effective in treating non-specific body aches and pains. When received on a regular basis, remedial massage can:
- loosen adhesions in the connective tissues
- improve muscle flexibility
- relieve pain through physical and mental relaxation
- increase blood flow and oxygen to the affected muscles
- flush toxins from muscles
- calm the peripheral nerves
Before starting any treatment, a remedial massage therapist will carry out a detailed history and assesment. He/she may ask the following questions:
- What parts/areas of your body are suffering from aches and pains?
- How long have you been experiencing the pain?
- What is the intensity of the pain?
- Is it sharp or dull pain?
Once the therapist is done with the assessment, they will explain the treatment plan.
- what kind of treatment they would recommend
- how many sessions you will likely need
- what are some of the things you can do at home
As remedial massage offers an holistic approach to treatment, our therapists will offer suggestions on how you can adjust your work and lifestyle to minimoise the chances of the pain reoccurring so you can lead a healthy and active life.