. promotes lymph flow, which hastens the elimination of cellular wastes
. helps clear muscles of lactic and uric acid that form during exercise
. relaxes muscle hypertonicity and relieves muscle tension
. improves muscle tone and delays muscle atrophy resulting from inactivity
. deep massage can separate fascial fibres, and prevent the formation of adhesions
. massage helps the reduction of inflammation and oedema in joints and soft tissue
. can alleviate or reduce pain, stiffness or soreness
. stimulates increased proprieties and kinaesthetic awareness of the body
This matt is placed on top of a massage table and allows the client to enjoy the comfort of laying on the belly (the time a client feels comfortable in prone [on stomach] position is very individual and differs from client to client).
Most women find this position comfortable even during late stages of pregnancy. However, in case a client prefers not to use the support mat, massage is performed in side laying or sitting position.
. reduces stress
. relief from muscle cramps, spasms, and myofascial pain, especially in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs
. increases blood and lymph circulation, which can reduce swelling
. reduces stress on weight-bearing joints
. enhances the pliability of skin and underlying tissues
. provides support for the new mother's physical and emotional strains of mothering
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.
Prior to a treatment, the remedial massage therapist should assess the client’s body posture, gaits and general physical condition by General Postural Assesment (GPA) and a number of other tests. The GPA requires the patient to be appropriately unclothed.
Benefits of Remedial Massage
Sports massage is a type of massage that is specifically tailored to sporting injuries or ailments. It is not meant to be a relaxing massage and, indeed, can become quite vigorous at times. Contrary to its name, sports massage is not only utilised by professional sportspeople or people that exercise heavily. It is of benefit to anyone that exercises, even if it is only mild exercise such as regular walking.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE