Massage will relieve your body of stress and tension by mobilising and softening muscles that have become tight and contracted. It will leave you feeling calm and in an enhanced state of wellbeing. Massage can also be used to treat a wide range of injuries and musculo-skeletal imbalances. It can also compliment the treatment provided by your Chiropractor, Doctor or Physiotherapist.
Types Of Massage
There are many kinds of massage, and at Norwest Chiropractic we practice the following:
A slow and gentle massage that warms up and works out any tension that has built up in the muscles. It also helps with reducing muscular pain and joint stiffness as well as aiding individuals with poor blood circulation.
A deep tissue massage (deeper then Swedish) that is done to return the body back to normal health after an injury has occurred such as a strain or sprain. It can also help to decrease scar tissue and adhesions within the muscle/tendons and ligaments. Remedial massage does not set out to relax; its intention is to repair mechanical problems the body may be experiencing. Some conditions that remedial massage can help with are:
- Tendon/ligament injuries
- Cartilage damage
- Plantar fasciitis
- Hamstring/groin injuries
- Frozen shoulder/tennis elbow
The role of the lymphatic system is to fight off bodily infections and detoxify the body by the transportation of metabolic wastes, excess fluid, bacteria and toxins out of the body. Lymphatic drainage is a very gentle whole body massage that is designed to relax the body's nervous system and help the body produce a free flowing lymphatic system.
A massage therapy specifically tailored for the needs of expectant mothers. The body is properly positioned and supported with pillows and padding to ensure both mum and bub are comfortable and safe. Gentle (not deep tissue) techniques are used to help reduce stress, relieve aching muscles and decrease swelling in the legs and arms.
A massage specifically tailored to sporting injuries or ailments and is not considered a relaxation massage as at times it can become quite vigorous. Not only utilised by professional sporting athletes but can also benefit those who exercise mildly. Sports massage can help in preventing and relieving injuries and conditions associated with exercise; as well as reduce the recovery time for stressed, tensed muscles. Some of the benefits of sports massage include:
- Reduce muscle tension
- Decrease swelling
- Promote flexibility
- Improve heart rate/blood pressure