Remedial Massage

The word massage has its roots in Greek word ‘Massein’ meaning “to knead” or in the Arabic word ‘Mash’ meaning “to press”. Massage has many types and remedial massage is one of them and is very common massage type. It is a treatment which manipulates body muscles, tissues or tendons etc. It is considered to be an oldest form of physical medicine.

Session time of remedial massage depends on the area. Some clients want whole body massage whereas some want only specific areas for this treatment. In remedial massage several techniques are used to repair the damage and speeds up mechanism of body. A lubricated medium is used for this massage for example, oil. Some stretching movements are also used. Patient should be unclothed as oil or cream is used. Basically it is best for athletes but it is also beneficial for non-athletes. For instance many white collar job people who sits too long in their job have still shoulder, neck will do good to get a Remedial Massage regularly. Besides, for people who suffer from injuries caused by accidents like road accidents, falling down stairs, or water slide injuries, (especially elderly) it is very effective.

How Remedial Massage Works

Remedial massage is for the manipulation of the softness of tissues, ligaments, muscles or tendons. The most important tool in this therapy is therapist’s hands. By using hands a therapist treats the patient. She also detects his or her emotional problems. Remedial massage works in two ways:

  1. Mechanical Action
  2. Reflex Action

In mechanical action pressure and stretching movement is given to the body. This action loosens the joints and softens the tissues. On the other hand, when one part of the body affects another part then reflex action is taken. All body parts are connected to each other in different ways. Massage therapist massages the patient’s arms to treat his or her stomach. Similarly he massages their lower back in order to treat their legs.

Purpose of Remedial Massage

Remedial massage is for healing injuries and pain caused by them. Clients consult remedial massage therapists for healing and relaxation purpose. If a person has muscular skeletal pain then this type of massage is best. It gives long term reduction and eliminates the causes. This massage can also be used for the preparation of body for different physical activities. It recovers the body from after-effects of sports or exercise. Healing treatment is provided in order to strengthen the muscles and tendons. This treatment can be deep or shallow, gentle or strong. It traces the discomfort and treats the whole body.

Remedial Massage or Relaxation Massage

These two are common types of massage and have some differences. Relaxation massage is best choice for those who have hard working week. The treatment consists of manipulation of muscles and flowing strokes. It is used to relax different superficial muscles. Remedial massage is best for those who have some injuries or pain in certain areas or parts. It separates layers of tissues that have adhered to each other due to injury.

Benefits of Remedial Massage

Remedial massage is beneficial for us in many ways:

  • It stimulates the blood supply.
  • It removes toxins in the muscles.
  • It calms the peripheral nervous system through various techniques.
  • It tones muscles to improve joint mobility.
  • It repairs the tissues.

Many families tend to lack activities that they can do together to spice up their lives as a family. Most people find themselves engaging in the same old activities that they are used to such as board games, drinking, movies etc. The core purpose of a family engaging in all these activities is to bond and have fun collectively as a lovely family. This activities are fun but they are not all-round engaging for a family and most of the times only seem to be effective when we are carrying them out with a bunch of friends. Most people anyway tend to forget about the most important activity that can bring them together as a family and is more engaging for the whole family, that is  –  BODY MASSAGE.

Body massage is a very important activity to engage as a family and the best thing about this practice is that apart from being a fun activity, it helps in many other areas of life to the family members. Body massage has the following pros.

Relieving Stress

Massage helps in relieving stress. Massage lowers the levels of body cortisol, a stress hormone, and increases the production of serotonin and dopamine, feel-good hormones. If any of your family members is undergoing hard times, massage, is therefore, a useful tool in helping them relieve their stress and clear their head. The soft touches of massage are very relaxing and will make you feel good mentally and treat all kinds of stress caused by either anxiety or depression.

 

Treating Back Pains, Shoulder Aches & Tired Legs

Massage is a very effective treatment for relieving back pains and research has pointed out that it even works better than other therapies such as spinal modification or acupuncture. Next time you have back pains or any other body aches try out body massage and you are rest assured of pain relieve in a short course. A research in the Annals of Internal Medicine proved that massage reduces the use of painkillers by 37%. So next time  you think of visiting a chemist to buy those painkillers think of a better option, body massage.

 

Increases Flexibility

Massage also increases flexibility by working out your body muscles, tendons, connective tissues and also trigger the production of natural lubricants between the connective tissue fibre. Staying flexible is a key factor to any person at any given age and therefore massage is the best way to bring your family together in an activity that will help all of you in keeping fit.

 

Lower Blood Pressure

People with prehypertension will also find body massage very helpful to them. Body massage lowers blood pressure according to several studies carried out across patients. IT is therefore important for your family to learn this important skill of muscle therapy. Apart from lowering the blood pressure, therapeutic massage also helps in improving stability.

 

Boosts Immunity

Massage gives body immune system a boost by aiding in increasing the level of activity of natural killer T cells, which fights tumors and viruses. Full body massage enhances immune function of women fighting breast cancer and also improves the immune system of unborn infants.

It is therefore very important that your family learns the skills of body massage. This way you will have something that will bring and bond you together for a good course.

Imagine each and every member of your family possessing this powerful and important skill. It’s like having doctors living together under the same roof taking care of each other.
Make it a duty to introduce all your family members and friends to the life spicing up activity that will bond you together as a family and you will not have to constant worry about all the problems listed above as you will have the solutions in your family’s magical hands. The best thing about this activity is that you can perform it either indoors or outdoors and you only need to be two to carry out this activity.

Getting massage can do you all those goods mentioned above, but getting it from a person who really care and love is a very sensational moment that everyone deserves to experience on a regular basis.

Acquiring this bodywork skill and massage will be your favourite activity to do any day, anytime. Good luck.