Massage is one of the oldest healing traditions and has been used by many cultures for 1000’s of years. Many studies into the effects of massage treatment has show that massage may be beneficial by:
- Helping to release brain chemicals called endorphins that can assist in the feeling of wellbeing.
- Reducing adrenalin and cortisol which are often associated with stress and poor immune function
- Reducing muscle tension
- Improving circulation
- Increasing joint movement and flexibility
- Assisting recovery of soft tissue injuries
- Reducing anxiety and depression
Massage at Move
We believe good quality massage can be helpful on its own or when used with other treatments. In addition massage may assist patients in returning to their best health and movement.
All of our massage therapist at Move have excellent training and can tailor a massage treatment just for you. We offer massage tailored around your needs such as:
- Pregnancy massage
- Sports massage
- Deep tissue massage
- Relaxation massage
- Massage in conjunction with other treatments for injury – remedial
Because every therapist has different styles, we always prefer that you let us know what type of massage you would like so that we can match you with the best therapist for you.
Remedial Massage Therapy
Remedial Massage is the assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and tissues of the body. It may assist with pain and in addition help the body to return to normal health after injury.
Massage may assist healing of injured areas by increasing the flow of blood and lymph flow. It may also assist in removing blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions helping to promote healing of tissues.
A variety of different techniques including stretches, trigger point therapy and muscular release can be used. This can be combined with relaxation, deep tissue and sport’s massage techniques depending what people prefer.
Sometimes called Musculoskeletal Therapy is a 3 year bachelor level qualification. A session involves checking your posture and muscle balance and treatment of the soft tissues. A treatment may also include release techniques, dry needling, cupping, taping or trigger point therapy. Exercises or stretches to do at home may also be given.