Massage therapy can be beneficial for numerous reasons including:
- Pain relief
- Post-exercise muscle recovery
- General maintenance of muscle function
- Ease postural changes and pain from injury
- Relaxation and stress relief
Our aim at Metro Clinic is to design a massage treatment that specifically targets your body and your desired outcomes from the session. So whether you experience pain and discomfort or just require a few moments away from the stresses of everyday to relax, we will tailor a treatment to suit you.
Types of Massage Therapy:
Remedial massage uses a combination of manual therapy techniques to specifically treat a pain or injury site. Pain is commonly the result of active trigger points developing in stressed muscle tissues. Muscles can become stressed from poor posture, overuse, incorrect technique in sport and exercise, and repetitive daily movements such as computer work and long periods of standing. Remedial Massage incorporates the use of trigger point therapy, as well as other massage techniques, to treat these hypersensitive sites and release the local and referred pain that they produce. Your therapist will work out a treatment plan that targets your pain and get you back functioning pain-free in no time.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage focuses on tension and tightness in the superficial and deep muscles, fascia and other soft tissues of the body. The massage strokes employed are direct and purposeful in alleviating chronic muscle fatigue and aching. Deep tissue massage is frequently used in remedial massage but also can be used as a sole treatment for people who experience ongoing muscle tension, limited movements or undergo heavy physical loads; such as tradespeople and athletes.
Sports massage isn’t just for the elite athlete. In fact, it can benefit anyone from the weekend warrior to someone just starting out on an exercise program. It encourages blood flow for rapid muscle repair and promotes healthy muscle function by the elimination of any adhesions in the muscles and surrounding soft tissues. This is not only essential for muscle growth and development but also crucial in preventing injuries such as muscle strains and tears.
Our bodies carry us through the everyday stresses of life and often we can see these present physically in the way of fatigue, lack of sleep, headaches, neck and shoulder tension, low back pain and general soreness. Massage not only promotes circulation and healthy muscle function, it decreases the release of stress hormones and increases the production of endorphins which acts as an analgesic and generates a feeling of well-being. Relaxation massages usually comprise of a full body massage, including the head, neck, shoulders, back, legs and feet, over a 60 or 90 minute session.