It’s a common misconception that Massage Therapy is purely for the indulgently weathly or useful only for the professional athlete. Bodywork, which takes a variety of many different forms has been practiced for thousands of years to promote physical and mental wellbeing.
Meta-analysis studies have shown that following multiple applications, massage therapy can reduce anxiety, depression, blood pressure, heart rate, symptoms of pain, and the stress hormone, Cortisol. Improved symptoms of depression and anxiety have been observed to be similar in magnitude to those of psychotherapy.*
Common highly treatable conditions include:
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Rotor Cuff Injuries
- Low back pain
- Sporting Injuries
- Range of motion Issues
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
Massage therapy can benefit a wide range of people presenting symptoms of pain, stress or tension. With continual advancements in teaching practices for the medical/remedial massage therapist, there is understanding of the structural, cellular and neurological framework of the body which is applied during the holistic assessment and treatment of every client.
* A Meta-Analysis of Massage Therapy Research, C.A Moyer, Psychological Bulletin 2004, Vol. 130, No. 1, 3–18