Massage

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Massage

We offer swiss, sports and therapeutic massage services. There are several systems in our body that respond to massage, which include the nervous, circulatory, musculoskeletal and psychosomatic systems.

Massage can help in reducing pain and muscle tension. The parasympathetic system is calmed while the sympathetic system results in being stimulated. The circulatory system also responds to massage by relieving any circulatory congestion and therefore, increasing the blood flow and nutrients in an area. ¬†Massage also creates an enhancement to the venous and lymphatic flow to get rid of any of the body’s toxins and wastes.

Other benefits from massage are reducing scar tissue, fibrous tissue or any adhesions to improve muscle function. It can also enhance muscle and fascial mobility and pliability. This can lead to general or whole body relaxation.

Massage can be extremely important when applied during the repair and remodelling phases, which are the last 2 stages of healing. In the repair phase there is poor blood supply post injury and therefore very low oxygen levels. In this phase the injured area also contains loose mesh of fibres. By massaging while the injured area is in repair stage may encourage fluid exchange to remove any inflammatory waste.

In the remodelling phase the collagen fibres will mature and shorten and the scar tissue will contract over time. Therefore massage is thought to help the orientation of the collagen fibres to result in a healthier scar. Furthermore, massage techniques on chronic scar tissues may help remove any adhesions and aid in realignment of the collagen fibres.

Goals of massage -

  • Decrease muscle tension
  • Decrease fascial tension
  • Increase flexibility
  • Increase mobility