Therapeutic massage applies pressure, motion or vibrations to the soft tissues of the body by a qualified massage therapist. Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalizing those tissues which consists of manual techniques that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement of or to the body by the massage therapist.
The key elements
- Helps the body heal from injury
- Assists in managing pain
- Stimulates and improves circulation and lymphatic drainage
- Reduces stress
- Reduction of muscle tension and stiffness
- Relief of muscle spasms
- Greater flexibility and range of motion
- Increase of the ease and efficiency of movement
- Relief of tension
- Faster healing of soft tissue injuries
- Reduction in the formation of excessive scar tissue
- Enhancement in the health and nourishment of skin
- Improvement in posture through changing tension patterns that affect posture
- Creation of a feeling of well-being
Our massage therapists at Warwick and Nedlands use a variety of massage therapy techniques including deep tissue massage, sports massage, relaxation massage, pregnancy massage, remedial massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and muscle release technique.
What to Expect
As the massage therapists work deeply, it is not uncommon to feel a little sore after the massage. Communication is vital throughout the session, so please do not be hesitant to let the therapist know if they are working too deeply. Every day your body is different, so what feels good one day may hurt the next. And, what one person calls deep tissue another will call light. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable during your massage.
How Often Should You Get Massage?
How often you receive a massage will vary from each person; what is going on physically and your budget. We often see clients who come to address a specific problem, and those who come in for maintenance throughout the months of the year.