If you are experiencing a sporting injury, long term or recurrent pain or simply want to improve your overall performance and functionality, you may want to compliment your chiropractic appointments with remedial massage therapy. Remedial massage therapy aims to target problem soft tissues such as muscles, ligaments, tendons or joint capsules which may be contributing to your pain and dysfunction.
Remedial massage therapists utilise a number of techniques to manipulate soft tissues including massage, trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques and stretches. Muscles often radiate pain to other parts of the body in a specific pattern which allows the therapist to identify and treat the cause of the pain as well as accompanying symptoms. Receiving remedial massage therapy in conjunction with your chiropractic appointments can help you manage your musculoskeletal ailments, improve posture, reduce pain and increase functionality.
There are a number of musculoskeletal ailments that may benefit from remedial massage therapy. You may consider remedial massage therapy if you have:
Remedial massage therapy has been shown to have a number of benefits inclusive of:
If you have seen a remedial massage therapist who was able to help improve your pain and/or function then you should consider remedial massage as part of your ongoing maintenance care. The frequency of care will vary from person to person as it depends on response to care, individual lifestyle and preference. Generally, you should book appointments based on how long you get relief for – if you experience symptom relief for 4 weeks after your remedial massage, then you should book your next appointment for just before 4 weeks so that you are maintaining a pain-free lifestyle.
Here are Lakeside Chiropractic, our remedial massage therapist Paul works alongside our chiropractors to provide you with longer-lasting results. Paul has appointments available ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours. He is registered with all health care providers which means you can claim your money straight back through the HICAPS machine on site. If you have any further questions or would like to book an appointment with our remedial massage therapist Paul, give us a call on 9300 0095 or head to our website to book at www.lakesidechiro.com.au.
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