What Is Massage?
Massage is the systematic and scientific manipulation of the soft tissue of the body by hands applying different techniques by the Massage Therapist.
Treatments are usually performed with a oil or lotion to glide over the body, but can also be applied through clothing by using pressure on certain points to relax the muscles for those people who like privacy.
How Does It Work?
A firm massage can help to relieve the pain throughout our body. As our muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones create a complicated pulley system . No part of our body moves independently; movement or tension in one part of the body always affects other parts of the body.
What Can I Expect?
A massage helps to stretch out those tight muscles, and therefore helps to ease the pain in the muscles, tendons and ligaments. After the session you feel as if you are a different person, calmness surrounds you, even though you walked in with the stress of pain. Having a regular treatment helps to stop the trauma sometimes associated with sport, work or overdoing things in the garden. This is where massage is the same as servicing your car, it will break down eventually if, not looked after.
Erica is a trained and highly skilled Geraldton massage therapist. She has extensive experience in Deep-tissue, Chinese, Thai and Sports massage techniques.
What Massage Frequency Works Best?
Everyone’s needs differ depending on their lifestyle. As a guide, having a regular therapeutic massages works best on a 4 to 6-week basis. This is because your muscles need to keep relaxed and moving through their full available range. Otherwise, they become “creatures of habit”. If tense is how they are most often, that’s what they will consider normal.
For optimal results and less potential for muscle soreness the day post-massage, having a regular massage will keep your body from not only reacting to the positive change we are trying to provide, but it can also retrain your body to help itself and provide you with a better healthier you.
For advice specific to your therapeutic needs, please ask Erica at Life in a Nutshell for more information.