33 conditions you didn’t know Remedial Massage can treat!
Many of us think about massage as something that is just for relaxing, a luxury, pampering or a treat. However, many studies have shown the important role of massage as an effective treatment for different musculoskeletal conditions.
After many years working as a soft tissue therapist, massage therapy is one of the most important elements I use in my practice to release muscle tightness, speed up recovery from injury and even to prevent them. Massage works not only in a physical level, it helps your mental health too.
Massage therapy has been used for centuries to help with back pain, to treat injuries and medical conditions that are muscle related. Most importantly, massage therapists works in collaboration with other professionals such as acupuncturist, osteopaths physiotherapists, sports therapist or chiropractors.
Some of the most common conditions treated with massage are:
- Post Covid-19 recovery process
- Back and neck pain
- Muscular tension
- Piriformis syndrome
- Knee pain
- ITB syndrome
- Shin splint
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shoulder pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Trapped nerve
- Jaw pain
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Help to recovering from different kind of surgeries even mayor surgery
- Muscle Strains
- Muscle spams
- Tennis elbow
- Golf elbow
- Rotator cuff syndrome
- Carpal tunnel
- Sports conditions
- Tendinitis & tendinopathies
- Help to reduce side effect of cancer medications
How does massage help treat these conditions?
Remedial massage works at a deep muscle level releasing, tight muscle, tendons, fascia and restoring movement hence improving joint mobility. We aren’t talking about the spa type of massage, we are talking about the medical application of massage. These involves having a huge knowledge and understanding of the human anatomy, your muscle function, the symptoms, causes, pathology and which muscle groups are causing the injury or pain.
This modality of massage can be uncomfortable sometimes, especially the first session, and not as relaxing as the normal relaxing massage you find in spas. Remedial massage therapists combines different massage techniques, use tools, stretches, equipment and even acupuncture to help release tight muscle and restore movement.
Massage therapy can reduce the need of surgery in the long term when the condition is treated on time and by the appropriate professional.
What does research say about massage Therapy?
Research conducted on massage therapy demonstrated the importance and effectiveness in reducing chronic or acute pain. It also helps you recover faster from surgeries and injuries; it boosts your immune and endocrine systems; and positively changes your number of lymphocyte (they are very important in defending your body from diseases).
Massage therapy and mental health
Nowadays, mental health practitioners recommend massage therapy as an important tool for reducing stress hormones. This allows the patient to feel better without the intake of medications or reducing the consumption of them. Remember that if your mind is calm, your body feels good and is in good health, too.
Moreover, massage therapy changes your biochemistry in a positive way, rising positive mood hormones (dopamine and serotonin) and reducing stress hormones (cortisol and epinephrine) which is the responsible of 80% of all diseases.
In conclusion, massage therapy has become an integral discipline when you talk about body and mental health. At the clinic you can find different types of massage such as:
- Tension release massage
- Pregnancy massage
- Hot deep tissue massage
- Sports and Remedial massage
- Relaxing massage
Here you can find the best therapists who will cater to your needs by creating a bespoke massage treatment catered to your pain or injury.
At Perea Clinic, we treat you better because your integral wellbeing is our priority. If you have any question about our treatments, please contact us. You can find us 3 mins away from Angel station in Islington.
We are always happy to help.