What does a massage actually do?
What is a massage?
Massage or message therapy has been around for many years and has been ingrained in many traditions in many cultures.
There are many different types of massage that can be carried out by a physiotherapist in Newcastle.
Firstly there is what is called a ‘Swedish’ massage where the massage therapist will use long strokes in conjunction with deep circular movements and tapping.
Another is a sports massage which is tailored towards athletes in the hope of speeding up the process of rehabilitation.
Other popular massage techniques include deep tissue massage and trigger point massages.
Each of these massages will have different effects on the human body and the right one for you should be left down to your health professional.
You will also want to ensure that the person or persons performing the massage carry a relevant license or certification.
What are the benefits?
If you’re after a physiotherapist in Newcastle to carry out a massage it is important to know the benefits so you know what you’re going to get out of the process.
There have been many studies that show that having a massage can relieve pain, help with the rehabilitation of sports injuries as well as alleviating anxiety and depression.
It is so therapeutic in fact it has been considered as a part of what is called complementary and alternative medicine or CAM.
Massages should always be carried out by someone who carries a license or certification so that you know you’re getting all you can out of your massage.
Another benefit of a massage is that it can also help if you have problems sleeping as it promotes relaxation and sleep, something that can be useful to people who might be going through the process of chemo or radiation therapy.
These benefits also apply to children and kids who will also start sleeping more and won’t cry as much as they feel more relaxed.
A massage will also help boost your white blood cell count which can help your body’s immune system with fighting off diseases.
Studies have shown that it always improves functions within the immune system for those who have been diagnosed with HIV.
How to get in touch
If you’re after a physiotherapist in Newcastle or simply want to know more about the services we offer here at Regent St Physio there are a few ways you can get in touch.
If you want to get in touch over the phone you can do so by dialing 02-4950-9805, alternatively if you want to get in touch by email you can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last but not least if you’d simply rather come and see us in person we are located at Shop 5/ 71 Regent St, New Lambton, NSW 2305.