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Massage Therapy at Wholistic Health Centre

Our massage therapists will help you feel more relaxed and stress-free, giving you a fresh outlook on life. There are, however, more benefits to massage therapy than just feeling great. Some great reasons to book a massage at Wholistic Health Centre are:

  • Correcting problems such as injury, postural or joint issues
  • Giving a better sense of overall well-being
  • Reducing stress
  • Boosting immunity
  • Heightening mental alertness
  • Releasing muscle tension and pain
  • Increasing joint mobility
  • Improving skin tone
  • Eliminating chronic complaints

Remedial massage involves a methodical assessment of the body’s muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissue. It’s used to aid in the rehabilitation and management of pain or injury to specific body parts.

Benefits of Remedial Massage

woman getting a massage on shouldersThe purpose of remedial massage is to create a favorable healing environment in the body. Following an injury, we want our patients to be able to return to full health and function. We use a wide combination of therapeutic approaches during treatment, including myofascial release and trigger point therapy.

Benefits may include:

  • A calming of the mind
  • A reduction in inflammation
  • Stress relief
  • Decreased pain
  • Endorphin release
  • A balancing of the length, tone and tension of injured muscles, tendons and ligaments

  • Increased mobility
  • Reinstatement of optimal function
  • Relaxation
  • Repair of damaged soft tissue
  • Stimulation of optimal blood supply
  • A lessening of restrictions and adhesions

woman getting a massageLymphatic drainage massage is an innovative wellness therapy that many may benefit from. The lymphatic fluid system is the secondary circulation system in the body. This system is responsible for filtering impurities out of the blood before it re-enters the heart.

Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage

When lymphatic circulation is ideal, it tends to encourage:

  • A healthy immune system
  • Detoxification
  • Greater range of motion and flexibility
  • Healthy skin
  • Improved energy and vitality

  • Management of allergies and diabetes
  • Natural healing
  • Pain relief
  • Relaxation
  • Weight loss

This gentle therapy is particularly useful for those recovering from any kind of recent surgery. It’s not recommended for those with active cancer, kidney failure or those with serious circulatory problems, however.

A Typical Session with Your Therapist

In most cases, patients are fully clothed during their treatment and lie covered on a comfortable massage table. If some disrobing is required during therapy, proper draping will be used.

Your massage therapist will use light, gentle movements to encourage proper lymphatic flow and detoxification. This natural treatment rhythm is extremely relaxing and many patients fall asleep during their session. Improvements in health will begin immediately.

mother getting a massage on shouldersSports massage is a form of therapy involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit someone engaged in regular physical activity. This form of therapeutic treatment is designed to prepare the athlete for optimal performance and athletic excellence.

Benefits of Sports Massage

One of the most common problems that athletes face is delayed-onset muscle soreness. This issue is known as DOMS. It refers to muscle pain that typically develops several hours post-exercise. Recent studies have concluded that sports massage may help reduce and prevent the often painful and debilitating effects of DOMS in athletes.

Other benefits of sports massage include

  • Decreases in fatigue levels
  • Help in preventing the development of DOMS
  • Help in promoting feelings of calmness and focus before and after events
  • Improved athletic performance and confidence
  • Increases in the ability of heavily exercised muscles to relax
  • Increases in flexibility
  • Lessened chances of muscle pulls and tears
  • Maximisation of response time
  • Optimisation of lymphatic system circulation
  • Prevention of muscle spasms, strains and sprains
  • Promotion of peak performance
  • Reduction in the chances of chronically tight muscles
  • Reduction of pain caused by poor blood flow through tight muscles
  • Relief of muscle swelling and tension

An Ideal Sports Massage Regimen

Sports massage should be applied before and after athletic events with “maintenance” sessions between meets or competitions. We recommend that this therapeutic approach be integrated into a weekly training regimen.

Pre-event massage focuses on warming up the major muscles to be used. It improves tissue pliability. The athlete will typically get into a good mental state for competition. It also prepares the competitor to reach for their peak athletic performance potential.
Post-event sports massage is given following an athletic event. This therapeutic care is focused on recovery. It’s geared toward reducing muscle spasms and the toxic build-up that occurs with vigorous exercise.

Book a Session with Us Today

No matter what type of massage you receive at Wholistic Health Centre, we always view each patient as a whole. We’ve cared for literally hundreds of patients over the years using advanced, gentle techniques. Our friendly and knowledgeable therapists have the tools, expertise and experience to make your time with us valuable and productive. Our massage staff offers care from a female perspective, which most patients appreciate and enjoy. We’d love to help you recover from a specific problem area or a particular injury.

Give your body  a treat with a massage of your choice by scheduling your session today at our Wolli Creek or Kareela practice. Give us a call on (02) 9599-6554!

Massage Therapy Kareela, Wolli Creek NSW | (02) 9599-6554