In recent times, massage has become an increasingly popular complementary medical modality. This is because many people have found it to be of great benefit for decreasing pain in a variety of conditions, as well as helping with relaxation and stress relief.
There are a variety of different types of massage depending on what your body needs. These include:
- Trigger point therapy
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Sports massage and
- Relaxation massage.
Trigger point therapy aims to release or loosen any trigger points or knots in your body. These trigger points can cause intense pain, aching, stiffness, restriction of movement and reduce circulation. A trigger point is a tiny area of irritation in a stressed muscle, commonly called a knot. A trigger point can refer pain and or cause weakness to an area. Trigger points result from overuse, misaligned posture, trauma and poor patterns of movement.
At Advantage Healthcare and Physiotherapy, we have a number of remedial massage therapists who are trained in a variety of different types of massage. Because they hold a Remedial Massage qualification, most Health Funds offer rebates for this treatment, depending on your level of cover. People are commonly amazed about the amount of pain relief that can be achieved with a massage from a qualified therapist.