Massage Therapy at Australian Colon Health
What is Massage?
Massage is a term for describes pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure dependent on the type of massage you have requested. There are many different types, including the following popular ones:
A gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energise you.
This massage technique uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. Is most commonly used to help with muscle damage from injuries.
This is similar to Swedish massage, but it’s geared toward people involved in sporting activities to help prevent or treat injuries.
The Benefits of Massage
Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It iss increasingly being offered along with standard Western Medicine treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.
Studies on the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.
While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, initial studies have found massage may also be helpful for:
- Digestive disorders
- Insomnia related to stress
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Soft tissue strains or injuries
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint pain
The benefits for specific conditions or diseases are exciting and need further development. Some enjoy massage for no reason other than it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection.
Despite its benefits, massage isn’t meant as a replacement for regular medical care. Let your doctor know you’re trying massage and continue to follow any standard treatment plans you have in place.
At Australian Colon Health, we offer a range of Massages. These can be used alongside our Colonic Irrigation Programme or as a stand alone treatment. We specialise in Relaxation, Therapeutic, Aromatherapy and Hot Stone Massage.