Massage is one of the oldest forms of healthcare systems in the world, with many cultures having recorded some form of massage method. Today there are still many styles of massage available, all having different and valuable therapeutic benefits.
It is the manipulation, manoeuvring and kneading of soft tissues, particularly muscles, of the body to improve one’s health and wellbeing. Massage can be used to help with acute or chronic pain, especially from repetitive physical activities, rehabilitation from injuries and/or surgery, reduction of stress or anxiety and relaxation.
All massages are performed to focus on your areas of concern and the pressure will be adjusted according to your level of tolerance and comfort. Massage, of any style, doesn’t need to be painful or unpleasant to obtain a positive outcome. Your comfort is our priority and is the key to a positive treatment.
This is effective to assist with resolving tension in the body whether working with an injury, a recurring issue or muscular strain. It assists the body in pumping the tissues with blood whilst supporting the elimination of metabolic waste from the cells, which allows for the renewal of cells within the affected tissue. Massage helps by reducing muscle fatigue and aiding recovery which leads to healthier muscles and improved training.
Whilst similar techniques to remedial massage, orthopaedic massage focuses on the rehabilitation of soft tissue. The primary aim is to restore structure within muscle groups of the affected area however, we often see compensation patterns also needing release. Secondary is decreasing pain and increasing range of motion, assisting the body to repair enabling you to return to your regular activities with ease.
Combined with post-operative physiotherapy, hydrotherapy exercises and land-based exercise rehabilitation, orthopaedic massage is a great compliment to post surgery rehabilitation and continued maintenance. Whether you’ve had a knee or hip replacement, ankle, shoulder or spinal surgery, Julie has worked alongside orthopaedic physiotherapists providing post-surgery massage care.