Relieve Inflammation & Repair Damaged Tissue
Remedial massage is focused on easing muscle tightness and increasing blood flow, allowing the body to repair damaged tissue and prevent future injury.
After injury or bodily stress from poor posture, the body’s blood flow becomes stagnant, creating inflammation. This causes pain and muscle constriction which must be released through a number of massaging techniques performed by a remedial masseuse.
Intimate Knowledge of Muscle & Anatomy
Selph Remedial Masseuses’ are highly trained in the muscle composure of the body and seek to determine root causes of muscular issues. Our practitioners will be able to work alongside the treatments of your Chiropractor or Physiotherapist, which can significantly aid in the rehabilitation process of these treatments. Massage relaxes the tension in the muscle, allowing for the joints to be more mobile and flexible, expediting Chiropractic and Physiotherapy therapies.
The Selph Experience
At Selph we provide a calming and relaxed space for you to unwind and relax whilst our massage therapist assess and treats the pain and discomfort, as well as providing a customised health plan for you moving forward.
Our Selph Remedial Masseuses recommend maintaining regular massages to prevent injury, particularly for office workers sitting for long periods, as well as those engaging in physical training. Regular massages ease and stabilise the muscles which can improve problems such as headaches, abdominal pain, lower back pain, and sciatic pain.
They also help to:
- Relieve stress
- Encourage relaxation
- Improve posture
- Improve circulation
- Lower blood pressure
- Help manage pain
One of the immediate benefits of massage is a feeling of deep relaxation and calm. This occurs because massaging prompts the release of endorphins – the brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that produce feelings of wellbeing.
Levels of stress hormones, such as adrenalin, cortisol and norepinephrine, are also reduced.
Types of Massage Offered
Our Massage Therapists offer a range of massages suited to your specific condition and requirement. These include:
Remedial massage is the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. Our Massage Therapists have an in depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology which allows them to determine where to treat pain or injury on the body.
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but includes deeper pressure in the massage which is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
Sports massage is a form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics. It is employed to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity, as well as maintain the body in optimal condition so as to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries. Sports massage has three basic forms: pre-event massage, post-event massage, and maintenance massage.
Relaxation / Swedish Massage
Swedish massage is one of the most commonly offered massage techniques, sometimes called a ‘classic massage’. The technique aims to promote relaxation by releasing muscle tension. Swedish massage is gentler than deep tissue massage and better suited for people interested in relaxation and tension relief.
Massage therapy during pregnancy is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling).
A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may produce referral pain in the neck. The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain.
Myofascial release is a manipulative treatment that attempts to release tension in the fascia due to trauma, posture, or inflammation. Connective tissues called fascia surround the muscles, bones, nerves, and organs of the body. Points of restriction in the fascia can place a great deal of pressure on nerves and muscles causing chronic pain.
Our Massage Therapists employ long stretching strokes meant to balance tissue and muscle mechanics, and improve joint range of motion in order to relieve pain.
As with all treatments at Selph Health Studios, your Remedial Masseuse will be able to see and discuss your past and current treatments with any other of the Selph practitioners you are being treated by. This ensures that your treatments and wellness plan are both cohesive and collaborative across all disciplines.