What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is a popular alternative health treatment, which can be either gentle or more vigorous, depending on the practitioner and treatment offered, as well as the patient’s overall health and needs. Massage therapy is one of the oldest types of therapies in existence, and has been used by people in different cultures for many centuries to alleviate a variety of health conditions. Ancient civilisations in China, India, Japan, Greece, Egypt and Mesopotamia all practised massage, and today in China massage is still considered an essential part of primary healthcare.
Today in Australia, as around the world, massage is becoming more popular with athletes, business people, organisations and large businesses, who all find value and relief in soothing massage treatments. With hot rocks, different organic oils, salts, cremes, lotions and gels all offered in different combinations according to need, there is a massage therapy for everyone.
What Can Massage Therapy Be Used For?
Massage is used to soothe both mind and body; with the intention of aiding restful sleep, promoting mood levels, reducing blood pressure, and aiding bloodflow to the extremities of the body.
Otherwise healthy people coping with everyday stresses and strains related to work and family life can enjoy the relaxing effects of massage, but massage can also be used as an additional therapy for people with existing medical conditions, such as cancer. Massage aims to give benefits such as reduced anxiety, less pain, less nausea, improved mood and increased energy levels to those suffering from chronic conditions.
Sports massages, pregnancy massages, hot stone massages, deep tissue massages and Swedish massages are all very popular in New South Wales, offering relaxing, soothing treatments for large numbers of people in all walks of life. Massages can also be purchased as one-off gifts for others as well as yourself, although therapeutic treatments in which a series of massages are planned can also be arranged.
Swedish Massage is favoured by many as it is the typical “relaxation” massage- involving kneading movements and firm pressure, designed to relax tired muscles and rejuvenate exhausted minds. It’s the perfect massage for the end of a busy week.
Which Areas Do You Cover?
As a locally based massage therapist in Cecil Hills, New South Wales, we also serve the surrounding suburban Sydney areas, including Cecil Park, Abbotsbury, Edensor Park, Bonnyrigg Heights and Green Valley. Call our Chiropractor in Liverpool to discuss the massage options we offer in greater detail, and to see what massage could do for you.