At MacArthur Physiotherapy, we often include massage in our client’s customised treatment programs, but this type of soft tissue therapy is also a specialised treatment for a whole host of injuries and disorders. We offer a range of different massage techniques, including remedial massage, therapeutic massage and sports massage, each of which focuses on specific health conditions.
WHAT IS MASSAGE THERAPY?
Massage therapy uses long, slow strokes and kneading movements on your soft tissues to ease muscle tension and spasms, reduce pain, and increase flexibility and movement in muscles and joints, as well as your overall performances. Our Tier 2 APA Titled Physiotherapists are highly trained and experienced in all forms of massage and are committed to helping you relieve your symptoms, reduce pain, rehabilitate from an injury and increase your functionality.
HOW CAN MASSAGE THERAPY HELP YOUR CONDITION?
Increased muscular tension and tightness in the surrounding soft tissues can impair both movement and alignment, resulting in pain and stiffness in your muscles. Massage therapy restores your muscles and connective tissues to a more flexible and relaxed state, allowing your body to recover and return to optimum pain-free movement.
We can help you to recover from acute injuries, such as work related or sports injuries, as well as reduce the pain and disfunction of chronic conditions. Massage therapy can be used to both prevent and treat acute and chronic injuries by improving blood flow, relieving muscle tightness, tension, cramps and pain, increasing joint flexibility, and promoting the healing of injured tissues.
Some of the conditions that massage therapy has been shown to improve include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Headaches and migraines
- Back and neck pain
- Arthritis and tendonitis
- Stress related conditions
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Pre and post-surgery rehabilitation
- Soft tissue injuries
- Sports injuries
- Enhanced sports performance
Essentially, massage therapy is used to prevent sports injuries, promote rehabilitation, reduce pain and stress, and provide relaxation for enhanced performance. To organise an assessment of your condition, don’t hesitate to call us on the numbers listed below.