Remedial Massage: Malvern, Glen Iris & Malvern East
Malvern Physiotherapy Clinic proudly offers quality massage therapy to local Malvern, Glen Iris and Malvern East residents.
Massage is one of the oldest, most well known and most practiced of all healing methodologies with evidence of its use in many ancient cultures including the Romans, Greeks, Chinese, Egyptians, Japanese and Indians. Its capacity to improve both physical and mental wellbeing has been well documented, although in its infant form, the evidence behind it was primarily anecdotal. Its rich history has also shown it is one of the few treatment forms that can be enjoyed by all members of society as there is often no need for equipment, but rather its success is reliant on a pair of well-trained therapist hands.
Massage therapy has been refined and developed over thousands of years. Its popularity as a remedy for aches and pains, as well as the pleasure it brings, makes it one of the most sought after forms of therapy in the modern world. Its method is based on manual manipulation of the skin, fascia and soft tissue below to produce both physiological changes within the tissue, as well as a release of endorphins – the natural feel-good neurotransmitter. Massage therapy also aids in reducing stress by lowering raised levels of hormones such as cortisol, adrenalin, and norepinephrine that may impair healing and create excessive muscular tension.
What conditions can massage help?
Some of the more common conditions remedial massage has been proven affective for include:
• Acute and chronic pain
• Muscular tightness and stiffness
• Muscular and joint imbalances that lead to injury
• Headaches and tension
• Reduced or impaired lymphatic circulation
• High blood pressure
• Slow tissue healing from injury
Although massage has been proven to be beneficial in the treatment of many conditions, those without aches and pains also enjoy it, purely for the relief it brings from the day-to-day stresses of life.
Types of massage
There are many different techniques used by remedial massage therapists to enhance the affect of treatment. The experienced therapists at Malvern Physiotherapy have the capacity to adapt their well-practiced techniques to suit your individual needs. Some of the techniques our therapists offer are:
• Lymphatic drainage
Remedial massage sessions are available in 30, 45, 60 and 90 minute time-slots depending on your needs. As all our therapists are trained and registered as remedial massage therapists, you are able to claim a rebate on your private health insurance if you have extras that cover this. For available times, please enquire at reception or book online.