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What is massage and how can it help you?

Massage is an ancient tradition that has been dated back thousands of years to ancient China, Egypt and India. It is one of the earliest tools people have used to relieve pain. Massage in a modern context involves the manipulation of the human body’s soft tissue in order to improve health and wellbeing.

 

Due to the nature of massage it is difficult to conduct thorough and conclusive studies on the effectiveness of the treatment – however the research that has been done has found massage to be beneficial in the following areas:

 

There are a number of techniques used in massage to treat various conditions, below are a few techniques we use during treatments at our Gold Coast Massage Clinic:

 

Myofascial Release Technique

Myofascial release works with the fascia train that runs the length of the body in order to reduce pain and restore motion.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger point therapy assists in restoring muscle tissue health to affected areas. Cross fibre or cross friction technique, promotes optimal collagen healing by increasing circulation and reducing scar tissue.

Massage can also bring about a feeling of deep calm and relaxation. This occurs as massage promotes the release of endorphins (“feel good” neurotransmitters) whilst reducing stress hormones (cortisol and norepinephrine).

Here at Vyne Health, we also understand the value of the mind-body relationship and offer massage alongside meditation. By quietening the physical body (through massage) and also the “monkey mind” (through meditation), space is available to explore a sense of peace and clarity like you have never experienced before.

So whether it be a recent or long term injury that you have been dealing with, tight neck and shoulders from sitting at a desk all day, a painful lower back due to physical work, or if you want to treat yourself to some well overdue “you time”, then come in and see us at Vyne Health. We look forward to developing a tailored approach that works with you, your goals and expected outcomes.

 

You can contact us by visiting our contact page, or make an online booking for Massage, Acupuncture or Naturopathy via our booking page.