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The Different Types of Massage Therapy

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Massage therapy has been used since ancient times for therapeutic measures. From combating shoulder pain to stress reduction, massage therapy or Massage Northcote has been used to treat people suffering from various ailments. Massage therapy has several manifestations depending upon the area of the body which needs attention and the desired outcome from the treatment. It can be classified into the following types:

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Deep-Tissue Massage:

Massage for Deep tissue is used to treat deeper tissue structures of the muscles and fascia. It helps in improving the posture and increasing the range of motion. It also aids in the fragmentation of scar tissue which is formed in the muscle as a result of injury, poor posture, inflammation, and repetitive motion.

Read the useful article about 6 Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

Remedial Massage:

Remedial massage is used to treat musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain, stiff neck, sciatica and knee injuries. The patient usually goes through a cycle of postural assessments, tractions, mobilizations and rehabilitation stretch/exercises during the remedial massage.

Sports Massage Therapy:

Massage Therapy for Sports is used to treat injuries from sporting activities, overexertion or long-term incorrect body positioning/posture. Sports massage helps sportspeople recuperate faster from an injury and prepares them well for an upcoming event/competition. Reduced muscle tension and muscle hypertonicity, increase in the range of motion, decrease in muscle soreness and swelling as well as improved athletic performance are some of the benefits of this therapy.

Read our article about The Benefits of Sports Massage Therapy

Thai Massage:

Thai massage involves the use of stretching as a means to reduce rigidity in the body. It also relieves the muscles of pain and helps in restoring balance in the body. Increase in the range of motion, improved circulation and reduction in back pain are some of the other benefits of thai therapy.

Advanced Health located in Preston, Thornbury, Northcote & Reservoir, Melbourne provides all kinds of massage – Deep-tissue massage, Remedial massage, Sports massage and Thai massage to people suffering from different maladies. If you want more information or wish to book an appointment to see one of our therapists please contact us at (03) 9484 9185 or Info@Advanced-Health.com.au