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What is Massage?

What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage?

Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more massage can:

  • Alleviate pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labour for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defence system.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.

 

The common types of massage available are the following:

Remedial Massage – A firm pressure massage which helps with muscular pain, restricted range of movement, soft tissue problems and general well being.

Deep Tissue Massage – Focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. Helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff neck, lower back tightness and sore shoulders.

Sports Massage – Specifically tailored to heal injuries or prevent injuries from occurring before the activity

Swedish Massage – A whole body treatment that uses pressure, stroking and rubbing of your skin to help you relax.

Pregnancy Massage – While a woman is pregnant her body undergoes numerous changes physically as well as physiologically and spiritually. The physical changes can cause stress and or discomfort to the mother. Massage is a wonderful way to help alleviate many of these discomforts, as well as promotes a sense of well being.

Joshua Hayter, MAPA, B.Physio

Principal Physiotherapist at Freedom Physiotherapy
Josh has worked at Freedom Physio and Pilates since 1999. His career started in 1994 in sports and spinal physiotherapy at a large multidisciplinary sports medicine centre in Melbourne. Here he obtained invaluable experience working alongside some of the best sports doctors and physios in Melbourne.

From there Joshua moved down to Geelong for 3 years at Geelong Hospital working in intensive care, surgical, respiratory and orthopaedic physiotherapy.
Joshua Hayter, MAPA, B.Physio

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