Regular Remedial Massage is fast becoming a part of many people’s health and wellness routine. Prevention of pain and treatment for the areas already hurting are a good motivator to take care of your body. I have some amazing and interesting clients and I would like to share with you 10 reasons why my clients have Remedial Massage.
- Work Related Aches and Pains
We all know the effects of sitting in front of a computer for many hours can have on ourbodies but what about other professions? Think about your poor hairdresser holding up that hairdryer and scissors. She has also been on her feet all day so she is in pain from her neck, shoulder, back, down to her feet. Remedial Massage to these areas help her to be able to create your beautiful hairstyle again next time.
- Post Surgery
After surgery, many people are referred to a Physiotherapist for post op care. Once the Physiotherapist has assessed them and recommended exercises, they sometimes come across clients who would benefit from more time concentrated on soft tissue massage. This doesn’t mean I softly massage their back. It usually means pinpointing areas which have tightened up following surgery and with the Physiotherapist’s guidance, proving Remedial Massage to the correct areas.
- Altered Gait
Gait refers to how a person walks. I have a lovely client who had a knee replacement which unfortunately locked. This means she cannot straighten or bend her knee. Now imagine how you would walk if you couldn’t bend your knee. She requires treatment to her back, hips and other leg due to the compensation required to enable her to work. Remedial Massage provides her with relief from pain.
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Now Massage does not cure or stop MS from occuring. Remedial Massage treats the effects of the disease on the body. Clients with MS suffer from sinus issues, muscles aches and tightness. Care must be taken when treating a client with MS due to what is occuring in their body however they can report an overall benefit from regular Remedial Massage which includes soft tissue massage and sinus drainage.
- Sports Injuries
During Outdoor Group Training I joke that I break my clients so I can fix them. While this is never truely my intention, injuries from exercise do occur. I also treat clients who have been injured elsewhere and need some help. If you sustain a strain or sprain during exercise, remember the RICER Principles (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation, Referral – Yes go see someone if it doesn’t improve). Remedial Massage allows them to return to sport or exercise and with guidance on correct technique, they can prevent the injury occurring again.
We all suffer from stress in our lives but it always comes down to how we personally deal with this stress. One of my clients shocked me one day at how stress was impacting on her body. She was directed to get a massage ASAP from her Doctor. A women who was always well dressed and groomed arrived at my room in trackies and no make up. This is not unusual for most clients as they are relaxed with me but this was out of the ordinary for her. She had been suffering severe headaches and her stress was taking its toll on her body. After her massage she relaxed and the headaches subsided. She recognised that she needed to take better care of herself and she now arrives for massage as her usual self, make up and immaculately dressed.
- Restricted Movement
A client with a long history of issues with her knees and hips starts to notice when she is unable to complete her burpees without pain. To her it is a sign of tightness that she knows that Remedial Massage will benefit. After treatment she usually does some crazy dance or movement to show me how well she can move now.
I really love Pregnant clients and they love their massage too. During pregnancy every woman has adifferent experience and also develops different aches in their back, hips, feet and even neck & shoulders. This is the body struggling with the shift in centre of gravity, increased weight and loosening ligaments preparing for bub’s arrival. Massage assists in relieving these pains and helping to support the mum during this time. Read my previous blog Pregnancy Massage – Is it Safe?
- Self Care
As mentioned some clients have their Remedial Massage scheduled on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis to make sure they are looking after their bodies. They know how hard their body is working and recognise they need the rest. Check out my previous blog. How Often Should I Get a Massage?
- They are a Massage Therapist too
My client list is starting to grow with other Remedial Massage Therapists in Campbelltown needing treatment too. We recognise the need to care for our bodies and are building a wonderful referral network which will benefit you. If I am ever unavailable, I can always refer you to someone else equally qualified and amazing.