Massage is used as a complementary treatment to osteopathy and is used to manipulate superficial and deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being.
It has been suggested through research that massage provides many benefits and can help in reducing:
- Heart rate
- Blood pressure
- Anxiety and tension
- Back pain and chronic pain
- Formation of excessive scar tissue
- Arthritic symptoms
Massage stimulates the immune system, weak/inactive muscles, recovery from exercise or injury and faster healing of strains or sprains. It also helps to break the pain cycle and is a great treatment for musculoskeletal problems and rehabilitation after injury or post operation.
Types of Massage include: