Remedial Massage involves applying pressure on muscles, connective tissues, tendons and ligaments. When massage is used to improve someone’s health, it is known as massage therapy.
Massage can reduce stress and anxiety, help with pain, relax the muscles and rehabilitate injuries. For many healthy people with no chronic conditions, massage is simply enjoyable.
Many people find massage immediately calming and relaxing. Massage reduces levels of cortisol (a stress inducing hormone), while increasing other hormones that have a positive effect on wellbeing (including dopamine and serotonin).
Massage can also be used to treat problems with muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage can be used to address other health problems including:
- Back pain
- Neck or shoulder pain
- Depression and anxiety
- Strains or soft tissue injuries
- Sports injuries
At Body Active we are committed to providing hands on one to one treatment with our focus firmly on your injury and road to recovery.