Remedial Massage, Sports Massage and Swedish Massage at UprightCare
Our remedial massage therapist Niki and our physiotherapists use massage as a therapeutic tool to help manage and relieve injuries, release muscle tension, increase blood flow and increase relaxation. (See below for more benefits of massage). At UprightCare our massage therapists and physios have broad experience and knowledge working with the body: encompassing anatomy, disease, injury, sports, biomechanics, scientific rigour, and healing. This allows us to not only give a massage that is good, but to give a massage that is healing.
What happens in a massage?
First off we assess your aches and pains to ensure that your massage is conducted in a position that will not exacerbate your pain. We like to consult with you to make sure the pressure of the massage is “just right” to follow the soft tissue pathways to relieve tension. At the end of the massage, if you are interested, we might offer some exercises to continue to promote healing.
What kind of massage is offered at UprightCare?
Remedial massage: a specific style of massage that takes into account any pain, injuries or tension you may have and uses specialised techniques to help relieve your body.
Sports massage: great for pre-event (to help prepare your body) or post-event (to help deal with any tension, DOMS, injuries and recovery).
Swedish massage: a relaxing massage to promote relaxation in the body and mind, with flowing strokes.
Benefits of massage
- Manage pain and/or injuries
- Helps blood flow
- Prepare for and recover after sporting events
- Improves joint mobility
- Improves recovery
- Reduces depression and anxiety
- Pain relief
- Improved heart regulation
- Promotes relaxation
Niki is a part of the Australian Natural Therapists Association and her qualifications include training in Remedial, Sports and Swedish Massage Therapy. She works in conjunction with our physios to deliver holistic care for our patients,(including physio/massage/yoga/rehab exercise). especially those in chronic pain. Niki is also a qualified hatha yoga teacher
Click here to read more information about remedial massage.