Massage can be used to assist in the reduction of symptoms for specific ailments. However, it is worth noting that it is best used in conjunction with regular exercise, healthy diet, health professional advice as well as self help techniques. This brochure is only a guide to what can be achieved if all of these needs are addressed.
- Headaches – Treatment aids in relaxation of muscles to allow joints to move more freely.
- Sinusitis – Face massage using acupressure can ease breathing difficulties.
- Indigestion – Abdominal massage will stimulate nerve and blood supply to digestive organs.
- Irritable Bowel – Abdominal massage relaxes muscular tension in colon wall
- Inflammatory Bowel – Massage and breathing techniques encourage sleep & control pain.
- High Blood Pressure – the use of long slow strokes relaxes and temporarily reduces Bp.
- Back & Neck Pain – Reduction in muscle stiffness and tension promotes reduction of pain.
- Osteoarthristis – Massaging muscles around joints can relieve pain & increase circulation.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis – Increases flexibility around joint and removes waste products.
- Muscle Pain (chronic) – Stimulation of muscles and pressure on trigger points reduces pain.
- Premenstrual Syndrome – Massage soothes, relaxes and reduces tension and fluid retention.
- Stress – Touch releases endorphin (feel good hormones) also the relaxing effect.
- Anxiety & Panic Attacks – Regular massage reduces stress & anxiety.
- Insomnia – Massage promotes sleep enhancing chemicals.
- Sports Injuries – Improvement in joint mobility and retraining of fatigued structures. Lymphatic strokes around injury will also aid in recovery time.
Typical chronic conditions that I have treated are: