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Remedial Massage Therapy at Lakeside Laser

Remedial massage therapy plays an important role in injury prevention, pain reduction and improved overall performance and functionality when used in conjunction with low level laser therapy.

  • Massage therapy targets muscles, tendons, ligaments and joint capsules to balance the length, tone and tension of opposing muscles which restores the correct positioning of joints which may be contributing to pain and dysfunction.
  • Low Level Laser Therapy oxygenates tissues, increase blood flow and speeds up cellular repair. Low level laser heals up all other soft tissues in the body which are potentially contributing to pain and dysfunction. The infrared laser light can help to decrease pain and inflammation, heal tissues and nerves and prompt tissue repair; it is used to treat musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis.

Massaging problem areas is known to increase blood flow to the area, increase mobility of the joints and aid in repairing of the tissues. The therapist will aim to balance the length, tone and tension of muscles and tendons, which restores the correct position of the bones, increases blood flow and helps heal injuries.

“The combination of the laser and massage means we are able to reduce pain and restore and repair tissue function to improve health - none of this can be achieved as quickly without LLLT.”

Remedial massage provides relief, but combining with LLLT can enhance the effects. This combination works by shifting swelling on the inflamed tissue, allowing the body to regenerate, restore and recover.

Remedial massage therapists utilise a number of techniques to manipulate soft tissues including massage, trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques and stretches. Muscles often radiate pain to other parts of the body in a specific pattern which allows the therapist to identify and treat the cause of the pain as well as accompanying symptoms. Receiving remedial massage therapy in conjunction with your low laser appointments can help you manage your musculoskeletal ailments, improve posture, reduce pain and increase functionality.

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What can Remedial Massage Therapy assist with?

There are a number of musculoskeletal ailments that may benefit from remedial massage therapy. You may consider remedial massage therapy if you have:

  • Neck pain and shoulder pain
  • Upper back pain or lower back pain
  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Arthritis in any joints including hands and feet
  • Chronic pain
  • Or sporting injuries including cramps, delayed onset muscle soreness or strains.
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What are the benefits of Remedial Massage Therapy?

Remedial massage therapy has been shown to have a number of benefits inclusive of:

  • Improving poor posture leading to reduced neck and back pain
    Having poor posture puts extra strain on the muscles which support the neck and back. This causes certain muscles to over-work and results in muscle spasms and neck and back pain. Massage therapy loosens the overworked muscle and allows your body to relax to its pain free and natural alignment.
  • Improving blood flow to the area
    Blood circulation brings damaged muscles the oxygen they need to heal. Remedial massage facilitates blood circulation by moving blood through the congested areas therefore to improve healing and reduce the delayed onset muscle soreness after physical activity.
  • Improves intensity and frequency of headaches
    Studies have suggested that remedial massage may help reducing the intensity and frequency of headaches [1]. This may due to the effect of a relaxation head massage has on the muscles in the neck.
  • Increases mobility
    Massage increases range of movement by increasing tissue elasticity, reducing swelling, decreasing pain and removing waste products from the muscles. Remedial massage aims to restore normal length and flexibility to muscles, allowing the joints they attach around to become more mobile.

Remedial Massage at Lakeside Laser

Here are Lakeside Laser, our remedial massage therapist Paul works alongside our laser technicians to provide you with longer-lasting results. Paul has appointments available ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours. He is registered with all health care providers which means you can claim your money straight back through the HICAPS machine on site. If you have any further questions or would like to book an appointment with our remedial massage therapist Paul, give us a call on 9300 0095 or head to our website to book at www.lakesidelaser.com.au.

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References

1. Turkistani A, Shah A, Jose AM, Melo JP, Luenam K, Ananias P, Yaqub S, Mohammed L. Effectiveness of Manual Therapy and Acupuncture in Tension-Type Headache: A Systematic Review. Cureus. 2021 Aug 31;13(8):e17601. doi: 10.7759/cureus.17601. PMID: 34646653; PMCID: PMC8483450.

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