Myotherapy and Remedial Massage Therapist
Anglesea Massage by Sue Theodore
The term ‘massage therapy’ can we widely used to describe a wide variety of massage types. Each form of massage will is different depending on pressure, touch and intensity. No matter what, it is one of the 'oldest healing traditions' in the world.
History shows that even in ancient times, the Greeks, Egyptians, Chinese and Indians all used massage for therapeutic reasons to treat a variety of ailments.
"Massage therapy (including myotherapy) is the practice of kneading or manipulating a person’s muscles and other soft-tissue in order to improve their wellbeing or health. It is a form of manual therapy that includes holding, moving, and applying pressure to the muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia."
Massage and myotherapy have been proven via research to assist in effectively managing: stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, sleeping disorders, muscle soreness, subacute/chronic low back pain and soft tissue injuries.
Massage offers numerous benefits, from the most immediate feeling of calm and deep relaxation, releasing endorphins to which produces the feelings of wellbeing. Research also shows that it reduces the levels of stress hormones, such as adrenalin, cortisol and norepinephrine which are linked to immune system impairment.
Remedial Massage vs. relaxation massage
You may ask what is the difference!
RELAXATION MASSAGE mainly consist of gentle manipulation in the form of gentle kneading and flowing strokes at a pressure that suits you. They are a great way to relieve stress and are a great help when you feel like some good TLC ! There is no pain associated with relaxation massages, they are merely a way to relax you phyiscally and mentally!
REMEDIAL MASSAGE is more treatment oriented, consisting of pain assessment and treatment of pain. Remedial massage is more effective if you have tension in your muscles or suffer from chronic pain.
Sue Theodore offers services in Anglesea where she will perform test to understand which of your muscles are causing you issues, where they are originating from and work out a plan for treating it effectively. It is here that there may be some deep tissue work required.
If you have sore muscles, ongoing muscle pain, a stiff neck, suffer from headaches, a specific sports injury, sciatica, carpal tunnel etc... then contact Sue Theodore.