Massage is a complimentary therapy that addresses the soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. Massage therapy is one of the oldest healing arts, with Ancient Chinese records showing its use around 3000 years ago. Remedial Massage is one of the many types of massage therapy. It helps to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. A range of manual therapy techniques may be used during a remedial massage treatment, such as deep connective tissue massage, trigger point release, stretching, and myofascial release.
Massage is a patient-centred therapy. Your therapist will discuss your treatment plan with you and help to establish your treatment goals. You are in control of the treatment at all times and should expect to be treated with respect, courtesy and dignity.
Lea Tsekouras is the massage therapist at Sutherland Osteopathy. Lea is a member of her association, Association of Massage Therapists (AMT), which ensures that she is proud and respectful of her code of conduct and professional practice.
Please visit http://www.amt.org.au/massage-and-you/benefits-of-massage.html for a comprehensive explanation of the benefits of massage.