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Massage and medicine

How wonderful would it be to have a ‘magic pill’ that eases pain, boosts the immune system, relaxes the mind, lifts the mood and manages or prevents injuries?

This treatment is just one fluffy white robe away, with remedial massage breaking new grounds in effectiveness based on scientific research. As alternative therapies quietly branch into mainstream therapies through effective research and effective results, more and more doctors are encouraging clients to incorporate massage and other therapies into their health routines.

The healthcare revolution in Australia means that more and more doctors are embracing natural medicine and therapeutic techniques such as remedial massage, to ensure the best in preventative medicine for their patients.

According to a World Heath Organisation study, 48% of Australians have used an alternative therapy treatment at least once, with the majority of these participants indicating they will continue to use massage and other treatments. So it makes sense that the medical world recognizes the effectiveness of these treatments in the overall health of Australians. Solid evidence supports these therapies as effective alternatives and support systems to surgery and drugs for a whole host of conditions.

The proof is in the pudding (or the hands)

Alternative therapies have thousands of years of empirical data in terms of use and effectiveness, and so with the introduction of the evidence-based medical model (scientific research) massage had the opportunity to prove its worth in clinical studies.

A recent study ay the Cedars-Sinai Medical Research facility in Los Angeles demonstrated that a 45-minute massage produced a major surge in white blood cells that fight bacteria and virus. It also reduced production of substances that cause inflammation and trigger allergies and asthma.

The same study demonstrated that when asked, 39% of massage subjects said their back pain was better or completely gone compared with 4% who followed their usual self-care strategy.

Massage, more than just a treat

Massage is an enjoyable means of increasing circulation, flexibility, joint range of movement as well as promoting relaxation and peace of mind. So whether you are a recreational or professional athlete, you are experiencing discomfort from work posture, simply require relaxation or are already enjoying the benefits of massage our team can help ensure you enjoy pure wellbeing everyday.

There are a range of other benefits, some of which are:

  • Stimulate blood circulation and oxygen capacity

  • Relax and loosen stiff, sore muscles after exercise

  • Help posture and increase range of movement

  • Balance and soothe the nervous system

  • Maintain/ increase flexibility

  • Injury rehabilitation

We also find massage to be incredibly effect in helping clients manage headaches and migraines, brought on my upper back and neck tension.

And it doesn’t stop there. Specific styles of massage, tailored to help the body manage and adapt to muscular and skeletal changes, include pregnancy and sports massage. These massage styles are very effective in preventing pain and injury as they work with the body to help overcome muscle tension and nerve pain.

Australian Health Funds and Remedial Massage

Every major Health Fund in Australia recognizes remedial massage and other alternative therapies in basic ‘extras’ cover, to ensure Australians have the opportunity to practice preventative treatments for their overall health and wellbeing.

As a remedial massage therapist, Chontelle at Pure Wellbeing Massage has trained to the top level of qualification to ensure she is recognized by all Health Funds that offer remedial massage rebates, to help our clients optimize their health and vitality.

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