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What is Massage

Massage is a very enjoyable and relaxing hands-on treatment, which not only helps the body to heal itself, but also lifts the spirit. Manchester Physio use massage for systematic and manual manipulation of the body's soft tissue for therapeutic purposes promoting health and well-being.

What are the Benefits of Massage?

Massage is well indicated for stress related conditions as it promotes deep relaxation and helps fatigue. The stiffness and discomfort of postural tension is eased by stretching and warming the muscles as well as deeper work to remove fibrous knots and congestion. Increased circulation of oxygenated blood to the muscles promotes healing and the drainage of toxins helps strengthen the immune system. The deeper tissue work is particularly good for those who regularly participate in sporting activities.

The benefits of massage vary depending on the particular circumstances of the person being treated. The most common benefits are:
  • Muscle healing
    The movement of the massage promote blood flow into the muscle tissue which introduces increased levels of oxygen and removes toxins, thus aiding the healing process.

  • Stress relief
    Tired or overworked muscles in the neck and shoulders can lead to fibrosis in the muscles as the fibres become knotted - this can lead to headaches, back pain, tingling joints and a feeling of general lethargy. A massage is the most effective and enjoyable way to relieve these symptoms.

Why Choose Massage?

Manchester Physio can tailor your massage so that it can be soothing and comforting, energising and uplifting, deep or superficial. At Manchester Physio massage is not only used for specific therapeutic conditions, but can also be used total relaxation. Due to the busy and stressful lives many people lead more people are actively seeking relaxation treatments as part of their professional lives and lifestyle. Many conditions, both physical and psychological, may benefit from treatment.

Massage is very powerful, and particularly beneficial when combined with a course of physiotherapy. Manchester Physio often uses massage to complement a physiotherapy course. Our Physiotherapists will be able to show you some simple self-massage techniques to accompany your physiotherapy program, we can even educate your partner on how do give a therapeutic massage.

Manchester Physio find clients' reasons for choosing massage are:
  • 'I need to relax'
  • 'I'm tense around the neck and shoulders'
  • 'I have sore, aching muscles'
  • 'I'm anxious and stressed'
  • 'I ran the London Marathon and am in agony'
  • 'I've got muscle spasm in my hamstrings'
  • 'I get headaches, and am taking too many painkillers'

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