If you’re new to the topic of remedial massage, allow us to unknot it for you: it’s a physical therapy that targets tense, immobile, damaged, or knotted muscles. Though remedial massage can help a host of other health issues—particularly those skeletal or tendon-related—its focus is to repair ‘trouble spots’ on the body, which should accelerate healing. The nature of your case will inform whether your remedial massage should be deep or more gentle.
Remedial massage targets the original source of pain to treat the root issue as well as the associated symptoms. Think of it as killing a weed at the roots rather than picking the odd leaf here and there.
The first steps
When you first speak with our massage therapist in Croydon Park, they’ll ask you some questions to ascertain your lifestyle and health habits. If your lower back is the culprit, you should mention this particular issue. As well as remedial massage in Croydon Park, you may receive some exercises to relieve lower back pain. Lower back pain during pregnancy is especially common.
Our massage therapist will then lie you on a table or couch, covering you with towels (in the interests of privacy and bodily warmth). They will likely lubricate your skin with oil or cream to ensure the massage goes smoothly—literally. Once you’re lubed up, our Croydon Park massage therapy truly begins. Our massage therapist will use specific techniques to find your ‘problem areas’ and repair them by penetrating the muscles.
How it works
How do our massage therapists in Croydon Park know what to repair and where? Well, they are trained up for the job. Their training equips them with the ability to equalise the tensions, tones, and lengths in tendons and muscles, which corrects skeletal positioning, encourages blood flow, and accelerates healing. Our remedial massage services are an example of how treating one issue can alleviate others, as well.
More about those exercises to relieve lower back pain
When people think of exercises to relieve lower back pain, they don’t always think of stretches. Nevertheless, stretching is important for all muscles, whether they’re a source of pain or not. In a nutshell, stretching keeps the muscles strong and flexible, and muscles become short and tight without it. Shorter and tighter muscles have a smaller range of movement and can strain under strenuous activity they’re unused to, potentially leading to joint injury.
At our Croydon Park clinic, we recommend stretching the lower back in conjunction with other parts of the body—particularly your calves, hamstrings, hip flexors, and quadriceps. Stretch your major muscles every day—failing that, four times per week—to alleviate pain and increase flexibility. Hold each stretch for 30 seconds, don’t bounce, and stop if you’re experiencing pain. If you do experience any pain, please see your doctor or our massage therapist in Croydon Park.
Let’s get you in
If you’re experiencing lower back pain, let’s get you in for a remedial massage in Croydon Park. To book an appointment with a top massage therapist in Croydon Park, call Pro Health Clinic on (02) 8721 6534 or book an appointment online. We’ll do everything we can to ensure your comfort and a speedy recovery. Lower back pain, begone!