Birkdale Massage Specialists
Bounce Physiotherapy are Birkdale’s massage specialists. Most people would agree that a regular massage would make them feel good.
In a perfect world, we’d all get a massage every week. Massage improves circulation, your metabolism and provides a sense of wellbeing.
It reduces stress, improves performance, aids recovery and prevents injury. It is one of the oldest forms of health therapy known to man.
Benefits of massage
- Reduced muscle tension
- Improved circulation
- Assists in the recovery phase of injury
- Eases anxiety and stress
- Improved posture
- Reduces the strain on joints
- You feel better
Massage Therapy for Health and Fitness
Massage is actually a scientific process which aids the healing and invigoration of tired, aching or injured muscles. Massage increases blood land lymph circulation. Lymph is a fluid that rids body tissues of waste, and requires the squeezing effect of muscles to flow throughout the body. Massage can aid lymph flow dramatically whilst the improved circulation supplies oxygen and nutrients to the body. For this reason alone, massage is incredibly beneficial to your health.
Effects of massage on the body:
- Improved flexibility
- Improved posture
- Improved recovery time
- Improved function and production of gastric juices, saliva and urine
- Improved metabolism
- Increases the blood’s oxygen capacity by 10-15%
Massage Therapy for Injuries
The increased circulation and lymph flow associated with massages helps repair soft tissue injuries such as sprains and strains. Protective spasm in associated muscle groups is relieved with massage, and this leads to less strain on the injury site, and speedier recovery. By helping you to move better, massage promotes healing and muscle tone whilst at the same time reducing your pain.
Injury conditions treated by massage:
- Headaches & migraines
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Sore shoulders
- Sports injuries
- Overuse injuries
- Shin splints
Massage Therapy for Stress
Most of us suffer some degree of stress on a regular basis. Whether it’s from home, family, work, or the environment, there are many and varied pressures placed upon us every day. Even the simple trip in to work can set us up for a stressful day!
Hormones released by stress cause vasoconstriction, reducing blood flow and circulation. The heart has to work harder, breathing becomes more shallow, and digestion is slowed. The effects of stress can cause; depression, fatigue, ulcers, high blood pressure and headaches or migraine. It has been estimated that up to ninety percent of disease is stress related.
The Benefits of Regular Massage
Getting a regular massage is just like servicing your car. Instead of waiting for a major breakdown, you service it regularly to prevent problems from building up. Your body is so much more important than your car. A regular massage keeps your tension at bay, and keeps your body running smoothly the way it should.
Regular massage should become a normal part of your health program. Please speak to one of the caring physiotherapists or massage therapists at Bounce Physio in Birkdale to discuss your individual health needs.