For many healthy people without chronic conditions, massage is simply enjoyable. However, for others living with pain, recovering from soft tissue injuries, or dealing with joint dysfunction, massage provides much-needed pain relief and health benefits. There are different types of massage available; the massage therapists at Redo Health specialise in deep tissue massage, myofascial release and cupping.
Deep tissue massage works on the deep layers of muscle and fascia in the body. It involves applying firm pressure and slower, more specialised strokes and techniques to reach deeper muscles.
This massage technique is highly effective to reduce and help manage chronic aches and pain, muscle tension, and injury recovery and prevention. In addition, it improves range of motion, flexibility and postural imbalances and is a great stress buster!
Myofascial release is a hands-on technique using gentle, sustained pressure to safely and effectively release fascial connective tissue restrictions to reduce pain and improve mobility.
Fascia is a type of connective tissue that forms a continuous web throughout the body. It is a responsive structure that adapts to the pressures placed upon it. It surrounds, supports and penetrates all muscles, bones, nerves and organs of the body.
Pain and dysfunction in the body can come from fascial strain, adherence and thickening of the connective tissue due to injury, trauma, repetitive stress and time. Due to the continuity of the fascia, the tension in one area of the body will affect the entire fascial system. The techniques and approaches used by your massage therapist are holistic and incorporate movement to bring you back to a balanced state. This form of treatment is ideal for:
Like massage, myofascial release addresses the body’s musculature and soft tissue. Gentle sustained pressure relaxes contracted muscles and improves lymphatic and blood circulation. The session is performed directly on skin without oils to enable the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of pressure to facilitate the fascia release. The effects are long-lasting.
Cupping therapy involves special silicon cups placed on specific muscles. The cups are squeezed to create a vacuum effect and are left for a few minutes to create suction. This suction lifts the muscle and fascia by drawing more blood flow into tight muscles while releasing toxins.
This therapy can help with pain and tight muscles or trigger points, inflammation and improved sporting performance. Cupping is often used as part of remedial massage treatments. Please note, cupping can leave blood bruises, especially when muscles and areas treated are sensitive and tight. These bruises can last anywhere from 4-7 days.
Our physiotherapists work with patients to develop customised programs to improve their functional ability and movement.