MASSAGE 101

Top Questions

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MASSAGE?

According to the American Massage Therapy Association, massage can help to relieve stress, relieve postoperative pain, reduce anxiety, manage low-back pain, help fibromyalgia pain, reduce muscle tension, relieve tension headaches, helps you to sleep better, ease symptoms of depression, reduce the pain of osteoarthritis, improve balance in older adults, decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain, promote relaxation, lower blood pressure, help with chronic neck pain, increase range of motion, decrease migraine frequency, and improve quality of life in hospice care just to name a few. More and more researches (evidence-based) are showing the benefit of massage especially for managing stress and anxiety. 
Please contact us if you have would like to know if massage can help you with your condition(s) and/or symptom(s).

WHAT YOU MAY EXPERIENCE POST MASSAGE

When receiving a massage, not only your muscular system is affected, the surrounding tissues, nervous system, and circulatory system (especially with Manual Lymphatic Drainage) will all be impacted on. 

You may feel:

Dizziness and light-headedness; Fatigue; Nausea; Changes in emotional states; Increase in sweating or urination; Some people may experience an increase in body temperate (temporarily); Muscles aches or may feel bruised (without actual visual bruise); Muscle cramps.

These symptoms should dissipate 24 to 48 hours after the massage if you have any concerns please contact us or your General Practitioner. To reduce the effect of the above symptoms, it is important for you to follow the post-massage home care given by your therapist. 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE FOR WELLNESS?

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) isn't just for the treatment of Lymphoedema. It is also very effective for other forms of swelling and post-trauma. It has been used as a pre and post-surgery treatment to improve post-surgery recovery, chronic sinusitis to help with the congestion. It may also be beneficial for migraine sufferers (during non-attack phase) and has personally helped my migraines.
Other conditions that may be helped or provide relieve by MLD:
Whiplash, Tinnitus, Meniere's disease, Traumatic eye injury (during recovery phase), Stress, Bronchitis, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke (recovery phase, Adhesive capsulitis, Epicondylitis (tennis elbow), Post fracture recovery, Burn scar or scar in general, Venous insufficiency, Post-hip replacement recovery, Post-knee replacement recovery, Osteoarthritis

If you would like to know more about the effect of MLD on other conditions please visit: Vodder School

WHAT TREATMENT TYPE IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Depending on your needs, condition, physical/mental state, etc. the treatment you choose may vary. Head over to the treatment services menu and read about each type of treatment provided. 
If you have any question, please contact us.

WHY CHOOSE A MASSAGE NEW ZEALAND REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST?

In New Zealand, massage therapy is not currently regulated. This means anyone can call themselves a massage therapist.  By choosing an MNZ registered Massage Therapist, you can be sure that your massage therapist has achieved industry approved qualification(s), competence, experience, and are committed to high standards of practice and professionalism. MNZ therapists will work within their scope of practice, will abide by the MNZ Code of Ethics, and will update their skills frequently through the Continuing Professional Development requirements. 

For more information, please visit: Massage New Zealand

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