Why You Should Look Into Physio Massage Therapy in Perth?

Massage or Soft Tissue Manipulation is a very popular Manual Therapy technique that involves creating pressure, stimulation, stretching and promoting movement to various parts of the body. When done by an accredited professional (such as a physiotherapist), a massage can be a viable complementary treatment to certain physical, chemical and emotional conditions.

Even though massage therapy has been around since ancient Egypt and has remained one of the most popular treatments recommended by health professionals, it is important to look further into what the research suggests. This allows healthcare professionals to utilize this treatment better.

A summary of evidence based research done by the Australian Association of Massage Therapy revealed that there is evidence to suggest that massage can help with:

  • Nausea & vomiting (acupressure shown to be most effective)
  • Low back pain
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Promoting well being & relaxation
  • Delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS)
  • Managing well being and emotional states in those with terminal diseases

A Perth Physiotherapist‘s Perspective

As a Physiotherapist, I firmly believe that it is important to note that while massage in itself is a good intervention, often times it has to be done in conjunction with other physiotherapy treatment for best results. That being said, massage therapy is proven to be safe when done by qualified professionals that follow safe practice principles. It is always important to discuss with your healthcare professional to determine if massage therapy may assist with your current condition.

As massage therapy is widespread and popular across many cultures – there are huge variations in techniques which are all unique in producing different physiological effects on the human body:

It is important to consider getting the “right” kind of massage therapy to suit your needs.

By Physiotherapist Wayne Sun

If you require massage therapy to assist you, feel free to contact us at (08) 9321 1964


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