Everyone loves a good Massage. It can be the difference between having a good night’s sleep and being awake all night. Having a Massage in Canberra can take you from a stressful situation, to being able to breath easy and resolve your pain and discomfort.
Most people agree that massage makes you feel good. But what does it really do for you?
The Association of Massage Therapists (AMT) defines the practice of massage therapy as “the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to: maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function; relieve pain; prevent dysfunction; enhance health and promote wellness”.
When performed by a qualified practitioner in Canberra, massage techniques are based on current scientific understanding and evidence-informed practice. National Competency Standards were introduced for massage therapy in 2002 as part of the Australian Government’s Health Training Package.
There is a significant body of evidence for the effectiveness of massage therapy in the treatment of a range of musculoskeletal conditions including lower back pain, shoulder and cervical pain. Other studies indicate that massage can help in the management of pre and post-operative pain, anxiety and tension, and post-operative nausea.
Research studies have found that massage is generally a very safe form of therapy when guidelines are adhered to and treatments are given by appropriately trained and qualified massage practitioners. Of course, if you have a medical condition and you’re not sure whether massage therapy would be right for you it’s wise to discuss your concerns with your healthcare provider.
But where do you go in Canberra to get a good massage, and what type of Massages are available?