Remedial Massage at This Is Life is not your typical massage experience. Albert uses targeted pressure to seek out knotted muscles, while smoothing out tension; allowing your body’s natural healing to take place. Specific techniques are used to effectively address your injury, postural or joint issues as well as improving circulation, reducing your pain and creating a sense of general well-being.
Despite the clinical and professional approach taken, we also make it a priority to nurture you through the process. We work hard to create a deeply relaxing, sensory experience through music and use of essential oils. We believe that a massage appointment should also be an opportunity to rest and renew.
Albert works to quickly determine the cause of your chronic pain or muscle tension and treatment will involve a combination of soft and deep tissue work, trigger point release, friction massage, myofascial tensioning and muscle energy techniques along with stretches and rehabilitation. Treatment is designed to allow your muscles to soften and relax, blood to flow freely and deep healing to take place.
Because of Albert’s focus on ideal function, he can address injuries in any part of the body by attending to movement patterns, lifestyle habits, muscle weaknesses and muscle tightness. As a result of his interest in the effects of the modern lifestyle on our health, he has come to realise the importance of our breath and how the quality of our breathing relates to the health of our mind and body. Breathwork and stress reduction techniques are also integrated in to his sessions.
The importance of relaxation and well-being can’t be underestimated and one of the most noted benefits of massage is a greater feeling of calm and relaxation. The soothing, pampering benefits of massage encourage the release of endorphins; the ‘feel good’ chemicals.
Due to the decrease in stress hormones, your immune system has a chance to work more efficiently, without impairment. Remedial Massage increases circulation and improves lymphatic drainage, which can provide a boost to your immune system’s effectiveness.
Remedial Massage is a very effective way of releasing trigger points, stretching, elongating muscles and breaking down adhesion. Albert can focus on areas of your body that are stiff, injured or just sore and tender. By increasing the blood flow to the tissues and releasing muscle tension, massage not only helps alleviate your pain, but can also help to eliminate toxins and oxygenate your calls.
By releasing muscle tension around your joints, the range of movement in the joint can be increased. When a joint is no longer hampered by stiffness, muscle function can return to support and improve joint movement.
Massage helps to relieve a lot of tensions, particularly in the neck and shoulder areas; common in those who sit a lot or use a computer at work. Lower backs are also prone to tightening from prolonged sitting. Remedial Massage can help remedy these problems by lengthening your muscles and balancing out your body for improved postural alignment.
Remedial Massage is an amazing treatment modality for addressing: