Benefits of Massage

 

 

Luxury or Medicinal?

Massage in Australia is observed by many as a luxury, although throughout ancient Asian history, massage was, and is perceived as a medicinal practice. 

Massage is becoming increasingly distinguished as a medical treatment or therapy, due to the many benefits on physical and mental health observed from countless academic studies. 

 

 

What benefits does massage offer?

Supporting academic studies state that massage offers the following:

  • Improved chronic neck and back pain
  • Reduced number of migraines and tension headaches
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Increased immune system functioning
  • Reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Healthy blood pressure and heart rate
  • Improved circulation
  • Accelerated metabolism
  • Reduced mental and physical stress
  • Reduced muscle fatigue
  • Relief from exercise aching
  • A natural alternative for pain relief
  • Improved physical recovery and prevention of future injury

 

 

How do massage airbags benefit your health?

Massage airbags delicately grasp, compress and release muscles to prompt these muscles to relax. As these airbags squeeze and let go of these muscles, it increases blood flow circulation in the body. Increased blood flow circulation benefits the heart and the body’s muscles and arteries, which in-turn, reduces swelling in the body and increases oxygen rich blood flow. 

 

 

Massage Airbags - Why in the feet?

Most of the massage airbags are located in the foot and calf rest, as these are primarily used for compression massage. This is one of the most effective ways to promote blood circulation and reduce the swelling in the legs.

 

 

Why in the shoulders / arm rests?

 

Shoulder and arm airbags produce comparable effects as well, as they stimulate blood flow in a wave-like motion towards the heart – promoting healthy cardiovascular health.

 

 

 

Why in the waist?

Waist airbags are in some high-end modern massage chairs. These chairs can manipulate the body with the incorporation of the waist airbags, which inflate/deflate on each side of the lower back - enhancing rotation and motion. This combination of body manipulation with the amazing waist airbags, couple together to produce a remedial benefit for the soft tissues – found in the lower back. 

 

 

What does roller-track technology do?

All massage chairs attain built-in roller tracks. These tracks help the movement of massage rollers – which provide the greatest benefit to the spine, whilst also aiding in a large quantity of the chair’s massage functions. 

 

S-Track Technology:

  • Equipped with state-of-the-art rail engineering, the S-Track rails mirror the natural sinusoidal shape of the human spine – relieving taut or tense muscles.
  • In length, the S-Track Technology measures 0.95 metres, yielding an all-inclusive, full-body massage, ensuring that every area of the neck and spine are attended to.

 

 

 

Ancient Technique: Shiatsu

This ancient method of massage is derived from ancient Asian massage techniques. Shiatsu translates into ‘finger pressure’. This method is non-invasive and can have a profound effect on human health – preventing and remedying many health conditions.

 

 

Theory of Shiatsu?

Shiatsu massage - based on the theory that our bodies have energy flowing through specific pathways called meridians.  Theory also suggests that an imbalance in these meridians has a detrimental effect on one’s health, so shiatsu is used to restore, balance and harmonise the energy flow in the body.

 

 

What are the benefits of Shiatsu?

Shiatsu massage therapy is esteemed for its plethora of health benefits. It is used to treat widespread musculoskeletal, emotional and chronic health conditions. 

Many chronic conditions that shiatsu can remedy/prevent are:

  • Backaches, neck and joint pain
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches and migraines
  • PMS
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Circulatory conditions