Massage in Geelong at Latrobe Terrace Chiropractic
Whether you’re looking to relieve stress or to recover from an injury sooner, massage is a highly effective option. By manipulating both the superficial and the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, a masseuse can help improve mobility, aid the body’s own natural healing processes, decrease muscle reflex activity (important in reducing cramps, twitching and pains), and promote relaxation. For patients at Latrobe Terrace Chiropractic in Geelong, massage can form an important part of treatment along with chiro and/or myotherapy.
Types of massage
There are many different types of massage which may be used, depending on your therapeutic needs and goals. Remedial massage is a broad term which encompasses massage techniques specifically designed to bring therapeutic benefit. It may involve some gentle stretching, articulation and deep tissue work. Shiatsu is a Japanese therapeutic massage that involves working on certain pressure points, and uses different types of strokes including rolling and brushing. Swedish massage, known in many parts of the world as ‘classic massage’, uses five different types of long, flowing stroke to help reduce pain and stiffness. Lymphatic drainage massage is a special type of light massage, again with long flowing strokes, which is designed to work only on the lymphatic system (at the surface). When you make an appointment for massage in Geelong at Latrobe Terrace, your masseuse will discuss which type of massage will suit you best.
Make an appointment for a massage – either half an hour or 50 minutes – by calling (03) 5224 1838.