What Can Massage Therapy Help?

Massage therapy is relaxing, restorative and an effective treatment for injuries, in rehabilitation, to release compressed nerves, and improve mobility. The therapy is beneficial for increasing range of motion, improving circulation, to aid in removing toxins from the body, and enhancing the immune system. It also has proven benefits for the mind.

Stress is a leading cause of anxiety and depression that can be addressed with therapeutic massage. As stress is reduced, individuals experience increased mental acuity, more restful sleep, greater productivity, and enhanced energy. Massage Ivanhoe has proven beneficial for individuals engaged in programs for smoking cessation, anger management and weight loss, along with those receiving cancer treatments and for people with dementia.

The application of massage therapy creates a relaxation response that lowers blood pressure. The treatment improves circulation and the delivery of oxygen-rich blood throughout the body. It relieves inflammatory responses and is beneficial for individuals that have degenerative diseases such as arthritis and those that have experienced a stroke.

Massage therapy relieves pain and helps in pain management. The technique releases compressed nerves in conditions that include sciatica and carpel tunnel, and it’s equally beneficial in a myriad of chronic nerve-related conditions associated with diabetes, lupus, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease.

Individuals with injuries, scar tissue, and those that have undergone surgery will find pain relief and rehabilitation through massage therapy. It can be utilized for injuries of the tendons, ligaments, and muscles. It’s beneficial for repetitive motion injuries, sports injuries and for individuals that have been involved in vehicle accidents, it can aid with treatment Osteopaths in Ivanhoe offer.

The body’s immune system is a complex bio-mechanism that relies on multiple organs working together. Massage therapy can play a major role in that process. It aids the lymphatic system that’s responsible for helping to evacuate toxins and excess fluid from the body. It’s especially beneficial for those with a compromised immune system. Massage stimulates the entire immune system to better respond to viruses and bacteria that causes illness.

Massage therapy is an important element in addressing a multitude of injuries, mobility problems and rehabilitation needs. Clinical pilates Ivanhoe & therapeutic massage relieves pain, improves body functions and affects the mind in beneficial ways for a holistic approach to health and wellness.

Jaw Pain Treatment Options

Jaw pain is a very common condition experienced by at least 10% of the Australian population.  It is more common in women than men. Jaw pain is sometimes called TMJ, which stands for temporo mandibular joint (your jaw joint). People mistakenly use the term TMJ to describe their condition i.e. “I have TMJ”. What they should be saying is “I have a TMJ problem” or “I have TMD (temporo-mandibular –disorder)”Jaw Pain Melbourne

Jaw pain is often associated with other symptoms such as clicking, stiffness of the jaws, locking, headache, ear pain or blocking and occasionally ringing of the ears (tinnitus).  The pain is often worse in the morning and is a sign that you may be clenching (bruxing) at night. Stress is a major contributing factor to clenching but is not the only reason for this unconscious habit. Jaw pain commonly occurs when excessive force is applied to the jaws such as wisdom teeth extraction, or when the mouth is kept open for extended periods such as during lengthily dental procedures.

Jaw pain Loganholme can be related to or contributed to by an issue of the head and neck alignment leading to a mechanical stress on the jaw joint and its associated muscles. Whiplash Springwood type injury is a common prelude to jaw pain and may only manifest in jaw pain years later. Neck structures can also refer pain to the face and jaw region producing jaw pain type symptoms which do not originate in the jaw joints or structures. This can contribute to a confusing picture when trying to determine the source of pain and plan appropriate treatment.

Physiotherapists  with special interest and training in TMJ / jaw conditions are able to asses and treat both areas of the neck and TMJ’s to determine where your pain is coming from and what structures require treatment. Often treatment focussing on the head and neck areas as well as the TMJs is indicated for resolution. Although your dentist may be able to assist your jaw pain and clenching by fitting you with a custom made mouth splint, they are not generally able to asses or treat any neck component of your jaw / TMJ pain. If you suspect a neck component due to stiffness at the back of the head and neck, headaches at the back of the head, or if you are not getting expected results with a mouth splint, then be sure to contact a local clinic. Our physiotherapists have special training and experience treating a range of jaw pain / TMJ conditions.