As the end of winter approaches most sportspeople are also preparing for finals in their chosen codes. As the season draws to an end fatigue can play a big part in increasing your risk of injury and impairing performance during the finals.
Studies have shown that massage may help reduce fatigue and aid in muscle recovery by improving your quality of sleep as most of your muscle recovery is done while counting sheep.( 1)
It's that time of the year where the cold weather settles in and everyone's feeling run down and got the sniffles. You start counting down the days until the start of school holidays but why not count down the days until your next adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment ensures our nervous system is free of interferences caused by a vertebral subluxation, so our body can respond appropriately to any environment it is provided. (Chiropractors.asn.au, 2018)
Meditation, practiced on a daily basis positively influences all aspects of our being - body, mind and soul.
Research has showed that it helps in the management of health conditions ranging from high blood pressure, to cancer, to depression, but from a holistic view, it is even more beneficial if practiced regularly as it induces the Restful Awareness Response, which has physiological effects which are directly opposite to those caused by the stress response.
We all know it’s important to drink water every day, but did you know it’s even more important to drink water post your massage? We don’t just say it for fun.
Water is the major component of the human body, accounting for approximately 73% of lean body mass. (1). When you ask how much water you should drink, commonly the answer is 8 glasses or 2 litres a day.
Massage has been associated with rehabilitation and sports performance for many years (2). Sports massage has been suggested as a means to help prepare an athlete for competition, as a tool to enhance performance, as a treatment approach to help the athlete recover, and as a manual therapy intervention for sports-related injuries (1). In sport performance benefits can be divided into four categories Biomechanical, Physiological, Neurological and Psychological.
Remedial Massage on its own has many benefits. However, when you combine massage with Chiropractic care there are many health benefits. We are fortunate at Catalyst Health and Wellness Group that we have other Health Professionals to help you in your health journey. Receiving a massage anytime is a beneficial for your health but it is also beneficial pre or post a chiropractic adjustment; combining massage therapy with chiropractic care can help healing.
Our feet do a lot of work yet they are an area of the body that is often neglected. Foot massage is a relaxing way to pamper your feet however there are also many unexpected benefits of foot massage. These can benefit your overall health as well as the health of your feet.
Reflexology is a specialised form of foot massage which is based on the theory that different points and areas on the feet correspond to the glands, organs and other parts of the body (2).
Shoulder pain has many different causes. The pain may occur in the joint itself or the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the shoulder. Shoulder pain can be associated with restricted joint range of motion and loss of muscle strength (3). Massage therapy has become a widely accepted treatment for shoulder pain (1). Massage therapy is usually viewed as an adjunctive therapy to prepare for mobilisation (1).