|Pickford Lane Osteopath
46 Pickford Lane
Tel 020 8303 8872
Massage isn't capable of curing any serious or life-threatening medical disorders - but it can provide welcome relief from the symptoms of anxiety, tension, depression, insomnia, and stress, as well as back pain, headache, muscle pain and some forms of chronic pain. It's also frequently recommended for the treatment of minor sports injuries and repetitive stress injuries and for the enhancement of physical conditioning. Some people find that it even relieves such digestive disorders as constipation. There are many reasons to get a massage and here are just a few of them.
Many of us find ourselves in a constant state of hyper-alertness as we try to respond to the stresses of day-to-day living. Massage acts directly on the nervous system, activating the opposite of the "fight or flight syndrome" that we are so familiar with. Massage relaxes painful and tight muscles. Massage stretches and kneads tight and painful muscles, gently separating individual fibres that may have become bound and knotted together. Once your muscles are relaxed you may find that you can move more freely, breathe more deeply, making it more likely for your muscles to remain in their new-found flexible state.
Massage improves joint mobility and health. Massage can help increase range of motion in your joints by releasing muscle tension around them. In addition, circulation is also increased in the joints - actually stimulating the healthy production of the joint's natural lubrication.
I work in association with an excellent masseur with many years of experience. Caroline combines a warm friendly environment with a professional healing experience. Telephone her on 07986 988762.
Here is a link to a very informative Massage website.