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Ian Shires Massage Therapy - Benefits

The Benefits of Massage Therapy



Potentially everyone can benefit from Massage Therapy, be they a sports person or someone who sits at a desk, or in the car, all day. The treatment involves using techniques to assist the body to recover and repair from injuries and reduce tension build ups, aches and pains in the soft tissues whether caused by sport, injury, over-use or inactivity.


The potential benefits of Remedial Deep Tissue Massage and Thai Massage include:

  • Relieve aches and pains in tired or injured muscles
  • Reduction of stress and tension promoting feelings of wellbeing
  • Relieve fatigue
  • Aid rehabilitation after an injury, operation or accident
  • Improve body and posture awareness
  • Helps to prevent or reduce the risk of injury
  • Increase flexibility
  • Reduce scar tissue
  • Improve circulation and lymphatic flow
  • Relieve the symptoms of chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, repetitive strain injuries and some types of sciatic pain


In addition there are the potential benefits of Sports Massage:


  • Reduce recovery time post exercise and competition to improve the quality of training
  • Improves body awareness and promotes prevention or reduction of risk of injury
  • Improved flexibility and range of movement of joints
  • Reduction of stress and tension improving performance