5 Good Reasons Why Futsal is Good for Kids

The benefits of playing futsal are aplenty and they are not only restricted to adult players. Futsal is being recommended even to small children and teenagers as it is just equally fun as it is physically uplifting.

I have seen my children reap the benefits of playing the sport and I cannot help but share them to my fellow parents:

It Fosters Sportsmanship

Futsal is being played globally and became the sole indoor soccer game that earned the official recognition of both FIFA and UEFA. In fact, there is a Futsal World Cup attended by over 100 countries worldwide. So to speak, it is a competitive sport.

Allowing our children to engage in futsal early on teaches them the value of sportsmanship. It further inculcates the values of hard work and team effort which are essentially needed to survive in the world as it is.

It Promotes Strategic Thinking

The game only consists of 5 players per team and the chances are high for a player to face head on with another opponent, especially that the field is relatively smaller than a typical soccer field.

The events are also relatively short-spaced that quick, strategic thinking is required almost always, all throughout the competition. I have witnessed my child in action playing the infamous futsal and I can attest to how the game has improved his analytical skills.

The changes may not come on big and obvious, yet the improvement is solid and persistent. For instance, I notice how quickly he changes his direction when a speeding car approaches him. Or, amazingly he’s able to find ways to crunch several household chores in such a short period.

It Prepares the Kid for Soccer

If you examine both sports closely, you’ll realize there is not much difference between indoor futsal and soccer, except for a few ball techniques and rules.

Messi, Ronaldo, and Pele are the world’s most famous soccer players who are proud former futsal players. Because futsal can be played indoors, consistency of practice is assured, rain or shine.

More so, with the relatively smaller number of players involved, the passing of ball becomes extremely critical. Studies show that futsal players receive the ball 6 times more than when playing soccer.

In effect, your individual technical becomes more improved, ready for a bigger game, especially when your child wishes to one day transition to soccer.

It Boosts Self-esteem

Concomitant to the advantage of increased ball exposure is the enhancing of self-esteem. The players become more confident in their ability to score. Futsal, suffice it to say, is more empowering to kids.

I have seen kids as young as 7 years old who seem to enjoy futsal and feel confident about their skills. This spills over outside the confines of a court, even in their performance at school or other organizations.

It Provides an Opportunity for Cathartic Release

Children and teenagers generally have higher energy than most adults. Their body, brought about by hormonal changes, is at its most optimum state to engage in any sport.

Alongside puberty, emotional and mental challenges also come their way and I, having been exposed to kids of several age groups, can attest to the wavering emotions of a youngster.

Futsal then becomes a very good outlet for any pent-up emotions. It is rough, yet never abusive. So it becomes perfect for releasing the stresses that kids may not express well just yet.

Ultimately, I can say that futsal keeps the youth active, away from vices and other unhealthy habits. It instills discipline and furthers their agility and endurance. Maneuvering the ball is difficult, after all. It promotes sharp thinking and sharper physical skills.

A Simple Review of the Theragun G2Pro Percussion Massager

I never really believed in percussion massagers, opting instead to get my post-workout massage treatment from my favourite massage clinic. After all, the clinic is very near the gym where I work out. But then a friend of mine lent me her Theragun G2Pro, a percussion massager that she says is used by professionals in clinical practise settings.

I was hesitant to try it, not really believing it will work. However, since my friend is going to lend me the device for a full month, I decided to give it a try. This is my personal experience and review of this machine. I have to reiterate that this is not a Theragun G2Pro detailed review. It’s a simple one that I hope will somehow enlighten you about percussion massagers.

The Design                                                                       

Looking like an impact drill with a different attachment, the Theragun G2Pro is currently marketed for those who are dead serious about managing post-workout muscle pain and strain while also facilitating the faster repair of injured muscle tissues. This allows them to get straight back into the action.

It has a modest design powered by a 12-volt rechargeable lithium battery that sends electrical juices to its oscillating motor that delivers 2,400 vibrations per minute. Each vibration is rated at 36 kilogrammes of force. The oscillations are designed to move up to 16-mm in a vertical motion.

The Theragun G2Pro already comes with 4 massager head attachments, each one designed to produce a specific type of massaging action. It only weighs a little more than a kilogramme, making it portable enough for frequent use.

What I Consider Fantastic

There are a number of things that I find really pleasant with the Theragun G2Pro. First, the massaging action is simply superb. No wonder people love it because of its ability to activate deeper muscle tissues. I love my massage therapist, but given the fact that I’ve already been introduced to the Theragun G2Pro,

I think I’d also want to keep this for those my-therapist-is-not-around scenarios. I later found out that this percussion massager delivers 36 kg of force with each of the 40 percussions that it produces every second. It’s unthinkable, yet the results are unquestionable.

This percussion massager also comes with angle placements – four to be precise – allowing me to reach certain parts of my body with relative ease. I’ve seen another percussion massager that looks more like a shower head. This one looks like an impact drill. It comes with 4 massager heads; although my friend only has three (I think she misplaced one).

Suffice it to say, the massager heads work like a charm as I get to use the right attachment for the right massaging action that I need.

What I Find Troublesome

Okay, so the Theragun G2Pro is a professional-grade massager. But given the fact that it is very pricey, this is something that no ordinary Aussie will want to get. Moreover, I find the battery life to be ridiculously short. The published battery life is 40 to 45 minutes.

Personally, the longest I was able to use it in between recharges was a little less than 30 minutes. But I can always live with a half-hour massager.

The real headache is the noise. I once brought it to the office so that I can have a half-hour massage session right in my cubicle during break time. My officemates were all looking at me because of the noise that it created. No wonder my friend never brought the device to work.

Personally, I like the Theragun G2Pro. Unfortunately, its noise is something that I find a real drawback.

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Get Professional Nails Treatment

Call me vain, but I really love getting my nails pampered to the max. At least once a month, I make it a point to visit my favourite beauty salon in Doncaster in the suburbs of Melbourne where I live and give my nails the kind of care and attention that they deserve. Some of my friends think that I am only there to make my nails more beautiful. What they don’t know is that this is the last thing in my mind. Here are my top 5 reasons why I always get professional nails treatment and you should, too.

  1. Facilitates blood circulation 

Contrary to what many people think, nails treatment isn’t only focused on the nails themselves. Since the nails are actually extensions of the bones of the appendages or the fingers, these have to be taken care of, too. As such, whenever I get professional nails treatment, my hands and my fingers always get the massage that they need. Whether it is with the application of a moisturiser or even a soothing cream to help prepare for the nails treatment, a simple rubbing action on the fingers is all it takes to help improve the blood flow in the hands. And you’ll actually notice your nail beds turning a rosy pink as proof of the improved blood circulation.

  1. A great way to relax and unwind 

Have you tried squishing stress balls? Can you remember how you felt afterwards? Well, nails treatment may not actually be stress balls, but it does provide such similar effect. You see, when your nail treatment specialist starts focusing on your appendages, she will usually be holding and applying pressure onto your digits. It’s like acupressure, but centred only on the pads of one’s fingers. Experts say it’s all about stimulating certain dermatomes in the fingers that will help you relax. Moreover, the atmosphere in a beauty salon is quite relaxing. It helps me unwind, just lying back and allowing the specialists to do their thing. I’ve also been known to doze off during such sessions. That’s the power of a relaxing massage on your fingers.

  1. Improves the overall health of nails 

Every day we pick up things, grab items, and throw objects with our hands. We cling onto fixtures, dig inside our purses, and what have you. The point is that throughout the course of a single day our hands get all of the abuse. Dirt, grime, dust, and even microorganisms can actually lurk underneath our nails. Not only are nails affected, even the skin in our hands is affected. It becomes dry and dull-looking. Nail treatments bring back the health to these parts of our bodies, making them look healthier and definitely younger-looking. Now, who among you doesn’t want to look and feel young?

  1. Prevents hangnails and brittle nails 

Some folks freak out when they see a piece of skin tissue protruding from the sides of their nails. This is hangnail and is actually quite common. However, it usually presents itself in winter or when the individual happens to love staying in the water much longer than absolutely necessary. It’s common among folks with dry skin, too. The same is true with brittle nails. Thankfully, if you do manage to get professional nails treatment you’ll be able to avert these issues since part of your treatment is giving your hands and fingers the moisturising they deserve. This helps prevent drying.

  1. Invaluable pieces of advice 

Perhaps the most important reason why I get professional nails treatment is that I get pieces of professional advice on how to better care for my hands, fingers, toes, and nails at no extra charge. These invaluable pieces of advice are based on their years of experience, technical know-how, and professional competencies required of their job. These are invaluable bits of information that you won’t get from the internet.

If you’re thinking of pampering your nails, too, get some professional nails treatment instead of doing it on your own. Believe me, it’s the least you can do for the nails on your hardworking hands and feet.

Acupuncture vs. Dry Needling: A Therapy for Neck and Back Pains

For a while now, I have been experiencing back pains specifically around my shoulder blades. People say that this is because I keep on carrying a heavy backpack and I carry it around with me for a good part of the day. If this were the case, then why wasn’t my lower back hurting? And then other people started telling me that maybe it was due to having tensed and overworked back muscles. When I mentioned having neck pains too, they claim that having tensed muscles contribute to not having proper blood circulation going to the neck. Hence, my neck keeps on hurting. 

It reached a point that the pain was intolerable already and the frequent massages were not taking effect anymore. At first, I thought massages would help ease the tension on my back, but after a while the pain seemed to stay.

This is when a friend of mine suggested trying acupuncture or dry needling. Not knowing anything about them (I assumed they were one and the same), I started looking for Chinese acupuncture in Melbourne. After a while, I realized that the two were different forms of therapy and there was a big difference between acupuncture and dry needling

Acupuncture has its roots in China. Ancient China believed in the balance, like the yin and yang. In the same way, they believe that in every body, there should be a balance of chi. Chi is the energy of life present in all living creatures including plants and animals. This chi flows all throughout the body along pathways. These pathways are called meridians and this is where needles are inserted when someone goes through acupuncture. 

The process of acupuncture is just like sticking needles. The needles are inserted on the meridians where the flow of chi is disrupted. After they are left for 15-30 minutes, the needles are removed and the flow of chi will start to normalize. The therapy itself is not painful except for the first part where the needles are being inserted. They say that you will feel a tingling sensation, but it will immediately go away once you relax. 

On the other hand, dry needling did not originate in China. In fact, it originated in the west around the 1980’s. Unlike acupuncture, this procedure does not believe in chi. Instead, their basis for sticking needles in certain places is that those places are trigger points with neuro-muscles. When certain parts of the body become trigger points, this means that there is a slight dysfunction to the performance and state of the nerves and muscles in the said area. 

How dry needling works is different from acupuncture because you do not leave the needles on your body. Instead, you poke or insert them in the trigger points and this invites a reflex action of your muscles. This reflex action, a jerk of the muscle, gives a sudden release of pain. With certain jumps of the muscle, the part of the body that used to be so tensed will no longer be like that. The downside to this, though, is the sudden pain you will feel especially when you’re a first timer. 

While the two are both very promising, I had to decide which therapy I would want to push through with. My goal was to no longer have back and neck pains and to have them as rare as possible. To add to that, I wanted my muscles to relax because I do think that they are already overused and too tensed.

To be able to decide, I went through the things I was iffy with for both acupuncture and dry needling. First, I have low tolerance for pain and I was afraid that I will not be able to take the sudden pain I will experience in dry needling. I was anxious that I will get so stressed because I was not comfortable with needles that will be poked at me. Because of this I was leaning towards acupuncture.

Another thing that I was considering was the fact that dry needling is relatively new as compared to acupuncture. Few people only know this kind of therapy and it wasn’t extensively researched on. However, I was also taking into account the scientific basis of dry needling and that the trigger points they refer to are points where there is tension. This was more comforting than believing in having chi especially when I wasn’t Chinese to begin with. 

In the end, I still went for acupuncture and I went to a clinic that was an expert on it. I was anxious at first since it was my first time, but I knew I had to get on with it. My back and neck pains were already so disturbing that some form of therapy had to take place. The good thing is that acupuncture did work on me and my muscle pains were greatly lessened.

The Benefits of Undergoing a Physio Session

physioI am 40 now and there are still so many things that I want to do and achieve. Even if I have a small business, I still make sure that I allot time for my kids to take care of them. As much as possible I want to prepare breakfast for them to ensure that they are eating healthy food. In our house, we also have dogs and cats that also demand time and attention from me. However, my current age is not helping me do my tasks and responsibilities as efficient as I was able to do during my younger years. This pushed me to look for ways that will help me regain the level of vitality and strength I had during my teenage days.

One of the remedies that caught my attention is physiotherapy. As a meticulous mother, I want to live a healthy life that doesn’t rely on synthetic drugs and processed food supplements. This is why I always try to look for natural ways to keep my body healthy and strong. Physio, which is a therapy that doesn’t involve intake of medicines or other chemical substances, is a natural and safe way to help people recover from pain, injuries and other unhealthy conditions due to the wear and tear an aging body is experiencing.        

Because of the initial research I did, I’ve learned that there are certified and experienced physiotherapists in many parts of Australia. I live in Werribee but our residential house is not located in the crowded and busy city. I wanted to see a physiotherapist so I searched online for the best physio in Werribee suburb.

After a few clicks, I stumbled upon a clinic that has good reviews from its previous patients. I read further about their background and services. Then, I decided to visit them the next day since it is a Friday. I contacted them using the phone number posted on their website.

On the day of my first visit, I still did my usual morning routine – preparing breakfast for my kids and husband and attending to our cute and lovely pets. When they left for school and work, I took a quick bath and prepared myself. I wore casual but comfortable clothes.

When I arrived at the clinic, the receptionist greeted me warmly and assisted me until I am face to face with one of the clinic’s physiotherapists. The physiotherapist is very professional but at the same time kind and entertaining. At first, she asked me to discuss about my current health condition. So, I told him about my problem and narrated how I am having difficulties in moving particularly when carrying things and when climbing the stairs. I experience back and joint pains more often now. Aside from my age, I shared with him the things I do in my house and in our small business. I liked the fact that he is very attentive to everything I say.

The discussion was followed with a physical examination. He said that it is necessary to assess my body’s flexibility, range of movement and strength. The results of the examination will be used to devise a treatment plan that is adjusted and tailored to my health condition and needs. The therapist said that they want to succeed in helping every patient overcome physical and health problems. They do it with the careful consideration of the assessment results and activities and responsibilities that the patients are attending to.

During my first visit, I was experiencing a little pain at the lower part of my back. He tried to perform a few treatments to ease the unwanted pain. He did a few minutes of massage but it’s not like the usual massage we experience in spas. I can really feel the comfort not only on my muscles but also on my bones. While he is carefully massaging my lower back, he shared with me the top benefits of seeing a physio and actually undergo a therapy session.        

Physiotherapy successfully helps restore flexibility, which is essential in keeping the body able of doing simple to complicated movements. My therapist asked me to try several exercises and poses that will help improve my flexibility. All throughout the different exercises, he was closely guiding me to make sure that I am doing every step properly. A series of therapy sessions will also improve balance and coordination. He further added there are exercise routines that can even prevent future health problems. What I’ve noticed is that strength training and aerobic exercise are essential in the recommended workout plan.

I went out of the clinic feeling relieved, relaxed and more optimistic because I’ve learned that even if I am 40, I can still be as strong and flexible as a teenage girl. I agreed with the physio to come back to the clinic and complete a series of physio session.

Click here to learn more stories like this. Always remember that your health should come first on top of everything. Whether simple or not, you should pay attention to your health so that future problems can be eliminated. Good health leads to a happier life.

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Taking Your Options for Mole Removal

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Mole naturally occurs in any part of our body. It develops when pigmented cells are clustered together, which appears on the skin as black or brown spots. The most obvious ones are those on the face that for some looks okay. It actually enhances and makes their look interesting and easy to remember. For others, however, too big moles don’t please them particularly if it is located on the nose or other parts of the face. For these reasons, many look for the most effective mole removal procedure to finally get rid of the moles that displeases them.

In Australia, there are numerous health clinics that offer advance procedures for removing moles. Mole removal Sydney clinics, for example, are known to offer reliable mole removal services.

How to safely remove moles

If you don’t have any idea about removing moles safely, or if you’re not confident that you can do home treatments yourself, then you should consult with a dermatologist. The first step is to set an appointment at the nearest but credible health clinic. One possible reason why you want your mole removed is for beauty purposes. However, you still need to consult with a dermatologist to examine the mole and determine what procedure is best for its removal. You need to know that moles can be cancerous. When a mole is cancerous, you have to let a professional remove it so the cancer cells can be handled well.

A biopsy is needed to be able to determine whether or not a mole is cancerous. During your consultation with the doctor, the mole will be examined and if it exhibits melanoma or other common symptoms of skin cancer, then a biopsy will be ordered. The type of procedure to be performed depends on the result of the biopsy.

What are the safe ways that a professional can use to remove moles?

  • Surgical excision. It is a procedure that is required when the mole is too large or identified as cancerous. The surgeon will just administer a local anesthesia. Then, he will make a deep cut to remove the unwanted mole including the surrounding tissues. The tissues are included so regrowth of the mole cells will be prevented. The last step is the use of sutures to close the wound. This procedure is safe and is designed to leave minimal or unnoticeable scarring.
  • Surgical Shaving. Like surgical excision, an anesthesia is administered first. Then, the mole is shaved off but you won’t feel any pain. There are no stitches but a needle prick is required, which will leave a very small scar after the process.

What are mole removal procedures that must be avoided?

When you search the Web, you’ll see different home treatments that promise effective removal of moles. There are also cosmetic procedures offered at salons that you should be hesitant about.

  • Laser Mole Removal. This is not a safe procedure because it does not follow standard operating procedures such as biopsy, which is necessary to determine if the mole is potentially cancerous or not. It is not and will never be a good alternative to the procedure that doctors perform professionally. In addition, it may leave a scar that is far worse than other procedures.
  • Mole Removal Creams. These creams are very appealing particularly to those who are not well informed about the different procedures that can safely or dangerously remove moles. They can be bought online and are promoted and marketed as non-invasive and very cheap alternative to surgical procedures. Creams can also be actually damaging later on because they penetrate deep into the skin. When they seat deep underneath for a long time they may cause damage that is irreparable. The small scar from safe procedures are very minimal compared to the damage that creams can cause.

You may not be worried about having moles. You may even actually like its presence on your face because it makes you look better. However, you need to highly consider mole removal when it is changing its size and color. You should not wait for it to grow larger and become cancerous. You also need to always protect your skin so no new moles will be formed. One effective way is wearing sunscreen to protect he skin from harmful UV rays.  

Bringing Out the Natural Beauty of your Hair with Balayage

balayageMany of today’s modern women want to look beautiful. They need to make sure that their best assets really do stand out. This is intended not only to enhance one’s natural beauty but, more importantly, generate the kind of self-confidence that modern individuals so desperately require. However, letting natural beauty stand out without necessarily overdoing it requires skill and finesse in the application of several natural beauty enhancers. Whether it is the application of a makeup or artificial eyelashes or even balayage, you will need to be careful so that it will look natural, not like some Kabuki doll.

Hair and Natural Beauty

Mankind has always been fascinated with keeping their crowning glories looking great and fabulous. Many women would spend countless hours in a hair salon just to have their hair fixed in different styles and cuts. More often than not, they follow the in-thing, the trend as dictated by models in magazines, actresses in films, or even the who’s who in the world of the rich and famous. And when it comes to giving your hair its natural beauty, you definitely need to try the bayalage hair highlighting technique. The best balayage in Melbourne by Rakis on Collins as well as in other key cities of Australia and the rest of the world can literally help bring out the natural beauty in your hair.

As a Hair Highlighting Technique

Many modern individuals go to great lengths to add colour and vibrance to their hair. Some would go with natural looking hair colours while others would go to the rather unusual, very loud, ‘look-at-me’ kind of colours like orange, violet, purple, green, and blue, and any colour in between. The colours or hair highlights can be applied onto the hair in four fundamental types: foiling, painting, chunking, and frosting.

Balayage is a kind of free-form highlighting using a paint brush specifically designed for hairs. It is a French word that means to paint or to sweep. What makes it so unique from other types of hair highlighting techniques is that it naturally blends with your hair. It is not obnoxious or loud. The colours are just right to make your hair looking more natural. The subtle colours project a hair that naturally glows or shines. However, instead of ambient light reflecting from your hair, it is the subtle, sometimes subdued, and soft colour that is reflected.

Why Should You Get a Balayage?

Although balayage has been around ever since man first tried experimenting with applying his hair with soft, subtle, and very minimal dye or hair colouring, it is nonetheless making a huge comeback. This has been made all the more possible because of the models who walk the fashion industry’s ramp as well as the world’s A-listers in both the film and print industries. Movie and TV personalities have all started sporting naturally looking highlights in their hair. Even known socialites and philanthropists have been seen having a bayalage.

However, you should not get a balayage for yourself simply because it is the in-thing to do or that the world’s celebrities have it. No. you should get a bayalage for the simple reason that it can bring out the best in you.

The main principle behind the art of bayalage is something that you are too familiar with: less is more. Natural beauty can be best achieved by highlighting your most striking features or your best assets. By applying lesser amounts of hair colouring, the choice of which is dependent on the tone of your skin, bayalage can bring out the best in your features.  

Bayalage is easy to maintain and works for all types and length of hair. It gives your hair a more natural look, more bespoke, and of course, more flattering.

Where Can You Get It?

Bayalage is painting your hair in free-form. While you can do this in the comfort of your own home, it is always recommended to get the professional expertise of a bayalage specialist. This is to make sure that the colours to be used bring out the natural beauty in your hair as well as highlight your other features, especially your skin. In some cases, the colour of your eyes will also have to be taken into consideration so that the effect will be more natural and very pleasing.

Any changes done to our crowning glory usually creates a difference on our face. And this change is often better. So, if want a gorgeous looking hair that is glossy and naturally-enhanced, get a bayalage now.

Targeting the Problem with Remedial Massage

Massage is largely considered as an effective regimen to ease muscle tension and provide an overall relaxing effect. In some patients with chronic pain, massage has been known to provide some degree of pain relief. Although massage in itself does not make the core of a medical therapeutic regimen, it can, nonetheless maximize the effects of mainstream medical treatments. This is the core philosophy of our Prahran clinic in suburban Melbourne.

Targeted Massage

Physiotherapy and sports clinics now provide patients suffering from a host of musculoskeletal and mobility problems with a massage intervention known as remedial massage. This involves the deep manipulation of the different tissues of the body to elicit a desired specific outcome. This is largely different from a general massage in which the goal is to provide an overall sense of relaxation for the whole body. Remedial massage is also colloquially known as a targeted massage.

The Science Behind Remedial Massage

Because remedial massage is not your ordinary relaxing and soothing massage, the remedial massage therapist should have the necessary cognitive and psychomotor competencies to carry out the massage regimen in a manner that is consistent with treatment modalities. It is for this reason that education is required in order to achieve certification in this industry. This is what makes therapists efficient in carrying out their duties to their patients. Certification is essential because this is the basis for patients to trust their therapist.

Certified remedial massage therapists have to be knowledgeable about the different structures of the human body including the specific functions of each body part. Particular emphasis is on muscles, joints, and bones and can sometimes include the parts of the nervous system such as the brain, spinal cord, and the nerves. All of these are required to enable the remedial massage therapist to identify specific body parts that are not functioning normally.

Aside from anatomy and physiology of the human body, the remedial massage therapist should also be able to know how to effectively assess and diagnose what is wrong in a patient. This can be aided by his knowledge of some of the more common conditions that are directly related to mobility such as muscle aches, sprain, and strain among others.

Once a thorough assessment has been performed, this will be further confirmed by a series of tests that will determine the specific muscle that is giving pain to the patient. This way, accurate and muscle-specific manipulative treatments can be performed – right where it should be. Hence the term targeted massage or remedial massage.

Who Can Benefit from Remedial Massage?

As remedial massage provides both general relaxation and a targeted massage to provide remedy to the body part that is causing the muscle tension and / or pain, remedial massage is generally considered to be beneficial to patients who have may be suffering from muscle aches and pains, joint problems, as well as stress and tension headaches.

The general effect of remedial massage is the release of muscle tension and a reduction of muscle spasms and cramping. This is brought about by the careful manipulation of a group of muscles to stretch and relax them so that they return to their original tonicity. The range of motion of joints is also optimized for mobility.

The effects of remedial massage are greatly related to the improvement in the overall blood flow to the diseased body part. This enhances the recuperative body processes that are already on-going to hasten the speed of recovery. With an improvement in blood circulation, the elimination of body wastes is also improved through the lymphatic system, draining the toxic substances that can contribute to the pain perceived in that area of the body.

Remedial massage has also been known to be effective in lowering the cortisol levels in the body. This can contribute to a much lower pain experience. Massage can also increase the levels of dopamine and serotonin in the brain to provide a countermeasure to the effects of stress as brought about by the pain experience.

Remedial Massage Sessions

Unlike relaxing massage that covers the entire body, remedial massage can only take at least 30 minutes of targeted session to provide relief to a specific problem. This is what makes remedial massage ideal for today’s urban professionals who are always on the go that they simply do not have the 90 minutes for a whole body massage. By focusing on what really is the problem, this targeted treatment can thus be finished in a shorter period of time.

Remedial massage is not really new. The concepts and principles have been applied ever since physiotherapists began understanding the need to focus more on the problem of patients and not necessarily the entire body. For as long as it is acquired from specialists and certified staff, recovery and wellness can certainly be achieved.