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What is massage?


Massage is the manipulation of muscle and soft tissue that creates relaxation and improved healing times. Massage can be at a superficial or deep muscle level . The approach and extent of massage application can be chosen to suit various objectives such as enhancing functionality, aiding the healing process, and promoting relaxation and well-being.


What it involves

The general procedure involves stimulating the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids, all geared towards physical and psychological wellbeing.


How it Benefits You

Massage therapy can be used simply for relaxation purposes but for many it is a way of maintaining our bodies in peak condition to handle our stressful lives.Total Physio Isa’s Remedial Massage Therapists not only help you achieve the rare and precious mental relaxation, but it also helps to heal physical symptoms such as back and neck pain that can come from routine activities such as prolonged sitting at a desk, or from physical labor.


What type of massage do you need?

We have different types of massage dependant on your requirements. There are various massage types, each one with a specific method and function. Our team at Total Physio Isa can help you make sense out of the potentially confusing range of massages. Our expert massage therapists help you choose the massage (one or combination) which will suit you best, thereby maximizing the physical and physiological benefits. Below is a brief summary of the different types of massage we offer. This will give you the basics and help you decide what your body needs.


Remedial Massage

Heals muscles and tendons that are damaged, impaired or knotted. It holistically treats the whole body and traces the discomfort back to the original cause. It uses specialised techniques, passive stretching, and oil lubricants.


Deep Tissue Massage

Focusing on deeper layers of muscle tissue, it is designed to reach the deep sections of thick muscles, specifically the individual muscle fibres.


Swedish Massage

Employs a system of long strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, percussion, vibration and shaking motions to apply pressure between muscles and bones. The Swedish Massage feels really good, and is relaxing & invigorating.


Connective Tissue Massage

Used to relieve chronic tension, improve posture and relieve painful symptoms of chronic diseases such as Arthritis, Tendonitis, TMJ and Sciatica.


Relaxation Massage

A softer, more gentle approach which helps to increase circulation and connective tissue elasticity. You will feel suitably refreshed and ready to tackle everything life throws at you!


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What conditions does massage help treat and manage?

There is sufficient evidence that massage can be used to treat a wide range of disorders, such as:

• Insomnia
• Muscular tension
• Headaches and migraines
• Work related stress
• Repetitive strain injury
• Depression
• Arthritis
• Eating disorders and digestive dysfunction
• Pre-natal pregnancy conditions
• Fibrositis
• Spondylitis
• Frozen shoulder
• Whiplash
• Sports and dancing injuries


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Business Owners – What are the benefits of massage for your workplace and workforce?


HELP-225x300If you are a business owner and you are looking to boost the productivity and motivation of your workforce, massage could be just the thing you are looking for.


Boost the productivity of your team and benefit your business with massage. As a business owner or manager, you will appreciate the amount of time most of your employees spend sitting in front of computer screens for extended periods of time. It’s easy to note how effective massage therapy can be to counteract the adverse effects of work-routine tasks such as prolonged sitting in front of a computer screen.


Introducing massage therapy for your workforce will go a long way in reducing staff stress levels, which helps cultivate a relaxed work environment, as well as reduce the cost of lost labour through sick days. The best way to implement massage therapy for enhancing productivity is through hiring the services of our professional massage therapists at Total Physio Isa.


You can use massage therapy to boost your business productivity. Corporations the world over are realizing the benefits and usefulness for massage therapy. From a managerial point of view, massage therapy is an amazing way to maintain a healthy, efficient and consequently highly productive workforce. Several companies are implementing regular massage arrangements for their employees. Weaving in mobile massage therapy into the employee benefits is certainly a very smart business decision that more and more enterprising business leaders are taking.


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The best time to start using massage therapy to enhance your life is now. Waiting until pain hits you or gets worse before turning to massage is a bad decision. Whatever your profession and habits are, you will make life much easier and healthier by taking regular massage as a preventative measure rather than as a curative one. This will not only reduce chances of injury but enhance your life and productivity in general. Regular massage maintenance will increase your overall sense of well being for optimum physical and mental health.