We WELCOME Massage Therapy

Some BIG wheels have been turning behind the scenes at Oomph Osteopathy lately. As we settle into our fifth month up and running in Armidale, we are excited to announce that from next week we welcome two new people to the team, Lauren and Jo.

Lauren will be making reception her home three mornings a week, as we welcome her to the team, she will be the friendly face who greets you when you walk in our door. We are sure that her youthful, vibrant and caring nature will be very well received – welcome Lauren!

Jo is going to be joining us two days a week as our in house Remedial Massage Therapist. Jo has her diploma in Remedial Massage and has been working for herself for the past few years. We welcome Jo, and encourage anyone who is looking for a remedial massage therapist to give her a try – you can book in online by going to our BOOKING Page.

Why see a Remedial Massage Therapist?

Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being.

Massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan by:

  • Reducing or eliminating pain.
  • Improving joint mobility.
  • Improving circulation.
  • Improving lymphatic drainage.
  • Reducing muscular tension.

Massage therapy can be used for the treatment of both acute and chronic conditions. They can work with a wide variety of patients, of all ages, in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation and disability.

Massage Therapists today use their knowledge of physiology and anatomy to combine traditional Swedish and modern massage therapy techniques with other therapies to treat their clients. There has been a wide variety of research, published in peer reviewed journals, proving the benefits of massage therapy for various conditions.

  1. Shoulder and neck pain/tension
  • Do you ever look around and see people in the office or on the street rubbing their shoulders and necks? They are trying to stretch the tension out by contorting their upper bodies to to ease the tension.
  • Shoulder, neck tension and pain are a probably the most common reasons you may want to see your registered massage therapist. We can ease up the tension, show you some stretches you can do to reduce your tension and pain.
  1. Headaches
  • Many people come to see me completely unaware that a Massage Therapist may be able to help with headaches. A recent study determined that 80% of headaches were directly related to tight or dysfunctional muscles.
  • My patients often report that after their first treatment, they see a noticeable reduction in the frequency and severity of their headaches.
  1. Back/Hip pain
  • How many times have you seen people rubbing their lower backs or groaning as they move from sitting to standing? We have become a society that sits for long periods of time during the week, working in front of the computer, behind the wheels commuting to and back from work. When weekend arrives, we charge into physical activity for two days. Run a 10K? No problem!
  • Did you know that most low back pain is related to tight hip muscle? When you come in with low back pain,  a massage therapist will often work on releasing your hip and psoas muscles. Patients often comment after such treatment that they feel a lot of relief.
  1. Sports Massage
  • Athletes constantly push their bodies to the edge of injury and sometimes over the edge. Elite athletes typically require a much deeper pressure to release their defined hard working muscles..
  1. Pre or Post Natal Massage
  • Massage therapy during all stages of Pregnancy is completely safe when performed by a well-trained Massage Therapist. The positioning and pillowing for support differ each trimester to ensure comfort and safety for both the mother and baby.
  • Massage therapists are not only trained in great techniques but also understand the process and the changes in the body during pregnancy.  Drawing on this knowledge to educate patients when they come in for a treatment.
  • After the birth, your Massage therapist can help with any tenderness and tension.

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please send us an email or message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!


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