Remedial massage benefits

Remedial massage benefits

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Evidence based Remedial Massage benefits

At Shine Health Wellbeing Centre our practitioners see many people for remedial massage and we know there are remedial massage benefits, but how much evidence is there for its use as a therapeutic tool.

Remedial massage is a therapeutic massage technique that aims to treat muscle pain, tension, and injury. It involves a systematic assessment of the body, followed by a customized massage treatment that focuses on specific areas of discomfort. Remedial massage at Shine Health has gained popularity in recent years, as more people are turning to us and our proficiency in natural therapies to manage their pain and stress. 

In this Shine Health blog, we will discuss the benefits of remedial massage and the evidence supporting its effectiveness.

One of the main benefits of remedial massage is its ability to reduce muscle pain and tension. Studies have shown that massage therapy can help to decrease muscle soreness and stiffness, as well as improve range of motion and flexibility (1). This is because massage increases blood flow to the affected area, which helps to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the muscles, while also removing waste products.

Remedial massage can also be beneficial for managing stress and anxiety. Massage has been shown to reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol, while also increasing levels of serotonin and dopamine, which are neurotransmitters that promote feelings of relaxation and happiness (2). This can help to improve mood and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Another benefit of remedial massage is its ability to improve sleep quality. Studies have shown that massage therapy can increase the production of delta waves in the brain, which are associated with deep sleep (3). This can help to promote better sleep quality and reduce insomnia.

Finally, remedial massage can also be beneficial for athletes and individuals who engage in regular physical activity. Massage therapy has been shown to help reduce muscle fatigue and improve recovery time after exercise (4). It can also help to prevent injuries by improving range of motion and flexibility.

In conclusion, remedial massage can be a highly effective therapy for managing pain, reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep quality, and enhancing athletic performance. 

If you have had enough of constant muscle aches and pain and are ready to try remedial massage, give Shine Health a call or book a remedial massage online. Our practitioners are fully qualified and experienced massage therapists who can provide you with personalized treatment. 


  1. Bervoets DC, Luijsterburg PA, Alessie JJ, Buijs MJ, Verhagen AP. Massage therapy has short-term benefits for people with common musculoskeletal disorders compared to no treatment: a systematic review. J Physiother. 2015;61(3):106-118.
  2. Rapaport MH, Schettler P, Bresee C. A preliminary study of the effects of a single session of Swedish massage on hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal and immune function in normal individuals. J Altern Complement Med. 2010;16(10):1079-1088.
  3. Field T, Diego M, Hernandez-Reif M, et al. Insomnia and sleep disturbances: massage therapy helps. Int J Neurosci. 2006;116(12):1419-1440.
  4. Moraska A. Sports massage: a comprehensive review. J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2005;45(3):370-380.

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