Chronic Conditions

The definition of a chronic condition is a condition or disease that is persistent or long lasting in its effects that lasts for more than 3 months. Remedial massage therapy is extremely beneficial to many chronic conditions whether used as an alone treatment or as a complimentary therapy (used with other forms of treatment).

As massage has an effect on not only soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia) it also has a positive effect on the nervous system, cardiovascular and circulatory systems and gastrointestinal system. Because of this, massage therapy can be used along with other treatments to assist in treatment on a wide range of conditions.

It can assist with conditions such as:

  • Musculoskeletal Injuries – Including:
    • scar tissue
    • strains and sprains
    • dislocations and fractures
    • cruciate and meniscal injuries
    • wounds and burns
  • Overuse injuries – Including:
    • plantar fasciitis
    • Frozen shoulder
    • Bursitis and tendonitis
  • Head and Neck issues – including migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, tension headaches
  • Postural Dysfunctions
  • Joint Dysfunctions
  • Conditions of the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Gastrointestinal Concerns
  • Systemic Concerns

It is very important to understand that these conditions must be diagnosed by a doctor, a massage therapist cannot diagnose! If you are diagnosed with a chronic condition and choose to utilise massage therapy as a part of your treatment plan it is important to let your GP and other treating professionals know.

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