Making Goals: How Massage Can Help With Stress And Injuries

Welcome to my blog everyone. My name is Joan Templer, and I am the manager of a successful netball team. I am a firm believer in combining excellent coaching skills with physical and psychological therapy to produce the best players possible. One of the most important aspects of our team preparation is ensuring that players have access to quality massage services. Over the years, I have seen considerable evidence that regular massage helps reduce injury recovery time and relaxes players so that they perform at their best. Of course, you don't have to be a sportsperson to suffer from stress or injuries. For example, many office workers are under daily pressure and gain various aches and pains from hunching over desks. I have started this blog to sing the praises of regular massage and explain the different techniques available. Please browse and I hope your life can be stress-free.

The Benefits of Massage Therapy During Pregnancy


Being pregnant is a very exciting thing, but it's also a time when you have to take extra care of your body to ensure that your little one is brought into the world safely and to make sure that you make it through your pregnancy in the best possible health. With so many hormonal and physical changes to your body happening at this time, massage is a great way to look after yourself and keep things under control.

When pregnant, it's a very good idea to skip the day spas and book a licensed physiotherapist who is experienced with prenatal massage. Here are some of the benefits that you can experience with pregnancy massages:

You will have more energy. When you are carrying more weight around with you, you are bound to feel as though you have less energy than normal. This is to be expected, but one successful way of bosting your energy is by investing in a massage that drains the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system helps the body to get rid of toxins and waste, and this kind of massage will remove those toxins so your immune system is better and you are less fatigued day-to-day.

It will help manage your blood pressure. Everybody knows that high blood pressure is a bad thing, but it's an especially bad thing during pregnancy. This is because it can decrease the blood flow to the placenta, and can potentially lead to very serious conditions, such as preeclampsia. Working with a trained physiotherapist to give you massages that improve blood flow and circulation can be extremely helpful for avoiding these negative side effects.

It will help regulate your hormones. The changes you will experience during pregnancy are not just physical but hormonal. When your hormones change rapidly, your moods and emotions will also change, so that one moment you feel irritable and the next incredibly joyful. This hormonal change can be just as exhausting as the physical changes you endure, but massage can actually help to regulate those hormones too, so that you feel calm and in control of your pregnancy.

You'll sleep better. A good night of sleep is important for you and your growing baby. After sleeping well, you'll feel more prepared to tackle another day of growing a human inside of you, but sleeping while pregnant can be more uncomfortable, and thus you are likely to get less of it. Massage, however, is something that will relax your muscles and regulate your hormones, so that you are totally ready for a peaceful night of great rest.

Contact a physiotherapy clinic that offers massage for more information.


23 April 2018