Physiotherapy or Massage is the question!
Wondering when you can see a remedial massage therapist or do you really need to see a Physio? Are you experiencing ‘Pain’ or is it just ‘tightness or stiffness’? Are you feeling tingling or pins and needles? Is the pain affecting your day to day activities or work? or Do you feel stiff after sports or weight training? The answers to these questions have the key to making an informed decision.
If you are feeling ‘PAIN’ after doing something like lifting a heavy box or driving for a long time, and it is affecting your movements, sleep and day to day activities, you really need to get Physiotherapy. Physiotherapists are adept at diagnosing the condition and letting you know exactly why and where the pain is coming from. Once an accurate diagnosis is established , a Physiotherapist will be able to administer the right treatment for your recovery. Remember Physiotherapy is a slow process but a longer lasting one too. So follow the advice of your Physio to get the best outcome and quickest recovery.
Now if you are experiencing muscle stiffness or tightness, for example you have had a heavy weight training session at the gym or even after playing sports , you can definitely see a Remedial Massage Therapist and get relief from it. According to AMT [Australian association of massage therapists], A significant body of evidence, including systematic reviews, supports the effectiveness of massage therapy in the treatment of a range of musculoskeletal presentations. Again, for the results to last long, you will need to be regular and consistent with the treatment.It is simply because the more you use your muscles, the tighter they become.
If you are still struggling to make a decision between Physiotherapy or massage, just pick up the phone and call us! We will be more than happy to answer your queries and point you in the right direction.