Acupuncture and Remedial Massage Therapy in Melbourne CBD

Research review into lower back pain

“A new study published in the journal Pain Medicine, finds that massage may provide lasting relief for clients with chronic lower back pain.
The common research design involved treatment with standardised massage sessions…In this new research, therapists were free to design massage programs according to the patients.
The researchers recruited 104 people with persistent back pain who were referred by their doctors to licenced massage therapists. Modalities used by therapists varied ….eg. active isolated stretching, myofacial techniques, trigger point therapy, reflexology, acupressure etc….
Treatment was 10sessions over 12weeks.
After 12 weeks, more than half the patients reported improved outcomes in terms of pain reduction, and a meaningful physical and mental improvement. In addition the improvement still lasted after 24weeks. Several people improved so much that their scores on a standard screening test dropped below the threshold for disability.
While improvement was observed across the board, there were few demographic trends. Adults older than age 49 years had better pain and disability outcomes than younger adults. People with obesity tended to improve, but those gains didn’t last. People taking opioids were two times less likely to experience meaningful changes, compared to those not taking them.
The study has limitation as it doesn’t have a control. However as noted by Prof.Aaron E.Carroll from Indiana University School of Medicine; given the natural course of back pain… the ideal approach is to treat the symptoms and let the body heal. ”
Extract from an article published in Massage & Myotherapy Journal, Vol 15, issue 3

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Remedial Massage and mental health

“Studies show that massage therapy can have a profound affect on mood, with anxiety reduction being one of the most well established effects. Evidence for the effectiveness of massage in promoting mental health crosses multiple presenting conditions and populations.”Read More

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Stress relief

Massage Therapy can provide a great stress relief.
The treatment can also be complimented by a couple of Chinese herbal formulas both targeting stress relief ( Cathay Herbal TCM range).

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Acupuncture treatment for shoulders & upper back stiffness

Stiffness in upper back, neck and shoulders may be caused by several different factors. Acupuncture treatment is, regardless of the cause, almost invariably effective in relieving stiffness and pain.

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Iva Baloun’s Acupuncture & massage Therapy Clinic

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Acupuncture & Massage therapy clinic opened for another year

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Benefits of Acupuncture and Massage for the eldery

Acupuncture and Massage Therapy can be of great benefit for the eldery. One of the main benefits would be pain management, improved circulation, increased joint mobility and range of movement, improved quality of sleep…….assisted healing from an injury and ilness etc.

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Stress relief

Stress relief – herbal formula traditionally used for a large variety of stress related disorders and mild anxiety.
For better results combine herbal treatment with Acupuncture /massage therapy.
The herbal formula contains no animal product, no gelatin, no added sugar, colours or flavours and is suitable for Vegetarians.

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Massage therapy Gift Vouchers – gift for every occasion

Massage Therapy Gift Vouchers can be purchased from the clinic
Massage Therapy Gift Vouchers can be purchased from the clinic

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