Australia's #1 Natural Health Site
Go
Search

Welcome!Login

Shortlist (0) | New User? Register now!

Anonymous User
Find out how to add your business to Natural Therapy Pages
Articles  |  Massage  |   Massage and Osteoporosis

Massage and Osteoporosis

Massage is a natural treatment used to relieve the symptoms and pain associated with a range of ailments and conditions, including osteoporosis. Massage has been used across a myriad of cultures for therapeutic effect, and is especially associated with the relief of tension and enhanced circulation.

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a condition where bone conditioning deteriorates to the point where they become fragile and are easily broken.  This is often related to the natural ageing process, where bone density is not continually replenished, or in the case of females at the onset of the menopause – where hormonal changes can often lead to the condition. 

What is Massage?

Massage or body work is an ancient therapy that involves the physical manipulation of the muscles and tissues of the body.  This is typically experienced in a reclining position, on your back or stomach; though seated massage is also commonly practised.  There are numerous types or styles of massage, and your therapist will decide which is the most appropriate if you are suffering from osteoporosis.

The benefits of massage are numerous and include:

  • Reduction in stress and nervous tension
  • Enhanced circulation
  • Reduction in pain
  • Enhanced mental alertness; and
  • Reduced muscle tension

How Can Massage Help Osteoporosis?

Massage can be a beneficial treatment for someone who is recuperating from a fracture of a bone or limb.  This condition is often accompanied by muscle stiffness and massage can often offer symptomatic relief, though only in the hands of a qualified therapist.  Techniques such as deep tissue massage may actually exacerbate an internal fracture. Ensure your massage practitioner is qualified and registered with an appropriate national association.  This will ensure they have the appropriate qualifications and are competent in the discipline; and that they are also in possession of all the relevant indemnity cover.  

Find out about other effective natural osteoporosis treatments.

Close

Topic: Massage

Featured Swedish Relaxation Massage

The Healing Touch Wellbeing Centre - Massage & Myopractic Therapy

The Healing Touch Wellbeing Centre - Massage & Myopractic Therapy

Pregnancy Massage - Remedial Massage - Sports Injury Therapy - Swedish Massage - Myopractic Therapy....

 
0412 428 765

By The Healing Touch Wellbeing Centre

DETOXologie - Massage Therapy

DETOXologie - Massage Therapy

Aromatherapy | Relaxation | Remedial | Hot Stone | Cupping | Thai | Anti-Cellulite Cupping No matte...

 
0418 648 028

By DETOXologie

Health Heaven

Health Heaven

Health Heaven is located in the heart of Sydney. An oasis of tranquility in the midst of the hustle...

 
0414 434 827

By Health Heaven

Greg Derwin - Massage Services

Greg Derwin - Massage Services

Remedial Massage - Remedial Therapy - Pregnancy Massage - Corporate Massage. No Matter If You Want A...

 
0418 660 159

By Greg Derwin - Massage,Sports & Remedial Therapist/Shiatsu Practitioner

Klaas George Sip Natural Health Practitioner

Klaas George Sip Natural Health Practitioner

We work with all problems, our aim is to help the client to work within. Are you feeling stressed, b...

 
0412 612 375

By Klaas George Sip Natural Health Practitioner
Featured Articles
Understanding Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
Understanding Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
New Bachelor of Complementary Medicine - Endeavour College
New Bachelor of Complementary Medicine - Endeavour College
A Natural Approach to Healthier Hair
A Natural Approach to Healthier Hair
Consulting a Holistic Doctor
Consulting a Holistic Doctor
Lifestyle Advice to Reduce Stress
Lifestyle Advice to Reduce Stress
Thinking of Becoming a Nutritionist
Thinking of Becoming a Nutritionist
For Business Owners
We're ranked #1 in the Hitwise Australia 'Natural Therapies' category.
View awards
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Enter your details to receive our weekly newsletter with the latest natural therapy articles, news & views of natural health.