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Total Health Massage & Acupuncture

Total Health Chiropractic is pleased to announce we are now offering Massage and Acupuncture services to the Rockhampton area.

When muscles are knotted, tense or even injured; Massage provides a healing treatment for your issue. Our enthusiastic & experienced therapists deliver a custom treatment that can change intensity depending on the patients needs. The aim is a holistic approach to treatment

Massage uses several unique techniques to find and fix damage to affected areas of the body, including muscles, tendons and joints. Remedial Massage allows the body’s own repair mechanism to speed up. A oil is applied directly on the skin of the patient. This ensures that the muscles that are being treated are deeply penetrated.

Top benefits of Massage include:

  • Decrease in Toxins
  • Pain Relief
  • Muscle Relaxation
  • Increase Joint Movement

Muscular & skeletal dysfunctions are often helped with forms of massage. These include but are not limited to, muscle tightness/pain, arthritis aches, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), whiplash injuries, neck and back pain, headaches and many sports injuries.

How does Acupuncture work?

Chinese Medicine explains that health is the direct result of a balance of the complementary extremes. Illness/disease is said to be the repercussions of an imbalance of the forces, “yin” & “yang”.

Qi (chi) is said to move through specific channels or pathways (meridians) in the body. These channels and subsequent energy flows are accessible through over 350 points in the body, that many acupuncturist utilise.

The ideology is, that inserting acupuncture needles into these meridian points with different combinations is said to bring the correct energy back into normal balance.

There is no scientific evidence that the meridian channels/points exist, however it is difficult to show that they either do or do not.

Some experts have used neuroscience to attempt explain acupuncture and dry needling. These points are seen as places where nerves and muscles can be stimulated easily. The stimulation improves blood flow, while at the same time allowing the body to release it’s natural pain killer and hormones..

It is hard to set up studies using scientific controls and groups, because of the nature of acupuncture. In a clinical study, a control group would have to undergo sham (placebo) treatment. Given the nature of Acupuncture, it is hard to set up this placebo group.

Alternatively, you can try Chiropractic Care for more skeletal and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.


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