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Remedial Massage

A remedial massage with the mitts is an excellent way of relieving tension and tiredness, allowing the body to relax and enhancing the body’s own recovery process.You can use them on chronic and acute conditions to enhance blood circulation, tissue oxygenation and reduce restricted painful movements. They are light weight and flexible making them easily to carry, and take up minimal space in a draw. Leave them in the bathroom for easy access and as a reminder to use them regularly.

 

Relaxation Massage

Massage treatments have become very popular, the Professional Massage Mitts provide an excellent way to enjoy massage in your own home. Unwind after a busy day with a relaxing massage. Use the mitts to relax tense, aching muscles, no need for appointments.

 

For best results use with massage oil.

 

Massage is useful to reduce back pain in pregnancy, postpartum and intrapartum on the maternity wards. Health care professionals report how massage can decrease pain, shortening delivery time, and increase the satisfaction of a woman’s birthing experience while in hospital. After unplanned Caesarean sections women would also benefit from massage to decrease their stress levels, reduce their pain levels, and reduce pain medication.

Using the massage mitts for self-massage or massage by another family member in these scenarios with benefit the patient and improve post-operative scar healing, reduce symptoms of pain and increase flexibility and movement. Interventions that are designed to promote family participation for a loved ones admitted to hospital in acute care wards could improve patient outcomes and recovery, relative could become a part of their loved ones care.

Medical/Scar Tissue massage

You can gain significant health benefits from regular massage. Massage can help your muscles relax, recover and regenerate to reduce your pain and restore function to your body. Using the massage mitts will effectively reduce any muscle tightness and fascial tension between the soft tissue layers that may cause pain. You can safely use them on healed burn and scar tissue, plus on multiple musculoskeletal conditions. Massage your own aches and pains safely and effectively to save both time and money.

 

Injury and scars tissue are also indicative for using the massage mitts.

Scars can be cosmetically, psychologically, and physically incapacitating for patients, having a massage aid for home use that enhances the healing process would positively impact both the physical and emotional scars. The initial injuries may be caused by trauma, surgery, burns, or a skin disease, having a practical tool to support the process of tissue healing empowers you to increase your own body awareness and make positive change to your health.

 

Stages of healing 

  • Stage 1: Acute inflammatory reaction - the massage mitts can be used to decrease inflammation, increase lymphatic draining and influence early fibroblastic activity to promote healing and prevent compensation patterns.
  • Stage 2: Subacute repair and healing - this is when collagen and scar tissue formation can be influenced by using the massage mitts. Post injury/operation when the wound has healed (approximately after two weeks), using the massage mitts will reduce recovery times and improve outcomes without overstressing the tissue and maintain, or increase flexibility within the tissue.
  • Stage 3: Remodelling - reduce tissue and scar contraction with continued frequent gentle massage techniques with the mitts to return to full function and mobility.
  • Stage 4: The Maturation Phase can last between 21 days and two years Macrophages re-organise the collagen within the newly healed wound to form a scar. This scar tissue will fade from red to white over time. Using the massage mitts will ensure that the scar remain flexible and reduce the risk of scar tissue complications.

The components of scar tissue formed in subacute phase two is quite different from the functional chronic healing stage. It will slightly vary also depending on the pathology of the wound, injury site, and if the wound is from trauma, elective surgery, or from a burn. There is evidence that suggests scar massage is effective to improve scar tissue appearance, but more extensive clinical trials are needed to develop evidence-based guidelines for scar massage.

Professional Massage Mitts

The Professional Massage Mitts are a therapeutic, multi-directional massage tool designed to enhance self-massage. They can be used for rehabilitation and soft tissue mobilisation techniques for musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.

They may be used as an aid for patient autonomous rehabilitation pre- and post-surgery, in an out-patient setting, and for allied health professionals to administer more intensive and complex procedures for the management of scar tissue.

Massage with the mitts provides a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical alternative to reduce the symptoms of numerous musculoskeletal acute and chronic conditions, for rehabilitation pre- & post-surgery to reduce pain and restore function.

The Mitts harness the knowledge of decades of physiotherapy and complementary therapies to create a highly functional and time saving pair of massage mitts. They have numerous therapeutic applications.  They reduce the impact of hours of massage and soft tissue mobilising techniques on the therapists’ hands and encompass years of scientific research.

After using the Mitts on your skin even for a couple of minutes the tension of the tissue and fascia changes and soften. Dysfunctions of the fascia have been recognised as an indication of various symptoms, including scar tissue, musculoskeletal pain and altered soft tissue configurations that reduce functional movement.

Sports massage has long been used to reduce or resolve pain and dysfunction and to use as part of a rehabilitation programme between training and after events. The soft tissue massage techniques of remedial sport massage help restore function and aid the recovery process.  Sports massage is considered important in rehabilitation; it is used to optimise the athlete’s health to stimulate biomechanical and physiological processes necessary to optimise performance, conditioning, maintenance support.  It is indicated that using the mitts post sporting events reduce the effects of the delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS).  

 

Benefits of using the massage mitts 

 

  • Encourages and empowers you to take control and responsibility for your own health and well-being.
  • Reduce ‘days off sick’ with minor MSK ailments.
  • Reduces the use of pain medication.
  • Improves outcomes in musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Improves self-care and preventative interventions in both primary and secondary care.
  • Reduces recovery time and improve outcome post-surgery and improve scar tissue formation.
  • Reduces the number of musculoskeletal and medical conditions that are being remedied or managed by surgery, they provide an alternative option before surgery.
  • Improves oncology management and self-care.
  • Gives you something to do for yourself in between appointments with other healthcare and massage professionals, taking more of a role in your own well-being.

Times are changing, we must be conscious of the definitions used by therapists especially when describing deep tissue massage which has become increasingly popular over the years as a therapeutic tool.

Deep tissue massage may be described as the intention of the therapist to work deep into the tissue layers within the body to encourage them to relax, lengthen, and release holding patterns.

Massage treatments must be comfortable for the patient, effective, and energy efficient which does not always necessarily mean that the massage is deep and hard to have a deep effect.

The fascia system is effectively engaged with slowly and gentle pressure and just holding the tissue until the fascia relaxes under the therapists hands and treatments can be profoundly deep.