Remedial Massage uses corrective techniques for rehabilitation, pain relief, improved muscle function and mobility. Remedial Massage differs from some other forms of massage in its focus on pain relief.
Various techniques are employed, depending on the condition to be treated and the individual tolerances and preferences of the client. When muscles and tendons become damaged or impaired, knotted and tense or immobile, Remedial Massage provides a healing treatment that can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow.
Remedial massage holistically treats the whole body and traces the discomfort as far as possible back to the original cause, healing both the cause of the disorder as well as the symptoms. The aim throughout is to support the body’s own healing and repair mechanisms. It uses several specialised techniques to locate and repair damage and to support and speed up the body’s own repair mechanisms.
The massage is applied directly to the skin using a lubricating medium, usually oil, which ensures that the muscles associated with the disorder and mobilisation of the joint are deeply penetrated. Passive stretching moves are also used. Sessions usually take 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the whether the practitioner will just address a specific area or give a whole body massage. As oil is used, it is necessary for the patient to be unclothed for the treatment.
Benefits of Remedial Massage:
- the stimulation to the blood supply allowing toxins in the muscles to be removed
- the calming of the peripheral nervous system to ease pain and discomfort
- the toning and relaxing of muscles to improve joint mobility.
- An improvement to the health of the cells, repairing of tissues, and easing of stiffness and tension
Conditions that this therapy can help include:
- Neck & back pain
- Work & sport injuries
- Joint pain (knee, elbow, shoulder, etc.)
- Stiffness and restricted movement