Remedial Massage involves a clinically evaluated full body massage, and is used to locate and repair damaged areas of the body and speed up the body’s own healing processes. Problems with the muscles can trigger or radiate pain to other parts of the body. Remedial massage aims to trace the original reason for the pain, tackling both the cause of the problem and the symptoms.
The pressure applied in this healing treatment can either be strong and deep or gentle and shallow, depending on the problem. The combination of deep tissue massage techniques and relaxation therapy, help balance both the body and mind. Generally the emphasis of these treatments is on the body as a whole but can be more specific as needed.
The remedial massage will increase your blood flow to the injured areas which aids the breakdown of scar tissue. This promotes lymphatic drainage of bi-products which will reduce your swelling, tightness and soreness.
Remedial massage is often associated with the treatment of
Acute and chronic sports injuries
Lower and middle back pain
Neck pain and restriction
Headaches and migraines
Tennis and golfers elbow
Pre and post pregnancy muscular pain
Hip, knee and ankle pain
Rotator cuff injuries
Who Can Benefit from Remedial Massage?
Remedial massage benefits all kinds of different people. People who are fit and active, office workers, tradesmen and those with a soft tissue injury, sports injury or more chronic injuries. Complete couch potatoes also benefit greatly from remedial massage as it helps to manipulate and activate muscle groups and circulatory functions that may otherwise have been under utilised.
This treatment alleviates the effects of highly repetitive activities, in particular those associated with manufacturing industries and office workers who spend a lot of time engaged in computer work. These environments can be particularly harmful to your wrists, neck and back, leading to poor posture, nerve pressure and muscle imbalances.
Frequent sporting activity such as running, tennis, and many gym activities can lead to repetitive injury strain. While most can perform these activities without pain, over time misalignment, pain and injuries can gradually occur.
Those with serious injuries, such as car accidents, experience significant benefits from remedial massage, as it eases the pain and allows for an easier recovery.
All Myotherapists have studied remedial massage in the first year of the Myotherapy qualification and are more than equipped with the ability to perform a deep tissue massage, sports massage, dry needling or cupping if these treatments are more suitable for your needs.