Remedial Massage

What is Remedial Massage?

Remedial massage is a type of complementary therapy which focuses on assessing and treating muscles that are damaged, tense, impaired, knotted or immobile. It is effective against a number of problems affecting the muscles, bones, fascia, ligaments and tendons.

 The main purpose of remedial massage is to identify the underlying cause of a musculoskeletal condition and then specifically work on the affected area to achieve a significant change. The change includes reduced pain, improved mobility, less tension, or a combination of these. Remedial massage can either be deep or shallow, gentle or strong, depending on the problem to be addressed.

How Does Remedial Massage Work?

 Before the massage starts, the therapist will ask the patient about his or her health and lifestyle. This will help in determining the cause of the problem and trace and locate the target area. Then, the patient lies on the massage table, with towels covering their body for privacy and to keep them warm. Creams or essential oils can be used in massaging the skin smoothly. Also, these will help the therapist work deeply into the affected muscles to address discomfort and restore mobilisation of the joints.

A remedial massage therapist uses different techniques to locate and repair the damaged tissues in the body. They may apply deep pressure on the muscles associated with the problem, trigger point therapy, some stretching and petrissage techniques among others.

What are the Benefits of Remedial Massage?

 A remedial massage therapy session offers numerous physiological, psychological and emotional benefits. As it breaks down muscle adhesions, it improves the rate of blood flow, promotes cell growth, strengthens the joints and eases muscle stiffness. Additionally, it improves body posture and skin tone, restores the natural position of the bones in the body and eliminates toxins stored in the muscles. Getting this type of massage on a regular basis also helps boosts immunity to combat all kinds of ailments and diseases, including:

  • Headaches
  • Abdominal pain
  • Back pain
  • Sciatic pain
  • Sports and dance-related injuries
  • Muscle cramps
  • Whiplash
  • Muscular atrophy
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Fibrositis
  • Arthritis
  • Spondylitis