What is Remedial Massage?
When muscles become knotted and tense or damaged, remedial massage
provides a healing treatment that can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow.
Remedial massage holistically treats the body. The massage therapist endeavours
to identify the original biomechanical dysfunction, thus healing the cause of
the disorder, as well as the symptoms.
Remedial massage uses several specialised techniques to locate and repair
damage to muscles, tendons and joints. Massage therapy supports and speeds up
the body's own repair mechanisms. A lubricating medium (usually oil) is applied
directly on the skin. This ensures that the muscles associated with the
disorder are deeply penetrated. Passive joint stretching moves are also used.
What are the Benefits of Remedial
Key benefits of remedial massage include 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; and the toning and
relaxing of muscles to improve joint mobility. An improvement to the health of
the cells, the repairing of tissues, and the easing of stiffness and tension
can also be experienced through therapeutic relaxation.
Muscular and skeletal dysfunctions often addressed with remedial massage
Muscle tightness and pain
Arthritis, frozen shoulder
Neck and back pain