Remedial massage is a varied therapy and combines a number of different techniques such as massage, trigger points, myofascial release and lymphatic drainage techniques to work on damaged or sore muscles, soft tissue or joints.
How You Will be AssessedThe massage therapist will talk through your problem areas and discuss how long you have been affected. They will look and listen for clues in order to provide an effective treatment plan, looking for the original biomechanical
dysfunction, and so healing the cause of the disorder, as well as the symptoms.
If you have an injury or painful point that needs work, don’t expect the therapist to only work on that body part – for instance if you have a sore thigh muscle, you may favour the other leg imperceptibly to avoid causing more pain to the original affected area, thus causing strain on the other leg. Also, you may be feeling pain in one part of the body that is “referred”, meaning that isn’t the part that is in fact injured. Remedial massage aims to correct chronic imbalances.
The techniques may be gentle or firm, deep or shallow, depending on your preference and what the issue requires.
What Can be Treated?Remedial massage can help stimulate blood supply to damaged muscles and joints, which can help remove toxins that have built up. Massage is very relaxing and relieves stress and so is good for the nervous system.
Remedial massage can address issues such as:
- Muscle tightness and pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Tennis elbow
- Neck and back pain
- Sports injuries
Find a remedial massage therapist in your local area.