Remedial massage is a form of massage therapy which assists in the rehabilitation and treatment of impaired bodily functions. It can help treat a wide number of issues ranging from knotted or immobile muscles to tendon and ligament damage.
It’s performed to locate and repair damaged areas of the body with the intention of reversing the physical effects exhibited by a patient. Issues with muscles can often cause pain to trigger in other parts of the body, with the original problem being unknown. Remedial massage aims to find the source of the pain to alleviate both the symptoms and the problem.
Remedial massage can help people with:
- joint pain/restricted movement
- neck and shoulder pain
- acute and chronic muscular injuries
- lower back pain
- calf and hamstring strains
What are the health benefits of remedial massage?
Remedial massage is used to increase blood circulation, improve mobility in joints, and help to repair damaged tissue. It aims for the long term improvement of the condition that your suffering from. Balancing the muscles can also improve health issues such as headaches, sciatic pain, and abdominal pain.
Because remedial massage can increase endorphins, it can also be used as a method of relaxation. Many people find that regular massages can help them manage their stress and anxiety.
What does remedial massage involve?
Sessions typically begin with your therapist doing a full body assessment to determine the cause of the pain and find the injury, if not already known. They’ll discuss your lifestyle and daily habits to help determine what you might be doing to cause the pain. They will employ a number of techniques to penetrate muscles and stretch parts of the body.
The focus is to balance the length, tension, and tone of soft tissue, which in turn corrects the positions of the bones. Depending on the severity of the problem, the treatment could either be gentle and shallow or strong and deep.