What is it?
Remedial massage is a powerful therapy that utilizes the physical assessment and treatment of the connective tissues such as muscles, ligaments and tendons to help manage strains and certain types of injuries along with rejuvenating the body. The massage techniques applied are kneading, pushing, gliding, trigger point therapy, PNF stretches (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) and many more.
Firm pressure is used to target injured areas releasing tension and improving blood flow to assist with the body’s natural healing process. The client will either be faced up or down and will be draped with a towel to keep safe and warm.
The therapist will move the towel accordingly as the treatment progresses. Oil is applied on the skin to help improve the flow of the massage and aid with the transitional healing techniques.
What is Remedial Massage used for?
Scientific research has shown that Remedial massage is effective in providing relief to a wide range of conditions. Some of these involve, but are not limited to:
- Body aches/tension of the: Neck, shoulders, upper/lower back, hands and feet
- Certain Joint Pains such as arthritis, bursitis and gout
- Strained muscles
- Tennis/Golfers elbow
- Nerve impingements such as sciatica
- Muscular cramps
- Muscle soreness (DOMS)
- Soft tissue injuries
Mindful and cautions when:
- Pregnancy (other methods are applied here).
When not to use Remedial massage:
- Infectious skin, open wounds or rashes.
- A life-threatening disorder.
Does it hurt?
There is some pressure involve, it can either be strong and deep or soft and superficial depending on the circumstances. But the important thing to remember is communication between the therapist and client to find the right amount of strength needed for our clients.
What is the difference between a Relaxation Massage and a Remedial Massage?
As the name suggests, Relaxation Massage helps the body and mind to relax and unwind. Clients often receive this type of therapy after a long day of stress or hard work. The techniques applied are usually gentle and soft, whereas Remedial Massage therapy uses techniques that target specific areas with a firmer pressure to help the body heal itself.
Benefits of Remedial Massage
Studies showing the benefits of the massage therapy demonstrate a reduction in pain, muscle tension and stress! This is achieved by stimulating the blood supply in our body making our joints supple and nourishing the muscles which helps repair tissues. In general, Remedial Massage is a form of therapy that helps reduces mental fatigue, assists the body in healing itself and is a great complementary therapy in conjunction with other therapies such as Acupuncture and Cupping Therapy.
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