Remedial massage is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body – the muscles, tendons and ligaments – in order to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. Remedial massage can be used in the treatment of specific injuries or chronic pain and tension which build up over time due to long term stresses and strains.
Issues that can be treated using remedial massage include:
- Muscle tightness and pain
- Sports injuries
- Neck and shoulder tension
- Stress and anxiety
- Poor posture
- Chronic pain
Remedial massage uses a variety of manual techniques including moving or static pressure, manipulation, trigger points, myofascial release and lymphatic drainage. These techniques may be either firm or gentle, soft or deep, depending on the preference of the client and on the issue that needs to be resolved.
Some of the benefits of remedial massage include:
- Reduce muscle tension
- Alleviate pain
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Improve circulation
- Improve posture
- Provide relaxation
- Aid recovery from injury
- Prevent chronic pain and injury
Remedial massage is also an excellent preventative medicine tool. Massage can be highly effective in preventing the build-up of muscle tension that arises either from physical strains such as vigorous sport or long hours at a computer, or from physically holding onto mental stress. Regular massages can help prevent pain and tension becoming chronic conditions that are more difficult to treat.
By booking in for a regular remedial massage, you will help to maintain your optimal state of health and wellbeing, enabling you to function effectively and live life to the full.