Remedial massage therapy is a hands-on therapy which combines Swedish Massage and Advanced Massage with the addition of more detailed work on muscle tissue and joints.
The treatment also incorporates the use of enhanced therapy methods such as electrical equipment. Depending upon your needs this could include the use audio sonic, ultra sound, percussion massagers, and infrared heat; these combined methods are known collectively as Deep Tissue Massage. Combined with postural assessment,
deep breathing techniques, gentle stretching and muscle strengthening exercises, and after care advise the treatment becomes collectively known as Remedial Massage, and provides a comprehensive framework for a wide range of health benefits including:
Relaxation, Stress Reduction, Reduced Muscle Tension, Improved Joint Mobility
Improved Range of Movement, Reduction in Pain and Inflammation
Reduction of Oedema, Lymphatic Drainage, Postural Improvement
Greater Flexibility, Injury Recovery, Injury Prevention
The Main Objectives of Remedial Massage are to achieve:
Reduced pain and discomfort
Improved flexibility and mobility
The slowing of physical conditions
The restoration of function
Improved co-ordination and balance
Because Remedial Massage works much deeper on more specific problems
than Swedish, Aromatherapy or Therapeutic Massage its effects are usually on a deeper level and longer lasting.
Remedial massage can be used to prevent injury, as well as helping to heal injury.
A typical remedial massage session take approximately 30 minutes;
this depends largely on the individual and the extent of the problem and on the amount of treatment that your body can realistically manage – too much treatment can be as ineffective as too little treatment.
An extended remedial massage session may last between 30 - 45 minutes and is usually recommended if you have extensive problems over more than one area.
The Benefits of Remedial Massage
Short term effects are:
Increased blood flow, both in the area being massaged and generally.
Increased lymphatic flow to and from the area treated.
Reduce pain, discomfort, swelling and inflammation.
Speed up the body's own healing process.
Relieve stress and tension - factors which are known to disrupt healing.
Reduce muscle tension.
Improve the blood supply to an area.
Increase muscle tone.
Long term effects are:
Improved positioning of the muscles, and joints.
Improved Posture, and co-ordination.
Break down of scar and fibrous tissue.
Restoration of elasticity around the joints.
Greater mobility within the joints.
Restoration of function.
Greater immunity to additional injuries of the same type.
Better state of health generally.
Remedial massage can be used to treat
an extensive range of injuries and illnesses.
Sports injuries, Fibrositis, Muscular tension, Circulatory problems
Headaches, Back pain, Tennis/ Golfers Elbow, Sciatica, Strains/Sprains
Achilles Tendonitis, Whiplash injuries, Frozen shoulder, Post-stroke
Arthritis, Paralysis, Post injury, Post surgery