Remedial Massage is one of the most popular forms of massage therapy as it addresses the aches, pains and injuries many of us experience at some stage of our lives. Our massage therapist will provide an individualised treatment based on assessment and observation, in addition to the tactile hand skills. Remedial Massage uses specific techniques like massage, trigger point and myofascial release, and lymphatic drainage to stretch and lengthen soft tissue, and reduce pain and discomfort. Remedial Massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system. The skin is the largest organ of the human body and is packed with nerve endings that are activated with remedial massage. One of the immediate benefits of Remedial Massage is relaxation and it occurs because the massage prompts the release of endorphins, the brain chemicals (neuro-transmitters) that produce feelings of wellbeing. It has also been demonstrated that levels of stress hormones are decreased with Remedial Massage.

 

What happens during the session?
The massage therapist will talk to you to find out as much as possible about your injury and problem areas. They will look and listen for clues in order to provide an effective treatment plan. They will try to get to the exact cause of your problem in order to prevent it from reoccurring. During the treatment, the massage therapist will also work on areas other than the immediate site of pain and injury. Remedial Massage aims to correct chronic imbalances that can result from a person subconsciously favouring the non-painful side or compensating. 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. The techniques may be gentle or firm, deep or shallow, depending on your preference and what the issue requires.

Conditions and injuries that Remedial Massage can help with:
Remedial massage can address issues such as:

Muscle tightness and pain
-Arthritis
-Frozen shoulder
-Tennis elbow
-Whiplash
-Neck and back pain
-Jaw pain
-Scoliosis
-Tension headaches
-Sports injuries
-Plantar fasciitis

 

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