What is Remedial Massage and how can it help?
Remedial massage incorporates the assessment and manipulation of muscles and other soft tissues of the body, with the purpose of establishing and maintaining good physical condition. It encompasses multiple techniques including trigger-point therapy, deep tissue, myofascial release and PNF stretching.
Remedial massage can improve posture and aid in correcting muscular imbalance, reduce stress and muscle tension, increase flexibility and mobility within the body, ease the discomfort associated with chronic pain conditions, arthritis, RSI and headaches.
Preventative treatment or 'maintenance massages' can greatly reduce the risk of muscular and tendon injury due to repetitive movement (RSI), sporting or everyday activity.
Injury doesn't heal overnight. Correct assessment and treatment of muscular injury can accelerate the healing process.
Remedial Massage brings nutrient enriched blood to the area of injury, whilst expelling waste, accelerating the bodies ability to heal.
Reducing tension in a muscle can remove the strain on another, creating a homeostatic relationship between the two. Creating this balance can relieve pain, reduce the pressure on the musculoskeletal system and restore a neutral posture.
We use a combination of soft tissue therapy, strengthening exercises and stretching to improve posture, build muscle where necessary and overall ease discomfort.
Remedial massage can eradicate pain associated with acute injuries and even give temporary relieve to long standing chronic pain conditions. Massage can reduce the strain on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.
If a joint can move freely in its intended way, there is less pressure on the musculoskeletal system and fascia.
Reducing taut muscle fibers, trigger points and fascia can improve overall joint mobility. Injury or damage to the joints and muscular system are far less likely to occur if a joint can move without restriction.
Remedial massage can aid in lowering stress levels. Bringing your focus to your body, implementing breathing techniques and taking the time for yourself can all help the combat the effects of stress.
From a pain perspective, sleep can be broken or greatly impacted. By improving the muscle and joint ROM, reducing pain and promoting the release of relaxation hormones, massage can increase your quality of sleep.
Regular remedial treatment helps to maintain optimal physical condition, aid in muscular repair and reduce the potential for injury.