Remedial massage is used to locate pain and tightness in muscles. Through massage, we are able to repair swollen, sore and painful parts of the body and it also speeds up the body’s own healing processes. Remedial massage can be performed with varying pressure depending on your needs. It can be either be strong and deep or gentle and shallow, you let the therapist know what you need and they will discuss any issues or concerns you are having.
Remedial massage aims to trace the original reason for the pain you are experiencing, which tackles both the cause of the problem and the symptoms. Sometimes, problems with the muscles can trigger or radiate pain to other parts of the body.
What does a remedial massage involve?
When you come in for your remedial massage, your therapist will take you into a separate room and discuss any issues with you in private, before allowing you time to get undressed and lie on the table, usually face down. You will be given a towel to cover yourself with before the therapist re-enters the room. The therapist will use massage oil throughout the massage, and depending on what area you are having treated, they may get you to roll over on to your back, while holding the towel up for your privacy.
Your therapist will check in with you about the pressure they are using, and will discuss what they are finding during the massage. They will use different techniques such as myofascial release, trigger point therapy, stretches and passive release.
The health benefits of remedial massage
Remedial massage can stimulate the blood supply, make joints more mobile, and help to repair damaged tissues. The therapist will aim to balance the length, tone and tension of muscles and tendons, which restores the correct position of the bones, increases blood flow and helps heal injuries.
Some health problems that are often treated with remedial massage include sporting and dance injuries, muscle cramps, whiplash, fibromyalgia, spondilosis, arthritis, and much more.