Remedial massage is used to locate and repair damaged areas of the body and speed up the body’s own healing processes. The pressure applied in this healing treatment can either be strong and deep or gentle and shallow, depending on the problem.
Problems with the muscles can trigger or radiate pain to other parts of the body. Remedial massage aims to trace the original reason for the pain, tackling both the cause of the problem and the symptoms.
What to expect with this treatment
Before the massage begins, your therapist will talk to you about your health and lifestyle. They will determine areas that are causing issues for you and will work to a plan for treatment.
As with most massage therapies, your therapist will ask you to lie on a table or couch, with or without clothing depending on your agreed treatment plan. If you are treated without clothing, your therapist will cover you with towels or sheets to protect your privacy and to keep you warm and comfortable. They will probably use creams or oils to help them massage your skin and work in troublesome areas.
The therapist will use a number of different techniques to locate and repair damaged areas of the body. They will penetrate deep muscles associated with the problem. They might also stretch different parts of the body to free mobility.
Are there health benefits of remedial massage
Your 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. In this way, remedial massage can stimulate the blood supply, make joints more mobile, and help to repair damaged tissues.
Remedial massage may ease and stabilise muscles to improve problems such as headaches, abdominal pain, back and sciatic pain.
Commonly health problems including sporting and dance injuries, muscle cramps, whiplash, muscular atrophy, fibrositis, spondylitis, arthritis and frozen shoulder, are often treated with remedial massage .
Did you now that Qualified Remedial Massage Therapists have a higher qualification ? They are trained for longer and cover a great deal more ground in care, clinic management, treatments and assessments.
Visit healthdirect’s massage therapy guide to learn about some of the different types of massage available and get help in choosing a massage therapist. View our blog pages which offer more details in different types of massage and their benefits.