What is remedial massage?
Remedial massage focuses on parts of the body that requires rehabilitation and first starts with a review of the muscles, ligaments, tendons and posture.
Remedial massage can stimulate the blood supply, make joints more mobile, and help to repair damaged tissues.
Remedial Massage has many benefits for those who are involved in sport at any level.
It isn’t all about sport though. Remedial massage therapists work with people from all walks of life with pain or dysfunction caused by life’s stresses. This can include back pain, poor posture and headaches can all be addressed with remedial massage.
Added benefits of Remedial Massage can include:
- Releasing tight and sore muscles.
- Increasing joint mobility.
- Guiding an individual out of pain.
- Repairing muscle tissue.
- Reducing muscles spasms and cramps.
- Proactively reducing the likeliness of future injury/issues
It can also:
- Improve blood flow and circulation
- Reduce stress hormones
- Relax the nervous system
- Reduce muscle tension
- Stimulate the Lymphatic (Immune) system
- Aid in sleep quality
What conditions does remedial massage help with?
Remedial massage can help with a number of conditions including:
- Sports injuries
- Back pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- High blood pressure
- Tennis elbow
What happens during remedial massage treatment?
During the session the therapist will aim to balance the length, tone and tension of muscles and tendons which restore the correct position of the bones, increases blood flow and helps heal injuries.
This will be done through deep tissue massaging of specific areas of your body.
Here is an example of remedial massage Lea provided for St. Catherine’s Hospice, her local hospice, for their annual charity Moonlight Walk. – Click here