Remedial massage focuses on treating injuries, muscular aches and pains and postural imbalances. The therapist will take a medical history and examine you to determine the nature of the injury. This highly individualised massage incorporates the use of different pressures and techniques to improve specific musculoskeletal problems and injuries. The techniques aim to increase flexibility and range of movement.
Deep tissue – Used to release chronic patterns of muscular tension using slow strokes, direct pressure, or friction directed across the grain of the muscles with the fingers, thumbs, or elbows. It is applied with greater pressure and to deeper layers of muscle than Relaxation massage.
Trigger point – A myofascial trigger point is an irritable point within a taut band of muscle and/or associated fascia. The spot is painful when compressed and can evoke referred pain but can give tremendous relief of some types of pain.
Myofascial – Frees the body from the constriction of tight connective tissue (fascia).
Home exercises and stretches may be given.
Key benefits include stimulation to the blood supply, allowing toxins in the muscles to be removed, the calming of the peripheral nervous system to ease pain and discomfort, and the toning and relaxing of muscles to improve joint mobility. An improvement to the health of the cells, the repairing of tissues, and the easing of stiffness and tension are also achieved.
Great for muscle spasm, neck, shoulder or back pain.