When muscles and tendons become damaged or impaired, and knotted, tense or immobile; massage provides a healing treatment that can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow. Remedial massage aims to trace the discomfort as far as possible back to its original cause, working on both the cause and its symptoms.
Remedial Massage Technique
We use several specialised techniques to locate and repair damage and to support and speed up the body's own repair mechanisms. The massage is applied directly to the skin using a lubricating medium, usually oil or massage cream. This ensures that the muscles associated with the disorder and mobilisation of the joint are worked on deeply. Passive stretching of muscles and trigger or pressure point techniques may also be used.
Benefits of Remedial Massage
Key benefits of remedial massage include: the 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 can also be experienced through therapeutic relaxation.
Conditions commonly treated with Remedial Massage include:
- Frozen shoulder
- Muscle cramps
- Sports and occupational injuries.