What is Remedial Massage?
Remedial Massage is a very effective and obtainable preventative and treatment technique for a variety of pain and injury issues stemming from the muscles.
How does it work?
Remedial Massage works on the principle that soft tissue such as tendons, muscle, ligaments, and fascia are receptive to touch, and that most pain an individual experiences originates from this tissue.
This soft tissue is important to us as it not only moves our joints but also stabilises them, providing a form of armour around our vital organs protecting them from impact damage or other forms of harm. Due to their function, a minor problem will cause an individual more pain than they may think. It is believed that most headaches are borne from neck and head muscle problems, angina is caused by hyper-contraction of the chest muscles, and so on.
By correctly manipulating these muscles, pain relief can be achieved, and the normalisation of the body’s muscles and soft tissue can also be brought about.
What can it treat?
Remedial Massage is a readily available and effective treatment and preventative technique for muscle injuries, pain, and soreness including sports injury; its effects are not too dissimilar to sports massage.
What can I expect from a treatment session?
Many remedial massage practitioners have attended additional training sessions that have granted them qualifications in, and a heightened knowledge of anatomy and physiology allowing the practitioner to carry out an appropriate assessment of an individual before commencing a treatment period. It is advisable, however, to consult a doctor prior to receiving a massage for a rather specific condition which may, in fact, not bare any relation to soft tissue.