What is remedial massage?
Remedial massage is the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments
and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. It’s
performed to create favourable conditions for the body to return to normal health after injury and is
defined by the premise that the treatment can reasonably reverse certain physical effects a patient
may be presenting. If a patient has suffered a moderate injury resulting in structural pain and/or loss of function, then remediation is required to reduce or eliminate pain and restore that function.
Remedial massage is designed to balance muscle/soft tissue length, tension, tone which will, in turn, promote the return to normal joint/capsular/bone position; increase the flow of blood and lymph, particularly in the injured areas, thus removing blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions
resulting from the injury.
What are the benefits of remedial massage therapy?
Remedial massage therapy has some therapeutic benefits. Remedial massage works to increase circulation and blood supply, allowing toxins in the muscles to be removed. Soft tissue techniques also increase the blood supply to damaged nerves and, in turn, assist in the recovery and repair of injuries.
Remedial massage therapy helps reduce stiffness and swelling and also works to relax and strengthen the muscles. Remedial massage therapy works to improve joint mobility and contribute to an overall feeling of relaxation and wellness. It is also beneficial in pain management by relieving tension and spasm in the muscles.