Remedial Massage

What is Remedial Massage?

Remedial Massage manipulates muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue (fascia) of the body and assists in rehabilitation, pain and injury management.

While Remedial Massage treatment on a regular basis maintains soft tissue length,strength and flexibility it is an ideal treatment for issues such as strain/sprain, frozenshoulder, tennis elbow, sciatic pain, low back pain, muscle spasm, headaches/sinus, pre/post sporting events and/or injury and altered posture during pregnancy. 

People who have had hip and knee replacements and/or soft tissue repair surgery often complete their post surgery treatment only to still be struggling with tight muscles and restricted/limited range of movement. Remedial massage treatments can relieve these issues. 

Many people have jobs where they long haul drive or are in a car most of the day, working long hours at a desk or computer, standing for long periods of time during the day or just have poor posture and often feel just flat, tired, sore and lethargic. Remedial massage is a great treatment to loosen soft tissue, reduce pain, improve circulation, improve sleep and make the body feel better!

There are a range of techniques used during a remedial massage treatment such as:

Deep Tissue Massage

a technique used in all remedial massage treatments which releases tension in the muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia (connective tissue surrounding tissues).

Trigger-point Therapy

releases trigger points which refer pain to predicable sites and when active cause pain. This technique is needed in most remedial massage treatments as we often have tightness in the muscles often referred to as ‘knots’ which can cause pain, numbness and tingling.

Reflexology

pressure applied to feet and/or hands using specific thumb, finger and hand techniques to treat issues elsewhere in the body. This treatment can be used as part of a remedial massage if needed to assist in treating other areas of the body.

Myofascial Release

used in combination with deep tissue and trigger point therapy this technique removes restrictions, eliminates pain and restores motion in the body’s fascia. Fascia is connective tissue that surrounds tissues.

Sports Massage

manipulation of muscles, tendons and ligaments in order to prevent and/or improve sports injury. If you are training for a sporting event it is beneficial to begin a routine of remedial massage during training for the event and of course after the event to ensure the soft tissue doesn’t tighten and cause referral pain.

Pain Source Release

restores freedom of movement by way of the nervous system. Sometimes people’s nervous system is working on overdrive and needs to calm down in order for a remedial massage to be effective.

Pregnancy Massage

minimises stress on both mother and baby. Many women experence discomfort and pain as the pregnancy progresses due to change in posture and pressure on the pelvis. Therefore remedial massage during pregnancy has many benefits such as:
* reduced oedema and fatigue
* improved blood flow
* reduced muscle spasms and leg cramps
* reduced back pain due to improper posture
* reduced sciatic pain

Lymphatic Massage

light pressure and rhythmic strokes used to increase flow of lymph and reduce toxins in the body. Working the lymphatic system is great for reducing oedema and encouraging toxins to leave the body i.e. sinus. This treatment can be incorporated into a remedial massage.