What is Remedial Massage Therapy?

Remedial massage aims to treat muscles that are damaged, knotted, tense or immobile. It is useful for several problems that affect the muscles, tendons and bones.

What is remedial massage?

Remedial massage is used to locate and repair damaged areas of the body and speed up the body’s own healing processes. The pressure applied in this healing treatment can either be strong and deep or gentle and shallow, depending on the problem.
Problems with the muscles can trigger or radiate pain to other parts of the body. Remedial massage aims to trace the original reason for the pain, tackling both the cause of the problem and the symptoms.

What does a remedial massage involve?

Before the massage begins, your therapist will talk to you about your health and lifestyle. They may ask you to de-robe to ensure they can fully treat the area/s of interest. You can always choose not to de-robe if you are uncomfortable. They will probably use creams or oils to help them massage your skin.

The therapist will use several different techniques, include massage, dry needling, , cupping and stretching to locate and repair damaged areas of the body.

The health benefits of remedial massage

Remedial massage can stimulate the blood supply, make joints more mobile, and help to repair damaged tissues. The therapist will aim to balance the length, tone and tension of muscles and tendons, which restores the correct position of the bones, increases blood flow and helps heal injuries

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