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When muscles and tendons become damaged or impaired, knotted and tense or immobile, remedial massage provides a healing treatment that can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow. Remedial massage holistically treats the whole body and traces the discomfort as far as possible back to the original cause, healing both the cause of the disorder as well as the symptoms.
Benefits of Remedial Massage
Muscular and skeletal dysfunctions often addressed with remedial massage include fibrositis, spondylitis, arthritis, frozen shoulder, muscular cramps, whiplash, muscular atrophy, sports and dancing injuries.
Remedial Massage Techniques
Remedial massage uses 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, which ensures that the muscles associated with the disorder and mobilisation of the joint, are deeply penetrated. Remedial massage includes Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Positional Release and relaxation techniques.
Your Remedial Therapist will use multiple techniques and tailor treatment to meet your individual needs.
Pregnancy & Massage
Both in the early days of a pregnancy and especially in the latter stages, a womans body goes through many changes. Lower back tension from postural changes and especially upper back and neck tension are very common. Remedial Massage techniques are a great treatment for many of these ailments. All our Remedial Massage therapists utilise special types of treatments throughout different stages of a woman's pregnancy, utilising seated techniques, our 'Fit Ball' and our Pregnancy Belly Pillows.
Your individual issues will be discussed at your initial consultation with our Remedial Massage therapists and following your treatment some aditional information can be given to help increase the longevity of your treatments.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage, as its name says, focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It is designed to reach the deep sections of thick muscles, specifically the individual muscle fibers.
Using deep muscle compression and friction along the grain of the muscle, the purpose of Deep Tissue Massage is to unstick the fibers of the muscles and release both toxins and deeply held tension points. Specific hand positions and strokes are used to respond to various tissues while breath and movement techniques are employed to release muscular congestion. It helps to loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly. It is both corrective and therapeutic. It is beneficial for many physical problems, including sports injuries and chronic pain. Because it works very deeply, emotional issues can also be addressed, when these have been stored in the body.
Sports massage is a type of massage that is specifically tailored to sporting injuries or ailments. It is not meant to be a relaxing massage and, indeed, can become quite vigorous at times. Contrary to its name, sports massage is not only utilised by professional sportspeople or people that exercise heavily. It is of benefit to anyone that exercises, even if it is only mild exercise such as regular walking.
How it Helps
Sports massage can treat a variety of ailments and injuries that may occur as a result of exercise. It also has other benefits that allow you to train or exercise more efficiently. Sports massage can be either pre or post event and aids in post event recovery by stimulating the removal of toxins and lactic acid in muscles and can increase performance and endurance.