Remedial – Sport Massage

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What is a Remedial Massage?

If you have particular muscle tension or chronic pain a remedial massage may be for you. Your remedial massage therapist will assess where you need treatment and what may be causing your pain. They’ll perform some tests to see exactly which muscles are giving you trouble and will tailor a treatment plan to suit. The treatment itself may involve deep tissue work for short periods of time, but the results are definitely worth it!

Many conditions such as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, headaches and sports injuries etc. can be eased with a remedial treatment.
Remedial massage is based on the fact that soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) respond to touch. Most pain is myofascial (soft tissue) in origin. Muscles not only move our joints, they stabilise them, and they provide armour for the internal organs, minor problems with these functions cause more pain than most people realise. For example, most headaches originate in the muscles of the neck and head. Low back pain and sciatic pain are far more likely to originate in muscles than in vertebral disc problems.

Although many clients who consult a remedial massage therapist have pain as a result of specific injuries (whiplash, falls, sports injuries, etc.), RSI (repetitive strain injuries) and other work-related problems, many originate from postural (structural) alignment problems that sometimes go back to childhood and adolescence.

Remedial massage therapists have usually undertaken additional training, which usually includes more in-depth study and qualifications in anatomy and physiology. This extra knowledge and understanding will enable the massage therapist to carry out an assessment and provide appropriate treatment for a wide variety of conditions

Treatment employs massage and manipulation of muscle and connective tissue, not dissimilar to those used in sports massage and will involve

 

Deep tissue massage

Mobilisation and manipulation.

Postural assessments

Muscle balance checks

Neuromuscular and trigger point techniques

Visualisation techniques

Utilising Hot & Cold Stone therapy

 

 

 

 

 

BENEFITS.

Ease muscle tension

Improve joint mobility

Reduce stress and tension

Treat sports injuries

Decrease chronic pain

Relieve symptoms of arthritis

Aid post traumatic injury recovery

Correct posture/balance muscles

Relieve back, neck and shoulder pain

Benefit emotional issues by helping to improve concentration and reduce anxiety.

 

SOME OF THE CONDITIONS

TREATED

Whiplash

Sporting Injuries

Frozen Shoulder

Sprains & Strains

Fibromyalgia

Arthritic Joints

Headaches

Neck & Shoulder Pain

Back pain

Rehabilitation Following Fractures