What is a Remedial Massage?
Remedial massage therapy is intended as a more targeted treatment for injury recovery and alleviating pain. It requires more input from the patient in order to work more closely with the remedial massage therapist to identify problem areas and potential causes for pain.
Damage in some musculoskeletal areas can trigger or radiate pain to other parts of the body. Hence better communication with your remedial massage therapist can help to identify the root cause of the problem more easily, leading to a more effective treatment. The damaged areas can then be repaired and aid in speeding up the body’s own healing processes.
Does Remedial Massage hurt?
It shouldn’t hurt but the pressure used in remedial massage can vary according to the needs of every individual. The remedial massage therapist will also apply different techniques to work the trouble spots with the aim to balance the length, tone and tension of muscles and tendons. This can help restore musculoskeletal alignment and increase both blood and lymphatic circulation.
Benefits of Remedial Massage
Overall an holistic remedial massage can help improve:
- joint mobility
- increase the rate of injury recovery
- provide pain relief
- reduce depression and anxiety
- and promote relaxation
What is done during a Remedial Massage?
Remedial massage therapy can often be mistaken for deep tissue massage. During a remedial massage session, your massage therapist aims to work on the specific areas of your concern, so one should not expect a full body massage for such therapeutic sessions. Depending, on your needs, issues and concerns, the pressure and techniques of the massage can vary and include a variety of styles.
The aim and objective is to target your cause of pain and/or discomfort. Hence, frequency of remedial sessions can be higher, especially at the beginning of the treatment and then spread out over time, along with your recovery.