Remedial massage involves the assessment and treatment of muscles, ligaments, tendons and connective tissues of the body to assist with pain management. The process of deep tissue massage allows experts to find areas of pain during rehabilitation or ongoing treatment.
Through manual techniques, a remedial massage therapist massages the body to promote healing and pain release. Oil is used and applied directly to the skin during the process. The kneading and manipulation stimulates circulation, helping the body remove toxins from injured areas.
Remedial massage is designed to balance muscle, soft tissue and tension, which promotes a return to improved mobility. The increase in blood flow in the lymphatic system can remove blockages, adhesions and damaged cells caused by injury.
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At Pure Physio, remedial massage is a beneficial adjunct to your sports physio rehabilitation program, future injury prevention, or to assist in alleviating day-to-day workplace tension.
Remedial massage can be an effective therapy for proactive pain management, and works well in conjunction with other treatment modalities. When remedial massage is employed as part of holistic treatment, it can contribute to:
- Stimulation of the lymphatic system and increased circulation.
- Enhanced rehabilitation response in soft tissue injuries.
- Reduced muscle tension.
- Stress and pain relief.
- Greater mobility and flexibility.
After assessment and consultation, our remedial massage therapists can determine whether you would benefit from targeted sessions to better assist with your personally tailored treatment plan.
What should I expect during my consultation?
During your first session, our remedial massage therapists evaluate your areas of tension or injury. Before you begin treatment, we may use postural analysis, biomechanics, soft tissue techniques and body alignment to locate areas of pain. Once your problem area is understood, our experts can determine the best form of therapy to meet your needs.
Remedial massage should not be a painful, and while the techniques used to relieve stress may cause initial discomfort, the pressure should be bearable. It is important that muscles are not contracted or uncomfortable during stimulation, as it can mask areas of pain and tension. Our remedial massage therapists take care to gauge your level of comfort and pressure during treatment, to ensure that you experience the benefits.
During your treatment, therapists use manual technique to realign the body. Through a process of touch and assessment, remedial massage stimulates healing processes and unifies the whole body. Massage in tense areas helps return your body to maintain optimum health.
Remedial massage works by increasing blood flow to injured soft tissues, assisting with scar tissue breakdown, and encouraging lymphatic drainage of swelling and waste products. The effect of this is normalised soft tissue flexibility and thus improved joint mobility. Soft tissue tension affects the normal position of the joints and associated nerve tissue. Therefore, it is often involved in movement imbalances, postural dysfunctions and is almost always a contributing factor in musculoskeletal pain.
Remedial massage is an effective treatment for a range of symptoms and trigger points. As a service, remedial massage can be used to help diagnose areas of tension or reduced mobility. Soft tissue tension affects the normal position of the joints and associated nerve tissue.
Remedial massage is also effective in addressing a wide range of acute and chronic conditions that cause pain, and is suitable for treating several issues, including:
- Soft tissue injury or targeted pain.
- Tendonitis, bursitis or fibrosis.
- Muscle tension or soreness from exercise
- Postural or movement imbalances.
- Sciatica (nerve pressure in the lower back).
At Pure Physio, our expert remedial massage therapists work through your presentation, associated activity levels, work status or sporting goals to ensure all relevant areas are targeted.
While both can be beneficial to overall wellbeing, a relaxation massage is ideal for people looking to simply unwind or destress. The process involves gentle manipulation at the client’s chosen pressure to relax both muscle and mind. Remedial or deep tissue massages requires systematic assessment and treatment of pain at a targeted location — promoting repair and muscle relief.
Remedial massage can be used as intense stress and muscle release, even by those not experiencing acute pain or injury. In general terms, maintenance sessions every 4-6 weeks may be beneficial depending on your levels of stress and daily tension. However, if you are seeking to address a specific soft tissue injury or source of pain, you will need to consult your therapist for specific treatment advice. Many people receive remedial massage in conjunction with other modalities as part of their treatment.
Remedial massage can be an effective modality for immediate pain relief. However, depending on the severity of injury or pain assessment, many people may receive treatment more frequently, before eventually tapering down to maintenance. Several sessions of remedial massage and additional rehabilitation, or physiotherapy, may be required to experience lasting benefits following injury.
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