Remedial massage is a therapy that aims to treat muscles that are damaged, knotted, tense or immobile. It is useful for a number of problems that affect the muscles, tendons and bones and can address a number of other health problems.
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. Remedial massage can stimulate the blood supply, make joints more mobile, and help to repair damaged tissues.
Before the massage begins, your therapist will talk to you about your health and lifestyle. They will ask you to lie on a table or couch and will cover you with towels to protect your privacy and to keep you warm. They will probably use creams or oils to help them massage your skin smoothly.
The therapist will use a number of different techniques to locate and repair damaged areas of the body. They will deeply penetrate muscles associated with the problem. They might also stretch different parts of the body.
Remedial massage can be used to help people with:
neck, shoulder or back pain
sports or other injuries
anxiety or depression
to treat the side effects of cancer, such as lymphoedema, Anxiety
to manage the side effects of diabetes