What is remedial massage?
Remedial Massage is the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. It uses several specialised techniques to locate and repair damage and to support and speed up the body's own repair mechanisms.
Remedial Massage helps restore balance to our muscle and the surrounding soft tissues' length, tension & tone.
It can also help increase the flow of our blood and lymph, particularly in injured areas, thus removing blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions sustained from stress to our muscles and joints from overloading or injury.
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
Some of the physical benefits of Remedial Massage can include;
Reduced muscle tension, Improved circulation, Stimulation of the lymphatic system to help remove build up of toxins in our muscles, Increased joint mobility and flexibility, Improved skin tone, Increased rate of recovery from soft tissue injuries, Heightened mental alertness, Reduced anxiety and depression levels, Reduction of stress hormones, and a general sense of relaxation.
Muscular and Skeletal dysfunctions often addressed at Active Remedial Massage, include;
Back pain and tension, Frozen Shoulder, Wrist and Elbow pain, Neck pain and tension, Headaches, TMJ, Sciatica, Plantar Fasciitis, Sporting injuries, Post Surgical intervention, Muscular cramps, Whiplash, General aches and pains.
Dry needling is a unique procedure intended to specifically target and restore muscle function, with an emphasis on improving tissue healing and restoring normal tissue function. This is important as continued activity with poor muscle function may lead to further tissue damage and increased pain.
When combined with conventional treatment options, such as Remedial Massage, dry needling can be an influential method to accelerate pain reduction, healing and the restoration of normal tissue function.
Cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy in which a cup is applied to the skin and the pressure in the cup is reduced (either by heat or suction) in order to draw and hold skin and superficial muscles inside the cup. Sometimes, while the suction is active, the cup is moved, causing the skin and muscle to be pulled. This is called ‘Glide Cupping’.
The cups are applied to tender muscle or ‘Trigger Points’, as well as to parts of the body that have been affected by pain, usually, where the pain is deeper than the superficial tissue that the cup is applied to
Cupping is known to help activate the lymphatic system, promote blood circulation, and ideal for deep tissue repair.