Remedial massage is the systemic assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal impairments within muscles, fascia, and connective tissues. This massage includes techniques tailored specifically to the client's needs for pain reduction/elimination, improved flexibility, injury recovery, and an increased range of motion.
Various techniques range from trigger point therapy, neuromuscular therapy, joint loosening and mobilisation, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, manual lymphatic drainage, myofascial release and more. These techniques are used depending on the injury, condition and state of the client's tissues in order to achieve the best possible treatment outcome. Remedial massage therapy focuses on softening hypertonic soft tissues, releasing taught bands such as trigger points, increasing flexibility, lengthening shortened muscles, reducing pain by interrupting pain receptors, breaking down scar tissues and adhesions, and increasing blood flow. Theses work together for injury recovery and an improved comfort and muscular function.
Common musculoskeletal impairments for which remedial massage is a highly effective treatment include include, but are not limited to:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
- Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS)
- Shoulder impingement (swimmer's shoulder)
- Piriformis syndrome
- Muscle trauma
- Torticollis (wry neck)
- Tension headaches
- Postural imbalances
- Repetitive strain disorder (RSI)
A remedial treatment will include consultation and assessment prior to the massage to determine the most effective treatment strategy and to analyse changes and improvements. The therapist will also construct an ongoing treatment plan based specifically on the client's needs.
It is important to me to look at the human being in its entirety and to tailor the treatments individually. This helps the client's body and their health. I am pleased to welcome you in my practice and to promote your healing success, Vicky.