During a remedial massage treatment the therapist will assess your movement and pain to then map out a treatment plan to best assist the area of complaint with an aim to return you to full function.
There are various techniques that are used which include longitudinal and cross fibre gliding, myofascial tension therapy, trigger point release and cupping. Our expertise in assessment will guide which the most effective techniques to use.
Whilst working directly on an area of complaint will assist with decreasing pain/discomfort and restoring function, a remedial massage therapist is trained to understand the function of the body and movement and may find that treating a surrounding area of the body will assist in greater measure to the presenting problem to best ensure longevity of the treatment and reduce risk of recurrence of injuries.
Whilst remedial massage therapists are trained for specific diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, they are also extremely well placed to help you when seeking a relaxation massage to re-charge and re-energize the body and mind.
Specific techniques are used to ease tension in the muscles and help send the body into a state of relaxation, allowing the body and mind to slow down. When booking in for a relaxation massage, clear your schedule for the next few hours so you can remain calm and continue to enjoy the benefits of your massage.
Why would I choose a remedial massage therapist over another health practitioner for treatment?
A remedial massage therapist is a dedicated to hands on treatment which includes assessment and reassessment to ensure that you are making the progress that you need to. Ideally, if you have an injury you would combine remedial massage with either Physiotherapy or Exercise Physiology; often these clinicians refer to remedial massage to focus on hands on treatment to increase range of movement and work through tight muscles to with goals of reducing pain and increasing function. Remedial massage can also be used as a stand alone treatment for stiffness, aches and pains and most commonly for maintenance once you've achieved your ideal outcome.
Another reason is if you are looking to achieve a relaxation effect; remedial massage is an excellent choice for this.
Our top 3 reasons to attend a Remedial Massage session