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. Massage therapists may use their hands, forearms or elbows to manually affect muscle tissue, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue.
It is performed to create favorable conditions for the body to return to normal health after injury, and is defined by the premise that the treatment can reasonably reverse certain physical effects that are present in patients. If a patient has suffered a moderate injury resulting in structural pain and/or loss of function, then remediation may be required to reduce or eliminate pain and help restore the body’s function to normal.
Remedial Massage is designed to balance muscle/soft tissue length and tension which may in turn promote the return to normal joint function. Massage also promotes the flow of blood and lymph, particularly to injured areas, thus reducing damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesion’s that may result from injury.
The benefits of remedial massage may include reduced muscular tension, improved circulation, increased joint mobility and flexibility, stimulation of the lymphatic system, reduction of stress, and assisting the body to heal or recover from injury.
Remedial massage variations may include Sports massage, Pregnancy massage and Lymphatic massage.
Other massage treatment options include:
- Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points are muscle fibers that contract and refer pain throughout the body in a predictable pattern.
Using specific compression techniques, a Trigger Point Massage seeks to “switch off” the contraction in the muscle fibers, thus relieving the pain. therapists will use their thumbs, elbows and braced fingers to effectively alleviate trigger point.
The basic principle of Reflexology is that congestion/tension in any part of the foot mirrors the congestion/tension in a corresponding body part.
These body parts or reflex points can also be found on the hands and other body parts, however, the most commonly treated area is the feet.
Reflexology may have many beneficial and lasting effects.
Some treatments aim to restore systems for better function while others are more specific, addressing particular conditions. It is a healing process that can be safely used when it is not convenient to treat other body parts.
- Myofascial Therapy
Myofascial Release involves light touch and light stretching techniques to encourage relaxation, then allowing deeper restrictions to be assessed and treated.
Myofascial release may be combined with remedial massage and/or other massage techniques.
- Hot Stone Therapy
Hot Stone Therapy goes back to ancient civilisations where it was believed that hot stones had many healing properties.
The treatment involves placing hot stones on pressure points and massaging with oiled hot stones.
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