Remedial massage is, as its name suggests, remedial or remedies (in this case) tissue dysfunction or problems. When having a remedial massage treatment your therapist will probably give a similar treatment to a normal Swedish massage but at the same time they will pinpoint specific areas of tissue congestion, commonly known as knotted tissue. Once areas of tissue have been identified as problematic your Stress Solutions therapist will use a number of techniques to help alleviate the condition.
Many conditions respond well to this type of treatment. Please let your therapist know of any individual problems/conditions that may be bothering you as they may be remedied with treatment.
Remedial Massage Definition: - The art and science of manually manipulating muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue with a variety of massage hand techniques. This promotes increased oxygen and blood supply, diminishing fluid build-up and reducing scar tissue. Remedial massage is a skill acquired over many years through extensive study and practice. You will find that the skilled therapist's hands acquire an almost sixth sense for detecting physical and psychological imbalances.
The principle of Remedial Massage is to use various techniques to physically manipulate the skin and underlying tissues. Knowledge of the human body and the relationship between musculo-skeletal systems allows the therapist to treat the patient holistically rather than just the affected area. Remedial Massage works by increasing the blood flow and lymphatic drainage to promote the healing process. The therapist uses oils or creams as a medium to allow frictionless movements over the affected areas. This also imparts a feeling of well-being.
Remedial and sports massage are a great way to keep your body free from sports injuries by keeping the tissues supple. As a general body maintenance there isn't much better than treating yourself to either of these treatments or a combination of the two.