Remedial massage is used for the prevention and management of injuries, including soft tissue injuries, and can be performed in guidance with other health professionals as a part of a patient’s treatment plan.
Remedial massage is particularly beneficial for stress or tension related pain. Lifestyle factors such as poor posture and sitting at an office desk can result in upper back, neck and shoulder pain however stress of any kind will cause the body to tighten up and this can eventually manifest in the body as pain, illness or dis ease.
Examples of patients who benefit from remedial massage include:
- Patients with back spasms and disc problems.
- People with chronic pain.
- Post-surgery for patients who’ve had arthroscopies or a joint replacement to manage the healing of soft tissue and scarring.
Remedial massage benefits include, but aren’t limited to:
- Decreasing pain and alleviating chronic pain conditions.
- Prevention and management of soft tissue injuries.
- Releasing tension and tightness in the muscles.
- Increase blood flow and oxygen to treatment area.
- Flushing chemicals out the body that cause muscles to tighten.
- Breaking down and healing of scar tissue post-surgical operation.
- Can improve problems such as headaches, abdominal pain, low back pain and sciatic pain.
- Can be used in treatment for symptoms of whiplash, muscular atrophy, fibrositis, spondylitis, and arthritis.
Deep tissue massage
Deep tissue massage is primarily used to address a specific complaint and focuses on the underlying muscle layers, fascia and connective tissue.
In the days following a deep tissue massage, it is not uncommon for the client to feel increased muscle soreness. Always remember to drink plenty of water following the massage, and to follow through with any self-care recommendations provided (stretches/exercises, ice, heat, etc.)
Trigger points can cause, pain which may be local or referred, decreased range of motion, stiffness, discomfort and are associated with many musculoskeletal disorders. Treatment of trigger points can be carried out in a variety of ways. Applying sustained compression to the trigger point and waiting for a release is the most common approach. Finding and working over trigger points can be uncomfortable but, once released, pain subsides and oxygen and nutrients circulate improving the tone and activity of the muscles.
By integrating these soft tissue therapy techniques with advanced fascial techniques I can offer bespoke treatments for the care of both acute and chronic pain.