The goal of Remedial Massage is to correct dysfunctions that cause pain or reduce movement. You have 206 bones and about 640 or more muscles so it’s inevitable that over time, these will rotate, move up and down, or forward and back. Over time, repetitive movements, prolonged body positions, or injuries can cause imbalances in the muscles and misalignments of the body. For example, some muscles become short and tight, others become long and weak.
Two processes help us analyse and identify your body's needs. A Postural Analysis allows a whole body picture that can be repeated periodically to see how massage is positively helping your posture to improve. As well, a General Muscular Screening (GMS) is performed to assess the body's functional limitations and range of motion and incorporates relevant tests. A specific treatment plan is then developed to decide the most effective method of treatment.
Remedial Massage may incorporate the following techniques –
- MFR - Myofascia Release – release tightness of fascia
- PRT - Positional Release Technique - reduce tenderness
- MET - Muscle Energy Technique – reduce hypertonicity
- Mobilisation Techniques – improve mobilisation without manipulation
Why should I have a remedial massage?
Undergo assessment and treatment of soft tissue dysfunctions that cause pain and restrict movement.
Other research based benefits include -
- Reduce neck pain, shoulder pain, lower back pain, lower body pain
- Decrease imbalance in hypertonic muscles
- Muscle lengthening
- Release myofascial restrictions
- Release spasms
- Restore joint mobility
- Reduce stress hormones
- Enhance immune system repair
When should I have a remedial massage?
Remedial Massage is effective when you are suffering from musculoskeletal pain or reduced range of motion. It improves functioning of fascia, muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues.
Precautions should be taken for –
- Infection and fever
- Fractures or open wounds
- Severe Osteoporosis
- Metastic Diseases – Cancer, Melanoma, Tumours
- Infectious skin diseases –Bacterial, Viral or Fungal infections