What does remedial massage mean?
Remedial massage is a complementary therapy that aims to treat muscles that are damaged, knotted, tense or immobile. It is useful for a number of problems that affect the muscles, tendons and bones and can address a number of other health problems.
What is the difference between remedial massage and regular massage?
While deep tissue massage is a whole body treatment, remedial massage focuses on parts of the body that requires rehabilitation. Remedial massage first starts with a review of the muscles, ligaments, tendons and posture.
What happens in a remedial massage?
Remedial massage uses a range of techniques to address issues such as aches, pains, sports injuries and headaches. Techniques may include deep-tissue massage, trigger-point therapy, myofascial release, cupping, dry needling and more.
Is a remedial massage painful?
Although there may be some discomfort during, and soreness after, an effective remedial massage, this should be at a minimum, and only when entirely necessary to resolve any dysfunction.
How often should you get remedial massage?
Maintenance massage is usually recommended on monthly basis, or at times quarterly (so around four massages per year), depending on the individual. This is to promote mobility, strength, improved muscle function, and to stop conditions from becoming painful and problematic.
Is remedial massage good for stress?
Remedial massage can help to combat the stress reaction by eliciting the relaxation response. The relaxation response encourages the body to produce endorphins which lower adrenaline and cortisol levels, reduce tension, lower the heart rate and makes people feel calmer in general.
What are the benefits of massage therapy?
Some of the physical benefits of massage and myotherapy include:
- reduced muscle tension.
- improved circulation.
- stimulation of the lymphatic system.
- reduction of stress hormones.
- increased joint mobility and flexibility.
- improved skin tone.
- improved recovery of soft tissue injuries.
What do you wear for a remedial massage?
For a full body massage, most get undressed down to their underwear but you should only undress to the level you are comfortable. You will be well covered with a towel, except for the area being worked on. Your therapist will give you time to get undressed in private and get comfortable on the table.
Is remedial massage good for back pain?
Releasing the large muscles around the spine, gluts, hip flexors and hamstrings, can help improve muscle tone and release pressure on the nerves around the spine which send the pain signals to the brain. Remedial massage will also help improve posture and flexibility, which in turn can reduce pain in the lower back.