Remedial massage involves the manipulation of muscles. Massage is beneficial in treating a wide range of soft tissue conditions, including muscle spasms, pain and soreness from injury, postural strain and headaches from workplace stressors.
Massage works to relieve pain in a number of ways – Firstly, by promoting muscle relaxation; by increasing lymphatic circulation and thereby reducing inflammation; by breaking up scar tissue and adhesions caused by past injuries; and finally, by promoting blood flow through the muscles.
A range of massage techniques is used to achieve the ideal results for clients. These include muscle kneading and compression to lessen tension in the muscles, trigger point therapy and lymphatic drainage. As a result, the increased blood circulation helps the body flush out cellular debris, which speeds tissue repair and aids in healing.
The Many Benefits of Remedial Massage Therapy
- Increases blood flow to the injured area:
This allows for faster movement of nutrients, that the cells needed in the healing process, to the site of the injury.
- Increases lymphatic flow:
The lymphatic system carries waste and debris away from the site of an injury. It is also responsible for swelling which puts pressure on nerve endings, causing pain. Consequently, the more quickly the lymphatics can flow and drain away, the more quickly the swelling and pain will reduce.
- Reduces Stress:
Stress and tension hinder the healing process and disrupts sleep at night which is the time your body works best recovering from injury.
- Reduces Tension:
The more tense and tight muscles are, the less blood flow is able to flow through them. Blood contains all the oxygen and nutrients your muscles need to operate healthily. A restriction in the blood flow results in aches and pain and can make you more to injury.
- Breaks down scar tissue and fibrous adhesions:
When a past injury heals of its own accord, scar tissue can develop at the site of the original problem. Using specific remedial techniques, this scar tissue can be broken down allowing joints and muscles to function more freely and thereby increasing range of movement. It may also reduce any pain created by restriction of or friction on the tissues surrounding these joints and muscles.
Remedial Massage can help with:
Sports injuries Frozen shoulder Sprains Post-stroke
Sciatic pain Whiplash injuries Neck pain Muscular tension
Hip pain Headaches Achilles problems Muscle strains
Jaw pain Knee Pain Fibrosis Hand & Arm pain
Tennis Elbow Circulation problems Back pain Plantar fascitis
. . . and so much more . . .