What is Remedial Massage?
Remedial massage provides a healing treatment and ongoing care of soft tissue to manage your injuries, muscular aches or pains, or postural imbalance. It uses several specialised techniques to locate and repair damage and to support and speed up the body’s own repair mechanisms. Once therapists locate tense muscular tissue they use manual manipulation to realign the body and get it working functionally.
How will it help me?
If you are suffering from:
- Arm, neck or shoulder pain
- Hip and leg pain
- Chronic lower back pain
- Running pain, including shin splints
- Tendonitis, bursitis or fibrosis
- Onset muscle soreness from exercise
- Postural imbalances
- Sciatica (pressure on nerves in the lower back)
- Stress reduction
Key benefits of remedial massage include improved posture and circulation, allowing toxins in the muscles to be removed, the calming of the nervous system to ease pain and discomfort, and the toning and relaxing of muscles to improve your joint mobility.
When will I see results?
After your massage you may feel a little sore for a day or two. This is normal, especially if you have been carrying an injury or tension for some time. An untreated condition means the muscles have tightened up over time, so if this is your first treatment moving old fibrous tissue won’t be a relaxing experience, but it will be most beneficial for the long term. You should start to feel a greater ease of movement in the affected area.
If this has been an on going problem for a long time for you then you may require a few massages close together before you see any major results. Your therapist may recommend stretches, heat packs or ice to help speed up your recovery and increase movement.
It is recommended that you drink lots of water after your massage to flush out toxins bought out through the massage. We suggest continuing your massage treatments once your injury has healed, although you won’t need to visit as frequently. While we treat your problem areas you may need to visit weekly but once the area has healed you may only need to visit fortnightly or monthly to maintain a pain free body.