Remedial massage is a deep tissue style massage, designed to heal specific health issues, therapeutic in nature, muscle problems and injuries.
The massage techniques affect different body systems, including circulatory, endocrine, and excretory systems. The most significant effect, however, is the calming of the peripheral nervous system, which manages sensations of pain. In the end, the toning and relaxation of muscles and joints lead to better mobility and flexibility for the patient. Relaxed muscles are less likely to be injured than tight muscles, which means you reduce the risk of injury by receiving a remedial massage.
Clients that visit a remedial massage therapist will have a consultation with them before any treatment takes place to find out what is causing the issue or injury. This consultation will take a variety of forms, usually questions and also a series of tests to see how much range of movement the client may have in certain muscles groups.The therapist will also observe the client's posture. Remedial therapists may use palpitation of the muscles which is generally just feeling the different muscle groups to feel if they are tight or shortened.
Remedial massage uses a wide range of techniques like deep tissue friction that warms and releases the muscles, relaxation massage strokes that soothe the muscles after the deep tissue work, and also stretching. The therapist may get the client to do follow up exercises and stretches at home to continue the work. Remedial therapists are qualified to deal with issues such as arthritis, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, muscular injuries from sport, neck and back pain, headaches and whiplash.