What is Remedial Massage?
Remedial Massage involves the assessment and treatment of the body’s muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues in order to aid in the rehabilitation and the management of pain or injury on any of the body parts.
It can be used to treat muscles, ligaments and tendons that are experiencing aches or pains caused by various injuries.
Why is it Used?
The aim of the therapy is to find and treat the cause of the disorder, not only the symptoms.
If a client has suffered a moderate injury resulting in soft tissue pain and/or loss of function, loss of function, then remediation is required to reduce or eliminate pain and restore that function.
It is performed to improve the body’s condition and help it return to normal health after injury. The treatment can reasonably reverse certain physical effects a client may be presenting.
How is Treatment Administered?
Remedial massage is a discipline and procedure of its own. It is not the application of the massage – it also involves an assessment procedure prior to the actual treatment. The assessment allows the Remedial Massage Therapist to apply a certain focus on the area of the body that needs treatment and identify what type of massage is required.
The assessment includes the development of a specific treatment plan for the best course of treatment for the client’s condition or injury.
Every client’s needs are unique – meaning particular remedial massage techniques need to be selected, with clinical expertise and applied in a way that suits that client.
What to Expect from Remedial Massage Treatment
At your first appointment, a consultation will be taken to make sure there are no reasons why you should not receive massage. This is also an ideal time to discuss any injuries or problems you may have.
There will be a Holistic Postural Assessment, so please wear appropriate underwear, sports bra and suitable shorts. Where appropriate the mobility of the injury or problem area will be checked
The treatment will last 60 minutes and be administered with you lying on a massage couch, or even seated. It is advised to bring a suitable towel for comfort and modesty.
Following each treatment, stretches and aftercare advice will be discussed and follow-up treatment appointments will be set up.
The day after a remedial massage, you may experience soreness, so make sure your massage is at least 24 hours before any important activities.
Choosing a Therapist
It is important to choose a qualified massage therapist who has undertaken the necessary training to understand the theory and practice of this particular therapy.
Massage should not be used in place of conventional medical care. Always consult a GP or other health professional for medical attention and advice.
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