REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPY
Remedial massage is one of the most effective and readily available ways to prevent and treat muscle injuries, pain and soreness.
Remedial massage is based on the fact that soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) respond to touch and most pain is myofascial (soft tissue) in origin.
Trigger points (sensitive points in muscles, which radiate or refer pain to various parts of the body) can mimic many conditions and is treatable with remedial massage techniques.
Muscles move our joints, stabilise them and provide armour for the internal organs, minor problems with these functions cause more pain than most people realise.
Most headaches originate in the muscles of the neck and head and other pains e.g. Angina comes from the hyper-contraction of the chest muscles, abdominal and pelvic pain can be caused by trigger points in the abdominal and pelvic muscles and low back pain and sciatic pain are far more likely to originate in muscles than in vertebral disc problems.
Although many clients who consult a remedial massage therapist have pain as a result of specific injuries (whiplash, falls, sports injuries, etc.), RSI (repetitive strain injuries) and other work-related problems, the vast majority originate from postural (structural) alignment problems that sometimes go back to childhood and adolescence.
As part of my studies I have additional training in anatomy and physiology. This extra knowledge and understanding enables me to carry out an assessment and provide appropriate treatment for a wide variety of conditions.
It is always advisable to consult a doctor before receiving a massage for specific conditions which may not be related to soft tissue.
My treatment employs massage techniques that are designed to treat both deep and superficial tissues, with some manipulation combined with in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology can bring about pain relief, increased range of movement and correction and normalisation of the body’s muscles and soft tissues.