A paramedical treatment method, which utilises any or all of the above techniques to reduce pain, and restore function to injured tissue. When used regularly or in conjunction with other health practitioners Remedial massage helps to maximise your health and well-being.
Remedial massage uses several specialized skills to locate and repair damage and speed up the body's repair mechanism. A professional remedial massage therapist has to draw on his knowledge of anatomy, physiology, related pathology and the techniques of many therapies, including heat and cold therapies.
Remedial massage can involve gentle to strong strokes as well as shallow to deep strokes. It works on the fact that soft muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia is responsive to touch. Sensitive points in the muscles often refer to pain in other parts of the body. For instance, headaches may originate from muscles in the neck and pelvic pains maybe caused by certain areas in the abdominal and pelvic area. Remedial massage helps to stimulate blood flow in these areas, thus reducing pain, swelling, and speeding up the body's natural healing process.