Remedial Massage Therapy
Remedial massage therapy is the assessment and treatment of soft tissue dysfunctions that causes pain and restricts human movements.
Remedial massage is a treatment modality that manipulates the soft tissue of the body including movement for a specific therapeutic effect, rather than a general therapeutic effect. It uses relevant techniques, Lubricants and movements according to the client’s needs and response. This leads to the healing process, which begins the aiding the soft tissue in repairing, restoring functional integrity and adapting back to health.
What does remedial massage help?
Remedial massage is a deep tissue massage, to create the conditions for the body to turn to normal health after injury or with muscular-skeletal disorders. It is to treat chronic muscular-skeletal imbalances, strains, sprains, broken bones, bruising or any other injury where the skin is intact. Deep tissue massage removes blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions left after injury, speeds up recovery and encourages more complete healing.
Remedial massage is also used for conditions created by lifestyle like repetitive strain injuries and back pain.
Conditions that remedial massage can help:
Headaches, neck, shoulder pain, hand pain, upper back and lower back pain, sciatic pain, leg and foot pain, Achilles tendon, tendinitis, shin splints, groin strains, cartilage damage, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, hamstring injuries, plantar fasciitis, scar tissue, adhesions, whiplash, carpal tunnel syndromes.
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- Allison, D, 2013. Course notes: Remedial Massage Introduction. Meadowbank College, Health & Fitness, NSI PART of TAFE NSW Australia.
- Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority