Massage has long been associated with relieving stress. In fact, it’s been used for thousands of years, and most of us know that massage helps us to relax and “unwind”. While that is true, remedial massage is employed as a specific treatment therapy, and is therefore quite different from the "Swedish" relaxation type of massage. The term "remedial" simply implies providing a "remedy".
Remedial Massage Therapy is a hands-on therapy that employs techniques aimed at treating specific musculo-skeletal ailments. That is, problems associated with your muscles, tendons and ligaments. Your tendons and ligaments attach your muscles to your bones, so the term musculo-skeletal refers to those softer tissues, and also to the effect they have on the integrity (alignment) of your skeleton.
If you suffer from stiff or tight muscles, aches and pains, and generally feel sore, it's almost certain your body could use the help of remedial massage. Although Remedial Massage is aimed at treating, rather than just relaxing, that doesn't mean it's necessarily painful or uncomfortable.
You might be surprised to know that many aches and pains can result from a simple lack of "touch" in a person's life, so I always try to employ some relaxation techniques in any treatment regimen, because I believe it's an important part of any healing process.
Remedial massage can strengthen your body, improve your posture, increase stamina, improve your digestion, muscle flexibility, circulation, and perhaps surprisingly, help you maintain emotional and psychological balance.
Remedial massage plays an important role in maintaining your structural integrity, by restoring your muscles to their proper working length, giving you more freedom of movement, more vitality, and importantly, relief from pain.
If you’ve suffered an injury or have recently had surgery, remedial massage can help to speed your recovery and increase your range of motion. It's all about caring for your health....naturally.