Remedial massage is the assessment and treatment of soft tissue dysfunctions that cause pain or restrict movement. Remedial massage is a recognized treatment with many health funds so you can claim part of the cost back, unlike a relaxation massage.
How can remedial massage help you?
Headaches - Headaches and migraines can often be the result of tightness in your neck, back and jaw muscles. Assessing how the spinal muscles and bones are sitting in the neck and back will show which muscles are weaker than others. Remedial massage to these muscles will often reduce the frequency of headaches or can even eliminate them completely!
Rehabilitation & injuries - To quicken the recovery from surgery or injury, massage is highly beneficial. Your therapist will know which core muscle groups to stimulate to get maximum muscle strength without weakening the area. Where the client receives physiotherapy treatment for their injury, the remedial massage therapist will work in closely with the physiotherapist to optimize recovery.
Before, during & after pregnancy – For pregnancy remedial massage utilizes deep tissue and relaxation techniques to "detox" the body from lymphatic waste. This helps in increasing the chances of pregnancy and maintaining healthy muscles during and after pregnancy.
During pregnancy a gentle remedial massage focuses on helping your body adjust to the changes that happen. This will help prepare your muscles for the birth and decrease the swelling particularly around legs and ankles.
After pregnancy your body needs to return to the pre-pregnancy days. Remedial Massage will help quicken this process, making sure that the structure of your body and your muscles are in correct alignment and relaxed.
Western Myofascial Cupping - It’s based on the ancient Chinese method of cupping. A vacuum is created in the cups placed on the skin by suction. This draws up the underlying tissues. When left on for a few minutes, blood stasis is formed and localized healing takes place up to 4 inches below the surface! Causing tissues to release toxins and activate the lymphatic system. Cupping is a very good deep tissue massage which is why it works in so well with Remedial Massage when done properly.
So from basic relief of headaches to the recovery from injury or surgery, remedial massage can certainly assist you in many ways.