Remedial massage therapy is a clinical approach to massage. It involves assessment and a tailored treatment of the soft tissue structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) being specific to your body and needs.
Remedial massage takes a holistic approach to the body by not only assessing and treating the location of the symptoms but also sourcing out other potential contributing factors. Treatment includes tailored massage techniques (varying in pressure depending on the presenting condition and patient goals), deep trigger release, stretching and education.
Some of the common reasons for choosing remedial massage is to help with pain, tightness or stress. Some common conditions seen include back pain, cramps, neck pain, muscle tightness and spasms.
Direct benefits on the soft tissues include releasing and relaxing muscle tightness, reducing muscle spasm and cramps, and improving the length/flexibility of soft tissue structures. This will aid restoring normal movement and healing.
Other benefits include stimulating the circulatory system, improving lymphatic drainage and improving your mood.
Deep Soft-Tissue Massage
Trigger Point Therapy