What is Remedial Massage?
Remedial Massage uses techniques such as rocking, myofascial release and stretching In addition to traditional deep tissue work. These techniques are helpful when there is acute pain, spasm and/or inflammation; they are subtle, yet powerful, and help to relax and ease the affected areas without causing further irritation or pain.
What can Remedial Massage treat?
Remedial Massage can help you by resolving problems such as:
- sciatic pain
- lower back pain
- pain and stiffness in the neck and shoulders
- hip and knee pain
- frozen shoulder
- tennis and golfer’s elbow
- repetitive strain injury (RSI)
- plantar fasciitis
What are the benefits of Remedial Massage?
Remedial Massage works by:
- releasing tension, stiffness and pain from muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and fascia
- increasing flexibility and suppleness
- breaking up old scar tissue and adhesions
- improving mobility, posture and physical performance
- promoting faster, more efficient recovery from injury and surgery
A client’s story: Remedial Massage case history from Summer 2012
A client recovering from a disc injury, but still experiencing a great deal of pain and restricted movement many months later, describes the result of their massage treatments:
“After suffering a prolapsed disc three years ago I was first given extensive physiotherapy and then a Microdiscectomy operation. Both failed to ease the constant nagging pain in my left calf apparently caused by pressure on my sciatic nerve. The condition also resulted in many ‘secondary’ injuries. I was regularly straining my back, cricking my neck and generally injuring myself as a result of the problem putting my body into a tense state of ‘alert’. I have had a number of massages from Helen and these have significantly reduced the pain felt in my calf. Also, my more relaxed overall body state has meant that I have experienced far fewer secondary injuries.” MW, London W13
My approach to the problem was to proceed slowly and carefully to avoid aggravating the pain/spasm cycle that was affecting several major muscle groups; remedial massage uses very subtle, yet powerful, techniques designed for exactly this kind of scenario. Key to success is an individual treatment plan that respects the limitations of the body; this will get results but not cause further irritation and pain. Another crucial factor in this case was my client’s willingness to trust the process even when progress was relatively slow in the early stages. This patience soon paid off, as a significant reduction in the pain/spasm cycle meant that deeper, more dynamic techniques could then be safely applied and the rate of improvement accelerated.
Get in touch today
To book an appointment, or for more information, call 07973 432988.
If you would like to know if massage could be the right treatment for you, you can also email me and I will reply to your query as quickly as possible.