REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPY at Health In The Bay.
Remedial Massage Therapy is a therapeutic deep tissue massage that assists in treating specific health issues. Such conditions may be due to injury, illness, trauma, stress, overuse or postural issues. Treatment is often combined with other assessment techniques, and both the original cause of the condition and any present symptoms are considered to assist in the healing process.
Remedial Massage Therapy techniques are often similar to those used in Swedish massage, but target deep tissue and muscle groups and generally use more pressure, and is one of the most popular forms of massage therapy as it addresses the aches, pains and injuries many of us seem to fall prey to at some stage in our lives. It is a varied therapy and combines a number of different techniques such as massage, trigger points, myofascial release and lymphatic drainage techniques to work on damaged or sore muscles, soft tissue or joints.
The massage therapist will have a thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology to assess and treat the dysfunction you are experiencing. They will use a variety of techniques such as kneading, stroking or percussive movements that can be gentle or vigorous, light or deep. The therapist may use oil which helps to deeply penetrate the affected muscles and also lets the hands glide over the body. The therapist may also use passive joint stretching. All these techniques serve to stimulate circulation to the affected area and may sometimes help to realign the body.
Make sure you know exactly what your injury or condition is before consulting a remedial massage therapist, so you can let them know what is going on in your body. A first diagnosis from an appropriate specialist will help the therapist know where to begin to treat you.