Remedial Massage

Massage is one of the world’s oldest treatments. It’s been scientifically proven to reduce stress,
boost your immune system and aid in muscle relaxation to support injury prevention and recovery.

Remedial massage is a hands on therapy which aims to treat muscles that are damaged, knotted, tense or immobile. This treatment is used to identify and repair damaged areas of the body, whilst aiding the body’s own healing process. Depending on the injury or desired outcome, the pressure can be of deep intensity,
or it can be more soft and gently effective.

Remedial massage therapy

Remedial massage is different to other forms of gentle relaxation massage. A remedial massage therapist undergoes extensive training to gain advanced knowledge of anatomy and physiology. It is used for the prevention and management of injuries, particularly soft tissue injuries. Therapists are trained to assess your body, observe changes over time and design individual treatment plans for each client.

Remedial massage is so much more than a “feel-good” massage. Specific techniques are used to address your injury, postural or joint issues. Remedial massage is frequently performed in conjunction with other health professionals such as a Physiotherapist as part of a whole treatment plan.

Key Benefits

Relieve tight muscles

If you suffer from tight muscles, your remedial massage therapist will use trigger point release and stretching techniques to elongate muscles that are abnormally tight. The techniques used can also help to break down adhesions such as scar tissue that may have formed after an injury.

Reduce stress

Remedial massage can promote a decrease in cortisol, the hormone produced when we are stressed or in pain. Massage also promotes an increased level of serotonin and dopamine, to improve your mood, encourage relaxation and relieve pain.

Encourage blood flow

Remedial massage encourages blood flow to the tissues being treated by stimulating the circulatory system. Increasing blood flow to the area helps to speed up the healing process and repair damaged tissue.