Remedial massage is a hands-on modality that aims to improve and aid in the repair of musculoskeletal aches and pains, injuries and postural imbalances caused by tension in the muscles or other soft tissue components such as fascia, tendons and ligaments.
Remedial massage therapy has the ability to restore the body’s own healing potential by balancing soft tissue length, reducing tension and improving our body’s ability to heal by enhancing nutrient delivery to the affected site and removing waste products (i.e. damaged cells and scar tissue) via the blood and lymphatic system.
Our South Melbourne remedial massage therapists use postural analysis together with muscle and joint assessment and examination to effectively determine where tension and/or imbalances lie within the muscular system. Using deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myo-fascial release, muscle energy and other specialised techniques, pain can be eliminated, damage can be restored and movement quality enhanced, thus supporting and speeding up the body’s own repair mechanisms.
As daily postures and repetitive movements can cause constant undue stress on the body, remedial massage can assist to help people feel and perform better. Regular remedial massage therapy treatments can enhance physical performance and eliminate pain for athletes whose muscles and tendons may becoming stiff, overused and immobilised due to repetitive trauma caused by the demands of their sport. Remedial massage will also improve posture, performance and fatigue levels to those that spend their days in sustained positions, such as being seated in an office chair or continuous physical labour.
With constant demands of busy life styles and increased stresses, whether work or family life, remedial massage can also play an important role in stress relief both emotionally and physically. Stress can be held through muscle tension within the body impacting on sleep, body function and the ability to relax. Through regular remedial massage these tensions can be eliminated and stress levels reduced, improving vitality and well-being.
Remedial massage can be effective treatment for the following conditions: