What is a remedial massage?
When muscles become knotted and tense or damaged, sports and remedial massage provides a healing treatment. Remedial massages can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow. It is a holistically way to treat the body. At Ackland Therapeutic Massage we endeavour to identify the original biomechanics dysfunction. As a result healing the cause of the disorder as well as the symptoms. Remedial massage uses several specialised techniques to locate and repair damage to muscles, tendons and joints. Massage therapy supports and speeds up the body’s own repair mechanisms. A lubricating medium (usually oils) is applied directly on the skin. This ensures that the muscles associated with the disorder are deeply penetrated. Passive joint stretching moves are also used throughout.
Remedial massage include stimulation to the blood supply allowing toxins in the muscles to be removed. The calming of the nervous system to ease pain and discomfort. As well as the toning and relaxing of muscles to improve joint mobility. An improvement to the health of the cells, the repairing of tissues, and the easing of stiffness and tension. Muscular and skeletal dysfunction often addressed with remedial massage include muscle tightness and pain, arthritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, whiplash, neck and back pain, scoliosis, headaches and sports injuries.