Remedial Massage

Remedial massage is used to locate and repair damaged areas of the body and speed up the body’s own healing processes

Our Approach

The potential effect of Remedial Massage procedures on a wide variety of conditions is being increasingly well documented.

Treatment directed at balancing the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) is an area of particular focus.

By influencing the ANS it is possible to affect the distribution of blood throughout the body. This mitigates, for example, the symptoms of migraine and the micro-trauma to muscle and connective tissue associated with repetition strain injuries. Also, it has been shown that restoring adequate blood perfusion to the brain improves neuron function and visceral function, thereby promoting health.

Restoration of biomechanical efficiency of the body assists conditions such as:

Muscular pain and dysfunction
Scar tissue release
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tennis elbow
Occupational Overuse injuries
Rotator cuff lesions
Myo-fascial Syndromes

Whether pain in soft tissues arises because of overload, overuse or injury, there is a strong chance that part of the pain process will involve the presence of hyper-irritable areas of tissue known as Myofascial Trigger Points.

A myofascial trigger point is a hyper-irritable spot, usually lying within a taut band of skeletal muscle, or in the muscle’s fascia.

This irritable spot (trigger point) will be painful on pressure, and often gives rise to referred or radiating pain and tenderness.

Chronic strain can affect any of the body’s skeletal muscles, and so any muscle can develop myofascial trigger points.

While the trigger point is the actual pain generator that causes the pain, other factors are the cause of the trigger point’s activities.

This makes it obvious that getting rid of myofascial pain requires that we either get rid of the trigger point(s) or the reasons for their existence.

Rest assured we work ‘with’ your body to release its tension – not ‘on’ it!