How does Remedial Massage work?
Remedial Massage helps in reducing stiffness and relaxing muscles. Because of increased blood flow and release of hormones. However, if the problem lies in the joint, massage will only provide temporary relief. Hence, it is important to get a thorough assessment by your Physio. Remember, pain is not normal. If you are experiencing pain, you need to see a Physio or doctor. If it's muscular stiffness, massage can help. It works by providing the following:
- Improves blood flow in the affected area.
- Reduces swelling by draining fluid away from the area.
- Increases flexibility and movement.
- Pain relief
- Eases sore muscles after a workout or sports
Massage can help with the following conditions:
- Neck stiffness due to bad posture
- back stiffnesss due to work
- tight muscles after sports
- Muscle soreness
- Lymph drainage after breast cancer surgery
- to ease lower back pain during pregnancy
What happens in a Remedial Massage session?
The therapist will ask questions and do specific tests to assess your condition. The therapist will advise you to expose the area that needs to be treated. Please inform the therapist if you have any concerns. She will then use techniques like trigger pointing and deep tissue to relieve aching muscles. It is important to use firm pressure to get deep into the muscles. Hence, the therapist will ask if the pressure needs to be altered in the session. Finally, a clear plan of action is given to the patient. In addition, home exercises and stretches may be shown. Most importantly, the sessions should be consistent as per the therapist’s instructions to get the best results.
Our Remedial Massage therapist is also experienced in doing pregnancy massages. This helps in relieving muscle tension and fluid retention. We take a lot of care to have pregnant women in a comfortable position during massage. Therefore, we use a lot of pillows for comfort. We require a medical certificate from the GP in the first trimester of pregnancy.
We also provide lymph drainage massage after breast surgery. A doctors referral is required as it is a specialized treatment.