Remedial massage can not only be utilised to treat dysfunction, but can play an important role in preventing further injury and maintaining optimal health and performance. Your therapist can implement a more specific range of techniques for your presenting condition, although an array of techniques can be used in a remedial massage.
Some common conditions that remedial massage can help with include: achilles tendon pathologies, tendonitis, shin splints, groin strain, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, hamstring injuries, plantar fasciitis, adhesions, whiplash, chronic back pain, sciatica, arthritis, swimmer's shoulder, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, neck injuries, headaches, sore muscles, thoracic outlet syndrome; to name just a few. Remedial massage is safe for most people however if in doubt, please consult your doctor prior. Your therapist may request a clearance from your doctor prior to the commencement of any treatment if they feel massage may be of any risk to you.
Remedial massage is a holistic approach that uses several assessment techniques to locate and treat dysfunction. It uses a combination of techniques to treat the causes of musculoskeletal dysfunction, rather than just focusing purely on pain relief. It is the specific manipulation of soft tissue, including not only muscles, but ligaments, tendons and fascia that can help restore proper function to the body.