Remedial Massage Therapy

Remedial Massage Therapy is assessment and treatment of the soft tissue to rehabilitate or improve physical function, relieve pain, prevent musculoskeletal dysfunction, enhance health and promote wellness.
Who can it help?

Remedial massage can help with the treatment of:

  • Back pain, neck pain, headaches, and migraines

  • Muscle tightness and joint pain

  • Repetitive strain and overuse issues

  • Postural problems (office-worker syndrome)

  • Sports and activity related conditions

  • Stress, anxiety, and sleep related problems

  • Pregnant women- through second and third trimester 

How does it work?

 

Remedial Massage uses manual techniques such as stroking, friction, kneading,

compression, stretching. Massage works by:

  • Increasing circulation allowing tissues greater oxygen supply, aiding pain relief.

  • Releasing muscles and fascia (the clingwrap-like connective tissue surrounding muscles and joints) with massage due to warmth, compression, and movement.

  • Decreasing pain by reducing pain signals being sent from tissues to the brain (peripheral nervous system), and decreased pain perception in the brain (central nervous system). With less pain input, the brain stops sending pain

       signals through the nervous system and inflammatory chemicals throughout the body.​