Remedial Massage/ Remedial Bodywork
In a remedial massage or remedial bodywork session your practitioner will use a range of integrated advanced techniques including Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage and others to address muscle and fascia dysfunction and tailor a treatment to your specific needs. The massage can be a whole body massage or focus on specific areas of concern. It is suitable to most people and is adaptable to suit the individual, whether you need a gentle treatment or a more vigorous approach. Both the level of pressure and techniques used are tailored to your needs and preferences.
In Deep Tissue Massage the primary goal is altering structure and muscle restrictions. Once accustomed to the benefits of deep tissue work, there is an increased degree of relaxation from the alleviation of pain and the lasting benefits. Overall, the purpose is to “unstick” the fibres of the muscle while releasing deeply-held patterns of tension.
Myofascial Release Techniques are aimed at releasing adhesions in the fascial network.
Fascia is opaque and slightly stretchy. It covers and envelopes muscles and muscle fibres and blends into tendons and ligaments as well as surrounding organs. Its role is to strengthen, support and protect, and to act as a shock absorber for muscles. In its healthy state it is elastic, moist and mobile, providing an area for muscle attachment and allowing free movement of the muscles. When affected by physical or emotional trauma at any time in our lives, it hardens, thickens, and tightens.
The benefits of a remedial massage include:
Improved flexibility and movement
Improved flow of nutrients and oxygen to the muscles
Improved waste elimination in the muscle
Improved lymphatic drainage
A feeling of relaxation