What is Remedial Massage Therapy?
Remedial Massage Therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage Therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.
What does treatment involve?
Massage therapy can be used for the treatment of both acute and chronic conditions. Remedial Massage Therapists can work with a wide variety of patients, of all ages, in the treatment of illness, injury prevention and rehabilitation, disability, sports training and ongoing stress management.
Remedial Massage Therapists use their knowledge of physiology and anatomy to combine traditional Swedish and modern massage therapy techniques with other therapies to treat clients.
The following is a list of conditions for which massage therapy can prove beneficial. This list is not exhaustive but covers many common conditions.
- Anxiety and depression
- Asthma and Emphysema
- Back, leg, and neck pain
- Cancer symptoms
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (repetitive strain)
- Chronic Fatigue syndrome
- Fractures and edema
- Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bursitis
- Kyphosis and Scoliosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Palliative care
- Muscle tension and spasm
- Pregnancy and labour support
- Post-surgical rehabilitation
- Strains and sprains
- Sports injuries Stroke
- Stress and stress related conditions
- Temporomandibular Disorders
Massage therapy can also be used as part of a preventative care program for all ages. This includes sports training, injury prevention, ongoing stress management.