Remedial massage is an effective massage technique that manipulates superficial and deeper muscles in the body as well as providing a specific therapeutic effect.
Remedial massage uses a range of techniques promoting the body's self-healing process leading to the repairing of soft tissue injuries and restoring normal function to the muscles. Remedial massage is used with deep pressure to treat muscular-skeletal injuries and improving recovery. Massage therapists at Manchester Physio can use remedial massage as an effective treatment for a range of conditions.
What is remedial massage?
Remedial massage uses a therapeutic effect to treat muscular damage or injuries. Remedial massage can treat both superficial and deeper layers of the muscle. Remedial massage treats symptoms and encourages the body's healing process. Remedial massage focuses on manipulation to restore muscle and soft tissues full normal function. Injury to muscles can cause tension and painful adhesions preventing movement. Muscles that are injured can also cause a lack of circulation and cause inflammation from a build-up of toxins. Remedial massage applies pressure and friction across muscle fibres, breaking down adhesions, releasing tension and reducing pain.
What is a remedial massage used for?
Remedial massage can be used for many circumstances. These circumstances include:
- Relieving tension
- Decreasing pain
- Removing toxins out of the body
Remedial massage is used for relieving tension in the muscles. Muscle tension is caused by muscles contracting at a relaxed state. Muscle tension helps to maintain posture and everyday movements. An increase of muscles tension can cause stiffness, pain and restrict movement removing used to treat a range of muscular injuries. Massage is able to help relieve symptoms of muscle tension and improve recovery.
Remedial massage can also help to decrease pain in many ways. Massage increases blood flow to an area, triggers the brain to release natural pain killers, interrupts pain signals to the brain removes waste products and restores range of movement. Massage can also be used to decrease pain on many occasions such as, post injury, post event and pre event.
A remedial massage is used to remove waste products and toxins from out of the body. When muscles are not able to function properly it can cause reduced circulation and inflammation through a build-up of toxins. Remedial massage can help flush out toxins through the lymphatic system and stimulate the blood circulation increasing the healing process to an affected area.
When is remedial massage used?
Remedial massage is an effective treatment used:
Remedial massage is used for relaxation. Relaxing the body has many benefits. Massage can stimulate the release of endorphins in the body producing a sense of well-being and calmness. Massage also helps muscles to relax, reducing tension, decreasing pain and reducing risk of injury.
Remedial massage can also be used post workout. Remedial massage can be used to treat muscles post exercise to help in the recovery process. Strenuous exercise can lead to muscle fatigue or damage. Remedial massage can help flush out lactic acid which causes fatigue after exercise and prevent the muscles from further damage.
Remedial massage is used to relieve tight muscles. Muscles become tight for many reasons. Muscles can tighten due to soft tissue damage, increased tone and muscle contractures. Massage techniques such as effleurage, petrissage, kneading and rolling are all used to decrease tone in the muscles. Remedial massage uses a range of techniques to increase the blood flow, break down inflexible scar tissue and stretch and loosen muscles.
Remedial massage is effective to be used post injury. Injury to the muscles can cause chronic pain and tension caused by trauma or overuse. Painful adhesions can occur after injury or surgery, preventing movement. By applying pressure along the muscle fibres remedial massage breaks downs adhesions in the connective tissue, restoring range of movement. The release of adhesions improves circulation around an area, reducing stress and pain relief.
What are the benefits of remedial massage?
Remedial massage has many benefits. The benefits of remedial massage include:
Remedial massage is beneficial to increase healing. Remedial massage encourages the body's self-healing process, increasing healing to injured or damaged muscles. An increase of blood, oxygen and nutrients are delivered to an area of damage in the body. Oxygen and nutrients assist the healing process and begin to repair damaged cells. Massage assists in the removal of waste products in the body. The more toxins and waste products there are in the body, the slower the healing process will be.
One benefit of remedial massage is decreased pain. Remedial massage can help reduce the feeling of pain in many ways. Remedial massage helps by increasing blood flow to an area, triggering the brain to release natural pain killers and interrupting pain signals by contact with the skin.
Remedial massage can also be beneficial to decrease tension. Decreasing in tension can be beneficial after sport or strenuous daily activities. Remedial massage helps to decrease tension by increasing temperature of the muscles, promoting relaxation and flushing out waste products.
Remedial massage can help maintain healthy muscles. Healthy muscles enable you to move more freely and help maintain strength. Regular massage can help by increasing blood circulation, removing waste products and increasing tissue elasticity. It is important to maintain healthy muscles around joints to prevent any serious injuries or allow a quicker recovery.
How does remedial massage help?
Remedial massage helps by promoting relaxation, breaking down adhesions and releasing tightness in the muscles.
Remedial massage helps promote relaxation. Remedial massage can have both physiological and emotional effects on the body. A physiological response to massage is the effect it has on the musculoskeletal system. An emotional response to a relaxing massage is the feeling of relaxation and a sense of calmness. Remedial massage helps promote relaxation by increasing temperature of the muscles and releasing feel good hormones such as endorphins, serotonin and dophamines.
Remedial massage also helps to break down adhesions in the muscles. Painful adhesions can often occur after injury or surgery. Adhesions can vary in size and are produced in and around muscles and connective tissue. Remedial massage is used with pressure to break down vigorous adhesions and realign muscle fibres reducing and tension and improving movement. The break down of adhesions also increases the blood circulation to an affected area, stimulating the healing process and reducing pain.
Remedial massage is beneficial to help relieve tightness in the muscles. Muscles tightness can limit flexibility, increase pain and cause further injury. Massage is an effective treatment to release muscle tightness. Massage uses a range of techniques to increase the blood flow, break down inflexible scar tissue and stretch and loosen muscles. Pain is decreased from allowing the muscle to move and restoring blood flow.
Remedial massage is used to treat superficial and deep muscle injuries alongside providing a therapeutic effect. Remedial massage uses a range of techniques. Remedial massage is applied with pressure to the muscle in aim to stimulate the body's self-healing process and encourage muscle recovery. Remedial massage also increases the blood and lymph circulation, allowing the muscle to relax. Remedial massage has many beneficial effects including, pain relief, muscular tension, removal of toxins and relaxation. Massage therapists at Manchester Physio can use remedial massage as an effective treatment for a range of conditions.
How can I arrange an appointment for remedial massage?
To arrange a remedial massage at Manchester Physio, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 883 0077.