Remedial Massage

Massage generally refers to the manipulation of the body with the hands, and sometimes the feet. This can be the whole or specific part of the body depending on the type of massage. The depth can also vary from very light to deep, again depending on the specific treatment being administered. Remedial massage refers to deeper manipulation of the muscles, usually associated with the treatment of ailment rather than for simple relaxation.

The diagram to the left shows a basic positioning of muscular regions prone to injury.

These may seem obvious at first but causes of pain or discomfort often have sources other than where the pain is; for example, a tendon problem can cause back problems because of walking with a twist to support the tendon, etc.

An experienced remedial massuese knows these interconnections and can treat them accordingly using various methods.

Massage is not only relaxing, but aids circulation, relaxes muscles and stimulates the lymphatic system. It is ideal before exercise, to warm up and loosen the body, or afterwards, for treating post-activity aches and pains and minor injuries. Today massage is recognised as a great method of counteracting the effects of stress, and helping to promote a sense of general well-being.

Sports massage is generally a deep massage in order to establish the injured tissues and be able to all through the range of movement available and massage specific areas to get a wider range of movement and give you stretches and exercises you can do to help the area within other hours. Beneficial to all levels of injury and gives you a little more knowledge on avoiding injuries in the future.

Massage is also used locally to help treat specific muscular, ligament or tendon problems, making it ideal for dealing with painful and inconvenient sport injuries such as those to knees, elbows, wrists, etc.

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