Remedial Massage

044editedRemedial literally means to ‘restore to health’ which is the aim of this treatment.  This massage technique  works to facilitate an increase in movement and flexibility and minimize/eliminate pain caused by muscular dysfunction.

It aims to restore the body to a pain free, balanced state by realigning muscle tissues and separating scar tissue using such techniques as Soft Tissue Release (STR),  Muscle Energy Technique (MET) and Neuromuscular Technique (NMT). Like Sports massage it can sometimes be a little uncomfortable, but only in a way that you will feel is beneficial, a kind of “nice ouch”.

Treatment does not end when you leave the couch, stretching techniques that can be used outside of treatment time are provided where applicable to help further improve function and flexibility. Attention is also given to areas for focusing on to help identify the cause of the disorder to enable the individual if necessary to change habits that are causing muscular distress e.g. poor work station set up, driving position or any other daily activities that may be contributing to the problem.

Remedial Massage can help:

  • Improve circulation
  • Reduce Pain
  • Reduce swelling and inflammation
  • Relieve stress and tension (both of which are known to hinder the healing process)
  • Increase muscle tone

Please contact me to find out more about the Remedial Massage services I offer here in Bristol.

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