Remedial massage is a deep massage carried out to create the conditions for the body’s return to normal health after injury. It is used to treat strains, sprains and any injury where the skin is intact. Deep tissue massage removes blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions left after injury, helping to speed up recovery and encourage more complete healing. Remedial massage is also used for conditions created by lifestyle for example repetitive strain injury and back pain. It is designed to increase the flow of blood and lymph,
particularly in the injured areas.

A full case history is taken and then an assessment of your injury/complaint. After discussing the history of your condition, and finding out which movements are restricted or painful, you will be asked to undress to expose the areas which need attention. Treatment is then tailored to your individual needs and requirements. Often exercises to keep the muscles loose and stretched will be recommended for you to carry out between treatments. Doing these regularly will also speed up the time until complete recovery is reached.

Common Conditions:
Some common conditions that can be successfully treated are:
• Tendinitis
• Back pain
• Groin Strain
• Cartilage damage
• Tennis Elbow
• Frozen Shoulder
• Hamstring Injuries
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Scar tissue
• Adhesions
• Whiplash
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Repetitive Strain Injury

All-round health improvement can be seen including; better sleep, increase in vitality and performance levels, as well as increased mobility. It can also be used to treat general muscle soreness from over exertion.

Remedial massage is often used by athletes but is equally effective for non-sports people. For accidents such as falling off of horses, road traffic accidents etc, it is very effective. Many debilitating conditions that people associate with age can be traced back to an old injury and treated successfully with a return of free movement and strength.

Benefits of Massage:
• Dilates the blood vessels, improves circulation and relieves congestion throughout the body
• Stimulates the flow of lymph and speeds the elimination of toxins
• Relaxes muscle spasm and relieves tension
• Increases blood supply and nutrition to muscles and prevents build up of lactic acid resulting from strenuous exercise or injury
• Breaks down excessive scar tissue and adhesions within damaged muscle
• Localised tissue stretching and improved flexibility
• Improves muscle tone and can help prevent or delay muscular atrophy resulting from forced inactivity
• Can have a sedative or stimulating effect on the nervous system, depending on the type and length of massage treatment given

To learn more or to book your session with Kate, call today on 07816 821 863