When muscles become knotted and tense or damaged, the massage therapist endeavors to identify the original biomechanical dysfunction, thus healing the cause of the disorder, as well as the symptoms.
Remedial massage uses several specialized techniques to locate and repair damage to muscles, tendons and joints, supporting and speeding up the body’s own repair mechanisms. Oil on the skin ensures that the muscles are deeply penetrated, and passive joint stretching moves are also used.
Key benefits include the stimulation to the blood supply; the calming of the nerves to ease pain and discomfort; and the toning and relaxing of muscles to improve joint mobility. This improves the health of the cells, the repairing of tissues, and the easing of stiffness and tension.
Muscular and skeletal dysfunctions helped by remedial massage include muscle tightness and pain, arthritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, whiplash, neck and back pain, scoliosis, headaches and sports injuries.