What is Remedial Massage?
"Remedial" massage therapy, simply means using manual therapy techniques to try to "remedy" a problem. But to offer a remedy you must do more than just relieve pain; you must also be able to understand how the problem came about and how it can be avoided in the future.
We use a range of massage and advanced soft tissue techniques set within a framework of assessment and rehabilitation procedures. As well as dealing effectively with a variety of musculoskeletal problems this can also be used to help in recovery and reduce the symptoms in many medical conditions too.
Some examples of the conditions which can be treated and helped are, musculoskeletal issues such as back and neck pain, headaches (including migraine), irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, Reynaud's Syndrome, whiplash, frozen shoulder, tennis and golfers elbow.
How Does Sport Massage Differ from Other Massage Treatments?
Sport massage is a specialist area within Remedial massage therapy which applies all the same techniques and principles in a way that best meet the specific needs of the athlete.
This form of massage comprises of a number of techniques designed to help treat soft tissue damage, muscular pain, tendons, ligaments and postural problems as well as preparing you for sport and other types of exercise. Sport massage can also help you with rehabilitation after injury.
Advice on specific stretching or strengthening exercises which will work with and complement the therapy treatments may also be given.
Through gaining an understanding of how a problem is caused it is possible to give treatments and put forward suggestions on how problems can be avoided in the future as well as suggest ways in which particular symptoms can be alleviated.
What Benefits Will I Gain From Sport & Remedial Massage?
Sport massage can help to relieve the stress and tension which hinders the achievement of optimum performance, as well as reducing the likelihood of incurring injury during exercise.
The use of the deep tissue techniques can be particularly effective when treating minor soft tissue problems and help to speed up the recovery time and aid rehabilitation should an injury occur. Through maintaining the full range of movement and increased muscle flexibility any niggling aches and pains can be managed before they develop into more serious overuse injuries.
Benefits can also be gained both pre and post event whether your needs are for stimulation, relaxation or recovery. It is also very beneficial in aiding relief from stress, tension and fatigue regardless of your level of activity and whether or not this is caused through sporting, recreational or occupational activity.
Some examples of the sporting strains which can be treated and helped are overuse injuries such as runner's knee, tendinitis, foot, ankle, elbow or wrist complaints, ligament injuries and reduced mobility or mechanical limitations.
Sport and Remedial Massage Clinic
Sports Massage Therapy Exeter