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Why Do You Need A Remedial Service?

Remedial massage, also known as medical massage or even sports massage is a soothing massage service designed to help individuals who suffer from injuries, chronic pain, excessive tension, muscle tension, and other related issues. 


Individuals who take on remedial massages are looking for a way to ease their pain, and relax their body and mind. It is a therapeutic and healing session that is performed by trained massage therapists. I wish I could list more, but these will do for now:


  • Offers a complete muscle relaxation massage
  • Increases range of motion and flexibility
  • Helps ease stiff joints and reduces pain
  • Lowers your heart rate and helps relax
  • Lowers your blood pressure and maintains stability
  • Strengthens your immune system
  • Reduces your body's tension and stress impact
  • Promotes a healthy sleeping pattern
  • Stimulates your blood and boosts oxygen circulation

While most massages are considered a retreat, a remedial service is more of a necessity. Remedial massage is not your typical massage with a scented and candlelit room you enjoy on the weekend; it is a professional service designed to offer you a special session that focuses on your issues. 


A soft tissue therapy session helps relieve stress and tension from your muscles while aiming to boost your body's mobility - focusing on the remedial outcome. There are endless benefits for remedial massages, especially when you take them on as suggested by your physician, or therapist allowing your body to set in a given healing and relaxing environment with an added push.


Remedial massage services are provided by experienced professionals that have gone through excessive training and sessions, allowing them to learn complete musculoskeletal anatomy. The knowledge enables them to apply manipulation techniques to your muscles, ligaments, and tendons, thus enabling you to lead a happy and healthy life.


Techniques Used During A Remedial Service

  • Effleurage: A stroking/gliding movement set in motion using the palm of hands, or fingers. The technique helps boost blood flow through your system while stimulating the nervous system. Mostly performed at the beginning of the session helps set your muscles up for recovery before the massage begins.
  • Petrissage - Lifting, kneading, and pushing of soft tissues using forearms, fingers, or hands. Its intensity may vary based on your issue, and the amount of pressure required to ensure a healing session. Furthermore, it takes advantage of the boosted blood flow through your system and pushes for flexibility.
  • Tapotement - Commonly used on athletes before they set foot in the ground, this technique stimulates their muscles. Tapping, shaking or plucking parts of your body to get your nerves set, and your blood pumping. A type of warmup that allows you to start with a relaxed body and mind.
  • Frictions - A healing touch that can untie the knots set in your muscles ligaments, and tendons, while allowing your scar tissue to heal. The movement is set in a circular motion, and again the intensity is selected based on your unique requirements. Your physio may use their forearms, knees, or even elbows to ensure the accurate pressure is set.
  • Acupressure - Remedial services does not usee any needles, and are focused on triggering your key points to help release endorphins. This natural pain blocker fills your body and mind with a relaxing feeling and a sense of content.


Once your session is over, you will feel an improvement based on the intensity of your situation. Over the passage of sessions, you can focus on various issues you face, enabling a complete healing process. Talking about the recovery sessions before your sessions will ensure your therapist focuses on the problems highlighted. 



Yours in self-care,

Adrian Wilk

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