What is Remedial Massage?
Remedial massage is a complementary therapy that aims to treat muscles that are knotted, damaged, tense, and more. This therapy is beneficial for a range of physical issues that affect the muscles, tendons, and bones. And remedial massage can be used to relieve other health issues, too.
This type of massage is used to treat physical injuries and pain, such as chronic neck and back pain, injuries from accidents and sports, and more.
What’s the Difference Between Remedial Massage & Relaxation Massage?
There are some differences between remedial massage and relaxation massage. The main focus of relaxation massage is to relax the mind and body. It’s not as specific when it comes to treating issues of the body. However, relaxation massage does de-stress the mind and body. In addition, relaxation massage helps tight muscles loosen, increasing circulation throughout the body.
Relaxation massage uses flowing strokes and kneading to loosen tight muscles and bring relief from stress.
On the other hand, remedial massage focuses on treating pain and structural issues, as well as helping with injury rehabilitation. A remedial massage therapist conducts assessments and tests to determine the root cause of your pain or postural issue.
For instance, in the case of back pain, the massage therapist may determine that low back pain is caused by weak muscles or overactive muscles. Once they’ve determined the problem, the massage therapist works to treat these issues.
Each remedial massage session offers a customised treatment for each client. Each individual is unique, and their pain is caused by different health conditions and injuries. In addition, the therapist may use a range of treatments and techniques, including trigger point therapy, PNF stretching, myofascial release, and muscle stripping.
The pressure in remedial massage is deeper than that used in relaxation massage. However, if the pressure is ever too much, the client only needs to let the massage therapist know and they will ease up and apply pressure that’s tolerable for the client.
Both styles of massage offer relaxation; however, remedial massage is aimed at relieving pain and rehabilitation.
Who is Remedial Massage For?
Remedial massage can be used to help anyone who has the following conditions:
Neck, shoulder, or back pain
Sports or other injuries
Anxiety or depression
Treat the side effects of cancer (such as lymphedema)
What are the Health Benefits of Remedial Massage?
Remedial massage offers several benefits, including:
Improves Posture, Alleviates Abdominal & Low Back Pain
Posture is essential for good health, and remedial massage focuses on improving posture. When you stand and sit with good posture, blood flow improves, and nerves/blood vessels are healthy, reducing neck and back pain.
Remedial massage can help adjust poor posture and reset the body. With the right techniques, this therapy can relieve nagging back and neck pain and more.
When you wake up tired and in pain, these are indications of a problem. Remedial massage can help with these issues by relieving stress and relieving chronic pain.
In addition, remedial massage also helps the body produce serotonin, a neurotransmitter that makes you feel calmer and can help you get to sleep faster.
Improves Joint Mobility
Joint mobility is essential to health. As we age, the ligaments, tendons, and muscles of the body begin to stiffen. This can lead to issues such as arthritis.
Remedial massage stretches and works the muscles to reduce pain and stiffness while increasing strength, mobility, stability, and flexibility.
Stress builds up over time and causes muscle tightness and pain. However, remedial massage Leeds uses techniques that work to reduce stress.
Why Choose Cirlce8 Massage?
At Circle8 Massage, we have the knowledge and experience to provide you with a variety of treatments, including remedial massage. When you’re suffering from pain or an injury, you deserve to find relief. We’re here to help our clients to get their health back while finding relief and healing in our treatments.
Each of our massage therapists has the knowledge and expertise to work with you. They are focused on helping the individuals in our community who are dealing with pain and mobility issues. Not only can our treatments help their recovery, but they can also become a part of maintaining their health.
In addition, we’re members of the FHT (Federation of Holistic Therapists) and are accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. You can rest assured that our goal is to get you feeling better and mobile once again.
Other Treatments We Offer
In addition to remedial massage Leeds, we also offer other therapies to help you get back in the game and feel better:
Works to speed up a client’s recovery and prevent future injuries. This treatment uses deeper, more intense, and focused techniques than relaxation massage.
Deep Tissue Massage
This massage therapy can take care of persistent or sporadic pain, severe aches, stiffness, and more.
Injury Assessment & Rehab
We also offer rehab exercises to get the support you need to heal and keep your motivation high. Our rehab plan offers customised treatments to heal your injury safely and effectively.
Kinesiology tape is an elasticized sports tape that offers support as it also relieves pain. This taping method doesn’t treat the cause of the injury; however, it does help alleviate the symptoms as you heal.
Full Body Fix
While our massage treatments can help fix specific problems, some clients experience issues that are more challenging. In cases like this, we provide full-body treatment that helps to pinpoint the main triggers, or we provide a treatment plan that deals with specific issues.
Do You Have Health Insurance?
Claim back the full cost of your massage in Leeds, as the Circle8 team are fully accredited with the federation of holistic therapists, which is supported by all major health insurance providers. Check your Insurance policy for more information to see which treatments you can claim for.
Contact Us Today
No matter what your pain issue is, we can help you find relief and get back to a more active life. If you’d like to learn more about our remedial massage, contact us today! We’re happy to answer your questions about our services and treatments.
We’re looking forward to helping you live your best life free of pain!
When you come for a massage at Circle8 we don’t just treat your issue and send you away, we find out exactly which movements and muscles are causing it, explain to you what’s actually happening, give you exercises in the gym and at home that you can do to help alleviate and eventually get rid of your issue.
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