Our remedial massage therapist will then use a variety of techniques to soften, stretch and manipulate your muscles so that they will start to work as it should again. These techniques include trigger point therapy.
Trigger points are small, highly contracted areas of the muscle and the therapist will manipulate these regions to release them.
Trigger points are often a large source of pain, and releasing them can cause relief from tension and hurt. Sometimes trigger points cause referred pain.
So a trigger point maybe located in your shoulder but the pain maybe referred by the muscle to another region in your back. Remedial massage therapists are trained to diagnose referred pain and also treat the underlying cause.
This style of massage also uses a wide range of other techniques like deep tissue friction that warms and releases the muscle. They also use relaxation massage strokes that soothe the muscles after the deep tissue work and stretching.
We may get you to do follow up exercises and stretches at home to continue the work. Our therapists are qualified to deal with issues such as arthritis, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, muscular injuries from sport. We also help neck and back pain, headaches and whiplash.
Ripple Massage has qualified and experienced remedial massage therapists on staff that will come to you in your home or accommodation.