Remedial Massage – Deep tissue therapeutic style of massage with our qualified diploma remedial massage therapists. Available selected regions.
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Remedial Massage Therapy
Remedial massage is a deep tissue style massage, therapeutic in nature .It is designed to heal specific health issues, muscle problems and injuries.
Massage therapists believe that everything in your body is connected and related. If one part is injured it will in turn affect the rest of your body. If you have an injured knee you may then favour the other leg which will throw out the muscles in the hip and lead to your back aching.
The tightening of these muscles may then cause an imbalance affecting your neck muscles which may then give you a headache.
So if you go to see a remedial therapist and you complain of persistent headaches, the main cause of this might be a knee injury.
Before your treatment the therapist will consult with you. Sometimes this will include stretches or tests to see your range of movement, it may include looking at your posture, palpitating the muscles to see how they move. They will talk to you generally about how your body feels and moves.
Our remedial therapists will not only diagnose what is causing the problem but will treat it with various massage techniques.
Remedial Massage Techniques
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. Click here for more information on how to get the most from trigger point therapy
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.
Remedial 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. Do you have lower back pain? Click here for ways to easily relieve it.
Ripple Massage has qualified and experienced remedial massage therapists on staff that will come to you in your home or accommodation.
Remedial Massage – Where we found it
I was 17, doing the Oz overseas trek and my body was complaining.
I decided to wander around Covent Garden and watch the buskers when I saw a small place offering remedial massage.
Never having had a massage before, let alone a deep tissue one, I didn’t know what I was letting myself in for.
But one hour later I was converted, an instant massage addict, and a back that was a lot happier.
Since then I have had remedial massages in many countries and all sorts of styles Tui Na, Balinese, you name it and I’ve probably had it.
I love the deep tissue work and the release of the muscles and that feeling when I walk out of oh so this is how my body is supposed to feel, I can turn my neck!”
14 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Remedial Massage
Stiff shoulder? Seized up neck? Sore back? Relaxation massage can be a great style of massage if you are wanting to relax and de-stress, but to fix muscular problems you probably need a remedial massage.
In Australia, remedial massage therapists do extra training to obtain a diploma in remedial massage.
Here are some of our favourite remedial massage tips
- Have a hot bath with Epsom salts before we arrive to start relaxing and warming the muscles.
- Another way to heat up the muscles is with a wheat heat pack or hot water bottle. Apply to the area both before and after the massage to encourage healing.
- Try to do some stretches in the days after your massage. Your therapist will be able to help you with suggestions on what stretches are best.
Rest – after your massage – schedule in some time to just relax and let your body restore.
Your body maybe a little sore after the massage. If you haven’t had a massage for a while and the therapist has done some really deep tissue work it maybe sore for a few days. Take it easy and schedule in some downtime.
- Get regular massages – One massage often won’t fix the problem, and usually you will need a few a week or two apart to help fix the muscular problem. Ripple offers discounts to those who book often with us.
- Ask your therapist for a receipt so you can claim from your health funds. Ripple is linked to all the major and minor health funds and we are a member of the AAMT.
- Ripple is a mobile service, and sometimes this can be really convenient, especially if your neck is stiff. We can come to you throughout many regions in Australia.
- Remedial massage therapists do not do manipulation of the spine, this is outside of our scope of practice If this is what you are after we will refer you to a chiropractor.
- We often work in with physio therapists as well – physio and remedial massage are often a great mix and complementary. If you are seeing a physio therapist already, check with them to see if remedial massage may help your injury or condition.
- There are common health tips that will help any sore part of your body. Whilst these might not directly fix or relieve the pain, they will help your body to heal. These include things like drinking lots of water, getting lots of sleep and eating well. Also, reducing caffeine and alcohol and reducing the stress in your life will help.
- Magnesium is an essential element for muscle well being, and stress can quickly chew this up. This can lead to muscle tightness so perhaps take a daily magnesium supplement to ensure that your body and your muscles are getting enough.
- Check the mattress in your bed. If you are sleeping on an old mattress that doesn’t support you well, this may lead to pain in the body, especially the back.
- De stress. Stress is the most common way for muscles in the body seize up. Also take time out to relax and rest. The mind body connection is powerful, and as massage therapists a lot of the tension we massage in bodies comes from stress and every day problems. Be gentle with yourself and those around you .. your body will love you for it.