Remedial /Deep tissue massage
Remedial Massage is the assessment and treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. Remedial Massage therapists aims to reduce or eliminate pain, improve function and balance muscle/soft tissue length, tension, tone to promote normal joint/capsular/bone position. Remedial massage increases blood and lymph flow which assists in healing damaged cells, break down or softening scar tissue and adhesions and removing blockages.
What to expect?
It shouldn't be unbearable, but it's likely to be more uncomfortable than Relaxation/Swedish massage, especially if you have some problem areas. It’s always hard to gauge how firm your first remedial massage should be. Keep your massage therapist informed if the pressure is too much or too little and we can adjust to suit you. Many people ask for more pressure, thinking that if the therapist pushes harder, they can solve all their problem areas in one session but often, these areas have built up over long periods of time and may take a regular program of massage combined with work from you on your posture and regular exercise to get you on track.
Most people report feeling immediate relief after their first remedial massage however, it is also normal to feel slightly bruised or tender in the days following but you should feel less tightness and have improved range of motion. It's important to drink a lot of water after a deep tissue massage to help flush lactic acid out of the tissues.