A remedial massage includes assessment to assist in delivering a specifically designed treatment to decrease pain and increase functional movement. Aiming to target the causes rather than the symptoms, to help find a remedy to your complaint.
There are a number of different techniques that may applied within your treatment to help restore the integrity of the muscle and connective tissues as well as the joint. Some of these may be applied with a heavier pressure than others, such as a trigger point release, however not all techniques used within the treatment will be painful.
Myotherapy is an evidence-based treatment, which in addition to manual therapy, dry needling, and thermo techniques, may include exercise prescription and/or education about pain management.
It bridges the gap between massage and physiotherapy and is particularly beneficial if you want to be proactive, gain education and knowledge and have more control in getting your health and wellness back on track.
When you experience a relaxation massage, you can expect a treatment that involves long smooth gliding strokes that are rhythmic and flowing. Pressure that is deeply relaxing, but not painful.
A treatment that is designed to soothe and relax you, not to relieve chronic pain or other underlying ailments.