What Is It?
Remedial Therapy is the assessment and treatment of soft tissue dysfunctions that cause pain and restrict human movement in the body. Through assessment using client history, observations, palpation, motion testing, orthopaedic and other physical testing procedures a “working diagnosis” is developed allowing a very in depth and specific treatment plan to be prepared.
What does Remedial Massage Therapy (RMT) mean to us?
One of the golden rules taught in Remedial Massage is to first treat the pain and from there to actually fix the problem. What this means is that the first few treatments will always will be focussed on reducing the pain and making the clients life more comfortable, we will use a range of different techniques to allow us to first find and treat the dysfunctional muscles causing the pain. This is where it is important for clients to understand that we have fixed the pain but not the problem and that is where the real work begins in finding and fixing the cause of the problem.
We will educate clients every step of the way on the bad habits that are causing/contributing to the issue, and how to better stretch, strengthen and rehabilitate the muscles causing the problems.
‘It is our personal belief that if you have not come out of a remedial session feeling better but also more educated and aware of how to fix your problem then we have not done our job properly.’
What can a Remedial Therapist help treat?
We work on soft tissue, which can cause pain in many ways. We can a range of conditions including, but not limited to:
- Tight neck or shoulders
- Lower back pain
- Sore tired legs or arms
- Knee, wrist and elbow pain
- Tight chest or upper back
- Mobility issues to improve functionality at work or gym.
What techniques do we use to help you?
Our therapists employ a number of techniques in your care, such as:
- Swedish Effleurage
- Petrissage and Cross Fibre Friction
- Trigger Point Release
- Myofascial Release
- Deep Tissue
- Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF stretching)
- Muscle Energy Technique (MET stretching)
- Passive and Active Release
- Gua Sha
- Dry Needling