What is Remedial massage?

Remedial Massage is deep tissue massage that enables muscular relief for your deep lying muscles and ligaments. Not all deep tissue massage hurts and actually shouldn't hurt beyond your pain threshold as this can be counter productive to your rehabilitation.We aim to work with your muscles ensuring that they naturally release with movement and with the least amount of pain. Muscles are established in a layered fashion; hence your super fiscal muscles may need to be relieved before getting to the cause of your problem. Your muscles will hold trigger points. Trigger points are tight nodules within your muscle fibres. Trigger points can reduce range of movement and also produce pain. These Trigger Points can be relieved with deep tissue massage enabling a good relieving pain.

How can massage help me?

Massage has many benefits both physiologically and emotionally. As the hero of your own journey our goal is to assist you in being the best version of you.Here are some of the benefits massage can have:

  • Increased serotonin and dopamine levels (your natural happy hormones)
  • Increased blood flow which increases oxygen,nutrients and minerals to your tight muscles assisting your natural healing process
  • Reduced muscular pain
  • Increased relaxation
  • Increased range of movement so that you can move freely without pain
  • Reduced stress hormone Cortisol 
  • Increased joint mobility and flexibility
  • Reduced anxiety and depression
  • Gives you personal time out in a stress free environment
 

How often should I get a massage?

Massage is highly recommended to reduce stress, increase movement,improve your mood and sleep and to basically help you to feel great. Your therapist will recommend when he or she would like to see you based on your assessment and condition.If you have a chronic condition (a condition you've had for greater than 6 months) most therapist will advise once or twice a week for at least two or three weeks. The reason we advise once or twice a week is to disrupt the pain cycle that has been created by your condition or to continue the relaxed and lengthened muscle state produced after your massage so that your condition does not return. Often chronic conditions may have developed over many years and require concentrated attention to fix. Together we'll pin point which actions and movements are worsening your condition.We do this so that you can alter this habit reducing the chance that your condition returns so that you can enjoy your life pain free. 

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Will I feel sore after a massage?

For some people you may feel quite tender and sore particularly after a Deep tissue massage. When you receive a deep tissue or remedial massage your muscles can feel like they’ve just done a work out. This is because much like doing a work out during your massage small micro tears may have occurred which may cause swelling and pain. After 2 or 3 days this soreness will subside and you'll have much better range of movement and reduced symptoms such as headaches and migraines. 

Another important fact is to keep hydrated leading up to and after your massage. Hydration plays an important part in your healing process so don't forget to drink plenty of water.