Remedial massage is the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons,
ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury
management. It’s performed to create favourable conditions for the body to return to normal
health after injury and is defined by the premise that the treatment can reasonably reverse
certain physical effects a patient may be presenting.
If a patient has suffered a moderate injury resulting in structural pain and/or loss of function, then remediation is required to reduce or eliminate pain and restore that function. Remedial massage is designed to balance muscle/soft tissue length, tension, tone which will in turn promote the return to normal joint/capsular/bone position; increase the flow of blood and lymph, particularly in the injured areas, thus removing
blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions resulting from injury.
As a remedial therapist I have knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to
determine where to treat patients. My services are based on best practice principles and
before any remedial massage treatment begins, a thorough patient consultation and assessment
is performed to ascertain the patient’s current health status. If the patient is suitable for
remedial massage and relying on the patient’s feedback to identify the areas that require
attention, the relevant and appropriate treatment is determined.