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What is Remedial Massage?

Remedial massage is the assessment, analysis and treatment of your body. It is an term used for various massage techniques. Remedial Massage aim isto improve your posture, flexibility, improve sore muscles, manage injury and improve your body in sport, daily life and body performance.

When Do You Need a Massage

  • To assist in removal of aches and pains in your body, especially if you have been hoping it will go away
  • Assist in removing tight and sore muscles
  • To prevent injury and soreness from work or sporting events
  • If you do not stand up straight or trouble walking
  • No matter the ache or pain you have in your body, Remedial Massage will assist
  • To assist in mobility with PNF stretching
  • When you are not getting the most out of what you are doing and feel sore and tight
  • For those who have active jobs, sports people, even your desk job, causes tightness
  • Your body is your mobility for life, it needs maintenance, more than your car

What Happens in a Remedial Massage Treatment?

  • History
    • We discuss how you feel today and what past. discussing the reason for your visit to determine the best outcome.
  • Observation
    • Then identify and use various techniques to improve the reason for your visit
  • Massage
    • We then use various techniques depending on problem. It may include, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, acupressure, mayo facial release, relaxation techniques and stretching. Each person is different and the treatment is designed as needed

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What should it feel like?

 Remedial Massage is a mixture of various pressure massage techniques. Most people think it is a No Pain mean No Gain. At certain times deep pressure through Deep Tissue Massage or Trigger Point is needed, a good therapist will not apply deep pain but a pain level which is acceptable by both the client and the body part worked on.  David, will not give extreme pain but a level which the muscle/s require to relive the pain or discomfort. Generally the pain will never be more than 60 – 70% of what you can tolerate. In many cases it is a lot less using therapies like acupressure or mayo-facial release, which is more gentle. It might take a little longer, but the outcome is better than walking out feeling more soreness.

On saying this you can feel sore for a day or two afterwards and generally on the 2nd day start feeling much better. David’s aim is feeling better start after the treatment and improving as the day goes on.

In fact if there is a pain felt during the treatment, it’s getting that good pain feeling, just below that pain some will give.

Good pain, helps improve the problem quickly.

Remember this

  • A massage is to improve not increase pain and make the massage unbearable
  • Generally you will notice a difference (even small afterwards) but may take 2 days to fully improve
  • Bruising is not good in massage, David works at a level that improves you
  • Try not to guard or resist the treatment, the more relaxed you are the quicker the treatment

Massage is a great way to help the body at optimum condition

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It is important to talk to your therapist and let them know how you are feeling, especially during the sore part. The therapist will talk to you and ask how you feel, it is better to let the therapist know than to put up with it.

After the Massage

It is best to drink a glass of water every 2 hours for the remainder of the day, of course a big drink is good, but if you drink that 1 glass every two hours it will help to hydrate, improve blood flow and rid toxins from the massage.

Treatment Costs

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