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What is remedial massage?

Remedial massage is a method used to locate and repair damaged areas of the bodies muscular system and speed up the body’s own healing processes.


The pressure applied in this healing treatment can either be strong and deep or gentle and shallow, depending on the presentation.


Problems with the muscles can trigger or radiate pain to other parts of the body.


Remedial massage aims to trace the original reason for the pain, tackling both the cause of the problem and the symptoms, as well as relax the body and help you with your tight muscles.


Before the massage begins, your therapist will talk to you about your health and lifestyle.

They will ask you to lie on a table or couch and will cover you with towels to protect your privacy and to keep you warm. They will probably use creams or oils to help them massage your skin smoothly, so if you have any allergies then please let us know.




Benefits of Remedial Massage

Remedial massage can stimulate the blood supply, make joints more mobile, and help to repair damaged tissues. The therapist will aim to balance the length, tone and tension of muscles and tendons, which restores the correct position of the bones, increases blood flow and helps heal injuries.

Easing and stabilising the muscles can improve problems such as headaches, abdominal pain, low back pain and sciatic pain.

Some health problems that are often treated with remedial massage include sporting and dance injuries, muscle cramps, whiplash, muscular atrophy, fibrositis, spondylitis, arthritis and frozen shoulder.







Federation of Holistic Therapists (Swedish massage), Medibank (Medibank’s remedial massage definition and requirements for benefit payment), National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (Massage Therapy for Health Purposes)