Things to Know About Remedial Massage

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Things to Know About Remedial Massage

It is a well-known fact that a great massage is beneficial to your creaky muscles as it eases it. However, the only problem is that there many different types of massages to choose from such as lymphatic drainage, hot stone, Swedish, reflexology etc. The question is, how are you meant to make the right choice of massage for your immediate needs?

One of the most outstanding styles of massage available is the remedial massage. The concept of remedial massage, also known as sports massage or medical is sometimes misunderstood by some people. But when carried out by a professionally qualified remedial therapist, it can help with a whole host of ailments and injuries.

What is Remedial Massage?

Remedial massage is a segment of healthcare sector that is used to promote treatment of medical conditions, for someone be it; mothers, adolescents, mothers to be, retirees, athletes, etc. with an identifiable medical problem.

Remedial massage is different from other forms of relaxation massage as it is performed by a trained remedial massage therapist which can be classified as healing or therapeutic massage.

Remedial massage is utilized for the management and prevention of injuries, including soft tissue injuries which is performed in guidance with other medical health professionals as part of the treatment plan of patients.

Benefits of Remedial Massage

When it comes to the benefits of remedial massage, many people tend to think of AFL players whose legs have been rubbed down on the side of the field.

Remedial massage is not only extensively used in the treatment and prevention of sports injuries, but also has so many other benefits which include, but are not limited to:

  • It can be used in the treatment of muscle cramps, spondylitis, fibrositis, muscular atrophy, and arthritis.
  • It can be used in assisting the flow of lymph fluid in patients with cancer, which can reduce swelling in the treatment area.
  • It releases tension and tightness in the muscles.
  • It prevents and manages sports and soft tissue injuries.
  • It decreases pain and alleviates chronic pain conditions etc. 

Difference Between Remedial Massage and Other Types of Massages

It is very easy and possible to confuse remedial massage with other types of massages as offered at Rozelle, Newtown, Crows Nest etc. which are primarily used for relaxation.

The basic difference between remedial massage and other types of massages is the training needed to become certified and qualified.

Who is Remedial Massage Good for?

Simply put, anyone suffering from a medical condition can benefit from remedial massage.

Remedial massage finds application widely in sports medicine and professional athletes.

Below are examples of patients who can benefit from remedial massage:

Post-surgery for patients who have been diagnosed of arthroscopies or a joint replacement to manage the healing of soft tissue.

People with chronic pain

Cancerous patients who have lymphedema as a result of their cancer treatment.

Patients with disc medical problems and back spasm

What to Look for in a Remedial Massage Therapist

Look out for those who have been trained professional and declared certified and qualified.

Secondly, always find out how long the remedial massage therapist’s studies were. The length of study is really important.

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