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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia.
This type of massage focuses on the muscles located beneath the superficial layer of muscles.

Deep tissue massage is often recommended for patients who present with chronic persistent pain, have sustained an injury or are involved with heavy physical stresses.

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This intensive treatment targets chronic tension in muscles below the superficial layers of muscle, as evidenced in the back with 5 layers of muscle and fascia. Whilst relaxation may assist the superficial layers it will not relieve the underlying problems.

Deep muscle techniques involve slow stroke and friction motion across the muscle. Massage therapists will use their fingers, thumbs, hands, knuckles, forearms and elbows depending on the area and pressure required. Deep tissue is therapeutic and targets a particular muscle or muscle group. Deep tissue is therapeutic and targets a particular muscle or muscle group.

Afterwards patients may experience some localised muscular aches for 1-2 days.

Remedial Massage

Remedial massage is a form of therapy. It isn’t a caressing rub of your back to make you feel good.

Remedial massage, as the name indicates, is to supply a remedy to a problem and help the body return to normal function and movement.

It is used to treat a range of injuries were the skin is intact. The massage increases the blood and lymph in the injured areas, clearing blockages, moving damaged cells, releasing scar tissue and adhesions left after an injury or prolonged damage.

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Often the damaged area has not been caused by the trauma of a fall or being struck, but the overuse of certain muscle groups over a long period of time. Typical are conditions created by our modern lifestyle – for example, our working environments, being seated in front of a computer -7 hours a day on your backside then getting in your car and driving home to sit in front of a TV. On your backside for 10 hours a day minimum.

Massage is often successful where other forms of treatment have failed.

Remedial massage is also effective in keeping sportsmen and women active due to regular massages speeding up recovery after exercise. This ensures small injuries such as strains and small tears are treated before they effect performance or become debilitating.

The remedial massage therapist needs a robust knowledge of anatomy and physiology to analyse how to treat each patient, and knowledge of a range of techniques including Trigger Point pressure, Myofascial Release, either by pressure or cupping among others.

During treatment the therapist uses patient feedback to pinpoint damaged tissues and alter technique and pressure to suit.

The result is usually relief, although certain conditions may require a number of treatments. A recent injury will react and recover to treatments quicker than long term injuries.

Remedial massage has had particular success with long-standing back and compound injuries that have resisted previous treatments. Once a serious injury is properly healed, further treatment is only needed if another injury is sustained.

Remedial massage works as a preventative tool. Patients prone to conditions such as tight neck and upper back muscles often find regular treatments , as low as 1 hour per month – keeps them healthy and functional.

Although Remedial Massage does not set out to relax the patient, the intention is more to release a mechanical issue. However, an overall health improvement resulting in often better sleep, alertness and energy levels as well as better performance at many everyday tasks is a nice outcome.

Myotherapy is the next evolution in Remedial Massage Therapy

Myotherapists use the same manual therapy techniques as a physiotherapist.
They specialise in Dry Needling, Cupping, Strapping and Taping, prescription of exercise for health and dysfunction and rehabilitation from injury, treatment of muscular dysfunction from physical and emotional stress, and chronic pain management.

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