Remedial Massage vs Relaxation Massage

Often people ask what Remedial Massage means and how does it differ to Relaxation Massage? So, whats the difference?

Remedial massage is the systematic assessment and treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments & connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain & injury management. If you have particular muscle tension or chronic pain, remedial massage may be more appropriate for you. Your remedial massage therapist will assess and prioritise your treatment for the session. A remedial massage therapist will employ a range of different techniques including deep tissues work, kneading, effleurage, sports massage and joint mobilisation depending on the treatment needed for each individual client.

Relaxation massage is exactly that – it’s relaxing. This type of massage is often gentler and is effective to help de-stress and loosen up the entire body. The treatment consists of flowing strokes, kneading and gentle manipulations of the muscles. A relaxation massage should be pain free and will help decrease stress and improve sleep.

Like every massage, it is important to communicate and identify with your Remedial Massage therapist what it is you really want out of your session. If you prefer a firm pressure, communicate that, if you just want to zone out for 60 minutes, that’s okay too!

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