Remedial Massage: Everything you need to know about it

What is Remedial Massage?

Remedial massage is one of the treatments that we offer in our Fulham clinic. It consists in the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. It’s performed to create favourable conditions for the body to return to normal health after an injury and is defined by the premise that the treatment can reasonably reverse certain physical effects a client may be presenting.

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Remedial massage is designed to balance muscle/soft tissue length, tension, tone which will in turn promote the return to normal joint/capsular/bone position; it increases the flow of blood and lymph, particularly in the injured areas, thus removing blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions resulting from injury.

Remedial massage is mostly used to locate and repair damaged areas of the body and speed up the body’s own healing processes. Problems with the muscles can trigger or radiate pain to other parts of the body. For example, lower back pain can be a result of tension in the glutes or hip areas, while a simple headache can have its roots in the shoulder area.

Remedial massage aims to trace the original reason for the pain, tackling both the cause of the problem and the symptoms, therefore preventing the issue from reoccurring.


Which techniques are used during a Remedial Massage?sciatica

Remedial massage uses a range of techniques to address issues such as aches, pains, sports injuries and headaches. Rather than focusing on relaxation, like in the Swedish massage, during a Remedial massage the therapist will actively engage the client in stretching exercises, gentle movements or breathing while applying pressure in some specific points of the body. The pressure applied in this healing treatment can either be strong and deep or soft and shallow, depending on the issue. The overall aim of this type of massage is to release the areas connected with the injury.

Clients usually report a feeling of “good pain” whilst receiving a remedial massage: albeit it is possible that some of the aforementioned techniques may be a bit uncomfortable, the relief is often immediate and the mobility of the body improves quickly afterwards.

Our therapists always focus on the bigger picture, working beyond the area of the pain and very often treating the whole body as it is an interconnected system.


What can Remedial Massage treat?

The most common issues for which remedial massage can help are:

  • Sports injuries
  • Low back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Arthritis
  • Scoliosisheadache
  • Forward head carriage
  • Neck stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Hip pain
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Sciatica
  • Ankle or knee pain


Our massage therapists at Fulham Massage & Wellness ensure they always go through a pre-treatment consultation with their clients, in order to offer them a healing plan tailored to their specific needs. Also, a post-treatment advice will be always be provided as well with all our treatments, so that the client can make the most of the massage and speed up the recovery process.

We look forward to seeing you in our Fulham clinic, for any questions you may have on remedial massage or other types of treatments, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Our team at Fulham Massage & Wellness will be happy to help!


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