Remedial massage is what we often call a “medical massage”. It uses a variety of soft tissue techniques to identify the problem and stimulate its healing. It doesn’t contain many relaxing techniques; instead, it involves bodywork techniques, muscle mobilisation and release of the fascia.
Remedial massage in Fulham focuses on tracing a pattern for the injury and finding the source of the pain. For example, a lot of headaches or neck pain very often are associated with the upper back or shoulder problem, whilst low back pain usually originates from tightness in glutes/hamstring or pelvis imbalance. Remedial massage sees a bigger picture and therefore will help to prevent the problem from coming back whilst it’s solved.
Remedial massage in Fulham – what can it treat?
Even though a lot of people come for a remedial massage after obtaining an injury, most of the pains associated with the injury originate from years back or even childhood. Repetitive strain injury, muscle tear, back problem, etc. are often caused by muscle imbalance, wrong use of certain muscles, not activating core muscles, bad posture or overuse of particular tissues. Remedial massage helps to identify these problems. In fact, very often it is necessary to calm the acute symptoms first and when this is under control, implement structural changes and various soft tissue manipulations. This way, the central nervous system will be able to adapt better and develop a new muscle memory which will prevent the injury from coming back.
The most common conditions that remedial massage in Fulham can help with are:
- Low back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Neck stiffness
- Hip problems
- Repetitive strain injury
- Ankle or knee pain
Remedial massage for back pain
The cause of much back pain is rooted in our modern lifestyle and habits. Long hours at the desk or in the car take their toll, resulting in imbalances that cause the muscles in the back to tighten and become weak, leaving them susceptible to injury. All it can take is a sudden jerk or twist to cause severe pain. A sudden injury, shorten muscles or fascia can often pull a joint out of alignment. Remedial Massage can correct misaligned joints by stretching and releasing the shortened muscles and fascia. It is also very effective in soothing away tension, reducing pain and spasm. By increasing the flow of oxygen and nutrients into a strained back area, remedial massage takes an active part in a healing process. Injured muscles and ligaments are then able to function normally. Remedial Massage in Fulham also aids flexibility, enabling you to enjoy an increased range of movement and making it less likely you will suffer from the injury again.
What to expect?
During the treatment, your massage therapist will work with you to try and identify the source of pain. There are many techniques that can help to free up the area of problem and they often include movement, stretch or breathing. Your therapist can ask you to move your arm in a certain way or stretch your leg whilst pressing points in your back. It all helps to release structures connected with the injury.
Although some of the techniques can be a bit uncomfortable, most people describe it as a “good pain”. The relief is often instant and a range of movement increases rapidly. It is always recommended to work beyond the area of pain and ideally, to treat the whole body. This is due to a structure of fascia and other connective tissues which work as a unity.
Your massage therapist at Fulham Massage & Wellness will also prepare a treatment plan and give you home care advice to maximise the benefits of the massage and speed up recovery. Most people need 2-3 massage sessions in a short amount of time to create a change in the body, followed by a regular monthly maintenance massage to keep reinforcing the change whilst keeping up with all the daily tasks.
Fulham Massage & Wellness is London's leading sports, remedial and deep tissue massage clinic. To book your remedial massage treatment in Parsons Green, Fulham, call 020 3794 9760 or use our Online Booking Form. We can't wait to help you!