What is Remedial Massage?

Remedial massage is a complementary therapy that aims to treat muscles that are damaged, knotted, tense or immobile. It is useful for a number of problems that affect the muscles, tendons and bones and can address a number of other health problems.

Remedial massage is used to locate and repair damaged areas of the body and speed up the body’s own healing processes. The pressure applied in this healing treatment can either be strong and deep or gentle and shallow, depending on the problem.

Problems with the muscles can trigger or radiate pain to other parts of the body. Remedial massage aims to trace the original reason for the pain, tackling both the cause of the problem and the symptoms.

Who is remedial massage for?

  • neck, shoulder or back pain
  • preventing injuries
  • headaches
  • sports or other injuries
  • arthritis
  • chronic pain
  • fatigue
  • anxiety or depression
  • to manage the side effects of diabetes
  • to help with addiction rehabilitation

What is a knot ?

Muscles knots are  hard points in a muscle, sensitive areas of muscles that tighten and contract even when the muscle is at rest. These tense muscle fibers can cause pain in other parts of the body when touched. They’re also called as trigger points.

Muscles knots can be caused by poor posture, over working of muscles,  and from daily life style.

They are occur every where in your body. Especially, back area and sholder areas and they are aching sensations and pain in your muscles and joints. They’re often sensitive to the touch and it feels tense, or bumpy.

You maight feel that stress, anxiety, and depression, and insomnia.

What is the trigger point therapy?

A hyperirritable locus within a taut band of skeletal muscle, located in the muscular tissue or its associated fascia. The spot is painful on compression and can evoke characteristic referred pain and autonomic phenomena.

Trigger points are a symptom, not a cause. Needling or applying pressure to the trigger points treats the acute part of the problem, but does not solve the underlying factors. If you get temporary relief from trigger point therapy but symptoms quickly recur, then trigger points are definitely a factor, but perpetuating factors need to be addressed in order to gain more lasting relief.

Be sure to check muscles listed in the muscle chapters that can cause “satellite trigger points,” since this is one perpetuating cause. For example, if you find trigger points in the gluteus minimus but trigger points quickly recur, check the quadratus lumborum also, because it can refer to the gluteus minimus and cause trigger points to be reactivated there.

What is fasia?

Myo-refer to muscle, and facial to the three-dimensinal network of desely woven, incredibly tough connective tissue that surrounds and inundates every organ, muscle, nerve, bone and vessel in the entire body.

・Fascia is a seamless web of tissue that interconnects all of the body’s organs. It is responsible for normal, smooth movement. Fascia surrounds muscles, tendons, nerves and separates skin and adipose and adipose from muscle.

・Fascia is important connective tissue that maintains the integrity of the human body.

・Fascia has two layers: superficial and deep.

・Located between the skin and adipose tissue, the suerficial fascia contributes to skin mobility and is composed of loose, highly elastic tissue with a low concentration of collagen.

・Located between the adipose tissue and muscle tissue, the denser deep fascia has more collagen and distributes loads produced by muscles. This collagen is more “multidirectional” than that found in lifaments, and allows it to respond the the multidirectional stress. Examples of deep fascia include the lumbardorsa fascia and the iliotibial band.