Remedial Massage Remedial massage is a therapeutic approach that utilises various massage techniques to address musculoskeletal issues and promote healing. It focuses on identifying and addressing specific problem areas, such as muscle tension, pain, stiffness, or restricted range of motion. The massage therapist applies targeted pressure and manipulation techniques to release tension, improve blood flow, reduce inflammation, and restore proper function to the affected muscles and soft tissues. Remedial massage aims to alleviate pain, improve mobility, prevent further injury, and enhance overall well-being. It is often used in conjunction with other treatments to provide a comprehensive approach to healing and recovery.
Dry Needling Dry needling is a treatment technique whereby a small filament type needle (similar to an acupuncture needle) is inserted into a latent trigger point in a muscle. The aim is to encourage the tight muscle to release and ultimately reduce muscle pain and dysfunction. Why use dry needling? Dry needling is generally more efficient when treating large muscle areas. It can also reach trigger points found in the deep muscle layers, which a practitioners fingers simply cannot reach. It is fantastic for treating muscles that are not responding to conventional treatment.
Myofascial Cupping Using massage techniques, areas of muscular restriction and tension are located and myofascial cupping techniques are then applied by moving the cups in a gliding motion over the surface of the skin or, where fascial adhesion and trigger points are found, the cups may be left on specific areas for short periods of time to reduce or eliminate those adhesions or trigger points. Cupping works by stimulating inhibitory neural pathways, altering pain thresholds, promoting blood circulation, relieving swelling and increasing tissue temperature. The myofascial cupping technique reduces discomfort in the target tissues and has been shown in multiple scientific research studies that it has good effect in relieving chronic pain and consequently improving a patients quality of life.