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Remedial Massage: A Pain Relief for Physical Injuries

 

Hi my name is Marlon Walker and I am a remedial massage therapist, personal trainer and pilates instructor at Sports Optimum in South Yarra for two decades.

Introduction: what is Remedial Massage Therapy and how it will help you

Remedial Massage is such an amazing therapy for stopping pain, increasing pain free range of functional movement and rehabilitating physical injuries. Pain relief is remedial massage’s number one benefit.

According to Medibank Private, Australia’s largest health insurer, remedial massage is the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissue of the body, to assist in rehabilitation, pain, and injury management.

If you’re someone that has been suffering with pain, then you must look at remedial massage as a therapy to stop your pain and get you moving in a pain free range of movement. Everybody needs a certain amount of muscular tension in their body to maintain an upright posture however, when muscular tension becomes elevated, muscles and fascia can develop hypersensitive contractile knots called myofascial or muscular trigger points.

According to Travell & Simons (1999) the medical definition of Myofascial Trigger Point is: A hyperirritable spot in skeletal muscle that is associated with a hypersensitive palpable nodule in a taunt band. The spot is painful on compression and can give rise to characteristic referred pain, referred tenderness, motor dysfunction, and autonomic phenomena.

Myofascial trigger points can and do refer pain to other areas of body and remedial massage therapy at Sports Optimum in South Yarra can help stop this pain fast.

Remedial massage is designed to rebalance muscle length, tone and tension by using manipulation of soft tissues of the body, through kneading, rubbing, and stroking, performed manually by the hands, fingers, thumbs, knuckles, forearms and elbows to produce a healing effect on the muscular, nervous, and immune systems and on whole body circulation.

Remedial massage therapists must have a detailed knowledge in anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, to be able assess, treat, and reduce a person’s pain.

Why you should choose Sports Optimum for your Remedial Massage

Remedial massage treatments at Sports Optimum are very personalised to the individuals needs as every person has their own specific posture type and pain patterns. If you’re in pain or you have an ache or niggle, then why not seek out Sports Optimum in South Yarra for a pain relieving remedial massage treatment to stop your pain fast? Call now to make an appointment on 0413 179 737.