About Remedial Massage
Remedial massage is a manual soft tissue therapy that is used to reduce pain and restore function to your muscles, aiming to trace the discomfort to the original source. It can assist in recovery from muscular injury, overuse of muscles and muscular tension.
Why choose Belinda as your Remedial Massage Therapist?
Belinda uses specialised techniques to locate the source of the issue and restore function to muscles, all the while working to relax the nervous system to release tension and therefore eliminate/reduce pain. The massage may be gentle or strong, shallow or deep. A combination of massage techniques are used to loosen up the muscular tension - such as myofascial release, Swedish massage techniques and trigger point therapy. Stretching techniques may also be incorporated as well as MET's (muscle energy techniques). Belinda always works to your comfort level so rest assured that the massage is tailored to the client's needs.
Belinda also uses Chinese Acupressure techniques where appropriate. This merging of Western and Eastern philosophies enables Belinda to provide a treatment that is highly beneficial, holistic and effective.
What to Expect from Belinda
You are encouraged to give feedback and let me know if I need to adjust pressure. My remedial massage style isn't one that is highly painful - rather deep pressure is used where needed and I adjust pressure and techniques for each individual - I meet you where you are at and create a treatment plan that will be most effective for you. If you've ever had a less than wonderful experience with massage and fearful to try it again, please try me - you will be in very capable hands and you can expect a restorative treatment. My remedial massage is also quite relaxing as I flow smoothly through the treatment - treating areas in the most beneficial order, and I utilise Swedish massage techniques to keep you relaxed throughout the session.
During your treatment, I will aim for healing the cause of the disorder as well as the symptoms. Depending on the issue, several treatments may be required, and a treatment plan will be discussed, however usually clients start to feel the benefits immediately.
Key benefits of remedial massage
- Shortens recovery time from muscular strain and pain
- Improves range of motion and flexibility
- Improves circulation
- Reduces emotional and physical stress
- Induces relaxation and releases endorphins
- Relaxes tension in the muscles
- Increases blood flow to the muscles
- May also help with other disorders such as chronic pain, headaches, migraines, high blood pressure, insomnia, anxiety and depression.
For Remedial Massage please be aware that for the first 24 - 48 hours after a treatment you may feel tenderness in some areas. You may feel a little tired. It is a good idea to ensure you drink adequate water after treatment. If you bruise easily you may bruise if deep pressure is used.
I only work to your comfort level so you should let me know if you want me to reduce pressure. I do check in with you, but it is important to give feedback during the massage if you want pressure to be adjusted. I always aim to ensure the session is comfortable and enjoyable for you.
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