Advanced Clinical Massage (also known as Remedial Massage) uses a combination of
massage and advanced bodywork techniques to treat injuries, reduce and relieve muscle
pain, improve posture, speed healing and help with relaxation.
Many pain conditions come about as a result of problems with the soft parts of the
body - for example, when muscles become tight and stiff they can cause pain and restrict
the movement of joints. The intention of Clinical Massage is to restore the body
to a natural, pain-free state.
Conditions helped with Advanced Clinical Massage
As well as general stress and tension, many conditions can benefit from clinical
massage. A few examples are:
Intended outcomes may be, for example, reducing/eliminating pain, increasing range
of movement or improving flexibility. Depending on the condition being treated a
course of Advanced Clinical Massage treatments may be recommended to ensure the best
outcome is achieved. Generally positive results are achieved within 3 to 6 sessions,
with the number of sessions will vary depending on the problem being treated.
For complaints that are likely to reoccur, monthly health maintenance massage treatments
can help to keep painful conditions under control by inhibiting pain and keeping
muscles and joints flexible.
Clinical Massage vs. Sports Massage
Advanced Clinical Massage and Sports Massage frequently cross over, as the treatment
for many common conditions and injuries are the same regardless of how they were
caused. Tennis elbow, for example, develops as a result of carrying out any repetitive
activity that involves twisting the wrist and using the forearm muscles, so activities
such as typing or knitting, playing the violin, plumbing, bricklaying or painting,
as well as actually playing tennis, may be a cause.