Remedial is a treatment-based massage, that is focussed on relieving muscle pain and tension, and restoring function and movement. Before the first massage our therapists will discuss your symptoms and pain levels to identify any trouble areas, then tailor a treatment plan for specifically for you.
At Jindalee Massage we work with you to trace the discomfort or pain back to the original cause, and will use a variety of specialised techniques including those listed below, to support and speed up the body's own repair mechanisms.
Conditions such as sciatica or chronic lower back pain, stiff necks, tension headaches, plantar fasciitis, shoulder restrictions, sports injuries and many more complaints can be eased with a remedial treatment.
Deep tissue massage uses firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). It's used to stretch and lengthen your muscles and break down muscle "knots" or adhesions that can disrupt circulation and cause pain, limited range of motion, and inflammation. Deep tissue is very beneficial for chronic pain.
This technique works with the fascia , or connective tissue, that surrounds your muscles (myo just means muscles!). Fascia is the a web of tissue that runs from the top of your head down to the bottom of your toes, and envelops the entire body. Myofascial release works with this tissue by applying gentle, slow sustained pressure to restricted areas, which allows the myofascia to soften, increases circulation and reduces pain.
A trigger point is a tight, irritated area within muscle tissue that causes pain in that muscle and referred pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the shoulder, for example, may produce referral pain in the neck, or could be responsible for your headache......People often describe trigger point pressure as "good pain"! It produces very therapeutic relief in painful areas of the body.
Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is a manual therapy that uses the gentle muscle contractions of the client to relax and lengthen muscles, and balance the muscles around a particular joint. MET is a very gentle and painless technique and is effective in increasing joint mobility and reducing both chronic and acute muscle pain.
During your massage, your therapist will usually use some passive stretching to improve the effects of the massage. Stretching will further help the muscles to lengthen, and then stay relaxed. Our therapists will also give you some relevant stretches to do at home to help make the benefits of your massage last longer, and to improve posture or muscular imbalances in the body. Stretching increases your circulation, and is also a great way to boost energy!