remedial massage therapy
Remedial massage therapy is a complementary therapy with the purpose of treating muscle and connective tissue that is damaged, knotted, tense or immobile.
Remedial massage therapists are trained to locate and repair damaged areas of the body and speed up the body’s own healing processes. The pressure applied in this healing treatment can either be strong and deep or gentle and shallow, depending on the problem.
It is common for trigger points to develop in overused or tight muscle resulting in pain radiating to other parts of the body. Remedial therapists will trace the original reason for the pain, tackling both the cause of the problem and the symptoms.
An assessment is done prior to beginning work on the effected area with emphasis on addressing not just the tight area but any areas locally that may be effecting the complaint.
Both hands on massage techniques, stretching techniques, needling and cupping may be used by your therapist. Remedial massage can stimulate the blood supply, make joints more mobile, and help to repair damaged tissues. The aim of therapy is to balance the length, tone and tension of muscles, tendons and fascia.
Easing and stabilising the muscles can improve conditions such as headaches, abdominal pain, low back pain and sciatic pain.
Some health problems that remedial therapists commonly see include sporting and dance injuries, muscle cramps, whiplash, muscular atrophy, arthritic pain and frozen shoulder.
Naomi Underwood - Remedial Massage Therapist
Naomi Underwood is a Remedial Massage Therapist who studied a diploma of Remedial Massage at South Metropolitan TAFE. She has a passion for working with people to see them regain strength and reduce pain through remedial massage techniques by reducing pain while simultaneously increasing range of motion and function. With a background in relaxation massage, Naomi practices on the belief that a good massage should gain results while allowing you to relax and has developed an appreciation and practice on establishing an effective and relaxing holistic experience.
Naomi provides a tailored service to her clients with the goal of achieving results drawing on a range of Remedial Massage techniques, including deep tissue massage, trigger point, myofascial release, PNF stretching, mobilisations, relaxations, pregnancy massage, manual lymph drainage and trager techniques.