If you have particular muscle tension or chronic pain a remedial massage may be for you. Chinese Remedial Massage (Tui Na) is also an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) working along with acupuncture and herbal medicine as a complete healing system. It is a complementary therapy which aims to treat muscles that are damaged, knotted, tense or immobile. It is useful for a number of problems that affect the muscles, tendons and bones. It can be used to help with conditions such as sciatica, carpal tunnel, stiff necks, headaches, migraines, sports injuries and many more complaints.
What is remedial massage?
Remedial massage is used to repair damaged areas of the body and speed up the body’s own healing processes. Problems with the muscles can trigger or radiate pain to other parts of the body. Remedial massage aims to trace the original reason for the pain, tackling both the cause of the problem and the symptoms.
What does remedial massage involve?
The remedial massage treatment involves the practitioners using their hands to apply pressure on your body. The pressure applied in this treatment can either be strong and deep or gentle and shallow, depending on the problem. Your remedial massage therapist will assess where you need treatment and what may be causing your pain. They will perform some tests to see exactly which muscles are giving you trouble and will tailor a treatment plan to suit. The treatment itself may involve deep tissue work for short periods of time, but the results are certainly worth it.
What are the health benefits of remedial massage?
Remedial massage may be beneficial to people with busy lifestyles suffering from work related stress. It can stimulate the blood supply, make joints more mobile, and help to repair damaged tissues. The therapist will aim to balance the length, tone and tension of muscles and tendons, which restores the correct position of the bones, increases blood flow and helps heal injuries. Easing and stabilising the muscles can improve problems such as headaches, abdominal pain, low back pain and sciatic pain. So it may not only aid with mental relaxation but also work on physical symptoms of back and neck pain that comes from sitting for an extended period of time at a desk or from physical labour.
Many people wait until they are already in pain or suffering spinal injuries before turning to remedial massage. It may be a good idea to take remedial massage regularly as a preventative measure so that such injuries may not occur. Regular massage maintenance may increase your overall sense of wellbeing for optimum physical and mental health.
Our TCM practitioner graduated from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine with over 28 years of working experience in remedial massage. We utilise different acupressure points and meridians, and different massage techniques to improve circulation. For more information regarding Chinese remedial massage in Perth, please call your closest location (Perth Clinic: 57/76 Newcastle Street (08) 9228 8828, Subiaco Clinic: 6/1 Sheen Street (08) 9380 4171). Alternatively, you can send us your queries through our online contact page.