Charlotte Curtis-Brown

Massage Therapy Remedial & Swedish

REMEDIAL MASSAGE

Remedial massage is the very first massage technique I trained in with City & Guilds 30 years ago.

Different to other forms of relaxation massage, remedial massage is performed by a trained remedial massage therapist and can be classified as a therapeutic, or healing, massage.

Remedial massage is used for the prevention and management of injuries, including soft tissue injuries,

Benefits include, but aren't limited to:

*Decreasing pain and alleviating chronic pain conditions.
*Prevention and management of sports and soft tissue injuries.
*Releasing tension and tightness in the muscles.
*Increase blood flow and oxygen to treatment area.
*Faster recovery time for athletes or people who train rigorously.
*Flushing toxins out the body that cause muscles to tighten.
*Breaking down and healing of scar tissue post-surgical operation.
*Assisting the flow or draining of lymph fluid in patients with cancer and/or lymphedema, which can decrease swelling in the treatment area.
*Can improve problems such as headaches, abdominal pain, low back pain and sciatic pain.
*Can be used in treatment for muscle cramps, whiplash, muscular atrophy, fibrositis, spondylitis, and arthritis.

SWEDISH MASSAGE

Is a popular massage treatment, that soothes tired, tense or aching muscles and deeply relaxes. It is based on Western concepts of anatomy and physiology, and consists of various hands on massage techniques which can improve and maintain the balance, health and well-being of all body systems.

There are five types of stroke that make up the traditional Swedish massage technique and each has a French name. Effleurage is the main one. The therapist will use their hands, forearms or elbows to rub your muscles in long gliding movements pushing blood in the direction of your heart. An oil or lotion is used to help with movement. There’s also kneading and tapping and your limbs may be bent and stretched a little bit. If that all sounds a bit daunting and continental think of the benefits. Massage is brilliant at combating stress and relaxes the mind and body. It’s not just about getting rid of those knots or for super sporty people. Your circulation and lymph system are boosted and massage helps with chronic pain.

Benefits include, but aren't limited to

*Relieves muscle tension, aches and pains
*Improves mobility
*Relieves stress and promotes relaxation
*Stimulates the lymphatic system, and improves the circulation
*Helps to maintain muscle tone and improve skin condition
*Balances the body


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