What is Remedial Massage?
Remedial massage, or deep tissue massage, is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. Remedial massage works on the same principles as sports massage but is gentler and slower and therefore less painful and more relaxing. It aims to release the chronic tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, following or going across the fibres of the muscles and tendons. Remedial massage therapy helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue, focussing on specific areas.
Why have Massage Therapy?
When muscles are stressed, they block oxygen and nutrients, leading to inflammation that builds up toxins in the muscle tissue. Massage therapy helps loosen or 'unstick' muscle fibres, release tension, remove toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly. Remedial massage is both corrective and therapeutic, relaxing and soothing the muscles.
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils from plants and flowers to enhance the effects of massage. During an aromatherapy massage, the oils are absorbed through the skin into the body, travelling via the circulatory systems to the required areas. Aromatherapy also has an immediate psychological effect when you inhale the fragrance, as the sense of smell has a direct access route to the brain. The use of essential oils for healing dates back thousands of years; today these gentle aromatherapy oils continue to aid our natural healing process, working on mind, body and spirit.
What conditions can Aromatherapy Massage help with?
Remedial aromatherapy massage is an ideal relaxation therapy treatment to relieve stress, tension, pain and stiffness. It can help with many conditions including insomnia, constipation, back pain, sciatica, fibromyalgia and poor circulation.
Lavender oil is extremely versatile and is used in aromatherapy massage for many different conditions, including stress, headaches and insomnia.