Remedial massage is the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management, supported by a treatment plan and documented treatment notes
It’s performed to create favourable conditions for the body to return to normal health after injury and is defined by the premise that the treatment can reasonably reverse certain physical effects a client may be presenting. If a patient has suffered a moderate injury resulting in structural pain and/or loss of function, then remediation is required to reduce or eliminate pain and restore that function. Remedial massage is designed to balance muscle/soft tissue length, tension, tone which will in turn promote the return to normal joint/capsular/bone position; increase the flow of blood and lymph, particularly in the injured areas, thus removing blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions resulting from injury.
Before any remedial massage treatment begins, a thorough client consultation and assessment is to be performed to ascertain the client’s current health status. If the client is suitable for remedial massage and relying on the client’s feedback to identify the areas that require attention, the therapist can then apply the relevant and appropriate treatment.
A remedial therapist sets out to understand that a client’s needs are unique and therefore particular remedial massage techniques need to be selected with clinical expertise and applied in a way that suits that client.
In saying the above, any improvement in the client's condition is determined by the frequency of initial treatments, particularly the first 6 weeks. At each weekly appointment the session will be discussed with the client to find out if the treatment plan continues or whether it needs modifying. If little to no change has occurred in the first 4 weeks then the treatment plan is discussed with the client to either continue with the treatment but with a different course of action or whether a referral is necessary. Other modifying factors like activities of daily life, financial circumstances and work; family and sport commitments can interfere with the treatment plan by slowing down improvements monitored by the client.Robyn will spend a minimum of 30 minutes post-treatments writing detailed notes about your treatment! This allows for consistency of treatment and treatment planning if you are to see a different therapist, as well as documenting progress and plans for future treatments. All of which Robyn will gladly discuss with you at the end of your treatment.
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