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Remedial Massage

What is Remedial Massage?
Remedial massage is a deep massage which locates and repairs physical damage, while stimulating the body's own repair mechanism. The massage is applied directly to the skin, and usually uses a lubricant such as oil to help in deep penetration.

Remedial Massage is often used to treat the following conditions: Achilles; Arthritis; Back Pain; Cartilage damage; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Frozen Shoulder; Groin Strain; Hamstring Injuries; Tendinitis; Repetitive Strain Injury; Shin Splints; Tennis Elbow; Whiplash

Although the primary intention of remedial massage is not relaxation, positive side effects normally include better sleep, increased mobility and more energy.


What is the Lester Cox technique?
Remedial Massage/ Corrective Manipulation Technique of muscles, tendons and ligaments:
If it is a structural problem you are having Deb can help you with the use of a combination of Remedial Massage and a corrective manipulation technique which focuses on ensuring the correct alignment of muscles, tendons and ligaments to enable correct function to occur and thus eliminating pain and inflammation. A very high percentage of lower back problems can in fact be being caused by muscular misalignment in the Gluteal area. This technique can be extremely helpful for people with ongoing pain and/or injuries. With the added advantage of Kinesiology Deb can assist in identifying the actual cause of chronic pain to help in tailoring a program specific to your individual needs.


What is Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep Tissue Massage focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue, releasing toxins and deeply held tension points, while promoting blood and oxygen circulation.

Deep Tissue Massage is both a corrective and therapeutic treatment. Focusing on specific problems it can be of benefit to the following: chronic pain; fibromyalgia; muscle tension; osteoarthritis pain; postural problems repetitive strain injury; sports injuries.

It is common to feel some slight soreness during or after a session and patients are encouraged to drink plenty of water to help eliminate toxins stirred up during treatment.


What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is based on the principle that congestion or tension in any part of the foot mirrors problems in corresponding parts of the body. These reflex points can also be found on the hands and other body parts, however, the most commonly treated area is the feet.

Reflexology is non intrusive, and is a healing process that can be safely used when it is not convenient to treat other body parts. Patients often find reflexology a relaxing therapy that works to balance and restore the body on many levels. Reflexology can provide benefit for: Asthma ; back pain; constipation ; diarrhea ; menopausal symptoms; menstrual irregularities; neck pain; migraines; sinus.

What is Lympathic Massage ?
Manual lympathic massage uses slow and gentle stroking, pumping and scooping movements coupled with breathing techniques to stimulate the bodies lympathic system.

Lympathic Massage:
~ Improves tissue nutrition by increasing blood and lymp vessels capillary circulation. This may result in the thinning of the subcutaneous fat (ie a reduction in cellulite).
~ Detox and cleansing as waste from cellular metabolism is more efficently reabsorbed
~ Improves Immune function by stimulating humoral and cellur immunity
~ Induces relaxation. Lympathic Massages stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system.

Indications for use: Food intolerances, leaky-gut syndrome, mononucleiosis, infection, lymphodema, post-traumatic oedema, surgical oedema, fibromyalgia, cellulite, bronchitis, laryngitis, sinusitis, wound healing (fractures and sprains), insomnia, stress and loss of vitality.
Contra-Indications: Acute skin infection, decompensated cardiac insufficiency, decompensated renal insufficiency, acute DVT, malignant disease.

References: Chikly,B.,(2012) Best Face Forward. The mini face lift effects of Lymph Drainage Therapy
Williams, A., 2010 Manual lympathic drainage: exploring the history and evidence base.
Ochalek,K.,Gradalski,T.,(2011) The use of manual lymph drainage in vascular diseases.



Deborah Levey
Massage Therapist
Kinesiology
Auriculotherapy
Elizabeth Wakefield
Massage Therapist
Lymphatic Drainage
Homeopath
Reflexology
Joanne Pettit
Remedial Massage
Reflexology
Aromatherapy
Melinda Williams
Massage Therapist