The core service we offer at AchesAway is Remedial Massage.
Remedial massage has long been misunderstood by the general public, with many people still believing it to simply be a deep rub. However in actual fact remedial massage is an umbrella term for a range of treatment styles with the particular goal of remediating a medical, pathological or musculoskeletal condition.
According to our massage association, the definition of a remedial massage treatment is:
“Remedial massage is the assessment and treatment of dysfunction, supported by a treatment plan and documented treatment notes.”
Remedial massage therapy is a treatment oriented therapy which deals with the assessment and treatment of injuries, musculo-skeletal conditions and soft tissue dysfunctions that cause pain or restrict movement. It is the assessment component of Remedial Massage that makes this treatment style different from all other massage modalities. Here at AchesAway we use osteopathic based physical testing, observation and palpation to form a “working diagnosis”. This enables us to treat the symptoms and most importantly, the source of the pain. Remedial Massage involves the treatment of the muscles, fascia (connective tissue), ligaments and tendons which are prone to overuse, overloading, shortening or lengthening and this can produce all kinds of aches, pains and injuries.
At AchesAway, we offer a remedial massage service true to the definition. Our therapist will take the extra time and care to listen to you. We will identify the dysfunction that you have come to have addressed and use verbal & physical functional assessment to formulate a treatment plan tailored to your individual requirements. Your therapist will explain why specific treatment techniques are recommended and how they will assist, and will recommend a course of treatments with a measured outcome.
A Remedial massage session tends to be more “active” than a general Swedish or deep tissue massage, as your therapist combines specific techniques, exercises & stretches that may require your participation in order to assist your recovery from your dysfunction as efficiently as possible. Your therapist may also provide some lifestyle advice and exercises to take home and perform regularly between sessions.
All of our therapists are qualified to a minimum of Diploma of Remedial Massage level, and are trained and experienced in a wide range of soft tissue techniques. Your therapist may use a combination of techniques including the following:
Swedish Massage Techniques