Clinical massage can be used to to target problem areas more specifically and get people out of pain or reduce it significantly enough to improve quality of life, increase range of motion, improve posture and aid relaxation.
A combination of massage techniques are used including: Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Soft Tissue Release, Stretching, hot and cold stone therapy and Shiatsu with the intention of reducing your symptoms. Conditions such as back problems, sciatica, shoulder issues, sporting injury, headaches and RSI can be addressed through clinical massage.
It is not uncommon for the cause of pain to refer symptoms elsewhere in the body such as issues down the arm coming from tension in the neck or shoulder region or pain down the legs from the lower back / buttock area. Through consultation and assessment, areas of concern are identified and the relevant areas of the body are focussed on. Client feedback within the treatment can be useful to further identify tensions within the soft tissue being worked and advice on selfcare after the treatment can be recommended ie. Stretching different muscle groups.
To address a particular pain condition, a course of 1-6 treatments is usually recommended, initially weekly then spaced further apart as the symptoms begin to subside, after which it could be beneficial to look at scheduling less frequent maintenance massage.