Remedial massage is based on the fact that soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) respond to touch, and it is one of the most effective and readily available ways to prevent and treat muscle injuries, pain and soreness. Most pain is myofascial (soft tissue) in origin. Trigger points (sensitive points in muscles, which radiate or refer pain to various parts of the body) can mimic many conditions. For example, most headaches originate in the muscles of the neck and head. Much of the pain from conditions such as angina, comes from the hyper contraction of the chest muscles. Abdominal and pelvic pain can be caused by trigger points in the abdominal and pelvic muscles. Low back pain and sciatic pain are far more likely to originate in muscles than in vertebral disc problems.
Many clients who consult a remedial massage therapist have pain as a result of specific injuries. Whiplash, falls, sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries and other work-related problems are some examples. However, the vast majority of pain originates in postural (structural) alignment problems that sometimes goes back to childhood and adolescence.
Remedial massage treatment employs techniques designed to treat both deep and superficial tissues. These techniques are similar to those used in sports massage. The remedial massage therapist uses skilled manipulation combined with in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology to bring about pain relief, correcting and normalizing the body’s muscles and soft tissues.
"I have lived with severe, chronic and sometimes debilitating back and neck pain for almost 15 years. To find relief I have seen chiropractors, acupuncturists, osteopaths, physical therapists .... and others, but nothing was helping. I started seeing Leonie regularly for therapeutic massage, and I have been free of debilitating pain since.
Nothing is a quick fix !
Leonie is a gifted body worker whom I can emphatically recommend to anyone "