What is Remedial Massage?

Jenkins Therapy offers Remedial Massage in Welwyn Garden City and across Hertfordshire and North London. Our Remedial Massage works closely with your body’s soft tissue to help reduce and relieve pain, muscle soreness and injury. This treatment can be applied as an addition to physiotherapy, osteopathy, or chiropractic as a rehabilitative therapy. This remedial treatment can also be a significant health benefit for those who suffer from aches and pains that can be brought about by working in manual labour, sedentary jobs or office environments.

During your treatment you can expect to experience a variety of different techniques. These may include:

  • Muscle Energy Technique
  • Soft Tissue Release
  • Neuromuscular Technique
  • Deep tissue techniques (such as compression)

What are the benefits of Remedial Massage?

remedial massage treatment with footballerAt Jenkins Soft Tissue Therapy, we believe that all structures within the body are connected and the soft tissue (our muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) can be very responsive to touch.

Consequently, our day-to-day lives can have a deep effect on how these structures in our body work. Poor posture, repetitive strain, stress or a fall can all have a significant impact on our quality of life and even limit how our soft tissue functions.

Benefits include:

  • Greater flexibility and range of motion
  • Improved circulation
  • Improved self-awareness and proprioception
  • Pain reduction
  • Improved recovery

Throughout your course of treatment, your Massage Therapist will work with you to help understand problem areas, support your pain management, reduce hypertonicity and trigger points, soft tissue release and improve range of motion.

Who is this treatment suitable for?

Remedial Massage can be for anyone who is seeking to relieve their current symptoms. Whether your symptoms are new or minor, or if you have a chronic injury that has developed over time, massage can help to relieve symptoms of pain. This will help support your wider treatment plan, getting you back on your feet again.

What injuries do you treat?

Remedial Massage can be used to address a variety of conditions including (but not limited to):

  • Muscular tension (e.g. back, neck, shoulders and lower back pain)
  • Muscular strains and sprains
  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Trigger Points
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Sciatica
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Frozen Shoulder

Do you have an underlining health condition? Have a look at our contraindications page for further details about how we approach massage with complex health conditions. If you have any questions we will be very happy to discuss this privately with you over the telephone.

What can I expect from my treatment?

Your therapist will often begin with a postural analysis, range of motion testing and gait analysis. This is to gain an understanding of your condition, how it is affecting your daily life and your long-term goals. We believe in recognising that each client is an individual, so it’s important to us that your treatment is tailored to reflect the unique nature of your condition.

This is not a relaxing massage, and you should be aware that you might feel some discomfort during your treatment. Your therapist will, however, work with you and adjust the treatment according to your preference to ensure that you feel comfortable at all times.

At the end of your massage you may be given home care exercises to work on at home. This is to build on the massage treatment you have received and further support your soft tissue. Talk to your therapist and be honest about your condition and your commitment to your recovery. The greater our understanding, the more we can do to support you.

As with all treatments at Jenkins Soft Tissue Therapy, an initial session last for 90-minutes and this includes a free, 30-minute consultation. Subsequent appointments can be booked for 30 or 60 minutes at our Welwyn Garden City clinic or at your own home. You can book your appointment online via our website, or call us on 07366 377107 for an informal chat or to book a treatment over the telephone.

If you are suffering from a sports-related injury, you may want to consider our Sports Massage as a viable alternative.

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