Beyond Movements Studio

What is Massage  


Remedial Massage

Remedial massage is a deep tissue massage used to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management by treating chronic muscular-skeletal imbalances, strains, sprains, broken bones, bruising or any injury where the skin is intact. It removes blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions left after injury, speeds up recovery and encourages more complete healing.  Deep tissue massage increases the flow of blood and lymph, particularly in the injured areas and creates a favourable condition for the body to return to normal health after injury.  It is also used for lifestyle conditions such as repetitive strain injury and back pain.

Common conditions that can be successfully treated are:

Achilles Tendon  Tendonitis  Shin Splints  Groin Strain  Cartilage damage  Tennis Elbow  Frozen Shoulder  Hamstring Injuries  Plantar Fasciitis  Scar tissue  Adhesions  Whiplash  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome  Repetitive Strain Injury

Remedial massage therapists have a broad knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology to determine each patient’s treatment.  Before a remedial massage treatment can begin, a thorough consultation and assessment must be completed to evaluate the patient's current health status and suitability for remedial massage. The therapist relies on the patient's feedback to identify the areas requiring attention.  This is essential to fully understand the patient’s unique condition and enables the therapist to use their clinical expertise to select the most suitable massage technique for the patient.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is more than the joy of fragrance. It is a form of alternative medicine that uses volatile plant materials, known as essential oils. Essential oils have therapeutic properties that give Aromatherapy the ability to prevent and treat difficult conditions of disease or disorder.  It can also assist in coping positively with stress, pressures and anxiety, as well as enhancing energy, hormone balancing, sleeping problems and relaxation for emotional and physical well being.    

Relaxation massage

Relaxation massage is similar to gentle Swedish massage that uses smooth, gliding strokes to promote relaxation. The massage therapist uses a slower pace and light pressure.  The emphasis of Relaxation massage is not to work out serious adhesions or knots in muscle tissue and the therapist does not massage deeply to push pain limits for muscle release. Often, Relaxation massage relaxes the client so much, they drift off to sleep. Health benefits of Relaxation massage are substantial, including calming the nervous system, promoting a sense of well-being, improving blood circulation and stimulating the body's lymphatic system, which carries away waste products.