Advanced Remedial Massage

Advanced Remedial Massage involves specific techniques used with Swedish and Remedial and Sports Massage to treat lesions of joints e.g. frozen shoulder, tennis elbow etc, as well as back pain.

The main effects of Advanced Remedial Massage are on:

  • the mechanics of the body
  • the circulatory system
  • the nervous system

The far-reaching effects of an imbalanced structure include gynaecological, gastro-intestinal and respiratory problems. Pathologies such as irritable bowel syndrome and other bowel pathologies, dysmenorrhoea and asthma will also manifest an area of facilitation in the spine. The associated area will be painful or at least sensitive and there is most often a lesion or subluxation present. By using certain massage techniques on the spine, many conditions can respond for this reason.

The Advanced Remedial Massage Therapist will have increased their "tool-kit" with special techniques known as Muscle Energy Techniques (MET). These can be used to restore facet joint problems which cause back pain and other conditions.

THE MAIN EFFECTS OF ADVANCED REMEDIAL MASSAGE ON THE BODY ARE:

THE MECHANICS OF THE BODY

PRINCIPLES OF BODY MECHANICS RELY ON LEVERAGE, BALANCE AND BIOMECHANICS.

  • correct mechanics allows movement of body fluids, muscles and joints
  • muscles - only muscles move joints - spasms need to be released allowing balance to restore
  • improves postural muscles
  • Advanced Remedial Massage Therapy releases adherent tissues and fascial restrictions so joints move more easily
  • with easier movement - the muscle pump is assisted
  • muscles of respiration work more efficiently - aiding the respiratory pump, essential for efficient circulation
  • encourages the laying down of the minimum of scar tissue and fibres along the same direction as the muscle fibres
  • gives the body space to heal itself
  • increases awareness

IF THE STRUCTURE (FOUNDATION) IS FAULTY, THEN THE WHOLE MECHANISM CANNOT WORK EFFICIENTLY

THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
  • the arterial circulation of oxygenated blood to the cells
  • the venous system returning de-oxygenated blood to heart, relieving congestion
  • the lymphatic system transporting excess fluid, protein and waste products form the interstitial space to the circulation
  • circulation to the blood vessels is improved. Walls of blood vessels need to be soft and pliable to assist filtration, elimination and absorption
  • assists the inflammatory response
THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • brains, which extend via the spinal cord from which the nerves to all organs, muscles and joints arise. The brain releases endorphins as a response to the treatment
  • the autonomic nervous system
    • the sympathetic nervous system - involved in the General Adaptation Syndrome - involved in increasing energy, the ‘fight or flight' response
    • the parasympathetic nervous system - that calms everything down and encourages rest and repair.

The far-reaching effects of an imbalanced structure include gynaecological, gastro-intestinal and respiratory problems. Pathologies such as irritable bowel syndrome and other bowel pathologies, dysmenorrhoea and asthma will also manifest an area of facilitation in the spine. The associated area will be painful or at least sensitive and there is most often a lesion or subluxation present. By using certain massage techniques on the spine, many conditions can respond for this reason.

CONDITIONS MOST OFTEN TREATED AND HELPED

CASE STUDIES

THERAPISTS OFFERING ADVANCED REMEDIAL MASSAGE AT BROOKS-CARTER CLINIC