Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage

Remedial massage is a therapeutic treatment to help combat muscle tension, muscular pain and restricted movement. I treat many different types of people with remedial massage, office workers, builders, tree surgeons and hairdressers to name a few.

Typically many of my clients suffer with:

  • Shoulder tension and pain
  • Restricted neck movement 
  • Headaches and neck pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Hip pain

Remedial massage uses a combination of massage techniques including:

  • Swedish massage techniques
  • Neuromuscular techniques (trigger point therapy)
  • Soft Tissue Release
  • Muscle Energy Techniques

As an experienced massage therapist I can help to reduce symptoms and discuss with you what may have caused the problems to start. Often the route causes may stem from occupation or activities. You may be given stretches or exercises to do at home. Other self care strategies may also be given to help your body feel good again.

Remedial massage is a therapeutic treatment based on anatomy and muscle function. It is not to be confused with any kind of massage you’ve had in a spa type setting.

First Remedial Massage Appointment

You will need to provide a medical history so it is worth writing down any medication you are taking regularly. Consider your symptoms, when they started and what makes them worse or better. This will be useful in making a treatment plan.

I may have to assess your posture when standing to look for any issues that could be causing your symptoms.

Wear loose and comfortable clothing. Some treatment can be given through clothing. You will be treated discreetly at all times, towels are used throughout treatment to keep you covered and comfortable.


Modern lifestyles and jobs are often the cause of muscle tension and chronic lower back pain. Being sat down at a desk for long periods of time affects posture and can put a strain on shoulders and neck leading to the build up of muscle tension. Jobs that involve long periods of repetitive movements, lifting, standing or working with your arms over head can also lead to similar problems.

Whether you’re retired, work in an office, a classroom, a building site or a shop, a regular remedial massage can help you to feel better.

This type of massage may also be of benefit for people suffering with neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s.

The benefits of remedial massage are:

Reduced pain from muscle tension

Painful trigger points are released

Easier movement and flexibility

Better sleep

Better sense of well being and relaxation

"If you want to get rid of those aches and pains Carol is the one! Wow! What can say other then I’m blown away how great my shoulders feel in just one session. Being a busy mum and hairdresser I suffer a lot with back pains. I’m looking forward to my next session."

Becca O’Neil, Gillingham

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