What is a Remedial Massage Therapist?

A remedial massage therapist is a practitioner who deals with specific issues or dysfunctions, and who will formulate a plan especially for you and your health concerns. A remedial massage therapist will work with you by taking a precise history and performing a thorough assessment and evaluation.

There will be notes and plans, as with what you’d see with any practitioner dealing with the treatment of a health concern.

Your remedial massage therapist can work with you to treat some of the more common pain-causing conditions:

  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis (including ankylosing spondylitis)/bursitis
  • Injuries resulting from a car accident
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cramps
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Sciatica
  • Stiff neck/back pain
  • Headaches

Andrew, our therapist will strive to find the actual cause of your discomfort, and he can use a series of manual manipulation that may or may not be firm and forceful. Deep tissue massage itself is not remedial massage, but remedial massage might involve deep tissue massage. It may also involve passive stretching.