Defined as “giving or intended as a remedy or cure,” a remedial massage is a thorough and a full-body massage, ideally to smooth out any areas of tension or knots you may have, finding and releasing tension throughout the session. Alternatively, the session can also be more focused. Whether you prefer a dedicated shoulders and neck treatment, or a leg session, you are free to voice your specific concerns. A remedial massage can be done at any time and is a base line from which a therapist can look to add value to their services; usually depending on their individual skills and experience.
Generally geared towards athletes, sports massage techniques and pressure will alter depending on the client, their sport and where they are in their training program. Our experienced sports massage therapist in Richmond is equipped to provide sports massages as part of a pre-event preparation regimen or to reduce recovery time during training and after an event. Unlike the remedial massage, a sports massage uses more dynamic techniques such as stretching, to soften muscles quickly and painlessly.
With a sports massage, the focus is on providing general long strokes that stimulate blood flow, while also freeing up any fibrous tension and causing minimal pain in doing so. Less intention is placed towards the specific trigger points of one’s body. The fundamental purpose of a sports massage is to provide the client muscle and joint treatment, catered to their needs.