Massage – Therapeutic

Also known as Remedial or Deep Tissue massage, therapeutic massage is used to address specific soft tissue injuries and dysfunctions by manipulation of the soft tissues of the body. Generally techniques are applied deeper into the soft tissues (muscle, tendons and ligaments) in order to have a therapeutic effect on the body, and to address specific chronic muscular pain and postural dysfunction.

Therapeutic massage is applied to injury rehabilitation and may reduce inflammation related pain caused by arthritis, tendonitis and many other muscular conditions. The massage techniques may include deep longitudinal strokes (deep effleurage), kneading (petrissage), friction, vibration and percussion (tapotement), myofascial release, trigger point therapy, to name but a few. Generally practitioners will have a diploma in therapeutic massage.

This information was sourced from the following Association:
Massage New Zealand www.massagenewzealand.org.nz

Practitioners associated with this modality

    There are currently no practitioners associated with this modality.

Articles associated with this modality

    There are currently no articles associated with this modality.

Book reviews associated with this modality

    There are currently no book reviews associated with this modality.

Workshops associated with this modality

    There are currently no workshops associated with this modality.

Events associated with this modality

    There are currently no events associated with this modality.