Remedial Massage is the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and pain. During a session, we’re working towards a goal set by you; for example, easing headaches. In addition to Massage, various techniques such as Trigger Point Therapy, Cupping, Myofascial Dry Needling, Positional Release and Myofascial Release may be used.
Therapeutic Massage is the most common form of massage people think of when the subject is brought up. The style I perform is very different as I don’t use a set sequence, but will massage according to what you feel your body needs at the time. This can vary daily, so it makes sense to adjust things, depending on what you’re feeling.
Myofascial Dry Needling
Dry Needling is a very successful medical and Remedial Massage Therapy treatment which uses very thin needles without any medication (a dry needle) to achieve its aim. Dry Needling is used for the purpose of alleviating pain and improving posture and movement. It is not at all the same as acupuncture. Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, whereas dry needling is a western medicine technique.
Cupping is an excellent technique used to promote relaxation, decrease muscle tension and to provide a "lifting" feeling of the tissue. By creating a Negative Pressure above the surface of the tissues, I decrease the atmospheric pressure allowing the tissue to be lifted and thus causing changes in pressure beneath the skin including the muscle and surrounding fascia.