This Project Looks at Remedial Massage, What Are the Benefits and Effects

Remedial Massage
By Karen Jackson
This project looks at Remedial Massage, what are the benefits and effects. The difference between Remedial and other types of massage, contraindications and special care, identifying common injuries to: bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendon, bursa, loose bodies and nerve problems, inflammatory process and healing of injuries, repair process and health and safety.
All massage has evolved from the basic human need to be touched, this is a fundamental need in human development, and touch was associated with emotional, physical and social wellbeing (Gardner-Abbate 2001, Pritchard 2010).
There are various types of massage available from: Swedish, Aromatherapy, Hot Stone, Ti Massage, Tui na, Remedial Massage and Sports Massage to name but a few. All massage works on the same basic principles; massage is based on the fact that soft tissue; muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia respond to touch, it is a natural treatment which can be carried out anywhere and no specialist equipment is needed (Cash 1996, iMedix 2014) also massage is one of the oldest and safest, most effective form of hands on treatment available ( Gardner-Abbate 2001,Cash 1996), evidence of massage has been found in ancient Chinese medical texts dating back over 4,000 years. Massage has been one of the few therapies to have been accepted in Western health care from the time of Hippocrates, (iMedix 2014, Anon 2013, Neil-Asher 2008).   ” In the fourth century B.C. Hippocrates wrote, The physician must be acquainted with many things and assuredly with rubbing, the ancient Greek term for massage was rubbing” (iMedix 2014).
Remedial massage incorporates techniques developed in Swedish massage first devised in the 18th century by physician Dr Per Henrik Ling, also deep tissue massage developed in1940 by a Canadian physiotherapist Therese Pfrimmer (Anon 2012, iMedix 2014), It also incorporates some methods used and applied in sport massage such as specialise muscle...