What is the difference between a standard massage and our treatment at Remedial Massage Solutions, Richmond?
Standard massage therapy uses oil to move over the surface of the skin with the view to promote blood flow to tight muscles.
The concern here is that rarely are the muscles solely to blame for the restriction and pain present.
At Remedial Massage Solutions Richmond we use a bees wax formula that allows us to grip onto the solidified connective tissue (knots) present, then we proceed to slowly and purposefully work through the tissue, eradicating painful tension with every dedicated stroke of our remedial massage.
What are knots?
The best analogy to describe a knot is to compare a muscle and its connective tissue sheath to that of a piece of rope. If you shorten a piece of rope by pushing it together from either end, it will bunch up in a waved/ rippled manner. Picture the peaks of the waves as knots, and this is what you can feel when you dig around into the painful knotted area. The muscles are shortened, and the knots (peak of wave) becomes surrounded by solidified connective tissue, giving the knot the hardened sensation upon palpation. We loosen those knotted muscles with remedial massage.
Why do we get knots?
Repetitive actions, prolonged periods in a fixed position (seated at a desk for eg), overuse, stress are the common culprits result in knots.
Remedial massage at our Richmond clinic is a very effective solution for freeing those knots.
I went to bed feeling fine, however have woken up with a wry neck. How is this possible?
The most common cause is the tension built up during the days leading to the wry neck. Due to lack of movement during the night, the neck muscles can get cold leading to awaking with a stiff wry neck that will not stretch itself out.
We at Remedial Massage Solutions Richmond can loosen your stiff wry neck.