The main emphasis of advanced remedial massage is on structural integration of the body. The main strength of this approach is in the unique way in which the patient is assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint. Manual treatment is then applied that suits the needs of the individual. It usually begins with using techniques like soft tissue mobilising – deep tissue massage, stretching, MET (muscle energy techniques), NMT (neuro-muscular therapy), and positional release to relax muscles around the affected joint. This is followed by bone mobilising, aiming to restore normal function and range of movement. You would be given a rehabilitation program, which includes stretching /strengthening exercises to maintain gained freedom and also to prevent recurrence of the problem. The purpose of the treatment is to quickly and effectively remove painful conditions, increase range of motion, improve contractile or non-contractile tissue, and return the patient to full activity.
These modalities are mainly used for treating frozen shoulders, tennis/golfer elbow, carpel tunnel syndrome, low back pain, sciatica, neck pain, headaches, migraines, TMJ problems (temporal mandibular joint), pelvis imbalances, hip, knee and ankle pain.