There are a number of techniques that Remedial Massage Therapists use daily in the Massage Clinic. However, the primary techniques are as follows:
Myofascial Release - Is a common technique that was made popular in the 70’s from a form of Bodywork called ‘Rolfing’ named after Ida Rolf, which was inspired by the old Osteopaths.
This technique is much slower and does not use a lot of oil, instead balm is used to provide a slight slide on the skin. The goal of this technique is to target the fascia in the body which is called connective tissue.
The client is commonly asked to move whilst the stroke is being applied, an example of this is, as the technique is applied to the calf, the client is asked to move their foot up and down for the duration of the stroke.
Dry Needling - This technique is used by a wide number of therapists, not such Remedial Massage Therapists but physios, chiros, and osteos. The goal of Dry Needling is to release tight and stiff muscles by placing a needle into trigger points, which are commonly called ‘knots’ in the muscles.
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