Frequently asked questions​

Remedial massage is a type of therapeutic massage therapy. It is a combination of several manual techniques aimed at treating the cause of musculoskeletal dysfunctions, not just providing pain relief as the pain is just a result of malfunctions or inflammation.
Remedial massage is uniquely soft and deep tissue manipulations that affect not only muscles but also ligaments, fascia and restore their robust functionality and nutrition.
This kind of massage therapy can be beneficial for preventing sports injuries and holding your muscles in right and healthy condition.

Massage therapy has many benefits for your health and wellbeing:

1. Preventing and treating different muscle, joints, spine problems and sport injuries
2. Increasing blood circulation and lymphatic flow
3. Strengthening the immune system, increasing endorphin hormone (hormone of “happiness”) and improving all metabolism processes without using medications
4. Improving joints motion
5. Helping with sleeping problems, chronic physical and emotional tiredness
6. Massage therapy is one of the primary treatment for losing weight and achieving an anti-cellulite effect

Usually, pain is a result of some physical dysfunction, like deep muscle spasm, prolonged stiffness, inflammation, vertebral disk issue, etc. First of all, massage is a physical manipulation that helps to stretch affected muscles, improve blood circulation and nutrition processes. All of these will help to treat particular dysfunction and achieve pain relief in affected area.
Of course, not all issues can be treated independently by remedial massage or another manual technique. I use all my experience and knowledge to identify the source of your problem and I will do my best to treat it. If my treatment is not enough (for example, some kind of issues need a combination of remedial massage with chiropractic manipulations, injections, electro therapy or laser therapy). I will tell you this during the first appointment. However, professional remedial massage is usually enough to achieve the desired result and full recovery in 90% of cases related to back pain.
I will require you to fill out a health history form, so it’s good to come for 5-10 min before arranged time. I will discuss with you all your complaints and may examine your pasture to see how your body may compensate a muscle or spine issue. I choose individual technique and pressure for your condition. You shall feel pain in problematic areas, however it should be “good” pain . I can change my manual technique, approach and pressure during treatment course to achieve the best and most effective result.
Usually, problematic areas that disturb you are caused by stiff and tensed muscles. Due the hight tension in these muscles, blood circulation and metabolism are disrupted. Massage therapy can be compared with physical activity, so when massage therapist provides deep and soft manipulation on the effected areas you might feel pain. However usually people describe this pain as “good” or “nice” pain.
After first treatment blood circulation and metabolism processes start to improve. However as after any physical activity your muscles start to produce milk acid which cause acute muscle soreness for 1-2 days. However if massage therapist uses oils and creams that consist of natural anti-inflammatory ingredients (arnica, calendula) the possibility of acute muscles soreness is very low.

In general, massage therapy can be divided into treatment courses (aimed at treating particular health issue) and prevention massages (if you don’t have any issues , just some occasional stiffness). Treatment course depends on whether:

I. You have acute or dull pain.
II. You have one affected area ( for example neck issues ) or few.
III. How long you are suffering from your problem
IV. You do exercises or not.
V. Your individual physiology, lifestyle, age etc.

Usually treatment course consists of 5-10 sessions , 1-3 times a week or less if do prevention massages.

Do you want a massage, but could not decide whether you needed a remedial massage or simply relaxation session?
What is a Relax or Holistic Massage?
Relax massage helps destress your body and its great for those who have had a hard working week. The treatment consists of gentle manipulations of the muscles performed at your chosen pressure. It helps relax both your muscles and your mind.
What is a Remedial Massage or technique?
If you have muscle tension or chronic stiffness a remedial massage should be for you. Massage therapist will assess where you need treatment and what may be causing your pain. The technique itself may involve deep tissue for short periods of time, but the result are definitely worth that!
Conditions such as back pain, sciatica, stiff necks, headaches, sports injuries and many more can be eased with a remedial technique.

I use only professional and organic massage oils (arnica massage oil, calendula massage oil etc). These great natural oils help to achieve the aimed result . For example , Arnica massage oil is very good for deep manipulation , sport massage or remedial technique as Arnica has very good anti-inflation effect and improves blood circulation, helps to reduce or prevent acute muscle soreness that could be after deep massage techniques.

No, your skin won’t be oily as I use natural and organic oils that have excellent absorption and I will also wash off any remaining oil from your skin with soft paper towels.

Most of us feel occasional muscle stiffness. Usually, it builds up in our muscles from work out or long-term sitting at work. There are a few main ways how you can prevent this:

I. Do more stretching exercise before and after work out. Unusually for a group of muscles that you had training for.

II. If you have desk work, try to do necessary stretching exercise a couple of times a day.

III. If you have an opportunity, visit sauna or hammam at least once a week. This helps to improve blood circulation and metabolism processes.

IV. Regular massage therapy helps to relieve stiffness and improve nutrition processes in your muscles and around each vertebral disk in your spine. These factors contribute to your muscles and spine to be healthy, develop in the right way and prevent any injuries.

V. Healthy diet: general metabolism is directly related to nutrition processes in your muscles and spine.

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