What is remedial massage?

Due to strenuous activity, bad posture or stress, over time our muscles can get tight and with that comes pain and discomfort. If left untreated, biomechanical misalignment can result causing much greater long term problems.

Remedial (or deep tissue massage) works on the premise that soft tissue (muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia) responds to touch and that most pain originates in soft tissue. Pain can often be caused by active trigger points (hyperirritable spots in the fascia surrounding the muscle) which refer pain to specific areas of the body. Migraines, sciatic pain (piriformis syndrome), lower back pain and many others can be eliminated using this type of treatment.

Remedial massage is one of the most effective and readily available ways to prevent and treat muscle injuries, pain and soreness. It is often used in conjunction with treatment by physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors.

  • Eliminates muscle pain
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Improves joint mobility
  • Increases lymphatic flow
  • Improves range of movement
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Increases endorphins
  • Improves circulation
  • Reduces stress


Contact Ellen on 07903 567503 or email massage@ellenaddison.co.uk for further information or to book an appointment either in Avoch or Inverness.

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