05 Sep What is the difference between Relaxation Massage and Remedial Massage?
This question is asked a lot, and it’s a great question!
Relaxation Massage – On your initial consultation a client history will be taken. Follow up questions on subsequent visits. I will ask you if you have any areas of concern or if there are any areas you do not want massaged (for e.g. glutes, feet) This is a flowing massage where the majority of the body is covered. I generally cover the back, shoulders, glutes, back of legs, feet, quads, arms, pecs, neck and face. This can be tailored to your preference. A Relaxation Massage is intended to relax and unwind.
Remedial Massage – On your initial consultation a client history will be taken. Follow up questions on subsequent visits. I will ask you what your area of concern is. I will conduct an assessment on this area. I am checking your range of motion, if you have pain and if so where and what muscles may be the culprit of your soft tissue concern. Treatment then follows. A number of modalities are used with remedial treatment. For e.g. Cupping, needling, stretching, soft tissue work, trigger point release etc… Please note not all modalities work for every client. After treatment I will re test.
The entire body is not massaged with a Remedial Massage. I will concentrate on your area of concern. If you have multiple areas of concern I cannot always treat them all in one session, I advise booking follow up visits if this is the case.
If you want the entire body massaged book in for a relaxation massage, if you have a specific concern of an area book in for remedial massage.
I hope this helps you understand the difference between the two, so you know what to expect when you book your appointment.