Remedial massage is focused on resolving specific problems that may be presenting in your body and holding you back from achieving your health and fitness goals. Treatments are holistic and aim to address both the presenting problem and its root cause.
Specific ailments are treated with techniques such as Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Active and Positional Release, and Manual Lymphatic Drainage. These techniques are utilised within a nurturing and flowing massage intended to promote rejuvenation and connection to your body and breath.
There is a common misconception that remedial massage needs to be painful in order to be effective. While in some cases, trigger point therapy or deep tissue massage is the most efficient way to release tension – sometimes a gentle approach, working in harmony with your nervous system can be more effective in generating results that last. Nastassja’s remedial massage treatments are nurturing and attuned to your individual preferences and pain tolerance – working with your unique body to provide the best outcomes.
Remedial sessions begin with a postural assessment and relevant orthopedic testing. From there we design a treatment plan that aligns with your health and fitness goals. Changing long-standing functional patterns in the body takes time and commitment. Some musculoskeletal problems can be resolved in just one session. In other cases, it can take 2-3 sessions to get results. Lifestyle changes and corrective exercise between sessions are an important part of any rehabilitation program. Where appropriate, Nastassja will prescribe stretching and/or strengthening exercises to promote long-term change and prevent future injury.