What is Remedial Massage and How Does it Target Tension?

By October 24, 2022News
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What is a remedial massage?

A remedial massage is tailored to individual requirements to target specific pain in the body or to simply aid relaxation. Remedial massage can speed up the body’s healing process through a combination of different techniques such as effleurage, skin rolling, deep strokes, and wringing. As a variety of techniques are used to get the best outcome for each client, remedial massage is an effective way to combat both deep and superficial tissue problems, across a wide range of health problems.

A remedial massage uses similar techniques to those described on our Sports Massage Leeds page, however, sports massage is fully symptom-focused, and remedial is fully outcome-focused. So even though some sports massage techniques may be used during your remedial massage, the movements will be switched up to ensure the best outcome.

What can a remedial massage treat?

Damaged muscles can trigger and radiate pain across other parts of the body. A remedial massage is used to locate the original cause of pain in the body. It can tackle both the cause of the problem and the symptoms. Remedial massage can be particularly helpful to people with health conditions such as:

  • Sports Injury
  • Arthritis
  • Migraines
  • Diabetes
  • Lymphoedema

A full consultation will be held by one of our expert team members to ensure the best outcome for you. Whether you’re looking to relieve emotional stress or for help with a health condition, you’re in safe hands at Olive Massage. It doesn’t matter if you visit Olive Massage Leeds or Wakefield, all our team is fully qualified, insured, and experienced.

Remedial massage benefits

The benefits of remedial massage include finding the source of pain, repairing damaged tissues, increasing blood flow, increasing the production of serotonin, and preventing future injuries from occurring.

Some of the top benefits our clients have mentioned include:

  • Stress & pain relief
  • Recovery & prevention from injury
  • Improved mood

A remedial massage will have your mind and body feeling fantastic and you can relax knowing you’ll be getting the best outcome from your massage.

Is remedial massage right for you?

We recommend remedial massage if you’re looking to treat pain or injury. You should look at it as an alternative form of medicine when managing your pain. We recommend a full course of remedial massage treatment and maintenance massages to keep pain from returning. If you’re looking for a one-off treatment and simply want to relax, then you may be better suited to a Swedish massage which is more relaxation than treatment focused. Remedial means ‘intended as a remedy’ and should be remembered when booking your appointment.


Our team is always happy to help you find the best treatment for you.


If you’re looking for an Olive Massage clinic near you. Check out our locations:

Wakefield – 10 Andrew St, Wakefield WF1 3QH

Leeds – 579 Selby Road, Colton, Leeds, LS15 8PX



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