A pain-relieving massage is used to alleviate specific pain through isolated pressure and release. When muscles have been under stress for a period of time, they can bunch up in painful ‘knots’.
The therapist will ask you about the pain you are experiencing and use targeted techniques to relieve that pain, applying moderate to hard pressure to the relevant areas (not always the same area that the pain is felt). This type of massage can cause some discomfort during the massage and some soreness after but usually leads to the great relief of pain, sometimes immediately.
In addition to releasing muscular tension, this type of massage stimulates circulation, allowing oxygenated blood to reach the cells and remove waste products caused by injury, speeding recovery.
This type of massage is good for muscular tension caused by sports, work and postural problems. It can help relieve long-term problems and stop recent problems from becoming chronic. Often more than one session is recommended as the tension may need to be dealt with in stages.
Holistic Massage Therapist