Corrective massage is designed to counteract harmful muscle imbalances that result in poor body posture. With the repetitiveness of occupation and daily activities, pain occurs due to imbalances created by overuse of certain muscles and under use of others.
The amount of postural/musculoskeletal dysfunction varies from person to person; however no one presents with perfect muscular balance. This means everyone can benefit from corrective massage treatments. Muscle imbalances affect the whole body, causing stress and fatigue that tighten the muscles and limit oxygen to the cells. Poor posture can limit our body's potential range of motion, creating stress on the musculoskeletal system. The result is chronic pain caused by the weak underused muscles being pushed to their limit.
Corrective massage can have positive results in those affected by:
• Chronic or acute headaches (migraines)
• Lower back problems such as sciatic pain, sacroiliac joint pain, hip imbalances and spinal muscular restrictions
• Neck and shoulder pain and rotator cuff tears
• Knee tendinitis and restrictions
• Chronic pain
• Scar tissue restrictions
Muscle pain is a strong signal of body misalignment. Whether the dysfunction is of a structural or functional nature is an important factor to consider, as this greatly influences the amount of benefit clients can expect to achieve from treatments.