Tension and the everyday
stresses and strains of life can lead to muscle tension. This often shows itself as a backache, or a stiff neck and aching
shoulders, for example. These can be very painful, or they can be just a constant nagging ache.
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In addition people often believe that aches and pains
are an inevitable part of getting old. It's only to be expected. Well, I have to tell you, this is not necessarily true!
Nearly every time, the aches and pains are a symptom of muscles getting themselves into an unhappy state. Sometimes they are
in spasm, sometimes they are hypertonic (held in a tense state by the nervous system), and sometimes they are suffering from
an overuse syndrome.
Remedial Massage can help to relieve all of these problems. It can also help stop a minor
problem from developing into something worse.
Mostly the relief will be immediate. However, if your muscles were badly congested
and you've had a particularly deep massage, it is possible that your muscles may ache for two or three days afterward.
The ache is exactly like the ache you get when you suddenly do a lot of exercise when you are not used to it. It is called
DOMS - "delayed onset muscle soreness".
Furthermore, I can treat you as deeply or as softly
as you would like me to. We are all different, and some people are particularly tender, especially at the start of the treatment.
Others are less tender and want the treatment to be as deep as possible. This is because it is the quickest way to get to
the end result. Whatever the client needs, either way, I am very accurate in my treatment of muscles, reliably hitting
the right spot.
Once the initial problem has been resolved a routine massage will keep it away and nip any other
problems in the bud. A regular massage is usually recommended every few weeks