5 Main Differences – Remedial Massage vs. Deep Tissue
- Deep tissue massage is a whole-body treatment, while remedial massage is a targeted rehabilitation that identifies and treats specific conditions in the body
- Deep tissue can be used for both physical and psychological relaxation, whilst remedial is medically motivated
- Deep tissue massage requires constant firm pressure, while remedial massage can vary depending on what best for treating the specific issue
- Deep tissue massage can be a one-off treatment, while remedial massage is often done over a series of treatment sessions.
- The remedial therapist is constantly assessing whether there is any improvement or deterioration done during the remedial massage
- Remedial is a diploma qualification which can take up to 2 years of full-time study to achieve the knowledge of anatomy and many specific conditions. The client can claim their treatment through the HICAPS private insurance, while the deep tissue may not qualify.