Remedial massage therapy involves the use of the fingers, knuckles, hands, forearms and elbows to therapeutically manipulate the soft tissues of the body to elicit a change.
Such change may be physical, psychological or spiritual.
Remedial massage therapy is just one healing modality that comes under the umbrella of natural or alternative & complimentary medicine.
The underlying philosophy of natural or alternative medicine is that the body has an innate ability to heal itself.
Remedial massage as a therapy can be of immense benefit in this process by assisting the individual to rest and providing nurturing stimulus.