Therapeutic Massage is also known as Remedial or Deep Tissue Massage.
It is used to address specific soft tissue injuries and dysfunctions by manipulation of the soft tissues of the body.
Generally techniques are applied deeper into the soft tissues (muscle, tendons and ligaments) in order to have a therapeutic effect on the body, in order to address specific chronic muscular pain and postural dysfunction.
Therapeutic massage is applied to injury rehabilitation and may reduce inflammation related pain caused by arthritis, tendonitis and many other muscular conditions.
The massage techniques may include deep longitudinal strokes (deep effleurage), kneading (petrissage), friction, vibration and percussion (tapotement), myofascial release, trigger point therapy, to name but a few. Generally practitioners will hold a diploma in therapeutic massage.