Remedial massage is based on the fact that soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) respond to touch. Most pain is myofascial (soft tissue) in origin. Trigger points (sensitive points in muscles, which radiate or refer pain to various parts of the body) can mimic many conditions. Muscles not only move our joints, they stabilise them, and they provide armour for the internal organs and even minor problems with these functions cause more pain than most people realise, including:
1) Headaches which can originate in the muscles of the neck and head.
2) Most abdominal and pelvic pain is often caused by trigger points in the abdominal and pelvic muscles.
3) Lower back pain and sciatic pain are far more likely to originate in muscles than in vertebral disc problems.