Missaka: Introducing Remedial Therapy to Sri Lanka
Remedial Massage is a hands-on approach, designed to work on a particular problem area that a patient may have. Not to be confused with relaxation massage, it is used to treat musculoskeletal problem areas including strains, sprains, broken bones, bruising and, together with deep tissue massage, it works on the removal of blockages, scar tissue or adhesions left after surgery or injury. It can also help with lifestyle changes where pain has been brought on through work or environment. Sri Lanka’s first and only Australian qualified remedial massage therapist, Missaka Wijenayake brings with him over a decade of experience in deep tissue and sports massage therapy.
Having obtained his qualification from the University of Victoria and La Trobe University, he also possesses extensive knowledge of physiotherapy, enabling him to cater to the varied needs of his clients. Be it highly-organized massage therapy to enhance client’s mobility and flexibility, Remedial Therapy for those with sports injuries, accident injuries and work injuries, professional spa massage and body treatments, or disabled patient care, his versatility allows for highly skilled and precise treatment. With experience in deep tissue and relaxation massages, rehabilitative massages, electro-mechanical massages and aromatic massage therapy, he offers a holistic approach that many cannot claim.
Explaining the benefits of Remedial Therapy, Missaka says, “Remedial Therapy may seem a new terminology in Sri Lanka, but it is not so abroad. It is known to provide an effective healing treatment that can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow, when muscles and tendons become damaged, impaired, knotted, tense or immobile.”
His newest venture, his therapy clinic, makes the benefits of Remedial Massage Therapy available to a wider audience in a manner compliant with international protocols and standards of practice. It offers much-needed relief on a long-term basis to those suffering from physical stress due to long hours at their computers, sports-men and -women as well as exercise enthusiasts. Missaka is available at Arq, Bagatalle Road, Colombo 03.
Find more about Missaka at www.workout.lk