Remedial massage is used to address specific soft tissue (muscle,tendons and ligaments) injuries and dysfunctions in the body. The foundation to an effective remedial massage is a thorough client history and assessment (to determine what is going on and what needs to be addressed) which then leads to the development of an individualised treatment plan. A variety of techniques (eg. myofascial release, trigger points, friction strokes) are then applied to bring about a positive change to the soft tissues indicated in the assessment. Remedial massage can be used to help manage and treat a range of conditions (eg. arthritis, tendinopathies, fibromyalgia), postural dysfunction and injury rehabilitation. The minimal level of training required to work at this remedial level is a Diploma in Therapeutic Massage.