In February of 2016 I worked on a client who did not know she had a broken neck for a year. We did range of motion and stretches. She left feeling much better. I saw her after her surgery to repair her shattered C1 vertebrae. When she told her doctor about her massage, he said go see him again he knows what he's doing. I've told my students as well as my colleagues to be very careful with your clients. They may have injuries that even they don't know about.
Remedial massage is more commonly used to treat non-specific injuries such as muscle tightness or soreness, to provide people with some form of relief, whereas Myotherapy identifies the underlying cause of the injury to aid in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries.