Remedial massage focuses on specific areas of the body which are consistently dysfunctional or tight. Remedial massage is applied to the muscles, tendons, fascia, ligaments and skin. For accidents such as falling down stairs or motor vehicle accidents, it may be very effective. Many debilitating conditions that people associate with age can be traced back to an old injury and treated successfully with a return of free movement and strength. The benefits and effects of remedial massage include physical effects such as circulating blood and lymphatic fluids as well as stretching muscle tissue and breaking down scar tissue.