REMEDIAL MASSAGE

What is
remedial massage?

We like to think of it as the assessment and treatment of muscle, tendon and fascia dysfunction – that is, we find the original reason for the pain and address both symptoms and cause of the problem.

The goal of remedial massage is to create a favourable environment within the body so that it can reach Homeostastis – the condition of optimal functioning considering all variables. Just think of it as giving back your body a blank slate. 

Almost any massage will give you a general feeling of wellbeing, our remedial massage treatments offer a bit more.  Our therapists will take a detailed health history, ask a lot of relevant questions and run through some functional assessments in order to develop a treatment plan that will likely consist of massage treatment, mobilisation and movement recommendations. We often refer and work with other health professionals if we feel that it will benefit the individual. This is rarely a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

What are the benefits of remedial massage?

Our therapists aim to re-balance the tension and tone of your muscles and tendons so that bones can be restored to their correct position and blood flow can increase – which helps injuries heal faster.

Benefits include:

  • A more targeted treatment
  • Reduction or release from pain
  • Increased mobility
  • Facilitates a return to normal function
  • Aids in stress reduction and benefits sleep.

We use a combination of massage techniques including:

Muscle Energy Technique (MET) /Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)

Soft tissue release

Myofascial release

Joint mobilisation

Trigger point therapy

who is
remedial massage for?

Remedial massage can be used to help prevent sports injuries, neck, shoulder, lower back and knee pain issues. All of these conditions can be associated with either repetitive activity – through sports or work, or hours seated (often at a desk with poor posture) with very little movement at all.

It also helps with:

  • Dance injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Muscle cramps
  • Chronic pain
  • Arthritis.

APPOINTMENTS

All of our therapists are registered with all Health Fund Providers and rebates are available dependant on your individual level of cover. Please contact your health fund if you are unsure of your eligibility to claim for remedial massage.

CANCELLATION FEES

Please be aware that cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to your appointment will incur a cancellation fee of 50 % of the full cost. Appointments that are not attended will incur a 100% no show fee.

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