What is Remedial Massage?

Remedial Massage

The human body has an incredible ability to heal itself, but sometimes it needs a helping hand. Remedial massage provides just that.

Remedial massage uses a range of techniques to address issues such as aches, pains, sports injuries and headaches. Techniques may include deep-tissue massage, Sports massage and relaxation massage.

Prior to your treatment, your massage therapist will want to know whether you have any specific concerns. During the assessment, I may use different techniques to assess what needs to be done.

If you have a particular injury, I may ask about any referred pain, away from the injury itself. I will then tailor the treatment to your needs.

You can specify whether you would prefer your remedial massage to be firm or a little gentler. A remedial massage Therapist will also be able to provide insight about the best approach needed for your condition. If the pressure is too strong, please let me know.

Remedial Massage

What can remedial massage treat?

  • Sports injuries
  • Muscle tightness and pain
  • Arthritis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Headaches
  • Forward head carriage.
  • Muscle tension from stress and anxiety
  • Improves flexibility and range of motion in joints and muscle tissues
  • Reduces tension headaches
  • Improves blood circulation

Plus a Remedial massage or a massage in general gives you the overall feeling of wellbeing and puts the body in a more relaxed state that aids the healing process.

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Remedial Massage Treatments

How often do I need to receive Remedial Massage Treatments?

When treating an injury or muscular problem the number and frequency of treatments required will vary accordingly to each individual condition.

As a general guideline 2 or 3 treatments will usually relieve the worst of your discomfort. Fortnightly treatments are then recommended until there is no discomfort from one treatment to the next. Once the treatment is stabilised a monthly maintenance massage is recommended.

Massage in general is always a positive for wellbeing so it can be enjoyed monthly or more frequently if you wish.

Massage Techniques

I have a Diploma in Remedial Massage that has me trained in Relaxation, sports, deep tissue as well as Remedial Massage.

You are welcome to book the type of massages you would like. If you are wanting to claim on your Private Health Insurance you will need to book a Remedial Massage.

What is Relaxation Massage?

Relaxation Massage is a gentle form of massage designed to relieve stress and encourage healing. It incorporates gentle and moderate pressures and slower strokes.

One of the immediate benefits of this gentle massage is a feeling of deep relaxation and calm. This occurs because relaxation massage prompts the release of endorphins – the brain chemicals that produce feelings of wellbeing. Alongside this benefit, blood levels of stress hormones, such as adrenalin, cortisol and norepinephrine, are also reduced, allowing the nervous system to calm and healing to take place.

Relaxation massage can be a special treat or the perfect way to unwind.

What is Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massage is a remedial technique suited for those who prefer more intense pressure in a regular massage, and who may be more heavily muscled. It involves the use of trigger point release, friction techniques, and manually moving tissue and muscles to release tension and restriction.

What is Sports Massage?

Used for both preventative and restorative purposes, sports massage utilises free-flowing movements to help circulate blood flow, flush the muscles and loosen tight or injured areas. It’s the ideal massage-type for anybody involved in any sport, not just professionals, and is just as vital before a game than afterwards. A pre-match sports massage will focus on ‘flushing’ the muscles, which means warming up the tissue to ensure good blood supply and optimal performance.