Remedial massage treats the body holistically by determining the cause of symptoms you present with as well as primarily treating those symptoms to ease pain and discomfort.
A Remedial massage differs from a relaxation massage as it aims at treating health conditions and injuries, compared to simply promoting relaxation, improving circulation and easing muscle tension.
A treatment session focuses on reducing muscle pain and dysfunction in a specific body region by increasing blood and lymph flow to assist in eliminating toxins - which accumulate within the muscle - causing pain and discomfort.
Deep tissue and trigger point therapy may be used, along with postural assessments and stretching techniques.
Myofascial Release may also be used in combination with a Remedial massage treatment to enhance the benefits of the massage - for more information take a look at the Myofascial Release page.
Massage can help you recover from injury, whether it's due to an accident, a sporting related injury or recent surgery. Warming, manipulating and stretching the muscles reduces muscle spasm and pain, increases joint flexibility and can help break down scar tissue.
What to expect from your massage session?
Enjoy relaxing in my home clinic in a warm, nurturing environment where soft music will be playing to help you unwind in preparation for your massage.
After filling out a health history form we will discuss the reason for your visit. I will conduct some postural assessments and check your joint range of movement before discussing with you which therapeutic treatment is most appropriate for your situation. Any questions you may have can also be addressed at this time.
I feel this is important, especially if you haven't experienced massage before and are a little anxious about what to expect from your first session.
During your massage your privacy will be respected at all times and you will be draped with large towels to maintain your modesty and warmth. Only the area being worked on will be uncovered.
During a remedial massage 'good pain' may be experienced as tension is released from tight muscles, however; massage should NEVER be painful. It is important to let me know if a technique or stroke I am using is too uncomfortable so I can adjust the massage to suit you.
After your massage session
Once the massage is complete we will discuss how you are feeling after your treatment.
To assist your body in eliminating toxins released from the body during a deep tissue massage, drink plenty of water and avoid any strenuous activities for up to 24 hours.
You may experience some muscle soreness during and after your session, but this is normal and should disappear within a day or two.
It's important to remember that it may take more than one or two sessions for the body to begin to heal itself - especially if you've been tolerating a painful condition for some time - but you can reduce your recovery time by performing strengthening exercises at home and taking care to warm your muscles properly before enduring any type of physical activity.
A deep tissue massage focuses on reaching the deeper muscles within the body. Specific massage methods are performed to increase blood circulation, which is often restricted by tight muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia or skin. Muscle spasm can be a result, along with nerve entrapment and pain - all of which begin to affect our physical and emotional health.
Some factors contributing to soft tissue pain and dysfunction include:
- emotional/work related stress
- exercising on hard surfaces
- standing or maintaining a particular position for extended lengths of time
- poor skeletal/postural alignment
- excessive strain on muscles due to inappropriate lifting techniques
- over-use of muscles due to repetitive activity
- over-use of unrelated muscles to compensate for those already not functioning to their full capacity - due to injury, disease or a debilitating health condition.
- Sporting injuries
A trigger point, also known as a myofascial trigger point, is an area of hypersensitivity within soft tissue and is the result of a build up of metabolic wastes within the body.
An active trigger point is always tender and often refers pain to other parts of the body in a specific and predictable pattern upon compression. They prevent full lengthening of the muscle, weakening it until it can no longer move through its full range of movement, causing debilitating pain and discomfort which begins to affect normal daily activities.
Treating trigger points involves compressing them until the pain dissipates. Metabolic wastes are dispersed into surrounding tissue to eventually be eliminated from the body through normal processes, thereby reducing muscle pain and tension.
Whichever therapeutic treatment you require - your massage session will be tailored to suit your individual needs.
Allow an additional 10-15 minutes for your first visit to fill out a health history form.
Payment - Cash only - to be paid on completion of your massage.
EFTPOS and HICAPS machines are currently not available.
Health Fund Rebates available
A receipt is issued for you to claim Health Fund Rebates.
Gift Vouchers available
Loyalty Cards available
(Enjoy $20 off every 5th visit)
By appointment only
Call Wendy on 0435 061 902
Remember, if you are seeing a Health Care Professional regarding any serious medical conditions or if you are on prescription medication - it's best to consult your Practitioner before you book your massage appointment - to ensure massage therapy is advisable for your health condition.
Some common health conditions which can benefit from massage include:
- Back and neck pain
- Immune system disorders
- Joint strains and sprains
- Myofascial pain
- Emotional disorders
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Multiple sclerosis
- Raynaud syndrome
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Sporting injuries
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