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What is Therapeutic and Remedial Massage?

When muscles become knotted and tense or damaged, remedial massage provides a healing treatment that can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow. Remedial massage holistically treats the body. The massage therapist endeavours to identify the original biomechanical dysfunction, thus healing the cause of the disorder, as well as the symptoms. Remedial massage uses several specialised techniques to locate and repair damage to muscles, tendons and joints. Massage therapy supports and speeds up the body's own repair mechanisms. A lubricating medium (usually oil) is applied directly on the skin. This ensures that the muscles associated with the disorder are deeply penetrated. Passive joint stretching moves are also used.

Key benefits of remedial massage include the stimulation to the blood supply allowing toxins in the muscles to be removed; the calming of the peripheral nervous system to ease pain and discomfort; and the toning and relaxing of muscles to improve joint mobility. An improvement to the health of the cells, the repairing of tissues, and the easing of stiffness and tension can also be experienced through therapeutic relaxation. Muscular and skeletal dysfunctions often addressed with remedial massage include muscle tightness and pain, arthritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, whiplash, neck and back pain, scoliosis, headaches and sports injuries.

Therapeutic massage uses deep or light pressure applied to the musculoskeletal system for the purpose of muscle relaxation, myofascial release, or increasing local blood flow and lymph flow.

Various Other Massage Options
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What massage services do I provide?

I provide both remedial and therapeutic massage services to address the following symptoms:

  • Massage therapy is one of the best known antidotes for stress
  • Tight and painful muscles can be made to relax by appropriate massage techniques
  • After vigorous exercise, massage helps to dissipate the internal waste products built up during exercise
  • Muscles which are severely contracted can cause pain and tingling in your arms and legs, which massage can relieve
  • Massage results in increased circulation which helps drain your tissues of excess fluid caused by injury, surgery or pregnancy
  • Injuries such as tendinitis, ligament sprains or muscle strains can have their associated inflamation reduced by appropriate massage
  • Massage releases tight muscles which may prevent proper joint movement and increases blood circulation to the joints, which can improve general health and joint lubrication.

Depending on your Health Fund cover, rebates may be available from your Health Fund for remedial massage treatment sessions.

Various Other Massage Options Offered