Remedial Massage provides a treatment that can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow . We listen to our patient and provide what works best for you. When muscles and tendons become damaged, impaired, knotted, tense or immobile, remedial massage provides an effective healing treatment.
Remedial Massage holistically treats the whole body, from a muscular perspective, and traces the discomfort as far as possible back to the original cause, healing the cause of the disorder.
Our Remedial Massage therapist works closely with our chiropractors and co manage many of our cases. This works best for the patient as in-house case conferences often happen with three parties : the Chiropractor, Remedial Massage Therapist and the patient.
What are the health benefits of Massage Therapy?
As well as assisting in the treatment of the neuromusculoskeletal conditions, Remedial Massage has a positive impact on various systems of your body. These include:
Circulatory and Lymphatic Systems
Remedial Massage encourages blood flow to the tissue being treated by stimulating the circulatory system. As the lymphatic system works in close proximity to the circulatory system, massage can improve lymphatic flow, as well as promoting reduced pain and swelling.
Remedial Massage has a direct impact on the muscular system by stretching tight muscles, relaxing and releasing overused muscles, reducing spasms and muscular cramping, as well as assisting in tissue regeneration.
Stress or Autonomic System
Most people love a remedial massage, as one feels great, after it. Remedial Massage can promote a decrease in cortisol, help with mood and assist in relaxation. This can also have a follow on effect by reducing anxiety, while enhancing sleep, concentration and energy levels.
By working on the muscles and tendons around a joint, remedial massage can increase joint range of motion and thus reduce muscular stiffness.
What are the common conditions that are treated?
Remedial Massage is effective in treating a wide range of conditions and ailments that include:
1) Neck Pain
2) Back Pain
3) Tension headaches
4) Jaw pain
5) Frozen shoulder
8) Tennis elbow
9) Plantar fasciitis
11) Muscular spasms
12) Muscle cramps
13) DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)
How long is a consultation?
An initial consultation will run for 60 minutes.
Subsequent follow up consultations will be either 30 or 60 minutes, depending on the individual patient’s needs and will be guided by your remedial massage therapist.
A half-hour appointment allows time for a partial massage session, such as neck and shoulders, back or legs and feet.
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What is involved in a consultation?
Your Remedial Massage Therapist will require you to fill out a health history form. Afterwards the therapist will begin by asking you general questions to establish what areas you would like worked on and confirm massage is appropriate for you. Your massage therapist will perform certain assessments and testing to evaluate your condition, and begin massage therapy to areas that require treatment. Often, the consultation will include some exercises to build on the treatment and help rehabilitate the area concerned.
Will health insurance cover me?
Yes, most private health insurances cover Remedial Massage Therapy.
We provide on-the-spot claiming with the use of Hicaps for fast processing of your private health insurance claims, as patients simply pay the gap on the consultation.
The rebate varies with different funds and the level of your extras cover. We recommend you speak to your health insurance provider if you want to determine your actual gap payment.
Remedial Massage and Myotherapy generally fall under the same category, and we recommend you contact your health provider if you are unsure about cover.
What is Trigger Point Therapy?
A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the neck may then cause referral pain to the head, creating headaches. The pain may be sharp and intense or of a dull ache nature. Our Remedial Massage Therapist is best placed to resolve any triggers in your body.
What should I do after a massage?
After a remedial massage, our massage therapist will regularly suggest for clients to apply some heat and drink plenty of water. Often, there maybe some exercise prescription to help rehabilitate and stretch some tight muscle groups. The best results comes from following the instructions given to you by your therapist at the conclusion of your treatment.