WHAT IS REMEDIAL MASSAGE?
Remedial massage is the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. Remedial massage can help to balance muscle and soft tissue length, tension, tone, promote the restoration of normal joint function and increase the flow of blood and lymph, particularly in the injured areas, thus removing blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions resulting from injury.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RELAXATION AND REMEDIAL MASSAGE
Relaxation massage is designed to promote relaxation through the use of gentle hands-on techniques. Relaxation massages are useful to help de-stress and unwind. The techniques used generally include long, flowing strokes, gentle kneading and gentle muscle manipulations at the pressure of your choice. Relaxation massages typically last between 1 and 2 hours and can be performed on the full body, or on areas known to be affected by stress, such as the neck, back and shoulders.
Remedial massage, on the other hand, aims to treat muscular pain and injuries. Your remedial massage therapist will feel for muscle knots and areas of increased tension or overactivity before using a combination of muscle kneading, trigger point release and myofascial release techniques to treat the area of pain. Remedial massage appointments usually last between 30 and 60 minutes. At Anytime Physio, our Remedial Massage Therapists work with our experienced Physiotherapists, learning advanced techniques and improved palpation skills.
Private Health Insurance
Remedial massage therapy is eligible for health fund rebates while relaxation massages are not. Anytime Physio has HICAPS terminals at all of our clinics. This means that you can claim on the spot and only pay the gap.