WHAT IS REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPY?
Remedial massage is the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body. It aims to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management often using a range of massage-based techniques to optimise muscle function.
Remedial massage is a key component of sports medicine, but is beneficial for anyone suffering from pain or injury in a particular area of the body.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF REMEDIAL MASSAGE
Beyond the direct muscle release that can occur during a remedial treatment there are a number of other health benefits including:
- Promoting relaxation
- Generalised pain relief
- Improved heart regulation
- Improved recovery times for exercise and injuries
- Reduction in the symptoms of depression or anxiety
- Improved joint mobility and freeing up tense structures
WHAT DOES A REMEDIAL MASSAGE APPOINTMENT INVOLVE?
At Anytime Physio, Remedial Massage appointments start with an assessment of your body to identify tight and sore muscles. Following this, your massage therapist will spend the duration of your session performing hands-on techniques to relieve muscle tension. Massage can be performed with or without oil and the amount of pressure can be varied depending on your preference.
All of our massage therapists at Anytime Physio in Newstead have a minimum of a Diploma-level qualification. This equates to 12 months of full-time study and 20+ hours of ongoing study each year to keep up to date with current massage techniques and to maintain registration with their association.
All therapists are taught effective towel draping techniques and will aim to make you as comfortable as possible during your treatment.
HOW DOES REMEDIAL MASSAGE DIFFER FROM RELAXATION MASSAGE?
Relaxation/Swedish massage is designed to promote relaxation through the use of gentle hands-on techniques that are useful in helping to de-stress and unwind. The techniques used generally include long, flowing strokes, gentle kneading and gentle muscle manipulations at the pressure of your choice.
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, stretching and myofascial release techniques to treat the areas of pain.
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.