Remedial massage may be covered by your health fund – be sure to check!
What is a Remedial Massage?
This massage is designed for people wanting a more targeted, specific result. It’s a combination of techniques including deep tissue, trigger point release and stretching. The focus will be on a specific area or complaint/injury rather than an all over body treatment. Your therapist may recommend cupping and or dry needling to assist with the treatment.
A full assessment is done prior to the massage so that a treatment plan along with expected results and outcome can be discussed.
Your Qualified Remedial Therapist will also hold a provider number that can be used to claim through private health care.
Are there any specific conditions that require Remedial Massage?
Remedial massage is effective in treating a wide range of conditions including:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Tension Headache
- Jaw pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Tennis elbow
- Plantar Fasciitis
How does remedial massage actually relieve pain?
This massage therapy is aimed at those looking to avoid or manage an injury and or particular ailment or restriction in movement. This form of massage works to relieve pain, reduce tension and finally strengthen the area. Remedial massage therapists are able to effectively locate and treat damaged muscles to accelerate your body’s natural healing process. They require extensive massage training and have a thorough knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology. Remedial massage traces the cause of your discomfort back to its original source, finding the underlying cause.
What is involved in a Remedial Massage Treatment?
Remedial massage therapists are trained in multiple techniques to assist in a range of conditions. After completing a comprehensive consultation, the therapist will determine how to best treat your condition and which treatments you require. Depending on your symptoms the remedial massage therapist will develop a personalised plan that may include a combination of deep tissue massage, dry needling, Kinesio taping myofascial release, and trigger point therapy.