A remedial massage is a therapeutic technique that aims to alleviate pain and discomfort in specific areas of the body, targeting pain in injured, tense, or knotted muscles, tendons, or joints. The ultimate goal is to have our clients feeling better and create improvements in their pain and mobility.
Remedial massages work by increasing the delivery of blood flow and oxygen to the treated areas. This type of massage is typically recommended for people who have chronic pain or an injury and is often used as a complementary therapy as part of a broader treatment plan.
Since you might require several sessions to make a full recovery, our massage therapists will take the time to assess the injured area on each visit, evaluating how your body is responding to the massage so that they can adjust their techniques.
Remedial massages are great for addressing numerous health problems that affect muscles, tendons, and bones and can only be provided by a trained professional. A massage therapist that offers remedial massages must have a thorough understanding of how the body works and the tissues they’re dealing with. This means that they will know exactly how much pressure to use depending on what is best for treating the specific issue.
Whether you’re recovering from an injury or dealing with chronic pain, a remedial massage can provide a therapeutic and rejuvenating experience.
For first-time attendees, we recommend a remedial massage mixed with a relaxation massage option.
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- Promotes healing and recovery.
- Relaxes stressed & tense muscles.
- Increases delivery of blood and oxygen.
- Assists in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries.
What to Expect
Before the massage, our therapists will provide a full consultation, asking you various questions about your health and lifestyle. This is to ensure the treatment is right for you and that we have a proper understanding of what’s causing the pain.
You’ll be asked to remove your clothes and keep your underwear on. You will lie on the table face down and our massage therapists will cover you with towels to keep you warm.
Our Remedial Massage involves working the soft tissue of the body, to ease day-to-day stresses as well as any tension or pain, and to promote relaxation. The massage therapist will use different techniques to locate and treat the injured area of the body, using creams or oils to assist the process.
At all times, our therapists will ensure your comfort and well-being, adjusting the pressure and intensity of the massage based on your specific needs and preferences. We understand that each body is different, and we strive to create a personalized experience that will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
What Is A Remedial Massage Good For?
The healing benefits of a Remedial Massage extend beyond the treatment of soft tissue injuries. This technique can also be highly effective in addressing:
- Nerve compression
- Neck, shoulder, and back pain
- Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)
- Sports or other injuries
- Chronic pain
- Jaw pain and tightness
- Frozen shoulder
- Tennis elbow
- Plantar fasciitis
- Muscle cramps and spasms
- Stress and anxiety
- Joint pain and tightness
It’s important to note that a Remedial Massage is not a substitute for medical treatment. It’s always best to consult with your doctor before trying any new form of therapy, especially if you have a medical condition.
After The Massage
- Stay hydrated.
- Rest for at least 24 hours so your muscles have time to repair. If you have to stay on the go, be sure to take it easy and avoid any over-exertion.
- Do some light stretching.
- If you’re sore, you can take a cold shower or a warm bath with Epsom salts. Avoid hot water as that can increase inflammation.
- Have a light snack and skip heavy meals.
- Plan ahead so you can focus on relaxing for the rest of the day.
- Listen to your body. If you experience any severe discomfort or pain after the massage, contact your massage therapist or healthcare provider.
Massage therapies are generally safe and effective, but there are moments when it’s not safe for a person to receive certain therapeutic massage techniques. In some cases, our massage therapists can still provide the massage by modifying the treatment based on your condition or by avoiding any affected areas of the body.
Several conditions could respond adversely to a massage, including
- Contagious conditions, whether viral or parasitic
- Inflammation/swelling from an injury
- Recent surgery or fractures
- Skin conditions such as burns, blisters, rashes, or severe sunburns
- Nausea or dizziness
- Deep vein thrombosis
- High blood pressure
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs
30 minutes $60
45 minutes $75
60 minutes $99 ($93 for Medibank Members)
90 minutes $150
120 minutes $185
Start 1 January 2024 Price not included GST