What is Remedial Massage?
If you experience muscle tension or chronic pain in the soft tissues, then a remedial massage may be for you!
Remedial massage is a clinical and hands on approach to soft tissue dysfunction or damage. It involves the objective assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to reduce or eliminate pain and restore normal function.
This type of massage is called ‘remedial’ because it provides a remediation to your body by creating favourable conditions, so that the body can return to normal health. It is used to prevent as well as heal pain and damage that may be caused by an injury, muscle overuse and improper posture.
The common remedial massage techniques include:
- Myofascial Release
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Cross Fibre Friction
- Joint Mobilization
- Active/Passive and PNF muscle stretching
What does a remedial massage therapy look like?
A remedial massage therapy typically lasts between 20 and 30 minutes and aims to assist your body in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. The length of a session depends on the degree of dysfunction or damage as well as the extent of treatment your body can endure in one setting.
If your condition needs an intensive care, an extended session may be recommended and can last between 30 and 45 minutes.
Here is what’s going to happen at the remedial massage therapy:
- We will carefully assess the root cause and locate the area of damage
- We will inform you if your condition requires or will benefit from a Remedial Massage
- We will use a range of massage techniques to turn your damaged areas back to their normal condition and function
- We will get your feedback and plan for future visits (if needed)
Who is a Remedial Massage Therapist?
A remedial massage therapist is not just a regular massage therapist but a professional who has a deep knowledge and understanding of human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to determine where and how to treat patients.
After the initial consultation and assessment, our remedial massage therapist will begin the therapy by using one or more of these methods:
- Using creams or oils to ease and stabilise muscles in the damaged area
- Deeply penetrating into the muscles to break up the scar tissues and adhesions
- Stretching different parts of the body to increase blood flow and facilitate healing
Benefits of Remedial Massage
Remedial massage is performed to locate the damaged areas, repair your body and speed up the body’s own healing processes.
It helps to stimulate the blood supply to the affected areas, make joints more mobile and repair the damaged areas from internally.
As a remedial massage therapist, we will use our expertise to balance the length, tone and tension of muscles and tendons. This helps to:
- Restore the joint, capsular and bone to normal position
- Increase the flow of blood and lymph
- Remove blockages, damaged cells, scar tissues and adhesions
- Heal the damaged or injured areas
Remedial massage is often used as a preventative form of treatment, to help eliminate chronic pain and dysfunction, relieve stress and create balance in the body, improve the body’s natural ability to heal, and promote a sense of deep relaxation and well-being.
In particular, remedial massage has been used extensively to treat and alleviate symptoms of back pain. Back pain is often caused by the development of muscular contractions or trigger points, which occur as a result of occupational injuries, sports injuries, misuse or overuse of muscles, and improper postures.
Remedial massage helps to ease these contractions and eliminates the pain sensation.
Common conditions that can be treated with remedial massage are:
- Back pain
- Shoulder soreness and pain
- Muscle cramping and fatigue
- Muscular tension
- Sports injuries
- Whiplash injuries
- Sinus congestion
That’s not all. Remedial massage also helps with other health problems that are not directly related to soft tissue damage such as insomnia, headaches and migraines, depression and anxiety, high blood pressure and constipation.
Why Choose Us?
Our practice is based on best practice principles, passion for health and true integrity. We offer the best remedial massage that is not only aimed at bringing your damaged areas to normal function but also make you feel better than ever.
We tailor the treatment plan to you and your unique conditions to ensure sustainable improvements. We also provide you with individualised tips and strategies that you can practice at home to maintain muscle integrity, strength and flexibility.
We understand that every patient’s needs are unique and try our best to provide a treatment that suits each individual. We select our Remedial Massage techniques with clinical expertise to ensure that you get the results you want.
We are here to help you the best that we can!
Northern Sports and Remedial Myotherapy is located in Bundoora, Victoria.
Address: 7 Luton Way, Bundoora VIC 3083
Lasting Pain Relief For All Ages
Get in touch with us for a friendly chat or book in for a session.
You can tell us if you have a preferred method of treatment, come in for a session when you see fit, and discuss any health challenges with us.
We are here to help!