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Massage Melbourne

We have been servicing the Melbourne area since 2005 and have therapist specialising in many different types of massage therapy.

Many clients ask us what type of massage they should have. The type of treatment required varies greatly from person to person. Each individuals has unique preferences and specific needs when it comes to massage therapy.

The ideal massage for you will depend on your preferences, and any specific issues or injuries you may have. It’s important to communicate with your massage therapist about your expectations and any areas of focus or sensitivity you want them to address during the session.

When looking for a massage therapist, consider their qualifications, experience, and any reviews or recommendations from previous clients. Ultimately, the best massage will be one that leaves you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and with improved well-being after the session.

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Our Remedial Massage treatment is a targeted and focused form of massage and involves the assessment, analysis, and treatment of muscles, connective tissues (fascia), ligaments, and tendons which are prone to injury and muscular dysfunctions as a result of overuse, overloading, shortening or lengthening.

Remedial or Deep Tissue MassageRemedial massage is different than relaxation or deep tissue as it is more focused on identifying the underlying cause of the musculoskeletal dysfunction and then working on the specific fascia, ligaments, tendons, and muscles to reduce the pain, improve mobility, lessen tension or a combination.

Since it uses an in-depth and longer-term approach, our treatment is recommended for chronic, long-standing conditions such as:

  • chronic back and neck pain
  • arthritis
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • tennis elbow
  • tension headaches and migraines
  • frozen shoulder
  • sports injuries

Our treatment is ideal for people who experience muscular pain or stiffness on an on-going basis such as office workers, the aging population, elite and amateur athletes, and many modern busy individuals.

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What Does Remedial Massage Involve?

Massage, in general, is a healing treatment that involves working with the soft tissues of the body with an aim to ease muscle tension and promote relaxation. The practice of using manual pressure to ease pain and promote relaxation is not new; it is probably the oldest form of healing therapy in medical history. In today’s modern and highly advanced world where complementary and alternative medicine is highly regarded, manual therapies are playing an important role when it comes to maintaining physical health and wellbeing. This is the reason, manual therapies can be seen everywhere from gyms, spas, and workplaces, to hospitals, and nursing homes. So what is it and what does it involve.

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Some Of The Massage Techniques We Use

The main reason most clients book in for remedial massage at our Melbourne clinic is to reduce pain, heal injuries, promote better health and reduce stress. To achieve these goals, our therapists at Melbourne Combined Natural Therapies use many different techniques, each one offering its own unique benefit.

remedial massage brunswickWe provide many options in addition to massage at MCNT. As a result it’s important to keep in mind that different treatment types and techniques can have different effects on your body. If you are able to provide detailed information about the issue at hand, your remedial massage therapist will be in a better position to choose the most appropriate treatment type for you.

It can be helpful if you gain a basic understanding of some terms related to the musculoskeletal system, this will help you better explain your condition/pain to your therapist:

  • Soft Tissues – refer to anything that is not bone. It can be tendons, nerves, muscles, ligaments, blood vessels, and fat.
  • Fascia – refers to connective tissues that hold the muscles together
  • Ligaments – connect the bones to bones or bones to cartilage
  • Tendons – attach the muscles to the bones

Here are some of the most common types of treatment offered at MCNT:

Myotherapy For Muscle Pain

The word “myo” in “myotherapy” is actually derived from the Greek word “mys” which means muscle; Myotherapy, therefore, means ‘muscle therapy’. By definition, it is a branch of manual therapy that focuses on the assessment, treatment, and management of muscular injuries and dysfunctions that cause pain or affect movement. Whether you suffer from a chronic musculoskeletal illness, traumatic or overuse injury, postural or recreational stress, or experience muscular pain as a result of poor ergonomics, muscular imbalances, occupational fatigue or emotional stress, Myotherapy may provide you the kind of long term pain relief that you have been searching for.

massage in winterIn addition to providing muscular pain relief, Myotherapy also offers better mobility, improved flexibility, and overall improved health. Here is how Myotherapy can help you achieve and maintain a pain-free, happy, and healthy lifestyle:

Reduced Muscular Pain and Stiffness

By using various Myotherapy massage techniques, such as Dry needling, cupping, trigger point therapy, facilitated stretching, strapping, and cryotherapy, an expert Myotherapist is able to effectively release and deactivate tight muscular trigger points thereby eliminating muscular pain and stiffness.

Increased Range of Movement

More often than not it is the tightness within the muscles that restricts and reduces your range of movement. By working on your joint muscles, connective tissues, ligaments, and tendons, an expert Myotherapist can increase your flexibility and range of motion. During your visit to these massage clinics; you will be required to perform various stretching and corrective exercises in order to increase your range of movement.

Decrease Stress Levels

brunswick clinicMassage in general and Myotherapy, in particular, helps a lot in decreasing stress levels and promoting a feeling of well-being. By using various Myotherapy massage techniques such as passive stretching, cupping, muscle stretching, and muscle energy techniques (METs), a Myotherapist is able to increase blood circulation and reduce muscle tension; this, in turn, calms the nerves and provides you the feeling of relaxation and happiness. Myotherapy for muscle pain also triggers the body to release the hormones such as dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin which help in lowering emotional and physical stress.

Remedial Massage For Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is one of the most common issues we treat at Melbourne Natural Therapies. Symptoms are generally a sharp or dull pain that can be felt anywhere between the shoulders and the hips, it can develop gradually or instantly. There are a number of factors and conditions that can trigger lower back pain, some common factors are:

  • Muscle and Ligament Injuries
  • Disc Degeneration
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated Disk
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Osteoporosis

The good news is that the lower back pain caused by musculoskeletal conditions can be effectively treated with remedial massage.

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Treatment Options for Lower Back Pain

Since there are many underlying factors that can contribute to lower back pain, early diagnosis of the cause of the LBP is, therefore, a very important step in its effective treatment. A remedial massage therapist can help you with a quick assessment to determine if the root cause of the lower back pain is muscular, and provide appropriate treatment to ease the pain. They can also provide a long-term back pain prevention strategy specific to your back pain.

Depending on your condition, Our Remedial Massage therapists may use a number of massage techniques to address your lower back pain issue.

Trigger Point Therapy

remedial massage melbourneTrigger points can arise in muscles as a result of overactivity, under activity or muscle imbalance. The presence of these trigger points in the muscles is the primary cause of lower back pain. For the treatment of lower back pain, the remedial therapists work on the trigger points found in muscles like Quadratus Lumborum, Multifidi, Psoas Major, and Gluteal muscles to relieve pain and bring health back into these muscles.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage targets superficial and deep layers of the muscles and the connective tissues to ease pain and restore movement. For chronic lower back pain, this type of treatment has proven to be one of the most effective massage techniques.