Remedial Massage in Melbourne


What Is Remedial Massage | Remedial Massage Melbourne

Remedial massage melbourneRemedial Massage can assess and physically treat myofascial pain, injury and dysfunction affecting movement and mobility. Remedial massage is applied in the preventative, corrective and rehabilitative phases of therapy to restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structure (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) of the human body.

Pain or symptoms caused by muscle (myo) or fascia is described as myofascial pain. Myofascial pain is usually not specific and is often described by the patient as a ‘deep ache’, ‘tightness’ or ‘tenderness’ in an area. It can vary in intensity and radiate to other areas. Other symptoms can include reduced range of motion of muscles and joints, stiffness, fatigue, weakness, numbness or a tingling sensation. There are many other symptoms depending on the condition and patients can have one or many symptoms.

remedial massage melbourne cbdCommon conditions that remedial massage therapists can treat include:

  • Sporting & occupational injuries
  • Stiffness & pain associated with poor posture
  • Associated joint & vertebral dysfunction & pain
  • Acute & chronic conditions affecting function & mobility
  • Scoliosis / Kyphosis
  • Headaches / migraines
  • Acute and chronic stiff and painful neck
  • remedial massage melbourne 2Chronic overuse syndromes – tendonitis, RSI, tennis/golfer’s elbow, carpal tunnel
  • Acute & chronic back pain / ‘sciatica’
  • Shoulder pain, impingement syndrome, frozen shoulder
  • Hand & finger numbness / tingling – thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Knee, leg & foot pain – shin splints, patella tracking dysfunction, runners knee, ankle sprains
  • Arthritis / Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pregnancy – pre/post natal complaints
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia
  • Pain & dysfunction associated with stress & tension
  • Rehabilitative stage of an injury or illness

What To Expect From A Remedial Massage Consultation:

remedial massage melbourne clinicAssessment – Clinical assessment is reliant on history taking, examination routines of particular joints or regions, assisted by highly developed tactile, palpatory skills and a thorough understanding of joint and muscular assessment procedures. These skills distinguish Remedial & Myotherapy from other physical therapies. Assessment of potential causes of dysfunction is also important, as is a detailed postural examination.

Treatment – Soft tissue manipulation, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial dry needling, Myofascial release, Cupping, Thermal therapy / Cryotherapy, TENS machines, Postural assessment and correction, Corrective exercises (stretches, strength), Core stability exercises and workshops, Diet and nutritional advice.

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What to Expect from a Session
Remedial Massage Melbourne

Remedial massage is a specialised type of massage that is designed for patients suffering from injured muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues. It is different than a simple relaxation massage, so you can expect a lot more than just a sit or lie down rub during your remedial massage session. Here is an overview of what to expect during a session at remedial massage Melbourne.

The Assessment | Remedial Massage Melbourne

In order to come up with an effective treatment plan, your therapist at Remedial Massage Melbourne will take a detailed history with you in order to access your situation and also brief you on the benefits of the remedial massage and what to expect during and after the treatment.  As a patient, it is your responsibility to provide all the information needed by your massage therapist. The more your massage therapist knows about you, your ailment, your medical history, and your health goals, the better treatment plan he/she will be able to suggest for you. Don’t be shy and try to ask as many questions as you can. Our therapists will be happy to answer all your questions and address all your concerns.

Depending on the outcomes of a detailed physical examination and thorough discussion, the therapist may utilise any one or multiple massage techniques during the treatment session:

Treatment Modalities | Remedial Massage Melbourne 

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Bowen Therapy
  • Muscle Energy Technique (MET)

What Can Be Treated | Remedial Massage Melbourne

Certified and well-experienced remedial massage therapists are able to address a number of musculoskeletal issues using the treatment modalities mentioned above. Here is a list of some common musculoskeletal imbalances and injuries that can be effectively treated using remedial massage:

  • Muscle Tightness and Pain
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer’s Elbow

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