In our increasingly busy lives, stress and abnormal postural or movement patterns can lead to muscle tension, inefficient ways of moving, pain and even headaches. Massage may help you to reduce symptoms of pain, improve posture, help you relax and promote injury repair.
What we do
Our Darlinghurst massage therapist with over 15 years’ experience in the health sector will assess you. We will target your therapy specifically to your needs. They will combine different massage styles as necessary to enhance healing. She works closely with the physiotherapists and lymphoedema therapist to augment any other body treatments and speed recovery.
Remedial massage is useful for treating a range of physical problems that affect the muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons. When muscles are damaged, fatigued, tense, cramping or numb, hands-on remedial massage can assess and treat muscles. Remedial massage includes both diagnostic and treatment components that work in tandem to identify the cause of the problem. Work is then completed on the affected area to reduce pain, increase flexibility and stimulate repair.
A remedial therapy session usually takes between thirty minutes and an hour to complete. Various techniques will be implemented to locate the area of the body which has sustained damage.
The practitioner will then apply deep pressure on the soft tissue surrounding the problem. Stretching out different body parts may occur too. The therapy will take place on a specialised table and you will be wearing shorts covered with a towel.
What Are Remedial Massage Techniques?
The most frequently practised remedial diagnostic techniques are: trigger point therapy, petrissage movements and passive movements. Trigger point therapy is designed to triangulate the point of origin of any musculo skeletal pain. Petrissage movements work to figure out the maximum range of motion of a limb or socket joint. Passive movements factor in as segues between the former two techniques.
These will all be used in tandem before the real massage work begins. Once a physiotherapist or massage therapist has identified the source of concern, they apply pressure to relieve the pain.
What Are The Benefits of Remedial Massage Therapy
Remedial massage has several key benefits which include:
- Stimulation of blood supply and removal of toxins from muscles
- Calming the peripheral nervous system to ease pain and discomfort
- Improving joint mobility by toning and relaxing the muscles
- Improving the cells’ health
- Reparation of damaged tissues
- Easing muscle stiffness and tension
- Relaxation and stress reduction
- Restoration of correct bone position
- Increased and improved blood flow
- Faster healing time for injuries
- Boosted immunity
- Heightened mental alertness
- Posture improvements
- Skin tone improvements
Additionally, remedial massage helps in addressing common problems such as:
- abdominal pain
- back pain
- sciatic pain
Conditions treated include before and after pregnancy, sporting aches and pains, lymphoedema, neck and shoulder muscle tesion and other posture related problems. Benefits include reducing stress levels and a heightened sense of relaxing. Relaxing massage services can be covered by private health care.
Therapy Services Physiotherapy have on site every Thursday our fully qualified massage therapist, experienced in a variety of massage techniques to aid anyone suffering from stress related aches and pains or some one who just enjoys a massage as part of a healthy living plan.
- Remedial Massage
- Sports Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
If you have recently pulled a muscle or are experiencing regular pain in your back shoulders, arms or legs, contact a professional. You should contact us at Therapy Services Physio for a telephone consultation.
Book an appointment with one of our physios or remedial massage therapist today. We are located in the St Vincents Clinic, Darlinghurst and are open between 8:00AM and 4:30PM Monday to Friday. Our massage services are available on Thursdays.