What we do

Stress and abnormal postural or movement  patterns can lead to muscle tension,  inefficient ways of moving, pain and headaches. Massage may help you to reduce symptoms of pain, improve posture, help you relax and promote injury repair.

Our Darlinghurst massage therapist operates near the Sydney CBD, close to Kings Cross. She has over 15 years’ massage experience in the health sector and will assess you when you come in. We will target your therapy specifically to your needs.

Different massage styles will be combined as necessary to enhance healing. She works closely with the physios 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, including professional remedial massage, oil massage and massage acupuncture. These will 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 physio 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:

  • headaches
  • abdominal pain
  • back pain
  • sciatic pain

Conditions treated include:

  • Before and after pregnancy
  • Sporting aches and pains
  • Lymphoedema
  • Neck and shoulder muscle tesion
  • 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.

Contact Therapy Services Physio if you’re struggling with any of the problems mentioned above. We’ll take your call if you would like assistance in the treatment of your condition. We have a highly qualified team of experts with different specialities that are available to consult you today. They will work with you to develop an injury prevention, pain reduction, rehabilitation or disease management strategy.


Therapy Services Physio have on site every Thursday our fully qualified massage therapist. She is experienced in a variety of massage techniques and can aid anyone suffering from stress related aches and pains. People who enjoy a massage as part of a healthy living plan are more than welcome to book an appointment also.

  • Remedial Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage

How Do Remedial and Sports Massage Differ?

A remedial massage involves a hands-on diagnosis of the area that is experiencing pain. In contrast, before a sports massage, a physio will ask you detailed questions about your health, lifestyle and exercise regimen. The answers to these questions help assist in diagnosis of the problem.

Remedial massage may be recommended by your physio following some sports injuries. However, a sports massage is generally figured to be the most effective way to treat these problems.

If you have recently pulled a muscle, don’t hesitate to contact a professional. Similarly, if you are experiencing regular pain in your back shoulders, arms or legs get in touch with us. You should contact us at Therapy Services Physio for a telephone consultation. You can then book an appointment with one of our physios or remedial massage therapist.