Welcome to Massage Masters Australia
A modern clinic located at the heart of Newtown
Providing you with Proffessional and Holistic Remedial Massage services
Specialised in Stress and Pain Relief
Includes Health History and Biomechanical Assessment
A massage tailored to your needs
Registered for All Private Health Funds
HICAPS terminal available to claim on the spot
We accept Visa, Eftpos, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners Club International
Remedial Massage Therapy
The manipulation of soft tissues (muscle, tendons, ligament, fascia) using hands-on manual techniques with the goal of relieving tension, pain and stress. This is best for addressing specific musculoskeletal conditions especially resulting from work or sports related injury, over use of soft tissues or poor postural habits.
Your initial consultation will include a health history and biomechanical assessment to better understand your problem in order to tailor the treatment to your needs. The therapist may discuss a treatment plan for frequent massage if your problem is chronic, requiring long-term care. Treatment can be therapeutic where only a specific area of the body is treated for temporary relief of pain or a holistic approach whereby the body is treated as a whole to include its pain source.
The application of sustained digital pressure on ball-like knots called ‘Triggerpoints’ until its associated pain has subsided. These muscle knots can refer pain to a different location on the body and is typically a symptom of muscle overuse. When there is no more room left for muscles to lengthen and contract, these triggerpoints can form leading to body compensation patterns muscle imbalances and postural misalignments.
To de-activate these trigger points, pressure is applied with fingers or elbow followed by a pain rating of ~7/10. The client takes deep and slow breathes while the therapists maintains the same pressure. The pain will slowly subside and the tissue gradually returns to normal function. This feels warm, soft and pulsating with blood circulation. This pain relief lasts longer especially when combined with Myofascial Release.
The slow stretching of the connective tissue layer (aka fascia) through gripping and lifting techniques. This technique has shown profound and longer lasting results for relief of Myofascial pain. It is also best used to improve ones posture and flexibility. The application of this technique usually starts of dry. The therapist will use small amounts of balm to create a ‘slip’ on the skin, however, the technique is predominantly gripping the tissue with sustained pressure to maintain the stretch. This technique is almost painless. The client should only feel a mild burning sensation on the skin indicating melting of myofascial adhesion.
The fascia is the layer below the skin that acts as a physical medium for blood vessels to dilate. As such, this technique helps maintain blood circulation long-term, something that cannot be achieve with oil-based massage.
The gliding of cups across the body used with a vacuum pump to create negative pressure causing the skin to stretch along with the connective tissue layer. This is an opposite mechanical approach to Myofascial release that involves gradual downard pressure at an acute angle.
It is a much quicker approach than Myofascial Release for broad relief of fascial tension as the connective tissue is lifted and stretched continuosly and far greater than can be done with hands-on techniques. An advantage is, negative pressure can be increased to further the stretch and flexibility of tissues.
The use of fine acupuncture needles inserted into the muscles with the clinical intent to target and de-activate Triggerpoints. The goal is to puncture muscle knots that exhibit a Local Twitch Response. This feels like a mini-spasm in the muscle and is considered the gold standard for pain relief.
Dry Needling is incredibly useful at reaching trigger points deep in the muscle belly that cannot be reached with hands. This technique is best as an adjunct when combined with Remedial Massage to eliminate broad tension and trigger points that are both contributing to a pain condition.
A whole body massage suitable for clients who require general maintenance and have no specific problems. This is an imporant self-care to have once a month to avoid build up of soft tissue tension leading to pain and burnout especially from work.
This can be in the form of a Whole body Deep tissue massage, Sports or Swedish Massage. Sports oil is available for a much more warming comfort.
The clinic is located out in the streets between Raksa Thai Therapies and Jack the Clipper as shown below
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