All therapist provide Remedial Massage, Swedish Massage and Sports Massage as covered under the Diploma of Remedial Massage course, however, under “Combined Remedial Therapies”, not all additional manual skills are provided by each therapist. Please check their profile in the team section or their cliniko description during the online booking stage for more details.
Massage Therapy for health and wellbeing is a systematic and scientific manipulation of soft tissues of the body for therapeutic purposes. It is both a healing art and a science that can benefit everyone.
Massage has a broad range of applications and can assist with common ailments such as tension headaches, stress, arthritis, back pain and sciatica just to name a few. Its benefits include decreased stress, decreased pain and improved flexibility. Benefits vary based on how clients perceive massage through their physical senses. For detailed information of the service, click the links or ‘Read more’ below
Swedish Massage is a gentle form of massage therapy used for relaxation or stress reduction and improve blood circulation for general health management. It is commonly referred to as ‘relaxation massage’.
It uses a system of broad and long strokes, kneading and rubbing in the same direction to increase blood flow into soft tissue which in turn helps to supply oxygen to cells, eliminate waste products and improve nutrition uptake. This also stimulates the synthesis of hormones; dopamine (pleasure), serotonin (happy) and oxytocin (relaxation).
With the benefits mentioned above, this can be implemented to assist in weight loss, improve skin texture and elasticity for cosmetic purposes and assist in the recovery of mental and emotional stress and its chronic form; burnout.
Swedish Massage is NOT covered by Private Health Funds
Remedial Massage is an extension of Swedish massage but uses specialized corrective deep tissue techniques with the therapist intent in treating a musculoskeletal problem. These include the use of knuckles, elbows, fingers or thumbs to interact with the deep layer of muscles.
When muscles become damaged, tense or immobile, remedial massage can help initiate a healing response through micro-tearing of muscles. This can resolve both the cause of the musculoskeletal problem and its symptoms.
This can lead to relief from pain, soreness or tension discomfort, improved muscular function, restored physical sensation, improve mobility, can be used in injury prevention and rehabilitation, assist in the correction of posture and improve stretch response Read more
Remedial Massage is covered by Private Health Funds
Sports Massage falls under the umbrella of Remedial Massage. ‘Sports’ and ‘Remedial’ are interchangeable, however during a Sports Massage session, the assessment and treatment approach is adjusted specifically to meet the needs of the athlete, the health conscious or generally fit client.
It has similar benefits of Remedial Massage but simply more goal orientated for the athlete. Its techniques however are more fast, vigorous or stimulating mainly to warm up muscles without creating too many muscle tears.
It is can be implemented for injury prevention, pre-sports event preparation, inter-sports event preparation or help speed up post-sport event recovery, improve flexibility, restore endurance and strength. It can be incorporated into an athletes training programme to gradually optimise performance.
Sports Massage is covered by Private Health Funds under ‘Remedial Massage’ service.
Combined Remedial Therapies are an extension of remedial massage which involves the application of a wide range of additional manual skills, to assist in bodily aches, pains, discomforts and physical limitations. Your therapist may integrate one or more of these techniques including but not limited to:
- Myofascial Release
- Myofascial cupping
- Joint mobilisation
- Trigger Point Therapy
- An Mo Tui Na/Acupressure
- Stretch therapy
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Corrective Exercise Techniques
- Dorn Method (holistic joint re-alignment therapy),
A therapist who spent years in the massage industry and are keen to learn new skills will possess a wealth of knowledge to complement their massage session to maximise benefit.