Remedial Massage THERAPY
Remedial Massage Therapy can help with:
What to expect from your first visit:
Remedial Massage Therapy utilizes many techniques including massage to address a wide range of soft tissue conditions. The aim is to reduce tension by releasing pressure of muscles in spasm, and address tendon and ligament complaints.
Treatments can dramatically reduce pain and discomfort and assist the body’s natural healing process and circulation. Whether it is stress, work related or injury from leisure or sport, remedial therapy can assist people of all ages.
Remedial Massage Therapy is designed for patients who have injured their Muscles, Ligament’s, Tendon’s, Fascia and other soft tissue.
Injuries that respond well to this therapy are repetitive use syndromes for example: headaches and neck tension, whiplash, lower back pain, tendonitis and frozen shoulder.
- Deep tissue massage: Contacting deep layers of soft tissue that may contribute to loss of/reduced functioning. Ideal for office workers with tight upper back.
- Trigger point therapy (NMT) Aims to release area's of contractile muscle causing tension through applying gentle pressure to the trigger point allowing muscle tissue to lengthen.
- Postural Release Technique (PRT) Is a form of NMT that involves the therapist actively shortening the muscle to perform the Trigger Point Therapy through active movement.
- Myofascial release (MFR) Stretches fascia (web of connective tissue) which wraps around muscle like a stocking and can act like a tight band restricting muscles, MFR specifically targets and stretches fascia for more freedom of movement.
- Muscle Energy Release (Met) uses a slight contraction in order to stretch the muscle tissue.
- Mobilization techniques: Help increase blood flow and circulation within a structure usually a joint.
- Stretch and strength Provision: The therapist may give you stretches and or strength work to do at home in order to maintain or help minimise the chance of injury re-occurring and to better assist you with your overall recovery and progression. Gaining a good balance between stretch and strength is important for health and maintenance/ corrections of any postural imbalance particularly for longer term benefits.
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) The therapist will manually stimulate the lymph nodes and rhythmically pushing the fluid through the Lymph system for filtering at a faster than normal rate promoting the Drainage of stagnant fluids, proteins, foreign substances, germs and toxins from the body and enhances and strengthens the immune system. Reduces Oedema and pain, assists and prepares body for intense sporting activities and ideal for injury rehabilitation ie: post surgery recovery.
- Dry needling (DN) uses fine filament needles (such as those used in acupuncture) to directly stimulate specific trigger points in muscles releasing tension in most cases quickly. Dry needling can be used for almost all muscular conditions. It is especially beneficial for painful musculoskeletal conditions including migraine, neck, shoulder and back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia and many other non specific pain syndromes. Dry needling is used in conjunction with other Remedial and Sports Massage treatment.
- Acupuncture refers to an ancient Eastern medicine philosophy deriving from Traditional Chinese Medicine 300 BC. It involving yin & yang and the five element theory. Acupuncture needling is used on specific acupuncture points relating to channels/ meridians in the body. Acu-points are carefully selected by the therapist to help with a wide range of conditions. (Now used in Melbourne hospitals for pain relief.) For example; acupuncture point Stomach 36 (located below the knee) can be used for increased energy among other benefits most ideal for sports people.
- Therapeutic massage is the manipulation of soft tissue and structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm and stress, designed to improve functioning of circulatory, Lymphatic and nervous systems. It also improves the rate at which the body recovers from injury and illness.
- Cupping is a great way to treat a variety of conditions for sports & domestic use. It is most commonly used to release muscle tension and stretch fascia (connective tissue.) Cupping increases blood flow, helps the lymphatic system remove toxins from the body, aids soft tissue repair to sustain/improve body function. The therapist is likely to use plastic vacuum cupping. Heated cupping has derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine 300 BC
sports massage THerapy
Sports Massage has three basic forms:
Benefits of Sports massage:
Sports massage is used to prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition and help athletes recover from work-outs and injuries.
The scientific manipulation and assessment of soft tissue for the prevention of injuries and therapeutic purposes, involving the restoration to normal functional activity of the various structures of the body, while maintaining good physical condition and health through mobilizing and improving muscle tone, promoting relaxation, stimulating circulation and producing therapeutic effects on all systems of the body.