When muscles and tendons become damaged or impaired; knotted, tense or immobile, Remedial Massage helps to free up shortened tissues and restore the muscles to their healthy resting length.
Remedial massage combines a number of different techniques. Including; massage, trigger points, myofascial release and lymphatic drainage techniques to work on damaged or sore muscles, soft tissue or joints.
Research has shown that massage gives effective relief for headaches, neck pain, back pain, accidental and sports injury, chronic fatigue, stress, depression and improves general wellbeing. The massage therapists at our centre are highly trained and have an excellent understanding of anatomy and physiology. They will adapt the techniques they use to best address your individual needs.
Prior to your treatment our massage therapists will talk through your problem areas and discuss how long you have been affected. They will ask you general questions regarding your current condition and your health history. Following, they will look, and listen, for clues in order to provide an effective treatment plan, which seeks to treat the original biomechanical dysfunction, to aid in healing the cause of the disorder, as well as the symptoms.
This is your opportunity to inform the therapist of your expectations or of any specific requirements you may have. You are also encouraged to ask questions in relation to your condition or the treatment during this time.
The massage therapists at this centre are highly trained and have an excellent understanding of anatomy and physiology. They will adapt the techniques they use to best address your individual needs. You may have an injury or painful point that needs work; however, your therapist may asses that you need work on other areas in order to achieve the most effective outcome for your individual complaint or injury. Remedial massage aims to correct restore balance.
The techniques may be gentle or firm, deep or shallow, depending on what the condition requires. Please communicate with your therapist if you feel that the pressure applied is too firm or too light or if you start feeling cold etc.
Sometimes massage can cause slight discomfort if you have tender or tense muscles. You may also feel a little tenderness a day or so later. To ease these symptoms it is also advised that you keep up your water intake.
- muscle tightness and pain
- frozen shoulder
- tennis elbow
- neck and back pain
- headaches and migraines
- sports injuries
- ease body tension
- aid in repair of damage to muscles, joints, tendons and soft tissue.
Types of Massage
Remedial Massage – A therapeutic massage is for the treatment of various injuries, maintenance for active people, and postural alignment problems. Remedial massage combines a number of different techniques including; massage, trigger points, myofascial release and lymphatic drainage techniques to work on damaged or sore muscles, soft tissue or joints.
Swedish Massage – A gentle massage using light pressure to stimulate relaxation and stress relief.
Sports Massage – A massage used as pre-event and post-event treatment and for the recovery of sports and accidental injury.
Deep Tissue Massage – A massage using firm deep pressure to lengthen shortened muscle fibres and to aid in optimal muscular function.
Trigger Point Therapy – A technique using applied pressure to specific areas of tense muscles to relieve spasm and referred pain.
Pre and Post Natal Massage – A massage specifically designed to relieve back and neck pain and to promote healthy circulation during pregnancy. Also aids pain and stress relief for nursing mothers.
Lymphatic Drainage – A gentle 1½ hour treatment that encourages the lymphatic system to function efficiently. It is especially effective in removing toxins and swelling in post-operative or post-injury cases.
Tuina Massage – A dry massage style that is done through clothing without oils. It can be similar in points addressed by massage with focus on releasing points of tension throughout the body.
- 30 Minute Massage $60.00
Allow time to have your back and neck massaged or to have a specific injury treated, such as a arm, knee or shoulder
- 60 Minute Massage $98.00
First appointments need to be 1 hr. Generally covers your back, neck, arms and legs or allows for more specific work on an injured area.
- 90 Minute Massage $145.00
Lymphatic drainage requires this length of appointment for a complete treatment. If you have a number of issues you would like to address, extra time may be of value.