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What is Remedial Massage?

A remedial massage is a hands-on form of manual therapy that incorporates techniques such as deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, stretching, and corrective exercises for the assessment and treatment of a number of injuries and musculoskeletal dysfunctions.

Remedial Massage aims to restore and maintain the normal functional integrity of the soft tissue structures of the body; these soft tissue structures include muscles, tendons, fascia, and ligaments.

When to see a Remedial Massage Therapists

It is a good time to see a Remedial Massage Therapist if you are feeling

  • Stressed or anxious
  • Are getting frequent headaches
  • Tight through the back
  • Tight through the neck or shoulders
  • Feeling pins and needles down your arms and into your hands
  • If you are having trouble sleeping at night from
    • Lying on your side creates pain in your hip or shoulder
    • Waking up sore in the morning
    • Waking up feeling like you have had no sleep, and you are still tired
  • Feeling sore through the hips and lower back
  • Feeling sciatic like pain down one of your legs
  • Feeling pins and needles in your legs and feet
  • Have any kind of joint pain
  • Have any restricted movement of any joint
  • If you are feeling flat and looking for a bit more energy
  • And many many more reasons.

Feel Better - Move More Freely

As Remedial Massage Therapists we are trained to perform tests on your body to help us determine what might be the underlying cause of your complaint. This leads us to see common conditions and know exactly how to help our clients overcome these conditions with a combination of soft tissue work (massage, stretching & joint mobilisation) along with stretches and exercises for our clients to do at home. 

It is this combination of soft tissue work by our therapists as well as some basic movements to do at home that brings balance back to the joint or condition to overcome the complaint.

Commonly Treated Conditions

Common Conditions we can help with are:

  • lower back pain
  • upper back & neck pain
  • shoulder pain
  • headaches & migraines
  • carpel tunnel
  • leg tension and pain
  • shin splints & plantar fasciitis
  • tendinitis
  • scoliosis
  • tennis elbow & golfers elbow
  • anxiety & depression.

What to Expect in a treatment

Treatments can be booked for 30 minutes, 60 minutes or 90 minutes. The first 10 minutes or so of the treatment will include the therapist discussing with you your history and presenting condition. The therapist will perform assessments of the area including range or motion and special tests to give the therapist a good idea of the cause of the concern and help them create a suitable treatment to get you the best outcome.

Your therapist will then explain to you what their intended treatment plan is and ensure you understand and are comfortable with the proposed treatment. They will then leave you to get onto the treatment table before beginning the treatment.

The treatment may include techniques that the therapist is trained in such as deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, P&F stretching, Myofascial Release, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, or heat and cold therapies to obtain the best result for your concern.

Nearing the end of the treatment the therapist will once again perform the assessments and tests performed at the beginning of the session to observe any improvements and provide you with exercise and or stretches that you can do at home to further enhance your treatment and recovery.

Health Fund That covers Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage treatment is covered under the ancillary or extras cover of most major health insurers. However, there are over 100 different health funds and various levels of cover so it is recommended that you check with your health fund first.

We have a HICAPS terminal in the clinic for you to process your on the spot insurance claim and only pay the gap.

Health Funds that are covered by Remedial Massage Therapy are:

» ACA Health Benefits Funds
» AIA Health » Cessnock & District Health Benefits Fund
» CUA Health*
» Defence Health*
» GMHBA* (Includes Frank Insurance & Budget Direct)
» HBF*
» Health Care Insurance Limited
» Health Insurance Fund (HIF) WA
» Health Partners
» Latrobe Health Services (Federation Health)
» Mildura District Hospital Fund*
» Navy Health Fund
» Nurses & Midwives Health Pty Ltd
» Onemedifund
» Peoplecare Health Insurance (Includes Allianz)
» Phoenix Health Fund
» Police Health Fund (Includes Emergency Services)
» Queensland Country Health Fund Ltd
» Railway & Transport Health Fund Ltd
» Reserve Bank Health Society Ltd
» St Luke’s Health
» Teacher’s Federation Health (Includes Uni Health)
» Teacher’s Union Health
» Transport Health
» Westfund*
» Medibank
» Nib Health
» APIA Health Insurance
» Qantas Health Insurance
» Suncorp Health Insurance
» AAMI Health Insurance
» GU Health
» The Doctor’s Health Fund
» Australian Unity

Massage For Children

Remedial Massage for children It is proven to increase dopamine (the feel-good hormone) and decrease cortisol (the stress hormone). This helps regulate anxiety and stress levels that can become imbalanced and can help a child increase their self-confidence. Your young ones are more active than ever, in mind and in the body. Teaching them to manage stress and body awareness while they are young can help prevent a lifetime of chronic pain and poor habits.

Massage may help with –

  • Improved sleeping pattern;
  • more balanced energy level;
  • better concentration and application;
  • enhanced motor control and behaviour
  • generally happier, quieter children.

An adult must always be present during treatment and will often support the therapist in making the whole procedure pleasurable by interacting with the child. Children’s appointments are 30 minutes long to ensure sufficient time for treatment without restlessness.

Frequently Asked Questions