Remedial Massage Therapy focuses on releasing muscle tension (knot), increasing mobility, and resolving pain associated with muscle injury.
How Does the Therapy Work?
Remedial massage therapy works by releasing a contracted muscle and allows the body’s normal function to eliminate the waste and return the muscle to a pain-free state.
At New Energy Physiotherapy, our therapist utilises techniques such as:
- myofascial release
- deep tissue massage
- muscle energy technique
- trigger point therapy
- dynamic cupping
- heat and cold
- devise a self-treatment plan
Does the Therapy Hurt?
A good therapist always works at a level which is appropriate for the client. For some, that will be deep tissue massage while others will respond better to lighter pressure. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. Some short term therapeutic pain can be positive, and even feel good, but it should always be well within the individual’s tolerance. The client should leave the clinic feeling better.
Who Can Benefit From Remedial Massage Therapy?
Modern workers spend long hours in front of the computer, leading to stagnant and immobile muscles. As a result, pain is commonly concentrated in the neck, shoulders, and upper torso. In addition, the forearms, wrists, and lower back can also be involved. Remedial massage therapy is very effective in relieving the tightness and pain associated with working at a desk.
Elite and Amateur Athletes
Athletes’ muscles are often overworked through training and competition. Remedial massage therapy for injury prevention and management helps athletes of all levels to achieve their goals. The focus of the treatment is specifically tailored to the physical load the activity is placing on the client.
Gradual loss of strength and mobility is an inevitable part of the ageing process. Remedial massage therapy helps to maintain muscle function, flexibility, and relieve aches, thus allowing older people to continue with the activities they enjoy.
The expectation of ‘getting it all done’ often leads to stress. Stress can be a strong factor for increased muscle tension, insomnia, headache, lower back pain, and other problems. Life can be demanding but it doesn’t have to include chronic pain. Remedial massage can relieve the tension and pain associated with a demanding lifestyle; As a result, life becomes more manageable.
What other massage services do we offer?
At New Energy Physiotherapy, we also provide a variety of other massages suited to your needs.
If you want to simply unwind, try out Swedish Massage for ultimate relaxation.
For expectant mums, we offer a soothing Pregnancy Massage. This safe and gentle massage eases the aches and pains that come with carrying a baby. It is a great treat for mums-to-be.
Our massage therapist is also trained in Oncology Massage and can safely and effectively alleviate the symptoms of treatment at any stage of a person's journey with cancer.
Please call our Docklands clinic at (03) 9602 4008, to book your appointment now. We are open Monday – Friday from 8am – 6pm.