What’s remedial massage?
Remedial Massage is a hands on therapeutic modality dealing with the assessment and treatment of injuries and musculoskeletal conditions. Remedial Massage is a system of measurement and analysis more than a style (as every therapist has their own massage approach). Remedial Massage treatments affect the nervous system, muscles and fascia (connective tissue), ligaments and tendons. Remedial massage is used to treat a variety of physical problems, including headaches, back pain, muscle tension, and poor posture. It is a gentle yet effective way to improve your overall health and well-being.
Knead massage Brisbane only uses experienced and qualified, health fund compliant remedial massage therapists.
What does remedial massage do?
The goal of Remedial Massage is to identify the cause of dysfunction or pain – and then encourage the nervous system to correct or down regulate pain (massage ultimately manipulates neurochemicals that relax overactive muscles or reduces inflammatory chemicals). Remedial massage affects muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, nerves and fascia. Usually we will see:
- an improvement in mobility
- lessened pain
- less tension
- reduction in stress
Many techniques may be used during a treatment – it depends on the type injury or pain.
Most commonly the techniques will be hands on massage type techniques such as:
- Trigger Point therapy: for relaxing trigger point pain and decreasing tight muscle tone.
- Direct Myofascial Release: for improving flexibility and mobility
- Muscle Energy Technique (MET): an activated stretch which involves the nervous system actively in the relaxation process.
- Joint mobilisation
- Nerve mobility exercises
- Dry Needling
- Myofascial inversion cupping (cupping relaxes taught tension through a neurochemical response to stretch)
- Corrective exercise – empowering you to take your pain away
A health fund compliant Remedial Massage treatment should start with a focussed systematic assessment and may require participation by you.
Is remedial massage good for you?
Remedial Massage has many documented benefits including:
- Effective headache management
- Improved range of motion
- Pain relief
- Circulatory benefits
- A reduction in stress
- Sleep improvements
Is Remedial Massage Good For You?
What is remedial massage good for?
Remedial Massage is useful in the treatment of many musculoskeletal conditions including:
- Neck pain
- Tension headache
- Pregnancy related tension
- Low back pain
- Asthma (improved control of accessory breathing muscles)
- Arm pain
- Hamstring tension
- Plantar fasciitis
- Jaw pain
- Shoulder pain
- A variety of knee pains
Remedial massage or physiotherapy?
Remedial massage is a hands on modality that is designed to improve range of motion and decrease pain. The purpose of remedial massage is to make tissue move better in a pain free way. In recent years, Physiotherapy is primarily an exercise based modality – the goal of a physio is to improve movement function, through movement. The deciding factor for whether to see a physio or a remedial therapist is your preference, do you prefer hands on therapy or not?
Remedial massage with hicaps?
At Knead massage Brisbane our Remedial Massage Therapists are health fund accredited and provide rebates to all Australian funds. Depending on your level of cover you can expect an on the spot rebate of between $25 (base extras) to $105 (corporate health care).
Remedial Massage suits people who:
- Want qualified, insured, clinicians
- Prefer a systematic assessment, not guess work
- Are experiencing muscular stiffness, tightness or pain
- Want to increase movement quality
- want effective pain reduction
- require hands on treatment
Book your qualified remedial massage today by simply hitting the book now button.