What is Remedial Massage?
A Remedial Massage involves a comprehensive assessment and treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues to help the body with rehabilitation and management of pain and injuries.
This treatment typically involves asking the client questions relating to their presenting condition, a postural analysis, functional testing and palpation to help the Massage Therapist plan the client’s treatment and adapt massage techniques accordingly.
We also take the client’s full medical history into account and considers contraindications and precautions to safely and effectively deliver a treatment backed by evidence-based research suited to the client’s individual needs.
Remedial techniques can include soft and deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger points and stretching.
Our Therapist takes a holistic approach taking into account mental, emotional and social factors, and includes post-treatment assessment and self-care such as stretches and exercises to maximise and maintain the effectiveness of treatments in-between visits to help you to achieve your goals quicker.
A remedial treatment can focus on a specific area or problem such as headaches or a frozen shoulder, or can be more general like reducing stress and easing tension.
Top 5 conditions that would benefit from remedial massage:
Headaches are common and it can be difficult to pinpoint the cause.
Taking medication often only masks the pain without addressing the source of the problem.
Often headaches are caused by stress leading to muscle tension, or poor posture.
A remedial massage therapist will assess the cause, plan a treatment to address muscle imbalances and work to reduce your headaches and their reoccurrence – naturally, of course.
2. Back pain
This condition is very common and can be caused by a variety of reasons, but our sedentary lifestyles or poor postural habits can often lead to back pain.
Remedial massage can help to reduce pain by easing tension in muscle groups surrounding the spine, improve muscle tone and ease pressure on nerves.
Remedial massage can also improve posture and flexibility to help make your back stronger.
3. Poor sleep
A good night’s sleep is vital to feeling good and performing at our best.
People often feel sleepy after a massage – or even fall asleep during the massage!
That’s because massage increases serotonin, the feel-good hormone that makes us feel happy and relaxed during the day.
In turn, this helps with our melatonin levels which regulate our body’s circadian cycle to ensure restful sleep at night.
4. Anxiety and depression
Many studies have shown massage can lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which can drive up blood pressure and blood sugar levels, and lower the immune system.
The soothing touch of massage stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system that helps our bodies to rest, digest and recover.
This helps to lower the sympathetic nervous system (or our fight or flight response) that makes our hearts race and cause stress and muscle tension in our modern day-to-day lifestyles.
5. Frozen shoulder
Also known as adhesive capsulitis, it presents as a painful and stiff shoulder resulting from inflammation in the shoulder capsule and fibrotic adhesions that limit movement.
This can lead to trigger points developing in the rotator cuff and deltoid muscles in the shoulder.
Massage can help to alleviate the pain in these muscles in conjunction with Physiotherapy to maintain movement in the shoulder joint.
Frozen shoulder is more common in women over the age of 40.
Length of treatments
Treatment times can vary due to the purpose of the treatment and history of the client, but generally range from 30-90 minutes.
It may take a few treatments to address specific problems, especially if they are long-standing.
Regular massages are recommended to help maintain muscles in good, healthy and toned condition and to stay on top of problem areas.
Key Benefits of Massage
At Lime, our qualified Remedial Massage Therapist offers Remedial Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Relaxation Massage.
If you are covered by a Private Health Fund you can immediately claim via HICAPS.
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