What is Remedial Massage Therapy?
Leading Remedial Massage Therapy in Geelong West, Victoria
Our remedial massages begin with history-taking, and an individualized physical assessment including tests that replicate your everyday movements as well as the ideal joint movements to determine the best treatment that is necessary to address your presenting problem. We will then use a hands-on approach to help any muscle tension and imbalance that may be contributing to your symptoms.
Our Remedial Massage Therapist combines deep-tissue massage techniques, with techniques like dry needling and modern cupping therapy to help in the treatment process. For any following treatments, our Remedial Massage Therapist will re-assess your body to determine the effects of treatment, building a plan to help achieve your musculoskeletal health goals, and to improve your overall health and well-being.
Remedial or Sports Massage which involves deep tissue releases, trigger points, deep friction combined with gentle circulation improving strokes. This is great for sports injuries, stubborn tight muscles and if you enjoy a firm and vigorous massage.
Relaxation or Swedish Massage involves more gentle strokes along muscle lines. Its aim is to help stimulate circulation while providing a relaxing and stress releasing experience. If you are new to massage, we will always start here and increase pressure based on your feedback. After a busy day, this can be a great way to reset your body and mind.
Stretching to encourage lengthening of the muscle fibres and mobility in the joints allowing for improved flexibility, releasing tension, reducing injuries and can assist in improving your posture
Myofascial Release (MFR) The goal of myofascial therapy is to stretch and loosen the fascia so that it and other restricted structures can move more freely. MFR can help correct long term posture imbalances
Dry Needling - the insertion of a very fine acupuncture needle into the Trigger Point (the hypercontracted point of the muscle). The needle stimulates receptors in the muscle and nervous system which instruct the muscle to relax. This is an excellent technique for stubborn muscle tension to encourage a “reset” to decrease the contraction cycle that may be present. It is a different concept to Acupuncture, though it uses the same needles.
Cupping is an ancient form of treatment using suction to help stimulate blood circulation, activate the lymphatic system, decrease adhesions throughout the fascia and skin and is good for deep tissue repair.
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What can Remedial Massage help with?
We help manage a variety of conditions associated with the musculoskeletal, nervous, lymphatic and circulatory systems. Problems that may improve with treatment include:
• Back and neck pain
• Joint pain and muscle strains
• Shoulder conditions
• Repetitive strain injuries
• Muscle tightness during and after
• Post Surgery
•Breathing and respiration issues
• Migraine management
• Jaw pain and associated muscle strain
• Poor sleeping
• Pins and needles
• Poor posture
We work exclusively with
Child care workers – With a lot of bending forward and squatting to speak to the little tackers face to face as well as to lift them when required, there is significant strains on the lower back, neck and shoulders that are unavoidable when dealing with little children. We will help to reduce those pain sites and decrease the chance of injuries within this profession.
Teachers – Having worked with a large number of teachers over the years, we have developed a strong understanding of the constantly changing postures and positions expected throughout their work days. Muscular tension can also be developed through neck and shoulders from stress, particularly around the timeframes with results marking.
Office Workers – Hot work spaces, working from home during COVID-19 and poor desk setups, the increased work loads and poor posture habits can contribute to upper back and neck pain, headaches, postural pain and possible dysfunctions. We work with you to identify and help correct these imbalances and pain.
Crossfit and Gym goers – Understanding the commitment to exercise and strength training and the need for flexibility in muscles and joints to allow full range of movement which ultimately results in greater gains and less injuries.
Beginner, Amateur/Professional Sports People – Having worked with all levels of athletes, including the Commonwealth Games athletics team, we use our knowledge of anatomy and movement to assist you to be able to train and compete at your most efficient and effective level.
Tradespeople – Most trades require repetitive movements and holding positions. We work with you to identify and help minimise the pain sites, helping you to work pain free.
Stay at home parents – As with child care workers, there is a considerable amount of strain through lower back, neck and shoulders when you are lifting children, cleaning and all the other activities and stresses involved in running a household that we assist in alleviating.
Pregnancy – During and After – The demands on the female body throughout pregnancy and then after are areas that we target to decrease the muscular tension that can occur. We have various body pillows that allow the expecting mother to lie face down throughout the pregnancy without risking harm to the baby or mum. This can be a great way for the mum to simply relax and take some load off of the hips and lower back.
Children – The changes in the young, growing bodies can need our attention too. We use a gentler set of techniques and work with parents/guardians to identify and treat the causes of the pain. We use language that is suitable for the child to understand what we are doing and why and how they can help themselves. We encourage children to have a greater amount of body awareness to assist them throughout their childhood and later in life.