Remedial massage is used to locate and repair damaged areas of the body and speed up the body’s own healing processes. The pressure applied in this healing treatment can either be strong and deep or gentle and shallow, depending on the problem. Problems with the muscles can trigger or radiate pain to other parts of the body. Remedial massage aims to trace the original reason for the pain, tackling both the cause of the problem and the symptoms. This style of massage is perfect for those who want to address a specific issue whether it is an injury, repetitive strain injury, unbalanced posture, chronic pain, limited mobility, etc.
Relaxation or ''Swedish massage'' is a relaxing full body massage that uses large gentle strokes to help reduce stress and anxiety and aid in the normal functioning of the various systems in the body. It also increases circulation and helps in the elimination of toxins in the body. This style of massage is perfect for those seeking a gentle way of nurturing the body. If deeper work is needed to relieve chronic muscle pain, it is better to try a deep tissue or remedial massage.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). This style of massage is adequate for those who have some experience with massage and need deeper pressure to relax, or for those in need of releasing deep long term tensions coming from repetitive strain injuries, unbalanced posture, injuries, etc.
Do you exercise daily, do sports or compete? Sports massage is great for you! Sports massage uses a combination of remedial and deep tissue techniques, assisted stretches and passive movements to fit your needs. Because doing specific training demands specific muscles to do specific movements, this style provides a customized treatment to improve performance, prevent fatigue and injuries. Give yourself a break from training and recharge your energy!
*Private Health Rebates Apply to Remedial Massage Therapy – check with your own private health fund