Remedial Massage in Bentleigh East
What is remedial massage?
Remedial massage is a holistic treatment that involves the use of massage and a wide range of remedial techniques such as cupping, trigger point, myofascial release and mobilization to treat a condition. Massage can be helpful in treating specific muscular injury or pain caused tension and stress as well as relaxing the mind and body.
Conditions we treat
While massage therapy is suitable for everyone, it can be particularly beneficial for people experiencing:
- Stress and anxiety
- Soft tissue injuries
- Pain, including muscle tension, back, shoulder and neck pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Types of Massage Treatments
Remedial massage is a deep tissue, full body massage which may include trigger point therapy, sports massage, myofascial release, joint mobilisation and stretches.
Sports massage aims to prepare you for peak performance, drain away fatigue, relieve swelling, reduce muscle tension, increase flexibility and to prevent injuries. Although sports massage was designed for athletes it is useful for anyone with chronic pain, injury or range-of-motion issues.
Myotherapy is the highest level of remedial massage qualification one can attain. It is used to treat or prevent soft tissue pain and restricted joint movement caused by muscle or myofascial dysfunction. The philosophy of myotherapy is founded on Western medical principles including anatomy, physiology and biomechanics.
Your session will include a clinical assessment and treatment that is targeted to your injury or source of pain. You will also be provided with any specific exercises or stretches which will assist with your treatment.
Shiatsu is a form of therapeutic bodywork from Japan that aims to improve energy flow in the body. Shiatsu is based on the same principles as acupuncture and applies pressure to certain parts of the body, as well as using kneading, pressing, soothing, tapping, and stretching techniques to achieve results.
Benefits of regular massage therapy include:
- Toning and relaxing of muscles to improve joint mobility and joint range of motion
- Easing of stiffness and reduction in massage tension and pain
- Improving circulation of the blood and lymphatic systems
- Reducing chronic pain and headaches
- Reducing levels of stress and anxiety
- Increasing energy levels
- Improving immune and digestive function
- Improving posture, quality of sleep and promoting general wellbeing
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I get a rebate from my health insurance?
We do offer on the spot rebates through our HICAPS machine, however your rebate will depend on your policy and cover. We suggest that you check with your insurer if you are unsure.
How long are massage appointments?
We offer 30 minute, 45 minute and 60 minute appointments so the length of the massage is up to you! We do recommend a 60 minute appointment for your first visit as this allows the massage therapist time to perform a full assessment and to discuss your treatment goals.
Can I get a massage if I’m pregnant?
We do have massage therapists who are trained in prenatal massage however it is always recommended that you seek the advice of your medical practitioner before booking a massage. When you are booking, please advise reception that you are pregnant and we can ensure that you are booked with the most appropriate massage therapist.
Do I need to have an injury to have a massage?
Definitely not! Regular massage plays an important role in maintaining health, preventing injury and assisting with stress relief.