Remedial Massage

Remedial massage treatments may be provided by a provider with an Diploma of Remedial massage or an advanced diploma of Myotherapy 

Consultations with a remedial massage therapist will always begin with thorough verbal questioning to establish a specific and accurate understanding of your current pain, injury or dysfunction. This questioning will also aim to assess the external factors that may influence your recovery, such as workload, physical activity levels, stress and previous medical conditions.

Following this, your Remedial therapist will guide you through a physical assessment to establish the baselines for your current condition. In subsequent appointments, you can expect to have these physical outcomes reassessed regularly, as this assists your remedial massage therapist in determining the success of the treatment methods employed, and whether any changes will need to be made going forward.

Remedial massage uses manual therapy techniques such as deep tissue massage, sports massage, Swedish massage, myofascial release, cupping, muscle energy techniques and passive stretching. Your therapist will discuss a treatment plan with you prior to treatment, reassess post treatment considering the need for stretches. The lifestyle and environmental factors impacting your condition may also be addressed, as it is well established that diet, physical activity, stress, sleep and hydration all play significant roles in recovery and pain.

Does my Health Fund cover Remedial?

There are several Health Funds that rebate remedial massage treatment in Australia. Our Admin Staff can assist you if you are unsure.

When should you see a Remedial?

You may choose to seek treatment from a Remedial massage therapist  if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Acute musculoskeletal injury (such as muscle tears, tendon strains, ligamentous injury, low back or neck pain)
  • Experiencing aching or tight muscles that may increase with physical movement
  • Mental health concerns such as anxiety or depression
  • Chronic pain conditions (such as inflammatory arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraines, low back pain, neck pain)
  • On-going musculoskeletal pain (such as over-use injuries, arthritis)
  • Tension-type headaches