Remedial Massage

Massage is a manipulation of the soft tissues of the body – the muscles, tendons & ligaments, and is an important ingredient to enhancing body function, aiding the healing process, promoting relaxation and improving wellbeing. Our trained and experienced soft tissue therapist will identify the areas requiring attention, determine the condition of the tissues and the likely source of any pain before moving forward with the correct form of remedial treatment to address and resolve any issues.

Whether for sporting purposes, relaxation or chronic pain, massage therapy has been shown to be effective for athletes from all walks of life, whether a weekend warrior or elite athlete.  It can help improve performance, prevent injury and promote recovery and has been shown to enhance your overall sense of both emotional and physical wellbeing.

Massage has been shown to be effective in:

  • Reducing or eliminating pain
  • Improving joint mobility
  • Improving circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Reducing muscular tension

Benefits of massage

One of the primary goals of remedial massage is to speed-up blood return from the extremities (arms and legs). It will shorten recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissue of lactic acid, uric acid and other metabolic wastes. Regular massage can help you with:

  • Reduce stress and tension
  • Improve flexibility and posture
  • Loosen contracted, shortened muscles and stimulate weak, flaccid muscles
  • Promote more efficient movement patterns
  • Increase the blood’s oxygen capacity
  • Speed-up recovery
  • Production of gastric juices, saliva and urine
  • Balance the nervous system by soothing or stimulating it
  • Treat chronic conditions
  • Stimulate nerves to improve blood supply

How we can help

While everyone’s needs vary, scheduling regular remedial massages will achieve the best results. Ideally a maintenance massage should be performed on a monthly basis to promote mobility and improve function and to stop conditions from becoming painful and problematic. Some specific issues that remedial massage can assist with are:

  • Headaches & migraines
  • Exercise-induced pain
  • Over-use injuries
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Back pain & sciatica
  • Sore shoulders & neck
  • Tennis & golfers elbow
  • Sprains, strains & tears
  • Shin splints
  • Dislocations