Find Out How Remedial Massage Can Ease Chronic Pain

Remedial Massage, Collingwood

Here at Adaptive Myotherapy, we are proud to offer our clients from Collingwood remedial massage treatments that will positively impact their body and health. Remedial massage is a clinical approach that deals with particular muscle tension or chronic pain, making it especially effective for conditions such as sciatica, carpal tunnel, stiff necks, headaches, and sports injuries.

How is remedial massage different from other types of massages?

With so many different massage treatments on offer, picking the right one for your needs can be tricky. Here’s how remedial massage is different from the other common types of massage:

Swedish massage: Swedish massage is all about relaxation, and is usually delivered with a soft pressure. If you want a pain-free, pampering massage, this is the one you want.

Deep tissue massage: Deep tissue massage is also about relaxation, but you can expect your masseuse to use a much firmer pressure to help you achieve that “good” pain. This is a good alternative to Swedish massage, as it will help you to relax while targeting the deeper layers of muscle.

Remedial massage: Not to be confused with deep tissue massage, remedial massage is ideal for people with injuries, sore shoulders and chronic pain including lower back pain or a persisting headache. Not every masseuse is qualified to give remedial massages, so make sure your remedial massage therapist is suitably qualified and experienced for maximum benefits.

What are some of the techniques used in remedial massage?

Some of the common techniques used in remedial massage include:

Trigger point therapy: Releases pain in the skeletal muscles and fascia.

Ischaemic compression: Promotes blood and lymph circulation.

Cross fibre friction: Improves healing time by reducing adhesions to fibrous tissues.

Myofascial release: Treats muscular tightness and shortness.

How can remedial massage help you?

Through the expert manipulation of the fascia, which is the connective tissue that wraps most structures within your body, remedial massage provides an in depth, soft tissue treatment that will help to relax contracted muscles and improve blood supply and lymphatic circulation. Some of the common symptoms and ailments that remedial massage is able to help with include:

  • Back pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Headache
  • Sports injuries
  • Rotator cuff problems
  • Occupational injuries
  • Achilles tendinopathy and other ankle injuries
  • Jaw pain and clicking
  • Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain presentations
  • Tennis elbow

Remedial massage at Adaptive Myotherapy

At Adaptive Myotherapy, our remedial massage treatments carry a strong holistic focus, and our clients’ health and wellbeing come first, which is why we adapt with you and your needs to create an individualised treatment plan that your body will respond to. If we can’t help you, we will find someone else who can.

To further enhance the effectiveness and quality of our remedial massage treatments, our therapists might recommend other treatments such as dry needling or cupping, and clients will also be advised on exercise, pain management, load management, and lifestyle or activity modification.

Located directly behind Epworth Hospital and just off Bridge Road in Richmond, Adaptive Myotherapy services clients from all across Melbourne, including Richmond, Abbotsford, Cremorne and Collingwood, of course.

We believe that we are just that little bit more caring than your regular myotherapist, but don’t take our word for it, come and try our treatments for yourself. In addition to remedial massage, our other treatments include pregnancy myotherapy, cupping therapy, dry needling therapy, pregnancy massage and deep tissue massage. Contact us today for a free trial or more info!

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