What is Remedial Massage?
Remedial Massage looks at what the client is presenting, and aims to alleviate the pain, discomfort or stress that the person is experiencing. By using a blend of different massage techniques, a Remedial Massage Therapist is able to effectively help a person maintain a feeling of well-being. Trigger Point Therapy, Myofacial Release, Sports Massage, and Lymphatic Drainage are just some of the techniques that Jane has trained in.
Each person is treated as an individual, and will, therefore, experience a different massage from the next person depending on which area(s) is the source of discomfort. Feel secure in the fact that you’re getting the proper treatment for your body, not a standard massage that everyone gets. In the same line, some people may feel sore the day after a massage and then feel better, but others will just feel great straight away, but in each case, there has been a change.
It is important that once you are feeling better from the initial problem to get a regular massage once a month or once every 6 weeks. This will ensure that your muscles will be more relaxed, as well as allow you to keep your pain and discomfort at bay, and even manage your stress more easily.
It is better to prevent the pain from recurring than to treat the symptoms, think of it as an investment into your health.
Common ailments that Remedial Massage can benefit include Tension headaches and migraines, muscle pain, tension and/or discomfort, stress and sleep problems, just to name a few.
Pregnancy Massage is also available if required. Many pregnant women experience a lot of pain and discomfort in their lower back, glutes, legs and shoulders, especially as the pregnancy progresses. The general consensus is that care should be taken in the first trimester, but it is safe to get a massage from a trained Massage Therapist. If you have any concerns about getting a pregnancy massage, please consult your doctor beforehand.
Remedial Massage can also be used in conjunction with other modalities, like Physiotherapy, Chiropractic Therapy, Osteopathy, Acupuncture etc, quite effectively to help the person get better. These modalities complement each other very well. If you have any reservations feel free to discuss it with your current practitioner, or you can call Jane with your query.
You also get to choose from 7 different Badger Balms to be used during your massage, if you like them and would like to purchase one for yourself or your friend, we do have them in stock too. For more information about Badger Balm have a look at their website: http://www.badgerbalm.com/
If you have the extras packages included in your Private Health Fund, then you will most likely be able to get an on the spot rebate with HICAPS. Most major Private Health Funds are listed on HICAPS for Remedial Massage, but some aren’t. If you are unsure please have a look at the HICAPS website, or contact your Private Health Fund directly.