Remedial Massage is the use of ‘hands-on’ techniques to remedy muscles which are in a state of spasm or shortened length (i.e. tight)
The Top 10 reasons people see our Remedial Massage Therapists
- aching shoulder muscles
- aching upper back muscles
- tightness in the hamstrings
- tightness in the calves
- to improve sports performance
- after training
- to decrease swelling in the knee
- to promote a sense of wellness
- tightness in the lower back
What is the difference between a Remedial and a Relaxation Massage?
A remedial massage is used to remedy problems with the body’s muscles and soft tissue. The techniques used are relatively deeper than compared to a relaxation massage. The goal of a remedial massage is to restore the optimal length to the muscles using a variety of techniques including deep tissue techniques. It can also be used to help manage swelling in the body after an injury or as a result of a lymphatic problem.
A relaxation massage is simply a massage to help promote a sense of relaxation by using relatively gentle techniques.
What qualifications are required to become a Remedial Massage Therapist?
Anyone can be a masseur. However in order to be a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist a Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy must be attained. Additionally, Remedial Massage Therapists must also meet the Compulsory Additional Recognition Requirements.
Can I used my health insurance for Remedial Massage?
Yes. Provided your health insurance covers Remedial Massage, you should receive a rebate on your remedial massage.
Do I need a referral to see a Remedial Massage Therapist?
No. However, if you are under WorkSafe you will require a referral from your GP as well as written approval from the employer’s insurance company.