When your muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia become damaged or impaired, knotted, stiff, tense or immobile, Remedial Massage Therapy is the answer!
Stephanie Varney, Natasha Mueller, Courtney Cheah, Julia Doddy and Anna Pattison offer Remedial Massage Therapy at Osteopathy on Canterbury and Complementary Therapies. They are highly experienced and holistic practitioners and are accredited members of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT).
What is Remedial Massage Therapy?
Remedial Massage is a whole-body treatment that involves the use of massage and a range of diagnostic techniques to treat a wide range of muscular and skeletal conditions.
Remedial Massage helps to:
- Realign muscle fibres
- Re-lengthen muscle tissue
- Stimulate blood supply to tissues
- Calm the peripheral nervous system in order to relieve pain
- Remove wastes and toxins
- Provide relaxation
- Optimise general wellbeing
The treatment involves specialised techniques to locate and repair tissue damage and to support and speed up the body’s own repair mechanisms. Techniques such as Myofascial release, Trigger Point therapy and various forms of stretching are performed, which enables optimal muscle length and range of movement to be achieved.
The depth of the massage is varied depending on the region, degree and type of pain that the client is experiencing both at the time of the treatment and in the time leading up to the treatment.
Muscular and skeletal conditions often addressed with Remedial Massage include:
- Lower back and neck pain
- Tension headaches
- Postural strain due to computer use at work and/or home
- Muscle cramps
- Frozen shoulder
- Sports and occupational injuries
- Poor circulation
Health Fund Rebates
Private health funds provide varying levels of cover for Massage treatment. Please contact your health fund for full details of these benefits.
AAMT, ANTA and MAA members
Stephanie Varney, Natasha Mueller, Courtney Cheah, Julia Doddy and Anna Pattison are members of the AAMT, ANTA and MAA, the national professional bodies representing Remedial Massage Therapists and Myotherapists.