General Remedial Massage is a form of massage therapy that is considered a ‘remedy’ to pain or discomfort as opposed to pamper and relaxation styles. Generally remedial techniques use stronger pressure and work more deeply into the muscle tissue and facia to loosen muscular skeletal tension, to deactivate ‘trigger points’ and release adhesions and correct postural imbalance.
Postural Assessment and Range Of Motion Assessment are used to determine the best course of treatment. In a ‘therapeutic massage’ treatment the therapist aims to address muscular tension in the body, improve muscular skeletal range of movement, decrease pain and discomfort and generally improve mental and emotional wellbeing.
Therapeutic massage treatment encompasses a range of modalities.
Therapeutic massage may be of benefit for the following conditions:
Stress mental, emotional and physical
Rehabilitation post injury or surgery
Pre and post sports event to improve recovery and reduce risk of injury.
Muscular Tightness aches and pains due to poor posture and repetitive tasks.
Often remedial techniques are incorporated with more soft tissue relaxation massage style to create a well balanced therapeutic experience.
Each treatment is tailored to suit the clients needs, all techniques and methods used are discussed prior to treatment.
The clinic is an aesthetically pleasing space; warm, clean, calm ‘day spa’ type environment with soothing music and soft towels, quality essential and base oils, herbal and homeopathic balms. Benita follows all codes of ethics for diploma qualified remedial massage practitioners as outlined in AAMT codes of ethics, ensuring patient confidentiality and professional draping methods.