Remedial massage refers to manual treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue and can be used to help with rehabilitation, pain and injury management. The aim of a remedial massage is to reduce or eliminate pain and restore normal movement and function within the body. Remedial massage consists of a wide range of treatment methods including deep tissue, trigger point release, dry needling and myofascial cupping. It is personal preference as to which of these methods you like or feel beneficial. Our remedial massage therapist will personalise your treatment and help you to determine which combination of these techniques are the most effective for you.
General health benefits of Remedial Massage:
- Encourages blood flow
- Decreases muscle tightness
- Improves posture
- Increases the range of joint motion
- Helps to manage overall pain and injuries
- Reduces stress
- Improves sleep and improves mood
40 minutes - $92.00
60 minutes - $112.00
80 minutes - $137.00
Private health rebates apply to all health funds with remedial massage cover
Remedial Massage Treatments
Deep Tissue Massage Deep tissue massage targets chronic tension in muscles that lie far below the body’s surface. This method of massage is the one commonly used to treat musculoskeletal injuries. Deep tissue techniques include slow, deep strokes along the muscle, direct and sustained pressure into the muscle, or friction movements across the muscle grain.
Myofascial Cupping Myofascial Cupping is the process of placing cups onto the skin and then drawing out the air from inside the cup. This creates a negative pressure that gently lifts and separates the connective tissue beneath the skin. The cups can be left in place for a short period of glided along the surface. It can help to increase blood flow to the area being cupped, reduce restrictive fascia adhesions, and assist in maintaining range of motion in joints. Cupping can cause temporary discoloration on the skin, which is due to the blood that is released from the capillaries beneath the skin during the process. These are no different to a normal bruise and will settle over the following days.
Dry Needling Dry Needling targets trigger points found within the muscle and associated fascia. When your therapist has located these trigger points, a very fine, sterile needle is inserted into them. There is no fluid in the needle, and it is the action of the needle activating the trigger point that provides the relief. The needle will remain in your skin for a short period of time, before being taken out and disposed of. The duration will depend on your therapist and the area being treated. Dry Needling can be effective in the treatment of myofascial pain and chronic muscle dysfunction.
What Kirstyn's patients say about her:
"I have been getting massages from Kirstyn for many years now. She is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and provides an excellent service. Kirstyn’s professionalism combined with a warm smile; means you will not be disappointed with your massage treatment. I recommend Kirstyn to all my closet friends and family."