What is remedial massage therapy?

09 Dec What is remedial massage therapy?

Remedial massage is the assessment and treatment of the soft tissue structures of the body (muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia).  Generally people seek massage therapy for pain, recovery following injury, improve their mobility or help reduce tension and stress. With so many different types of therapists and clinics, especially offering massage, it can be very confusing on who you should see. Here we outline the benefits of choosing remedial massage and why you should choose our Glen Iris remedial massage therapists.


What is a Remedial Massage Therapist?

A health professional who must hold at least a Diploma of Remedial Massage.  This involves at least one year of full-time study, including both theory and practical components.  The diploma enables a strong understanding of human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology.  Therefore they know how the body works and understand when tissues are injured, why pain occurs or when it is not functioning properly- allowing them to properly assess and treat the body.

All our Glen Iris Remedial massage therapists have a Diploma of Remedial Massage and are members of Massage & Myotherapy Australia. Our therapists have also all undergone further qualifications, which enables them to utilize more skills and treatment options to help their clients.

What does a session involve?

A typical session involves a thorough assessment to understand the client’s health needs and then a treatment approach to address this. Treatments vary depending on the individual, but typically aim at reducing the presenting symptoms (eg. pain or tension) and improving or restoring the body tissues mobility and overall function. This may involve different massage techniques (mobilization of the soft tissue structures) and stretching.

Our Remedial Massage therapists in Glen Iris offer 30 and 60 minute sessions for clients.  Within a session, they will get to know what YOUR goals are and how YOUR body works. Working together with their clients they provide a tailored treatment approach to address the specific goals of the client.  What also sets them apart from other therapists is their ability to not only understand where the current symptoms are coming from but also why it has occurred. It means treatment strategies not only help target the symptoms but also target preventing them happening again.

Read more HERE about the types of treatments offered at SportsFit.

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