Remedial Massage Therapy

Perth Natural Medical Clinic’s Remedial Therapists are:

Barbara Beeck RT


What is Remedial Therapy?

Remedial Therapy utilises many techniques, including massage, to address a wide range of soft tissue problems. The aim is to reduce pain and tension by releasing pressure of muscles in spasm, and to address tendon and ligament complaints. Treatments can dramatically reduce pain and discomfort and assist the body’s natural healing process.

Whether stress/work related or injury from work or leisure, around the house or in sports, Remedial Therapy can help. This treatment can assist people of all ages.

What do Remedial Therapists specialise in?

Remedial Therapists specialise in:

  • Back & neck pain
  • Shoulder and neck tension
  • Tension headaches and migraines
  • Sciatica & lower back pain
  • Overuse injuries
  • Injury recovery
  • Improved flexibility & range of motion
  • Improved body alignment

What conditions can Remedial Therapy help?

Remedial Therapy helps reduce the risk of fibrosis and adhesions in muscle and fascia. It can also help relax muscles and reduce tension (e.g. for computer operators).

Relief can be gained for cramps and spasms and rehabilitation after injury can be enhanced. Circulation can be stimulated. It can stretch contracted muscles and increase function for sufferers of Repetitive Strain Syndrome.

What techniques are used for Remedial Therapy?

  • Bowen Therapy
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Sports massage
  • Cranio-sacral balancing
  • Relaxation massage

What to expect when you first visit a remedial massage therapist

You will always be asked for your medical history details on your first visit. This helps determine treatment priorities. If you have a specific requirement eg catch a plane and have come in for an overall overhaul, let your therapist know. Perhaps your treatment is an attempt to break the stress cycle. Great choice! Easing out the main areas of tightness is your priority. It’s probably best to leave the other “niggles” and a “relaxing massage” for a later date, when you’re taking care of “maintenance”. Discuss it with your therapist. No doubt, your problems have built up over time, so allow for more than one or two treatments to help overcome them. Most massage techniques require that you be at least partially undressed, but all areas of the body except the part being worked on are covered with towels, as much as is practicable. Most therapists prefer you to leave underwear on. Let your practitioner know if you are experiencing too much pain. Although white knuckles, held breath, curled toes or a slowly lifting foot are good indications that maybe the treatment is too intense, its easier just to tell your therapist! Therapists love feedback, and don’t like to hurt people unnecessarily Enjoy your treatment!

What is Remedial Therapy or Soft Tissue Therapy?

Remedial Therapy is designed for patients who have injured their muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues. Injuries that respond well to this therapy are things like repetitive use syndromes like carpel tunnel syndrome, headaches and neck tension, whiplash, lower back pain, tendonitis, and general muscle tension and pain. The treatment focuses on the problem rather than the entire body.

Remedial Therapy consultations are covered by most major health funds.


“Barbara, I had a 30 min appointment last Wednesday at 12 noon after arriving from Mauritius for bad sciatica for a few days in the buttocks/legs and just a thank you to let you know that the magic of Bowen therapy worked perfectly. It was all gone that afternoon and spent a great 2 days in Perth touring around as well as the flight back to Brisbane with no residual effect or twinges.