Remedial therapy addresses a wide range of soft tissue problem
What is remedial massage therapy?
Remedial therapy utilises many techniques, including remedial massage, to address a wide range of soft tissue problems. The aim is to reduce pain and tension by releasing pressure of those 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 your pain is stress or work related, or you suffered an injury from work or leisure, around the house or in sports, remedial therapy can assist people of all ages. Book an appointment at Perth Natural Medical Clinic.
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
Perth Natural Medical Clinic’s Remedial Therapist: Barbara Beeck RT
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; the therapy 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
What to expect when you first visit a remedial massage therapist
You will be asked for your medical history details on your first visit. This helps determine your treatment priorities. If you have a specific requirement, e.g. you want a full body overhaul, let your therapist know. If your treatment is an attempt to break the stress cycle, then great choice! Easing out the main areas of tightness or pain and re-alignment is our priority.
Discuss this all 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. Let your practitioner know if you are experiencing too much pain. Therapists love feedback, so enjoy your treatment and let your therapist know your results
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 include:
- Tennis elbow
- Repetitive use syndromes like carpel tunnel syndrome
- Headaches and neck tension
- Lower back pain
- General muscle tension and pain.
- TMJ conditions
Remedial treatments tend to focus on specific problems rather than the entire body.
Remedial therapy consultations are covered by most major health funds.
Headache massage and the benefits of massage therapy
Massage therapy has been proven to work with ailments like headaches, insomnia and stress, amongst others. In our pretty sedated society, most of us do too much sitting. Massage can alleviate certain symptoms that sitting can cause. It also eases muscle pain, and can be particularly effective for back pain, as well as headaches which are often caused by back pain.
Massage is known to ease the pressure brought on during a migraine or tension headache. The masseuse usually focusses on the neck, shoulders, and head, and can often relieve pressure and discomfort. If you are looking for a headache relief massage, contact us today.
“Barbara, I had a 30-minute appointment last Wednesday at 12 noon, after arriving from Mauritius with bad sciatica in the buttocks/legs. This is just a thank you and to let you know that the magic of Bowen therapy worked perfectly. It was all gone that afternoon and I spent a great 2 days in Perth touring around as well as the flight back to Brisbane with no residual effect or twinges.”