Remedial Massage Therapy in Adelaide
Restore, relax, and realign your body with remedial massage
Remedial massage adopts a diverse range of hands-on techniques that are used to identify and alleviate strain and tension within muscles, tendons and other soft tissues. This form of massage therapy actively promotes and speeds up the body’s natural healing processes. Remedial massage therapy improves circulation, increases blood flow and facilitates the removal of metabolic waste products from muscles.
Remedial massage techniques help to relax the nervous system which reduces pain and discomfort while promoting muscle relaxation, tone and joint flexibility.
We offer the following massage techniques:
Remedial massage is firm and targeted, in particular deep tissue release and trigger point therapy to improve injury and pain. Remedial massage therapy targets damaged and knotted muscles and is great for various injuries and recovery.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone therapy consists of using smooth, heated basalt stones which are glided along your body allowing for deep pressure and penetrating heat. Hot stone massage is great for improving circulation, tension and inflammation in the body.
Swedish massage consists of smooth and longer kneading strokes combined with tapping strokes and movement of the joints, in order to relax soft tissue and muscle tension. Swedish massage is great for reducing tension in the body and relaxation.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Lymphatic drainage massage involves stimulating the lymph nodes and helps the flow of lymph fluid for people suffering from Lymphoedema. Lymphatic drainage is great for swollen upper and lower limbs.
What can I expect during a massage therapy session?
At the time of your initial remedial massage appointment, your massage therapist will discuss your main areas of concern, general health and reasons for attending massage therapy. The massage therapist will then focus the treatment to achieve a meaningful result.
You will also be required to complete a health screening questionnaire which will assist the remedial massage therapist in providing the best care possible.
Our remedial massage therapy can help you with:
Muscle Pain & Tension
Massage can help break down scar tissue, reduce delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMs), reduce inflammation and improve tissue healing.
Stress & Anxiety
Massage stimulates the release of endorphins (feel-good hormones) and reduces cortisol (stress hormones) which helps calm your body both physically and emotionally.
Sleep & Relaxation
A growing body of evidence suggests that massage therapy can assist insomnia by increasing serotonin and dopamine (mood stabilisers) and reducing cortisol (stress hormone).
Injuries & Tissue Healing
Massage plays an important role in injury and tissue healing. Remedial massage can increase blood flow, oxygen and vital nutrients to injured tissues.
Massage therapy has many benefits which include: improved mood, increased circulation, reduced pain and general wellness.
Massage can improve flexibility by increasing temperature, increasing tissue elasticity, breaking down adhesions, reducing swelling and decreasing pain.
Our massage therapists can help alleviate tension, stress and Discomfort
Experience the healing, health-promoting benefits of remedial massage therapy.
We set our massage therapy treatments apart by:
Put your care in expert hands with Physio Physique
Shontelle strives to give her clients the best care by tailoring each treatment to their specific needs. She is passionate about lifelong learning and continually pursues further study to stay up-to-date with effective massage techniques.
Frequently Asked Questions
Massage can bring out positive responses to the body, mind and spirit. When these are in alignment it creates a state of homeostasis which provides benefits physiologically, psychologically and energetically.
Massage helps assist the body in achieving homeostasis by relieving stress levels, soothing and stimulating the nervous system, promoting blood flow and oxygen through the body and releasing tight or sore muscles. As a result, you can expect relaxation, improved mood, sleep and general well-being.
Remedial massage therapy is a complementary therapy recognised by professional associations.
Remedial massage therapy is specific musculoskeletal manipulation through a range of techniques to identify and treat particular musculoskeletal conditions and other symptom disorders to achieve specific effects.
It is done through a range of assessments with varied techniques such as myofascial release, trigger point therapy, joint articulation, manual lymphatic drainage and other adaptations and structured touch to suit the needs of individual clients.
Hot stones are smooth rocks formed from volcanic rock (basalt) which contains magnesium, iron, olivine and mica. The stones retain the heat allowing for a smooth deeply relaxing massage treatment.
The stones are used as a tool in the therapist's hands to enhance treatments and experience. The heat assists with the relief of muscle tension and pain creating a deeply relaxing treatment that increases blood flow, improves circulation, re-energises and assists with removing built-up toxins and lymphatic drainage; leaving the client feeling refreshed and floating.
Yes, it is covered depending on your health fund and the benefits within your insurance policy. If in doubt contact your private health insurer.
It is recommended that you wear loose comfortable clothing. Depending on the area of treatment you might be required to remove some clothing. If you are required to remove some clothing, the massage therapist will leave the room during this time. A towel will be provided to cover your body during your massage therapy appointment.
The frequency of massage therapy will depend on your lifestyle and specific health needs. We recommend a massage therapy session at least once per month to help maintain your general well-being. For a more tailored frequency plan speak to our remedial massage therapist.