What is remedial massage?

Contact Sunshine Coast Exercise Physiology to find out more about remedial massageSunshine Coast Exercise Physiology specialise in numerous forms of massage including; Remedial massage, Sports massage, Swedish massage, Trigger Point Therapy and Pregnancy massage.

At Sunshine Coast Exercise Physiology, Clinical Massage is used to manipulate the soft tissue to relieve specific complaints of pain and dysfunction. Our massage therapists have an extensive knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology and know;

  • what muscle is being worked on
  • where it is attached and
  • what global problems it can cause.

‘Rubbing can bind a joint that is too loose and loosen a joint that is too rigid’  Hippocrates.

This means your massage will deal directly with your problem.  By listening carefully to your symptoms we will design a treatment plan to alleviate your discomfort.

Clinical Massage

Clinical Massage uses a wide variety of massage techniques such as effleurage, pettrisage, cross fibre friction, compression, trigger point therapy, tapotement and stretching.

  • Effleurage and pettrisage are used to warm the muscles to prepare for deeper work.
  • Compression works on the circulatory system.
  • Cross fibre friction and trigger point therapy work on specific muscles to allow the muscle  to return to its original resting length, which is where it will work optimally.
  • Tapotement and stretching encourages the muscle to maintain this resting length.

We  match the physiology of the pain and dysfunction with the physiological effects of the treatment techniques to offer you the most effective treatment.  If applicable stretching and/or strengthening home programs to aid your recovery will be provided.

What is remedial massage?

Remedial Massage

When a muscle is contracted (tight) it is incapable of working efficiently. This causes incorrect movement patters, strain and results in smaller ancillary muscles over-working to compensate. Remedial massage looks at how the muscles are interrelated and works not only to bring the dysfunctional muscle back to its optimal resting length, but will also address the other problems that have arisen from the dysfunction. Exercises and stretching will sometimes be prescribed to facilitate muscle balance.

Massage is not a luxury it is an important part of your wellness program. Massage can positively influence your wellbeing physically, physiologically and psychologically.

 Take control of your health, call Sunshine Coast Exercise Physiology today on 54791715 or email karen@sc-ep.com.au