Overview

What is Remedial Massage?

Remedial Massage is a type of massage that treats damaged, knotted, tense or stiff muscles by stimulating blood supply to help make joints more mobile. This is done by using a range of therapeutic massage techniques. Remedial Massage targets an area of the body, and isn’t usually a full body treatment.
Remedial Massage can vary in pressure and focus on the finer structure of the joint, ligaments and muscles.

Overview

What Will A Remedial Massage Treatment Include?

  • Effleurage/Longitudinal Gliding – This is a traditional massage technique that follows the line of the muscle, this increases blood flow to the area and is used to help flush fluid dispersion from the area, and helps reduce inflammation & swelling.
  • Myofascial Release – This massage technique is stretching the fascia. Your fascia is located between your skin and the underlying structure of bone and muscle.
  • Trigger Point Therapy – This massage technique applies pressure to a specific area of the muscle (or commonly known as a knot) for a non-specific amount of time to relieve pain and dysfunction.
  • PNF Stretching – This massage technique is a combination of passive stretching and isometrics with a muscle.
  • Dry Needling – This is a modern type of treatment that is focused on placing a sterile single use acupuncture needle into your muscle or tissue. This can assist with easing muscle pain and stiffness.

Overview

What Remedial Massage Be Used For?

Remedial massage is a popular treatment options for a range of conditions including:

Lower Back Pain

Around 80% of people will suffer from lower back pain in their lives. Your lower back (lumbar spine) includes vertebrae L1-L5, these are the largest compared to other spinal regions, your lower back supports the weight of the upper body. This can include a muscle strain or a ligament sprain and can be caused by lifting heavy objects, sudden twisting/movement and sports injuries. Remedial Massage can help with reducing muscle sensitivity and calming down tension in the area.

Soft Tissue Injuries

Remedial Massage can help aid recovery of injuries in the muscle, tendon and ligaments usually from sports or exercise.

Neck Pain

Stiffness in the neck is very common and can affect day to day life in many different ways. The severity of the neck pain can vary from a sharp neck pain, dull ache, headache or an inability to move the neck. Remedial Massage can assist with reducing pain in the area and provide some pain relief.

Tension Headaches

Remedial Massage can help in reducing tension style headaches as well as migraines. Remedial Massage can help relieve pain and also minimize the duration of the headache or the migraine.

Frozen Shoulder

Remedial Massage can help with frozen shoulders by applying specific techniques to reduce pain and stiffness. Remedial Massage can also incorporate stretching during the treatment to restore movement in the shoulder.

Sciatica

Remedial Massage can help prevent and reduce Sciatic pain by reducing inflammation of the muscles in the area from the lower back/hip/buttock/down each leg.

Stress

Remedial Massage can help with stress reduction by reducing muscle tension caused by stress.

Muscle Spasms

Muscle Spasms can be reduced during a Remedial Massage by focusing on manipulating muscles in order to relax them.

DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)

Remedial Massage can help with reducing DOMS by increasing blood flow and circulation to the area of focus, improving the recovery of the soft tissue and reducing muscle tension.

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Benefits

Benefits of Remedial Massage Can Include

  • Reduced Muscle Tension
  • Increased Joint Mobility
  • Improved Blood Circulation
  • Improved Mood
  • Improved Mental Health
  • Reduction in Stress
  • Improved Recovery of Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Overall improvement in Wellbeing

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FAQs Frequently Asked Questions

Remedial Massage has many benefits including but not limited to reduced muscle tension, increased joint mobility, improved blood circulation, improved mood, improved mental health and wellbeing, reduction in stress, and improved recovery of soft tissue injuries.

Remedial Massage is targeted at a specific area of the body and can vary in pressure depending on what is best suited for your personal needs. Deep Tissue Massage is an all over body treatment that is usually slightly firmer.

We are not a registered provider of Remedial Massage for the NDIS. Please see NDIS for further information.

Yes, we accept all private health funds.

Medicare does not provide a rebate for Remedial Massage.

Yes. This allows you to claim your private health fund rebate immediately at the time of your appointment.

Yes. This allows you to claim your private health fund rebate immediately at the time of your appointment.

If you are new to PEAK you will be asked to arrive 10 minutes early to fill out some paperwork to allow your practitioner to understand some of your medical history and your reasons for wanting treatment. At the beginning of the appointment there will be a brief conversation with your practitioner to determine the most appropriate treatment before commencing.

We recommend that you wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Where required, you will be instructed to remove or adjust items of clothing to allow for appropriate treatment to be performed.

Yes, we will drape the areas of the body that aren’t being treated, and can accommodate extra draping if required. All rooms are fully enclosed and private.

We offer a variety of appointment options including 30, 60, and 90 minutes.

In the event of a cancellation occurring within 24 hours notice of your appointment time a cancellation fee will be applied and donated to our chosen charity.

Yes our Massage Therapists are fully qualified with a Diploma in Remedial Massage.

Yes, you are able to continue having treatment all the way through pregnancy. We can accommodate your treatment as you need to make it comfortable for you – we also have a pregnancy pillow as well.

Our locations

Hawthorne

PEAK Hawthorne opened in 2012 and was extended and renovated in 2020. You see the same team whether we see you at Hawthorne or one of our other clinics.  Hawthorne offers private treatment rooms and a spacious exercise area incorporating the latest equipment and technology, unrestricted single level access and off-street parking. We also provide HICAPS for real-time private health claiming.

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New Farm

PEAK New Farm opened in August 2019. You see the same team whether we see you at New Farm or one of our other clinics. New Farm offers private treatment rooms and a spacious exercise area incorporating the latest equipment and technology, unrestricted single level access and off-street parking. We also provide HICAPS for real-time private health claiming.

Hawthorne

Address
5/171 Riding Road,
Hawthorne, QLD, 4171
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Opening Hours -
6 days per week
  • Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

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New Farm

Address
1/15 Lamington Street,
New Farm, QLD, 4005
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Opening Hours -
6 days per week
  • Monday - Thursday: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Friday - Saturday: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

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