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What is a remedial massage?

What is a remedial massage?

by Beth Little 08/10/2019

A remedial massage treatment differs from a regular massage, because it can incorporate several different techniques. The techniques used are based on the client's needs and their response to the particular technique. Often sports, deep tissue and trigger point techniques, as well as gentle lymphatic drainage when required.

Treatments will focus on the cause of the pain and dysfunction. Often the pain experienced will be a referral pain from another area of the body. Therefore, an effective treatment requires a skilled therapist with experience and knowledge to locate these areas.

A remedial massage can be tailored for each client's pain threshold. Some clients with chronic pain may need a gentler session than an athlete. You are always encouraged to provide feedback during a session if you wish to work with your therapist in making the most of your session.

Your remedial massage session will be eligible for a rebate from your health fund provider, permitting you are covered for remedial massage. Our clinic has a health point that allows claims to be made on site, so you will only be required to pay the gap.

Benefits of remedial massage

  • Pain reduction
  • Improved posture
  • Injury recovery
  • Reduction of intensity and frequency of headaches and migraines
  • Improved flexibility and joint mobility
  • Improved circulation
  • Relaxation

Remedial massage is safe alongside treatments from chiropractors, physiotherapists, osteopaths and many other healthcare professionals. If you are currently under the care of a healthcare professional, you can ask for them to send some information to your massage therapist to ensure the treatments are working together in the best possible way.

If you have further questions regarding remedial massage, you can email Beth Little from Mind & Body at

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