In need of a good massage? Our two Remedial Massage Therapists Daniel White and George Mihle are experts in their field.
What is a Massage Therapist?
A massage Therapist treats most soft tissues of the human body including muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia (connective tissue).
Who can use massage?
Everybody can benefit from regular massage, from the elderly, to sportspeople, labourers and office workers. You don’t have to be suffering from soreness- a regular massage is the key to better health.
A remedial massage is more hands-on, manipulating the soft tissue to address dysfunction. Remedial massage stretches muscles, inhibits muscle spasm, increases flexibility and helps break down scar tissue. A neck and shoulder massage can also alleviate repetitive strain injuries resulting from poor posture or sitting for long periods of time.
A remedial massage therapist can develop a massage program in conjunction with your training to maximise your performance and rehabilitation.
Typically, a relaxation massage focuses on stress release. The techniques are soothing, but will hone in on any tightness present.
If your physical or emotional health is challenged, massage can eliminate the production of stress chemicals in the body. So if you’re feeling under pressure, wind down with a soothing massage to feel revitalised.
What are the benefits of massage?
Overall massage increases blood circulation and improves lymphatic fluid circulation in the body. Benefits include:
Lower heart rate and blood pressure
Reduce stress and anxiety
Relieve muscles tension
Reduce inflammation in joints and soft tissue
Alleviate pain, stiffness and improve flexibility
Can massage help my condition?
Massage has been known to benefit a number of conditions including:
Joint strains and sprains
Myofascial pain (connective tissue)
Pregnancy associated problems
Repetitive strain injury
Can I use massage in conjunction with other treatment?
Massage usually addresses specific problems associated with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation. It can be delivered on its own, or compliment other forms of treatment such as physiotherapy. It is always best to check with your referring health practitioner if in doubt.
Does my health fund cover massage therapy?
There are a number of health funds that rebate massage treatment in Australia.Please contact your health fund direct for details. Depending on which therapist you see, you may be able to claim your massage through the HICAPS system for participating health funds.