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Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage helps you recover from injury, manage pain, muscle stiffness or soreness and improves blood flow and circulation. Remedial Massage or Sports Massage can help you with a range of conditions including sports injuries, sciatica, office related mobility issues, ongoing pain management,  strained muscles, wry neck and can also provide Dry Needling and Kinesio (sports) Taping. Glenn Kinder has been practicing Deep Tissue and Remedial Massage for over twenty years in the Hobsons Bay area including Yarraville, Spotswood, Seddon and Williamstown. 

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What is Remedial Massage?

Remedial massage is a hands on treatment that stimulates blood flow to the injured area, to promote healing and is great for instant pain relief from a variety of muscular conditions.  Remedial massage therapists are trained in anatomy, so they can restore balance within the muscles and tendons of the body.  We aim to increase blood flow to the injured area which triggers a self-healing process. Massaging tension out of the muscles helps improve conditions such as headaches, neck pain, knee pain, lower back pain and sciatic pain.

Our Remedial Massage Therapists use a range of techniques when treating pain and injuries, including sports massage, active release technique, kinesio or sports taping, dry needling, stretching and mobilisation and soft tissue therapy.

Unlike relaxation massage which may help you unwind or temporarily alleviate an ache, remedial massage is a targeted and in-depth treatment that is good for long-standing issues which might be more chronic in nature.


What Does Remedial Massage Treat?

We recommend Remedial Massage for a variety of conditions including;

  • Pain management
  • Sports injury and rehab
  • Improving circulation
  • Sciatica
  • Neck and back pain
  • Stiffness and sore muscles
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Strained or sprained muscles

There is evidence that supports the use of remedial massage for;

  • Nausea (typically due to chemotherapy)
  • Anxiety
  • Stress reduction
  • Sleep issues

What Can I Expect from a Remedial Massage?

Our Remedial Massage Therapist will discuss your injury trigger and medical history to assess your condition. The pressure is firm during remedial massage, so as to alleviate the source of pain and work specific muscles and tension areas. Stretching, Dry Needling and Active Release Techniques may be used but we will develop a personalised treatment plan targeting your particular condition. 

Patients often report immediate relief following a remedial massage, but you can also feel sore for a few days. Your therapist will advise you on the frequency of your appointments to promote complete healing. Remedial massage is also a useful preventative measure to reduce the risk of future pain and injury by keeping the body functioning well. If necessary, we will refer to you another specialist or get further diagnosis from one of our Osteopaths.