Remedial Massage Therapy has been developed to assess and treat muscle and joint problems that cause pain.
At Muscle Pain Therapy remedial massage is more than just a deep tissue massage. The goal is pain relief through correction of body function. The most effective way to achieve long term pain relief is by finding the source of the pain and then treating that, not just the symptoms.
We utilises not only massage but a range of very effective treatment techniques such as myofascial release, muscle energy technique, trigger point therapy, joint mobilisation and dry needling. (Don’t worry if you don’t know what these techniques are…..that’s our job!)
Why you get pain
Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong!
Pain may occur due to the overloading of muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia (the tissue that surrounds muscles). This is often brought about by such things as poor posture, repetitive movements, strenuous exercise, current and past injuries, and psychological and emotional stress.
Why your body needs a “service”
The body is a fine piece of kit! A regular service will help prevent and repair minor soft tissue disruptions before they become long term problems. Prevention is better than cure!
A Remedial Massage treatment may involve a combination of the techniques below:
Deep Tissue Massage: a firm massage that gets into deep, tight muscles.
Trigger Point Therapy: direct digital pressure applied to the trigger pint/knot.
Myofascial Dry Needling: pins/acupuncture needles placed directly into trigger points within muscles (Craig only)
Cupping: specialised cups placed on the skin that draw the tissues up to promote local circulation. (Monique only)
Sports Massage: Adjusted to suit the athlete prepping for, or recovering from a sporting event.
Myofascial Release (MFR): a slow, focused technique aimed at treating the tissue that surrounds the muscles (myofascia)
Joint Mobilisation: A gentle and rhythmic movement of a joint within it’s natural movement pattern. Helps decrease joint stiffness.
Pregnancy Massage: mildly adjusted to suit the needs of an expecting mother. Safe and effective. A special pregnancy cushion is used so the expecting mother can enjoy a treatment lying on her front…very popular!
What to expect at your first consultation
If it is your first treatment you will be asked to complete a new patient form. It is advised to turn up a few minutes early to complete this form.
Initially your consultation will begin by your practitioner asking you a few questions to ascertain what treatment is necessary. Remember to feel free to ask any questions you may have.
After this brief chat the practitioner will give you some basic instructions for level of undress and positioning on the treatment table. The therapist will leave the room while you get yourself ready. We will always knock before re-entering the room so you don’t have to rush!
The treatment will begin with your therapist performing a muscle and joint assessment and having a feel around for any muscular dysfunction or tightness. Then, let the treatment begin!