What is a Remedial Massage?
We often are asked what is the difference between a remedial massage and a relaxation massage. Simply, a remedial massage is a massage that helps manipulate the muscles, joints, tendons, and connective tissue to respond and do what they are supposed to do. A relaxation massage is to calm the central nervous system and relax your body into a calm state. Did you know a remedial massage can also relax your nervous system into a relaxed state? Ask us how..
What techniques are used in a Remedial Massage?
Our Therapists know over 15 different styles and techniques to perform on your body to release tense muscles or tone weaker ones. We give you a free postural assessment with our remedial massage consultations to inform you of your body make up and posture. You can choose to have more of a deeper tissue massage or relaxation technique depending on the responses of your body. If your body is tensing and rejecting deeper pressure, the area is not going to respond correctly so our team use our skills to manipulate the area by altering it to shorten, soften or move the site to perform correctly.
It is very important to keep breathing throughout a deep tissue massage and let go of the tension to release. If you are tensing and holding your breathe then the area is stagnant, tight, and blood does not flow, your body stays stiff and can be sore as the body holds on. Our therapists work with your pain threshold and listen to the tissue underneath to release and go further. We like to use many remedial techniques in your consultation to give you a better longer lasting result, and to make sure you are not sore the following days. A good deep tissue massage does not leave you in pain, but leaves you with the feeling your muscles have been worked on for repair and maintenance to help perform at your optimum level.
Can I claim private health rebates from a relaxation massage?
No. The reason being is that, a relaxation massage you do not need to be 100% qualified in a Diploma of Remedial Massage to perform a relaxation treatment. A remedial massage is meant to be of a trained and qualified therapist that holds a Diploma of Remedial Massage and has a trained skill set to know any contra-indications of the body and to work with any pathological or medical conditions. A qualified therapist that meets all the requirements with have all provider numbers for all private health funds as they have had all the extensive training and clinical hours experience. Even though all our massage therapists at Alternative Body Works hold a minimum Diploma level qualification, you can not receive a rebate on a relaxation massage. If you are wanting a Remedial massage with relaxation techniques, please inform your therapist and apply remedial in your booking.
Hope this helps with your choice today! Thank you for your time, please feel free to book online at anytime www.alternativebodyworks.com.au