Remedial Massage is a very broad category of body work but generally applies where a more specific result is required. It starts with a FREE thorough postural assessment by your therapist who will then recommend a treatment plan along with expected results. Remedial Massage can be either be soft tissue techiniques or a deep tissue massage.
The primary goals of remedial massage are to;
- Reduce physical pain and discomfort
- Increase flexibility
- Prevent injury
Remedial massage techniques are applied that for the relief of tightness in the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue at a pressure level that is both therapeutic and comfortable for our clients.
At Alternative Body Works we have expertise in the widest range of remedial massage techniques in Darwin, including;
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Soft Tissue Therapy
- Joint Mobilisation,
- PNF Stretching
along with many other speciality treatments such as Chinese Cupping and Myofascial Release.
Depending on your treatment plan, a number of these massage therapies can be combined in the one session, saving you both time and money. All massage treatments at Alternative Body Works are eligible for Private Health Rebates.
Many of the people who receive remedial massage treatment at Alternative Body Works come to us suffering bad neck and back pain as well as headaches. Quite often these ailments are posture related, where many hours are spent sitting behind a computer or conducting other repetitive activities.
The great news is that we have an extremely high success rate in providing our clients with sustainable pain relief thanks to tailored massage therapy programs that include home advice.
So don’t suffer any longer, please call today on 08 8941 0810.
Your body will thank you!
Alternative Body Works was recommended to me by a Chiropractor. I have had so many back issues and did not even think of a remedial massage as I am a real girl when it comes to massage – gotta have them soft and soothing. BUT Chantelle is doing a great job. She hurts me, I am sure she ‘hates’ me 😉 BUT I feel so much better and stronger and straighter (in the back) after seeing her. I will continue getting massage treatment from her. I do recommend it.
Alternative Body Works was recommended to me by a friend. Best recommendation I’ve ever been given. After working with a physio for months and seeing minimal results, I was open to any suggestion. Grace at Alternative Body Works has improved my back and leg issues in less than a month. The massages are not pleasant, they hurt like all hell, but the results are well worth it. I am feeling more confident within myself, and walking taller and straighter than I have in over 12 months. I will continue the massage therapy, as the results are simply amazing. Thank you, I am highly recommending you to my friends.
Catherine is a really great Massage therapist. I know I have been too a few. From first meeting, she put me at ease asking me all about my life and possible symptoms. I work all day at a desk and get very tight through my shoulders and neck. I had quiet a few unbearable knots to work through, she kept asking me if the pressure was okay, knowing that I would be in pain. She even recommended the physio cream and some stretching techniques for home. This also ensured I was getting the best out of my follow up appointments and not falling back into bad habits.
I am writing to thank you for your excellent work in helping me last year. I came to you in October 2013 for a massage because I was suffering from pain in my calves and Achilles Tendons, amongst other things. You gave me a very good deep tissue massage releasing the tension in these areas.
By the end of the massage you had figured out that I was using the muscles in my lower legs and feet incorrectly and advised me to change the way I was walking and running. You demonstrated how the foot is designed to work while doing these things, rolling the weight onto the front part of my feet, and gave me specific stretches to do to alleviate the tension. At that time I started training for a very tough physical assessment in relation to my job. I had to pass a 2 day barrier test which involved pack marching, running and walking long distances. The new way of moving and stretching allowed me to strengthen my lower legs and train for this without any further injury, and after months of hard training I finally passed the test.
Just one visit with you changed a great deal for me because I have been doing fitness training for many years and now finally realise how to eliminate my lower leg problems. I fully recommend you to anyone who needs professional bodywork and expert advise to achieve their goals.
Great work and thanks again Chantelle.
I wish to share my experience with Catherine for a remedial massage session. I had been in constant discomfort for quite some time in my lower back, shoulders and neck. I had asked friends if they could recommend anyone. Then I remembered that being in Private Cover, that I had a Members Choice list of registered providers. Catherine’s name came up so I made the call. I was greeted in a friendly manner and an appointment was scheduled to see me that very day. I was so grateful.
Upon arrival I filled out some questions and was asked about my general health and well-being. Everything in the room was calm with gentle music to lull you into a place of pure relaxation. As the massage progressed, Catherine asked me to alert her to any pain from any points of the massage. There were some huge knots from my own built up stresses that she had to work on – and did so with enough pressure to be bearable as this was my first appointment.
Catherine spent a lot of time on the lower back, spine and shoulder and neck area. It was a full and complete massage. When I got dressed my first thought was ‘gee, I don’t hurt half as much as when I came in’. I was absolutely stoked that I had received amazing relief in just one appointment. We talked about ongoing treatment and because I was so pleased with the first appointment, I didn’t hesitate to book more. I wanted and needed more. I have been to my second appointment and each time Catherine works on the areas that need attention, I can feel the tension I have stored, being released.
I have been able to get remedial massages for years by being in top cover though never actioned any of it. I now regret leaving it so long to invite massages that we should all have to simply release the stresses that life in general dumps on us.
I will be going back to Catherine again and again as it’s the best decision I have made in some time.
Many thanks, Viv