Remedial Massage


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What is Remedial Massage?

Remedial Therapy / Massage utilises many techniques, including massage, to address a wide range of soft tissue problems.

The aim is to reduce pain and tension by releasing pressure of muscles in spasm, and to address tendon and ligament complaints.

Treatments can dramatically reduce pain and discomfort and assist the body’s natural healing process and circulation. Whether it is stress, Work related or WorkCover Claims related, or injury from leisure or sport; Remedial Therapy can assist people of all ages.

Remedial Therapy is designed for patients who have injured their muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues.

Injuries that respond well to this therapy are things like repetitive use syndromes like carpel tunnel syndrome, headaches and neck tension, whiplash, lower back pain, tendonitis, and general muscle tension and pain. The treatment focuses on the problem rather than the entire body.





What conditions can Remedial Therapy treat?

Remedial massage can help stimulate blood supply to damaged muscles and joints, which can help remove toxins that have built up. Massage is very relaxing and relieves stress and so is good for the nervous system.

Remedial massage can address issues such as:

  • Muscle tightness and pain
  • Arthritis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Whiplash
  • Neck and back pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Headaches
  • Sports injuries

Remedial massage can holistically address the whole body to ease out tension, and repair damage to muscles, joints, tendons and soft tissue.

How will you be assessed?

The massage therapist will talk through your problem areas and discuss how long you have been affected. They will look and listen for clues in order to provide an effective treatment plan, looking for the original biomechanical dysfunction, and so healing the cause of the disorder, as well as the symptoms.

If you have an injury or painful point that needs work, don’t expect the therapist to only work on that body part – for instance if you have a sore thigh muscle, you may favour the other leg imperceptibly to avoid causing more pain to the original affected area, thus causing strain on the other leg. Also, you may be feeling pain in one part of the body that is “referred”, meaning that isn’t the part that is in fact injured. Remedial massage aims to correct chronic imbalances.

The techniques may be gentle or firm, deep or shallow, depending on your preference and what the issue requires.

What treatment techniques does a Remedial Massage Therapist use?

Remedial Massage therapist uses various soft tissue massage and manipulation techniques.  All modalities are used with the intention to restore and maintain the normal integrity of soft tissue structures. (See below at the techniques Ali employs.)

Techniques Ali employs


Helps to relax the body and mind

Remedial massage/DTM:

Is a therapeutic deep tissue massage used to treat specific health issues, musculoskeletal disorders and injuries.

Sports Massage:

Can help enhance athletic performance and help improve post event recovery.

Pregnancy Massage/Postnatal Massage:

Caters to all the aches and pains that come with pregnancy.

Hahana Hot stone Therapy:

Hahana Stone Massage is based on procedures used in the world’s top Spas, utilising various Lomi-Lomi techniques which mimic a firm yet gentle stream of flowing water. It is a holistic treatment which uses both physical and metaphysical energies to deeply relax and revitalise your clients.

Chinese Cupping:

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine used in conjunction with massage where glass cups are applied to the skins surface, using a flame to remove the air causing a vacuum like suction to the area. This helps bring localised blood flow to the area and is used to help drain away excess fluids and toxins, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissues to promote healing.


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