What is Remedial Massage?

In Scott’s words, just like Australia multi-cultural, remedial massage is a combination of different techniques tailored to suit you. In technical terms it involves the clinical assessment and manual manipulation of your muscles and connective tissues such as tendons and ligaments. We consider all of our treatments to be Remedial Massage and simply employ different techniques depending on your situation and preferences.

Clients normally come to see us to reduce their acute or chronic pain however a proper remedial massage does so much more than this – it can restore muscle function, aid in preventing or recovering from injuries, enhancing movement and correcting postural problems. It can also shift your mindset – if you’ve resigned yourself to living with pain forever we can help you to seriously shift this mindset.

At Active You Massage Therapy your treatment will be conducted by a qualified and accredited remedial massage therapist who will ask you to tell them a story. We want to know what pain, niggles or restrictions you feel and how this is impacting your ability to live the life you want

Everyone has different goals, so we will work with you to create a treatment plan tailored to you to meet your goals. We take a detailed health history and depending on your situation may undertake functional and postural assessments to help us design your tailored plan.

Our therapists will use a combination of effective soft tissue modalities. This could include:

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Dry Needling
  • Joint Mobilisation Techniques
  • Myofascial & Functional Release Cupping
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation
  • Kinesiology Taping

Some of the Benefits of Remedial Massage include:

  • Reduced Acute & Chronic Pain
  • Increased Joint Range of Motion & Mobility
  • Reduced Muscle Tension & Restriction
  • Improved Muscle Function & Strength
  • Improved Posture & Alignment
  • Improved Quality of Sleep
  • Reduced Stress, Anxiety & Depression
  • Reduced Muscle Soreness & Inflammation

We look at the body as a set of muscle chains that follow a pattern over the body. Your muscles support your skeletal system and guide movement and postural patterns. Pain and muscle tension can be caused by overuse or repetitive use, over compensating or using poor form,poor posture, trauma, inactivity or  stress.