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FAQ Remedial Massage

FAQ Remedial Massage

What are the Benefits of Remedial Massage?

Remedial massage therapy is beneficial in many ways, all in ways that will benefit you as an individual. A few benefits of Remedial Massage:

  • Activates blood flow to the muscles
  • Improves joint mobility
  • Releases muscular tension
  • Assists in improving posture
  • Managing headaches
  • Increases range of motion
  • Injury management and many other benefits

A remedial massage therapist will aim to lengthen and balance the tension in your muscles and tendons which will help to correct posture imbalances. Remedial massage will also increase blood flow, and this blood flow will target damaged tissue and will help to repair that tissue as well as help to heal injuries.

Remedial massage may also help with nerve issues such as a trapped nerve or pinched nerve. Nerves are in between, over and under muscles, tight muscles can trap or pinch a nerve, releasing the muscles that surround that nerve may assist in relieving the pain.

The Difference between a Remedial Massage Therapist & Masseuse?

Both remedial massage therapists and masseuse are educated in massage therapy. A remedial massage therapist may study for 1-2 years, a masseuse will study up to 6 months.

A masseuse is trained in relaxation and deep tissue massage with the aim of relaxation, whilst a remedial massage therapist is also trained in both relaxation and deep tissue but also is trained in injury treating massage techniques to aid in recovery and rehab. A remedial massage therapist looks at a specific area of the body with injury or chronic pain that requires a specific treatment. A masseuse will attract clients who are looking more for a full body massage, looking more towards therapeutic benefits. You might realise that when seeing a remedial massage therapist, they take notes and may do some tests to find the possible cause of the issue. A masseuse may not take notes, some may take notes.

Both therapists work in a different work environment. Most masseuse will work in a spa or massage parlour. A remedial massage therapist can work in a clinic such as a physiotherapy clinic and a chiropractic clinic. A remedial massage therapist can also work in a spa with masseur. It is important that any massage therapist has the certified qualification and proper training to understand the body. The last difference that will be mentioned is that clients are able to claim private health through remedial massage services, you are not able to claim through a masseuse. Lakeside chiropractic as an onsite HICAPs machine to process health funds.

Do Remedial Massage Therapists Have Qualifications?

Remedial massage therapists have studied and completed a diploma that includes the study of anatomy, pathology, physiology, injury prevention, strength and conditioning, taping, professional standards and practice and muscular skeletal testing for all joints apart of the body.

Remedial massage therapists are trained in many forms a massage technique such as Swedish massage (relaxation), deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, manual lymph drainage, reflexology, and sports massage. Remedial massage therapists have a knowledge of all 11 body systems, these include: respiratory, reproductive, urinary, nervous, and special senses, lymphatic, immune, integumentary (skin), endocrine (hormones), digestive, cardiovascular, and muscular. Remedial massage therapists also have knowledge in bones, cells and tissues within the body. All of this knowledge gives them the ability to aid people with injuries or any issue with body. Even if they are unable to help, they can assist by directing you to the best health professional.


Pre and Post Massage Care?

You will commonly hear a Remedial Massage Therapist ask you about your daily water consumption, this is as massaging muscles releases toxins due to working with the lymphatic system which allows for fluid to drain, preventing swelling. Drinking water after a remedial massage, WILL assist to flush out the toxins that were released, minimising future headaches. If you DO NOT drink water, the toxins will remain and accumulate even further, this may cause a headache, particularly if massage is done on or around the neck, head, and or shoulders. Drinking water is a very important aspect to remedial massage.

If you are looking for a Remedial massage therapist for any issue that you are having, come to Lakeside chiropractic in Joondalup, we currently have a special in the month of October for 30% off your first visit, book in now to experience the service of remedial massage at or call us on 9300 0095.

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October 13, 2022