Remedial Massage Explained

Remedial Massage therapy is an Allied Health Modality that consists of the following:

    • Thorough history taking, via an in-depth client form
    • Assessment, utilizing both the client form, conducting various tests, such as special, orthopedic, and so on.  The goal of the assessment is to ascertain through tests and thorough questions the cause of the problem and the presenting symptoms.
  • A Treatment Plan is then designed based on the data collected through the assessment that is specific to the client’s history and their goals, wants and needs.

Remedial Massage is covered by all major Private Health Fund Providers such as Medibank, BUPA, AHM, NIB etc, and is a major reason as to why a lot of people take out Private Health cover, so the research indicates.

Remedial Massage utilizes various hands on techniques, such as: Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Cupping, Dry Needling, Muscle Energy Techniques, PNF Stretching, Active Release Technique, Deep Tissue Massage Techniques and others.

Remedial Massage has been shown in numerous studies to promote blood and lymph flow, reduce stress and provide relief to many muscolo-skeletal conditions, some examples are as follows:  Tension Headaches, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Frozen Shoulder, Lower Back Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Sciatica, Hamstring tears, Calf Strains, and Plantar Fasciitis.

Remedial Massage has been growing in popularity in the past 10 years in Australia and reports state that there over 100,000 Remedial Massages performed each and every year.  Remedial Massage is often recommended by various medical practitioners such as GP’s and Neurologists to assist in health care plans for a vast number of conditions.

Remedial Massage Therapists must belong to an association if they wish to practice in Australia, there are a number of different associations in Australia, such as AAMT, Massage and Myotherapy Australia, ANTA, etc.  As part of a Remedial Massage Therapists code of conduct they must comply with a body of ethics to be able to be eligible for Private Health Fund rebates.

Rehab and Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage has been shown extensively to be useful in rehab programs for a variety of sporting injuries.  Remedial Massage Therapists work a long side the likes of Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, and Exercise Physiologists.

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