Remedial massage is a complementary therapy which aims to treat muscles that are damaged, knotted, tense or immobile. It is useful for a number of problems that affect the muscles, tendons and bones.
What is Remedial Massage?
Remedial massage involves manipulation of muscles and other soft tissues to help ensure that they are healthy and working normally. Equinox therapists perform deep tissue massage whereby they locate knots in the muscles and release them. The pressure applied in this treatment can either be strong and deep or gentle and shallow, depending on the problem.
Problems with the muscles can trigger or radiate pain to other parts of the body. Remedial massage aims to trace the original reason for the pain, tackling both the cause of the problem and the symptoms.
What does a remedial massage involve?
Before the massage begins, your therapist will talk to you about your health and lifestyle. They will ask you to lie on a couch and will cover you with towels to protect your privacy and to keep you warm. They will use high quality creams or oils to help them massage your skin smoothly.
The therapist will use a number of different techniques to locate and repair damaged areas of the body. They will deeply penetrate muscles associated with the problem and may also stretch different parts of the body.
What are the benefits of remedial massage?
Remedial massage can stimulate the blood supply, make joints more mobile, and help to repair damaged tissues. The therapist will aim to balance the length, tone and tension of muscles and tendons, which restores the correct position of the bones, increases blood flow and helps heal injuries.
Easing and stabilising the muscles can improve problems such as headaches, abdominal pain, low back pain and sciatic pain.
All Equinox remedial massage therapists are registered and instant rebates are available from leading Private Health Fund Insurers.
To find out if you are eligible for a rebate please contact your Private Health Fund.
Don’t need a remedial massage ?Try one of the range of Equinox luxurious relaxation massages .
Equinox Luxurious Relaxation Massages
Relaxation massages treatments at Equinox involve a smooth, gentle, flowing style that promotes general relaxation, relieves muscular tension, plus improves circulation and range of movement.
Your therapist will aim to relax, revive and rejuvenate you with a massage pressure that does not cause discomfort.
Please discuss your needs with your therapist, they will be happy to tailor a massage solution for you that can combine relaxation massage with other styles that address your issues. We also offer HICAPS to those with eligible health funds.