Massage therapy appointments are usually available one afternoon per week. The fee is $85 per hour. Payment to the massage therapist, Karen Topp, by cash or cheque is preferred however eftpos and credit card payments can be made if necessary. Our CSC Healthpoint system cannot process private health fund claims for massage therapy so you will be provided with a receipt to take to your health fund.
Remedial massage therapy techniques are tailored to the individual condition of the patient. Your massage therapist will ask questions, assess the situation and then treat appropriately. Through a variety of hands-on techniques, massage therapy stretches and loosens muscles and connective tissues, improves blood flow and assists removal of lymph fluid and waste products from exercise. Importantly, massage stimulates the body to circulate endorphin hormones - our natural pain killers and muscle relaxants. The therapist will interact with you to establish an appropriate firmness of pressure to obtain the best result for you.
Remedial massage therapy covers the broad areas of remedial therapy (assisting in recovery from pain or injury), sports massage and relaxation massage. If you have sustained a joint or ligament injury it may be more appropriate for you to have physiotherapy treatment. If you are unsure of which form of therapy would be best for you, please call us. Often physio and remedial massage therapy treatments are complementary to one another and our therapists will advise you if they feel you would benefit from a combined approach to treatment.