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.
Massage therapy appointments are usually available each morning, Friday afternoon and some Saturday mornings. The fee is $90 per hour. Payment to the massage therapist, Zanne Long, can be made by cash, eftpos or credit card. Zanne is connected to HICAPS, allowing on-the-spot claiming of your health fund rebate. Please note that several health funds do not allow this (including HCF and Latrobe Health Services).