When you book a session you only need to book for remedial massage and not the individual service you require. We only charge for time and not for the individual techniques so there isn't different pricing for different technques such as dry needling or Active Release Techniques (ART)
Remedial massage is basically a form of massage that is working to remedy or fix a problem in your body. This may be an acute injury that has just occurred, a long lasting chronic problem that is always there or also problems that may come up from time to time like headaches or muscle aches.
Remedial massage utilises techniques such as deep tissue, trigger point, Myofascial release, active release techniques, PNF stretching, Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) and many more.
Remedial massage is the most useful and safest form of treatment for conditions such as : joint sprains, muscle strains or pulls, tight muscles, aching muscles, limited movement, headaches, jaw pain, back pain including disc injuries, neck pain, shoulder injuries and many more.
All practitioners provide Remedial massage.
Sports massage can be approached from different angles. Generally it is used for sports people or people who exercise regularly. Pre and post game massage will be lighter and more of a warm up. When treating an injury the masasge techinques will be the same as Remedial massage.
Sports massage can help you become less prone to injury by making muscles healthy and supple. Recovery time can also be improved so you don't spend days after your training in pain.
Clients often ask what the difference between sports massage and remedial massage and the short answer is generally none. It really depends on the practitioners knowledge of sports and exercise.
Here at Muscle Therapy Australia all practitioners are trained in sports massage and injury management and are all interested in exercise.
Trigger point therapy involves using pressure and release techniques to deactivate sensitive points in muscle fibres. These trigger points are renowned for referring pain into another area of the body. An example of this is a trigger point in muscles of the neck can refer pain into the head given you the sensation of a headache. The root cause of this will actually be the trigger point in the neck. Releasing this trigger point will end the headache.
A skilled remedial massage therapist such as those at Garry Luke Massage can identify and release many trigger points in your body and leave you feeling pain free and alive.
Trigger Point Therapy is the most useful and safest form of treatment for conditions such as : joint sprains, muscle strains or pulls, tight muscles, aching muscles, limited movement, headaches, jaw pain, back pain including disc injuries, neck pain, shoulder injuries and many more.
All practitioners provide Trigger Point Therapy.
Active Release Techniuqes is a patented soft tissue technique that uses movement and pressure to release adhesions that form in muscles, ligaments and tendons. This technique is great for treating injuries and is far more effective than standard treatment protocols such as massage, physiotherapy or manipulation.
If you are frustrated with the current treatment you are getting from your practitioner and treatment style then A.R.T is the treatment that will get you results.
All practitioners provide Active Release Techniques services
Dry needling involves inserting acupuncture needles into muscle tissue, ligaments or tendons. It can be helpful in releasing chronically tight muscles and also muscles in spasm.
Dry needling works by increasing blood supply to the tissue in much the same way as massage. The needle is much finer and more accurate than a thumb so it can be a very precise and powerful technique.
The technique is different to acupuncture in that it is based on western anatomy and medicine and not Chinese medicine. It is based purely on musculo - skeletal conditions and won't be used for treating other conditions as acupuncture can be.
The needle is inserted into the muscle and a twitch response is illicited from the muscle. This twitch means that the muscle is 'releasing' and the needling will continue to be manipulated until the twitch ceases. A referral pattern may also be experienced during treatment from the trigger point.
All practitioners provide Dry Needling except for Mark Bray
Myofascial release is a form of bodywork that takes in the whole body. The word Myo is latin for muscle and fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds, connects and blends our whole body together in a unified web.
If you have pain in one area of the body the cause may be coming from a myofascial dysfunction in another area of the body along that myofascial line. The practitioner will discover these dysfunction and use specific techniques to encourage healing and movement in these tissues to reduce and eliminate pain and restore proper function.
Myofascial release is the most useful and safest form of treatment for conditions such as : joint sprains, muscle strains or pulls, tight muscles, aching muscles, limited movement, headaches, jaw pain, back pain including disc injuries, neck pain, shoulder injuries and many more.
All practitioners provide myofascial release.
Myotherapy is a form of manual therapy involving the assessment, treatment and management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and associated conditions that result from poor posture, improper biomechanics or injury. It involves an extensive physical evaluation and an integrated therapeutic approach in the treatment of affected muscles, joints, connective tissues and nerves. Treatment methods include sports and remedial massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, spinal and peripheral joint mobilisations, dry needling, cupping therapy, sports/ postural taping and exercise therapy. Myotherapists work with holistic, long term goals in mind and provide rehabilitation plans for clients to help prevent reccurence.
Anessa and Natalie are our resident Myotherapists. Please note that if you are looking to claim under Myotherapy then you will need to book in with Anessa or Natalie. All other practitioners are claimed under Remedial Massage.
Cupping uses specially designed cups that are placed on trigger points or pressure points in the body. The cups provide negative pressure, meaning that they suck the tissue (muscle, fascia, skin, fat) up into the cup. This draws blood flow in and actually lifts the tissue, taking pressure off it. This is one of the things that makes cupping so unique. It is the only technique that uses this pressure to lift the tissue rather than compressing it, like most other soft tissue massage techniques. Generally the cups can either be just left on the trigger point or they can be moved around allowing a good stretch and massage to the muscles and fascia. One thing you may have seen from cupping is the big round bruises left behind after treatment. This is all very normal and is a sign that blood flow has entered the area as well as inflammation that will help with the healing process. This usually subsides over a week or so and is totally painless.
Myofascial cupping primarily involves movement of the cups to stretch the muscles and fascia. This form of cupping generally doesn't leave those round spots of bruising that you usually see.
All practitioners offer cupping and myofascial cupping
At Muscle Therapy Australia we offer private, one on one rehab exercise sessions based on Mat Pilates, rehab, mobility and core stability.
These sessions are suitable for people who are out of pain and looking to get back to their activities whether it is sport, recreation or work.
The pilates and rehab exercises help to develop stability, motor control and strength to get you back to doing what you love doing.
We use mat based Pilates and equipment that you can easily use at home so you can take these exercises into your daily life, rather than needing a gym member ship or reformer beds to be able to exercise.
We believe in consistency, so the more often you can exercise the more impact it will have. If you attend a Pilates class once per week, it wont be as beneficial as if you do a class once a week and then have homework exercises to do at home. If you are covered for Myotherapy you will be able to claim a portion of this session back on your private health insurance. Book a private session online now.