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Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage uses the similar techniques to Sports Massage, but is applied to non-sports injuries with more of a full-body focus. While Remedial massage encompasses some techniques from relaxation massage, it also incorporates advanced joint mobilisation and stretching techniques to provide deep and lasting relief.

Remedial massage is used to aid recovery from the injuries caused by the strains of everyday life, including postural problems and repetitive stress injuries. Our qualified and experienced Massage therapists combine their detailed knowledge of muscles with a variety of techniques to tailor the massage to your needs.

Remedial massage works deep into multiple layers of muscle, stimulating blood flow. Regular Remedial massages and sport massages can help you in maintaining an active lifestyle and improving your fitness. By restoring mobility to tight tissue, it is also helpful in injury prevention.

We believe that Remedial massage can make life more liveable, alleviating the strains of work and repetitive stress. It can make every day activities such as gardening, lifting and decorating easier and more enjoyable. Servicing the entire Melbourne metropolitan area, from Heidelberg to Brunswick to Malvern to Mulgrave, Mend Massage helps more people in more places get the help they need to live a better life.

  • Increase blood flow and thus nutrition delivery to healing tissue
  • Reduced scar tissue and risk of injury recurrence
  • Relief of muscle tension around joints, alleviating joint compression and ache
  • Increased mobility and flexibility
  • Reduced neck, back and shoulder pain
  • Maintained and improved muscle condition
  • Improved relaxation and general wellbeing
  • Improved posture

Although remedial massage is seen as a preventative form of relief, there are times when it’s best to give it a miss to avoid aggravating health problems. Please avoid a remedial massage if you are diagnosed with, or experiencing any of the following:

  • High temperature
  • Open wounds, torn muscles, ligament sprains and other acute traumas
  • Negative, allergic or adverse reactions to massage treatments or oils
  • Tumours
  • Some forms of cancer
  • Skin diseases
  • Diseased blood vessels

Please consult with your general practitioner if you’re not sure whether massage is appropriate for you. Please make your massage therapist aware of any past and present injuries at the time of booking.

  • Drink plenty of water both before and after your massage to ensure your body is properly hydrated.
  • Relax your muscles with a hot shower before your massage.
  • Eating just before you a massage can lead to an uncomfortable bloated feeling. Save lunch for afterwards.
  • Please make your massage therapists aware of any injuries as well as any allergies you may have prior to your appointment.
  • Our massage therapists aren’t mind readers. Work with them and help them to help you by letting them know when something hurts or doesn’t feel right.
  • Keep it regular – making massage part of your routine can lower your risk of muscular injury, while helping to keep you mentally and physically relaxed.
  • If you’re going to exercise, do it beforehand, not afterwards. Working out afterwards can come with an increased risk of muscular stress, strain and injury, so take it easy for 24 hours.
  • Skip that coffee and grab a green tea. Coffee is a diuretic, and massage can be dehydrating. Take care of your body and choose something calming and rehydrating afterwards. Coffee can also tense up muscles that you’ve just relaxed.
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