Remedial Massage Gold Coast
What is remedial massage?
Remedial massage assesses, treats, and manages soft tissue structures, including muscles, ligaments, fascia, and tendons. The technique involves varying pressures or friction which is applied with use of fingertips, hands, elbows, knuckles and forearms depending on the desired pressure. Remedial massage can also involve the use of trigger points, muscle energy technique, myofascial release and many other techniques depending on treatment indications.
What are the benefits of remedial massage?
- Pain Relief: Alleviates muscle pain and discomfort.
- Improved Circulation: Enhances blood flow and overall circulation.
- Stress Reduction: Lowers stress levels and promotes relaxation.
- Increased Mobility: Boosts joint mobility and flexibility.
- Injury Recovery: Aids in healing and tissue repair.
- Posture Correction: Helps balance muscles and correct posture.
- Immune System Support: Strengthens the immune system through stress reduction.
- Mental Clarity: Improves focus and mental clarity.
- Detoxification: Assists in releasing bodily toxins.
- Emotional Well-being: Contributes to emotional balance and better mental health.
How long does it take to get results from remedial massage?
Most people experience immediate relief after their first massage. However if nothing is done to modify situations causing the discomfort, (for example sitting in an uncomfortable chair for 8 hours a day with a table that is too high), the original aches and pains may gradually build back up again. Talk to the therapist about types of activities, stretches and other techniques that can help reduce the reoccurrence of pain.
Does remedial massage hurt? How firm should the pressure be?
In Remedial massage, it is important for the client to take an active role in deciding on appropriate pressures. There seems to be a very false myth that if you can withstand torturing pressures in your massage that you will see results sooner and that you will get more out of the massage. If you are one of these people, this is not true and you are probably experiencing a lot of unnecessary discomfort following your massage.
There are pressure sensors in the skin that via nerves get information to the muscle and determine whether a particular pressure will pose a threat to the structures underlying the skin. If the pressure is too deep, the muscles will be told to contract and instead of relaxing them you will in fact be tensing them. Enduring pain when you feel tensed is going to result in tissue bruising and soreness the following day.
A trained therapist that understands the neuromuscular communications will start gently and gradually get firmer. Incorporating feedback from the client, the therapist will feel and usually see (via muscle movement) the point at which the muscle reflex starts. Working just below this threshold will allow a gradually deeper massage without the need to cause pain and reflex contractions.
You should not feel embarrassed to ask for the pressure to be modified if necessary.
It’s important to drink extra water after a Remedial massage and to keep warm to avoid feeling tender the next day. Some people may experience slight tenderness after their first massage and it is important to let the therapist know the specific locations, so that pressures and time spent on these areas can be adapted for future treatments.
Why Choose Us for Remedial Massage Therapy?
At GC Remedial Massage in Southport, part of Chirn Park Health Group, we are committed to enhancing your overall wellness. Our expert therapists are well-versed in various massage techniques, each designed to meet your unique needs, be it for chronic pain relief, easing muscle tension, or simply for relaxation. We take great pride in offering a customized experience, ensuring that every session is specifically tailored for optimal therapeutic benefits.
Our clinic provides a calm and inviting atmosphere, the ideal sanctuary for rejuvenation and relaxation.
Embark on a transformative wellness journey with us, where we nurture both your physical and mental well-being. Discover why our clients consistently choose GC Remedial Massage. Get in touch with us to experience the distinct quality of our services.
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Before Your Appointment:
For new clients, please arrive at the clinic 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to fill out a health history form.
We require a 24-hour notice for any changes or cancellations of your appointment.
To respect the time of all our clients, treatments will conclude as scheduled, regardless of your arrival time.
We recommend arriving 5 minutes early to ensure you receive your full treatment time and avoid any reduction in service duration.