Essendon Remedial Massage
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Remedial massage in Essendon
Remedial massage therapy has been a key adjunct service at Northwest Physio Group for several years now. Our Physio team sees the benefits of involving our current massage therapist Sheena, in the long-term management of all our clients, and routinely refer clients as appropriate for remedial massage.
Our team always communicates a client’s specific needs and problem areas to our massage therapist to maximise the effectiveness of the treatments and ensure we are working together as a team.
This in house referral system has many benefits to clients:
- Physios and remedial massage work closely as a team to improve the health and well being of clients, and can focus on specific areas together to get better results.
- Massage helps to release and relax areas of the body that are not the primary focus of the Physio management plan, which helps reduce overall muscle and neural tension. This helps clients respond better to their Physio treatment.
- Massage promotes long term health, flexibility and relaxation, which keeps our clients well for longer.
- Because our clients are kept in better shape, any little injury or niggle that does occur can be managed easily and improves quickly.
10 Benefits of remedial massage
The benefits of massage are well documented and researched. Massage is a healing touch that applies force to the muscle belly and manipulates the connective tissues around the muscles. It has widespread benefits across many systems.
- Reduce muscle tension
- Eases muscle pain
- Enhances circulation
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Speeds healing of soft tissue injuries
- Stimulates movement of lymphatic fluid
- Assists immune support
- Improves joint mobility
- Improves sleep quality
- Improves mental alertness
Sheena Yu's Massage Techniques
Sheena Yu has an individual and intuitive approach to massage and is passionate and creative in meeting her clients’ needs. Her Remedial Massage combines Thai, Japanese Shiatsu, and Swedish influences. Trigger point therapy and myofascial release are key components in her treatment. She has a sound knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, and myofascial networks. She has obtained a Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy at the Australian College of Sport & Fitness, and a Diploma in intensive Thai massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Sheena will slowly work into the deep layers of a tight muscle to minimise pain experienced by her clients. This makes her treatments more effective and comfortable.
Sheena has become an integral part of our team and she continues to improve her skills with further study. She listens carefully to the client’s needs and communicates in an open supportive manner.
Sheena has also started offering facial and scalp massages to treat facial pain, jaw tension, and sinusitis. She is available for appointments on Wednesday and Friday (11am-7pm) and Saturdays mornings (9am-1pm).
You can read more about Sheena’s profile here.
Why get a remedial massage
People look for remedial massage services for a wide range of reasons. Some of these reasons include relaxation, pain relief and treatment for physical issues such as asthama, insomnia, headaches, back and neck pain, circulatory issues and even breathing problems.
What is the difference between massage and remedial massage?
Massage is a term that refers to the application of touch in order to promote health. It can be used as part of a health regimen or as a stand-alone treatment.
A general massage is often done with the client fully clothed as some people may be uncomfortable with their clothes coming off and may prefer a clothed massage.
In fact, a clothed massage is a great option for those who are shy or have physical issues that prevent them from being able to have a full massage. A clothed massage is a wonderful way to relax and gain some relief from muscular pain.
Remedial massage on the other hand first starts with a review of the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and posture. Remedial massage is done by a trained professional on a person who is usually coping with a condition.
How often should you get remedial massage?
Massage helps in the relaxation of muscles and joints. If a person is suffering from some medical issue like a slipped disc, arthritis, or even minor back pain, it’s better that he or she goes for a massage. These days remedial massage is becoming more and more popular and many people undergo massage at least twice a week.
Remedial massage is basically a kind of massage that focuses on problem areas and helps in the best possible manner. Most people who suffer from back pain always prefer getting at least one remedial massage in a week. But, the frequency of massage also depends on the kind of pain and the severity of it.
If you do not have a particular problem then we recommend a maintenance remedial massage with one of our massage therapists. A maintenance remedial massage could be once a month or one every quarter of the year ie 4 times a year. What you choose will depend on your personal situation.
Call our Essendon remedial massage therapist on (03) 9370 5654