What is massage therapy?
Massage Therapy may be a safe and effective treatment that aims at relieving muscle aches and pains, as well as improving circulation and range of movement.
Massage Therapy is highly recommended for those who carry anxiety and stress in their muscles and tissues, as it may reduce tension, pain, rehabilitate injuries, and improve circulation.
Our Massage Therapists have formal training in physiology, anatomy, and musculoskeletal knowledge, specialising in various massage techniques. The massage type or modality used in your treatment will be unique to your individual needs.
The clinic provides quality care in this field with practitioners and therapeutic massage therapists having over 12 years of experience in the industry. Our treatment rooms are fitted with the latest equipment, massage beds, and are air-conditioned.
Our Remedial Massage therapy treatment is recognised by most large and small health funds. Please check with your private health insurance before making a booking. Our clinics have HICAPS available for payment and claims processing.
You can book your appointment by phone or online.
What does massage treatment involve?
When you hurt yourself, your instinct might be to hold, rub, or put pressure on that area. A massage treatment includes pressure and rubbing on ligaments, tendons, connective tissues, and muscles. Our therapists are highly skilled in getting the tissues to release well. This kind of treatment has become popular with its association with athletic performance in the sports medicine field.
How to prepare for a massage?
Before your massage appointment with Sports Medicine Clinic, drink lots of water to get your body ready for the treatment. Don’t eat too much or too close to your appointment time. We recommend getting to your appointment with time to spare so you can better relax for your appointment.
At the massage appointment
Our massage therapist will go through any relevant health history and why you made the appointment. You should let them know about medications, herbal supplements, and any conditions you are being treated for.
After this, they will give you time and privacy to get prepared and get situated on the massage therapy table. They will announce themselves before entering the room again. You should tell the therapist if you feel uncomfortable or unsure at any time. They will discuss the treatment plan with you and begin treatments.
Types of massage
From the firmness needed in treating athletes to the gentleness required when treating expectant mums, the staff at the clinic have a wide range of treatment techniques to make sure you get the most therapeutic benefit out of your appointment.
There are many kinds of massage therapies available, Sports Medicine Clinic offers:
- Remedial Massage
- Sports Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Lymphatic Drainage
- Pregnancy Massage
Remedial Massage makes use of corrective techniques for pain relief, rehabilitation, improved muscle function, and mobility. This may provide relief from your aches and pains caused by everyday life or sporting injuries.
The techniques used include utilising oils, physio creams, and stretching the body passively. It can target the tendons and muscles that have been impaired or knotted.
If you’re a sports person you can take steps to avoid injury and improve performance through pre and post sporting training, games, and events. Sports Massage is an ideal way to improve your health routine as it may encourage faster recovery between workouts. Sports Massage can work in partnership with Physiotherapy or Osteopathy.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a technique that makes use of deep tissue work relieving specific areas of tight and fatigued muscles or tendons. These are found in the deeper thicker layers of muscle tissues and individual muscle fibres.
This kind of massage may help with common problems, such as back sprains, sore shoulders, and stiff necks.
Lymphatic Massage helps improve the circulatory and lymphatic systems. This technique is a gentle style that targets retained fluid, reducing the volume and pressure caused by it. In turn, this assists the circulatory system to remove fluids and toxic waste.
When pregnant your body can show more signs of swelling, stress, joint, and muscle pain. This gentle form of Pregnancy Massage may help restore function and the body’s healing throughout this treatment.
Benefits of massage and what it may treat
Massage Therapy may reduce cortisol levels (a stress hormone) while increasing serotonin and dopamine (‘happy’ hormones) that can leave people feeling relaxed and calm. This in turn has a positive impact on overall wellbeing.
In addition, the benefits of different types of massage may help in the following issues:
- Tension headaches
- Strains or soft tissue injuries
- Ankle instability
- High blood pressure
- Soft tissue injuries
- Muscle pain
- Improve blood flow circulation
- Digestive disorders
- Sharp knee pain
- Stress management
- Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)
- Ligament sprains
- ACL issues
- Neck pain
- Subacute/chronic low back pain
- Elbow pain
- Sore muscles
- Improving range of motion
Other services Sports Medicine Clinic offers include:
- Osteopathy with Dr. Sami Karam, Senior Osteopath or Dr. Robert Korac
- Chiropractic with Dr. Fadi Habanbou, Chiropractor
- Massage Therapy with Daniel Salameh, Remedial Therapist and Kerrie Watsford, Remedial Therapist
- You may also be interested in Physiotherapy, Cupping Therapy or Dry Needling
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