FAQ's & Urban Myths ...
This page is all about Information Delivery ... It is intended to provide YOU with the information to answer any nagging questions that you might not be able to find adequate answers to anywhere else!
We will do our very best to go through all the most Frequently Asked Questions ... Hopefully clear-up a few Urban Myths that seem to hover around Remedial Massage ... Give you greater clarity to help understand why regular Remedial Massage is the best thing you can do for yourself!
If there is something specific you would like to know that we haven't covered here, please send us an email with FAQ's and Urban Myths in the subject line and we will get you an answer (and post it here) as quickly as we can.
#1 - What makes Remedial Massage different from any other Massage?
When it comes to massage - in very basic terms, all massage techniques originate from the Swedish Relaxation Techniques taught in every massage course wherever you learn it ... Swedish is the Cornerstone of Massage Techniques.
When you study a Diploma (or higher level) of Massage Therapy, you are taught to assess your client before and after every treatment so that you can gauge the benefit of treatment for their complaint.
It is that Assessment Process that makes a massage Remedial - and that is why Remedial Massage is something you can claim on Private Health Insurance and not Relaxation Massage.
#2 - What is involved in and Assessment Process?
An Assessment Process is designed to give your Therapist understanding about what might be causing your pain and or mobility restriction. There is a wide selection of Clinical Tests that every Remedial Massage Therapist is trained in - and these tests are very similar to what a Physiotherapist might do to assess an injury.
Clinical (or Orthopaedic) Testing can identify specific structures that can cause pain or restriction, but they are not the only Assessment Protocols that we can use to find out more about your problem.
Sometimes the prominent problem is visibly obvious ... Sometimes we can get enough information through discussion with you ... Sometimes the best information is how your soft tissues feel when we touch them.
Any of these processes - or quite commonly a combination of 2 or more of these processes - make up the Assessment Process that we will put your through both before and after your massage so that we know how effective our treatment has been ... and (of course) that is what makes your massage Remedial!
#3 - No Pain - No Gain - Right? ... Should Remedial massage hurt?
Short answer is NO ...