Remedial Massage Therapy in Launceston, TAS
Did you know that massage isn’t just a way of relaxing? It’s also a way to help people to recover from sports injuries, back pain and other physical ailments. A remedial massage can help the soft tissues of your body – muscles, ligaments, tendons, etc. – to heal after an injury or recover from fatigue.
Remedial massage is the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. It’s performed to create favourable conditions for the body to return to normal health after injury and is defined by the premise that the treatment can reasonably reverse certain physical effects a patient may be presenting.
If a patient has suffered a moderate injury resulting in structural pain and/or loss of function, then remediation is required to reduce or eliminate pain and restore that function. Remedial massage is designed to balance muscle/soft tissue length, tension, tone which will in turn promote the return to normal joint/capsular/bone position; increase the flow of blood and lymph, particularly in the injured areas, thus removing blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions resulting from injury.
Our Remedial Massage Therapists
Are Experienced, Patient and Understanding
A remedial therapist must have knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to determine where to treat patients. Their services must be based on best practice principles and before any remedial massage treatment begins, a thorough patient consultation and assessment is to be performed to ascertain the patient’s current health status. If the patient is suitable for remedial massage and relying on the patient’s feedback to identify the areas that require attention, the therapist can then apply the relevant and appropriate treatment.
It’s important for the remedial therapist to understand that a patient’s needs are unique, and therefore particular remedial massage techniques need to be selected with clinical expertise and applied in a way that suits that patient.
At Launceston Physiotherapy Services, we are proud to provide remedial massage to all of our patients for whom we feel it would be clinically suitable. Our massage therapists are patient and understanding. We will work closely with you to determine which techniques will be right for your particular circumstances.
Are You an Athlete? Try Our Massages for Sports Injuries
As with all of our other physiotherapy services, our goal with sports & remedial massages is the same as yours: to help you make a full recovery.