There are a few things that you might want to know, to make your first visit more comfortable.
- You should bring any referrals, x-rays or medical reports you have which relate to your problem.
- You will be asked about your general health and the history of your problem.
- You may be asked to define the areas which are painful or movements that are restricted.
- The Massage Therapist will assess your problem, determine its nature and extent, and decide on the most appropriate treatment.
- The Massage Therapist will then discuss a treatment plan with you.
- At the end of the first treatment, the Massage Therapist may suggest some activities such as stretching, applying heat or ice pack's to aid your recovery.
Depending on what treatment is best for your individual circumstances, a Massage Therapist may use one particular massage modality or combine various modalities during a remedial, therapeutic or relaxation massage.
Treatment techniques may include:
- Connective Tissue Massage
- Deep Tissue Therapy
- Muscle Energy Technique
- Myofascial Release
- Stretch and Strengthening Exercises
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Thermal Therapy
Aromatherapy - applying essential oils combined with relaxation massage to improve physical and emotional well-being. The oils are absorbed through the skin by massage and works on a physical, mental and emotional level. The selected essential oils and base massage oil are combined to create a unique mix for each persons needs.
Connective Tissue Massage - manipulates fascia, effectively removing restricted movement. Benefit for anyone who has chronic tension, poor posture, arthritis, tendonitis, TMJ and sciatica.
Cupping - used to expel toxins from areas of pain and tightness and uses cups held by suction to massage the body. It facilitates the release of stagnant blood, pathogenic factors and dispel internal heat. Gliding the cup over the skin helps to release tension and congestion in the muscles. The procedure will create a red to dark reddish purple circle on the skin but will disappear within a week. Conditions that respond well to cupping include: fibromyalgia, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, sciatica and asthma.
Myofascial Release - very effective hands-on manual therapy using sustained pressure into restricted fascia to eliminated pain and restore motion and function to the body.
Remedial Massage - focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. Aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, by either following or crossing over the muscle fibers, fascia and tendons. Usually used to address specific problems associated with chronic muscular pain, injury rehabilitation, sporting and occupational injuries, RSI and physical and mental fatigue. Techniques include Trigger Point, deep tissue massage and stretching which creates an improved range of motion through the joints and muscle. It's important to drink plenty of water after a deep-tissue session to help eliminate toxins from the body.
Muscle Energy Technique (MET) - collective name for a variety of techniques that stretch, strengthen or break down fibrous adhesion. MET is one in which the patient's own effort and movement, rather than that of the therapist, provides the primary force in treating the problem.
Jacqueline's Remedial Therapy
11 Lein Crt, Highton 3216
Mobile: 0408 380 531
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