What is remedial massage?

Remedial Massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue, tendons, ligaments and fascia improving muscular performance and restoring balance in the body. This treatment utilises a variety of customised techniques including massage, joint mobilisation and myofascial release to target the root cause of pain, alleviate tension, restriction and discomfort.a. Our massage therapists are extensively trained and have thorough knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology. Sciatica, carpal tunnel, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, and sports injuries are a few of the conditions that can be eased with a remedial massage treatment. Infrared sauna therapy is used to relax muscles and provide pain relief and increase circulation all of which are great for stiffness, teaming your remedial massage with an infrared sauna will provide the ultimate healing for your muskolulotal imbalances.

How does remedial massage work to relieve pain?

Remedial massage techniques balance the tone, tension, and length of soft tissues in the body to promote joint mobility. This creates regeneration of the tissue by helping to reduce muscle spasms and cramps. Additionally, remedial massage improves the circulation of oxygen around the body, which encourages drainage of the lymph nodes and increases blood flow. These processes  provide pain relief in the body by the removal of damaged cells, scar tissue, blockages and adhesions.

Do you need to have a specific condition to benefit from a remedial massage?

No. Although the massage technique is particularly beneficial for those with sustained muscle tissue injuries, the treatment is still suitable for those without injury.. Any specific area of your muscular system that is causing you pain and discomfort can be worked on by a remedial massage therapist who will through specific techniques assist your body to become more relaxed and work through the tension and pain points.

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What are the benefits of remedial massage?

Remedial massage is an excellent massage technique for specific pain points and ailments in the body. This targeted massage technique is a holistic approach to addressing tension, pain and trigger points causing discomfort. It can assist with increasing circulation, flexibility and endurance to the muscles, whilst reducing inflammation and lowering muscle recovery time. Remedial massage is also beneficial to easing symptoms of anxiety and stress through increased blood flow causing the release of serotonin and oxytocin in the body (the happy chemicals).

Whilst remedial massage therapy is well known to treat and prevent chronic conditions, it is also appropriate for those wanting to achieve optimal wellbeing. Remedial massage can work on our endocrine system (our hormone system) by reducing cortisol (a stress hormone). When we’re stressed, our levels of cortisol rise, which can weaken the immune system, and compromise levels of serotonin and dopamine (our “feel good” hormones). By soothing the nervous system, remedial massage can neutralise these effects and bring our body back into a state of balance. Some of the positive outcomes from this could be an improved mood, reduced anxiety, and improved concentration, better sleep patterns and more energy. In addition to this, remedial massage can be an effective therapy to improve lower back pain.

Remedial massage techniques

  • Myofascial release This is a technique which focuses on the release of the fascia connective tissue that surrounds all muscles in our entire body. The massage therapist will feel for tension areas within the facia and work with the muscles to help provide relief. Pain can typically be felt within the myofascial points of the body, or more commonly called ‘trigger points’. The therapist will work on releasing these trigger points by repetitive stretching, using light manual pressure. These movements will help release tightness and tenderness from the trigger points, which will reflect in the rest of the body.  Myofascial release of the neck and shoulders can be beneficial  for those who suffer from frequent headaches or migraines, even myofascial release has been known to assist individuals with acute and chronic pain.
  • Muscle energy movements Muscle energy movements or MET’S, is a technique derived from osteopathic medicine (medicine of the bones), aimed to lengthen tight and/or short muscles. The massage therapist will use their strength to stretch the muscle whilst the individual will be asked to resist the pressure applied. By stimulating a reflex, the muscle is encouraged to return to its natural state. This is an active massage technique which requires participation of the client and can be beneficial for individuals who experience muscle spasms.
  • Joint Mobilisation Joint mobilisation is specifically designed to increase range of motion in the joints. Extremely beneficial for scenarios where the joins have been rolled, sprained or jarred. A rocking back forth motion is applied until the joint has loosened and released tension.

What’s involved in a remedial massage treatment?

Remedial massage therapists are trained in multiple techniques and are knowledgeable about a range of conditions. The appointment involves assessment, analysis and healing treatment of muskolulotal imbalances. Remedial massage can be tailored to deep, shallow, strong or gentle movements. Specific techniques in remedial massage may include myofascial release, muscle energy movements, and joint mobilisation.

Our therapeutic massage treatment options are better suited to those seeking a relaxation treatment.

Sports Massage

This type of massage technique focuses on muscles used before, during or after vigorous exercise. This could include individuals wanting to maximise muscle recovery time, endurance and flexibility of muscles. Sports massage is a treatment for those who exercise frequently, are training for a particular event or those who require injury rehabilitation. Sports massage uses dynamic massage techniques which involves stretching and active release of muscles.  It can be used before the event to improve blood circulation and flexibility or after the event to reduce inflammation, pain and reduce DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness).

About Our Massage Therapists

Yumi - Massage Therapist

Yumi, Massage Therapist, Dip (Rm)

Yumi is a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist specialising in Lymphatic Drainage Massage. Being on the receiving end of massage therapy, Yumi’s interest in massage and how it can heal the human body was sparked. She loves that every person’s body is unique and finds joy in customising her therapy and techniques to meet their specific needs.

Vicky - Massage Therapist

Vicky, Massage Therapist Dip(RM)

Vicky is a Remedial Massage Therapist who has recently relocated to Perth from Sydney, where she was also working as a remedial massage therapist. With a passion for massage therapy, Vicky has a desire to help support her future clients at Myall.

Samantha, Clinical Myotherapist.

Samantha’s health science background in Myotherapy has given Sam a wealth of knowledge about the human body. With this degree, Sam can provide Remedial therapy as a service provider. Sam’s massage specialty is finding those ‘spots’ you did not know were there.


Will I be sore after my massage?
It is normal to feel soreness after a massage, especially if the treatment has specifically targeted painful, restricted muscles. The soreness can last a couple hours or can sometimes be felt the following day.
Post massage soreness is most likely felt after a deep tissue, remedial or sports massage, these treatments are intended to manipulate challenged muscles. These techniques have been designed to restore the muscle to its natural state, restoring mobility and to stimulate the feeling of relaxation.

What is the difference between remedial and therapeutic massage?
Remedial massage technique is used for an in-depth, longer term targeted approach to massage. This technique is targeted to specific areas in the body that require rehabilitation, providing benefits to a wide range of ailments.

Therapeutic massage on the other hand is intended to be deeply rejuvenating and relaxing. Massage techniques range from variations of Swedish massage, lymphatic drainage or hot-stone.

What kinds of massage does Myall offer?
Myall has a wide range of massage treatments available. These include:

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Neck and shoulder massage
  • Hot stone massage
  • Pregnancy massage
  • Aromatouch massage
  • Lymphatic drainage massage
  • Remedial massage
  • Sports massage

Is it best to get a massage before or after exercise?
Both! Just depends on what for.
Muscle soreness or doms (delayed onset muscle soreness) can be reduced by receiving a massage after exercise. Treatments help reduce inflammation, increase circulation and get your lymphatic and circulatory system moving.

Getting a massage before exercise can help increase flexibility and mobility of muscles by warming the muscles.

Can I claim my remedial massage back on private health?
You may be able to claim remedial massage with your Medibank, AHM, NIB, HCF, BUPA, HIF and NIB private health cover, to name a few. It does however depend on your level of insurance cover, please contact your provider directly.To support your claim, we provide you with a tax invoice that includes our Remedial Therapist provider number. If eligible you will be able to use this to claim your refund.

How often should I get a massage?
You may choose to get a message when you feel pain, to relieve stress or to improve muscle endurance, or as a safe place to let go of daily stressors. This could be once or twice a week or whenever you feel like treating yourself. If you are committed to feeling the long-term benefits of massage with less pain, better flexibility and a strong nervous system it is best to come regularly to work through tension areas.

What should I wear to my treatment?
We welcome you to wear any clothes that you like. Loose fitting clothes will be easier to get on and off if it is required for your treatment.
If you are coming from work please think about what you will need to ensure you are comfortable post treatment.

Can receive a massage whilst pregnant?
Yes, massage treatments can be safe right until the second trimester. Please ensure you let your massage therapist know if you are pregnant. We offer specific pregnancy massages also.

Do you offer massages in the office?
Yes we do, please visit our corporate webpage and chat to our corporate manager Kari about how you can bring massage into your office space.

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