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 therapeutic and remedial massage?
Therapeutic massage is intended to be deeply rejuvenating and relaxing. Massage techniques range from variations of Swedish massage, lymphatic drainage or hot-stone.
Remedial massage techniques are 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.
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 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 therapeutic massage back on private health?
Our HICAPS and Medibank claims can only be processed through for a remedial massage. Please see our remedial massage page.
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 I receive a massage whilst pregnant?
Yes, massage treatments can be safe. We offer specific pregnancy massages to cater for expecting mothers. Although, we advise against a massage in the first trimester of pregnancy. Please ensure you let your massage therapist know if you are pregnant.
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.