Massage

Our massage service focuses on regaining normal muscle and soft tissue flexibility following injury. We also help patients improve muscle flexibility and function to prevent injury. Massage is a great way to gain immediate relief from tension and pain, and also promotes long-term musculo-sekeletal health.

What is remedial massage?

The first step of remedial massage is assessing the body’s muscles, tendons, ligaments and tissue to locate problem areas. It’s a manual process which not only helps to find areas of pain during rehabilitation and treatment but also offers pain relief.

A massage therapist applies oil directly to the skin and works in a kneading motion to promote better circulation and help the body with its natural task of removing toxins. During treatment, specific painful areas are identified and worked on, offering relief from pain and valuable information for ongoing treatment.

The main goal of remedial massage is aiding a patient in achieving improved mobility by balancing muscle, soft tissue and tension. This type of massage is particularly useful following injury.

Why we use massage

If you’re undergoing a rehabilitation program with Auscare Physiotherapy, we see massage as an important part of the process. Not only can it relieve current tension, but it aids in long-term recovery and future injury prevention.

When combined with other treatment method methods, massage can assist with:

  • Increased circulation and improved lymphatic system
  • Pain relief
  • Improved flexibility
  • Faster rehabilitation process
  • Decrease in muscle tension

Like all of our rehabilitation services, all courses of massage therapy are tailored to your individual needs and recovery plan.

What can be treated with massage?

Firstly, it’s important to remember that massage can be useful both in treatment as well as diagnosis. During recovery from an injury, massage can help locate certain pain points and areas where tension is affecting mobility.

As a treatment option, massage is effective in providing pain relief for both chronic conditions and acute injuries. Massage can be used as an ongoing, regular treatment method, or a short-term method during recovery.

Many people enjoy the benefits of massage, such as those suffering from:

  • Muscle tension
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Tendonitis and bursitis
  • Fibrosis
  • Nerve pressure, particularly in the lower back
  • Joint soreness and reduced mobility

Much like any treatment, massage therapy will be offered to all clients if we think they can gain benefit. Our massage therapists work to tailor a program to your individual injury, recovery or mobility goals.