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Massage Therapy

Sunbury Physiotherapy Clinic currently has one Remedial Massage Therapist working at the clinic.  Daniel White works on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

What is a Massage Therapist?

A massage Therapist treats most soft tissues of the human body including muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia (connective tissue).

In the case of an injury, a massage therapist can provide exercises and stretches, to lesson or eliminate problems.

Who can use massage?

Everybody can benefit from regular massage, from the elderly, to sportspeople, labourers and office workers.

You don’t have to be suffering from soreness- a regular massage is the key to better health.

Remedial Massage

A remedial massage is more hands-on, manipulating the soft tissue to address dysfunction.

Remedial massage stretches muscles, inhibits muscle spasm, increases flexibility and helps break down scar tissue.

A neck and shoulder massage can also alleviate repetitive strain injuries resulting from poor posture or sitting for long periods of time.

A remedial massage therapist can develop a massage program in conjunction with your training to maximise your performance and rehabilitation.

Relaxation Massage

Typically, a relaxation massage focuses on stress release.  The techniques are soothing, but will hone in on any tightness present.

If your physical or emotional health is challenged, massage can eliminate the production of stress chemicals in the body.  So if you’re feeling under pressure, wind down with a soothing massage to feel revitalised.

What are the benefits of massage?

Overall massage increases blood circulation and improves lymphatic fluid circulation in the body.

Massage can:

  • Reduce swelling
  • Improve circulation
  • Lower heart rate and blood pressure
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Relieve muscles tension
  • Reduce inflammation in joints and soft tissue
  • Alleviate pain, stiffness and improve flexibility

Can massage help my condition?

Massage has been known to benefit a number of conditions including:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Joint strains and sprains
  • Myofascial pain (connective tissue)
  • Pregnancy associated problems
  • Repetitive strain injury

Can I use massage in conjunction with other treatment?

Massage usually addresses specific problems associated with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation.  It can be delivered on it own, or compliment other forms of treatment such as physiotherapy.  It is always best to check with your referring health practitioner if in doubt.

Does my health fund cover massage therapy?

There are a number of health funds that rebate massage treatment in Australia.Please contact your health fund direct for details.  Depending on which therapist you see, you may be able to claim your massage through the HICAPS system for participating health funds.