What is Remedial Massage?
A form of physical therapy that aims to ‘remedy’ the dysfunction of the soft-tissues in your body. Remedial Massage practitioners very quickly find the source of your pain and dysfunction, treating the cause of your health challenge. Various therapeutic techniques including massage are used to manipulate the soft tissues of your body to restore range and function, while reducing pain.
How do I know if I would benefit from Remedial Massage?
If you are suffering from aches and pains, headaches, stiffness, poor posture, stress and tension, poor sleep, you have a highly active or sedentary lifestyle, your work requires repetitive movements causing pain, or if you simply need a boost to your wellbeing; then Remedial Massage is for you!
Changes in cultural and workplace practices over the last few months in particular, means we you are moving less and spending more time in front of a screen, often with poor ergonomics. This has a profound impact on your body as over time, tissues learn to become short and tight, causing painful adaptations in posture and movement.
Remedial Massage aims to treat this dysfunction through realignment of musculature and surrounding tissues, enhancing blood flow to the area and deactivating pain points.
Anna-Mai holds a Diploma of Remedial Massage from Endeavour College of Natural Health, and is a member of Massage and Myotherapy Australia. She has a special interest and training in lymphatic drainage massage a technique of remedial massage that aims to remove toxins from the tissues, stimulate immune function, and reduce fluid build up.
Techniques can include:
- Soft tissue massage
- Deep tissue massage
- Myofascial release
- Muscle energy technique
- Trigger point therapy
- Lymphatic drainage
- Joint mobilisation
Benefits of Remedial Massage
Clients report many benefits of Remedial Massage that allow them to live their lives in a more functional, and enjoyable way.
Medical studies have proven Remedial Massage to be effective in:
- Reducing pain
- Enhancing local blood and lymphatic flow
- Inducing muscle relaxation
- Lengthening and realigning connectives tissues
- Improving functional ability
- Reducing stress/tension/anxiety
- Improving sleep quality
Types of clients we work with
Our clients are from all walks of life with varied presentations:
- Office workers
- Chronic pain sufferers
- Those with chronic medical conditions
- Those with labour intensive jobs
- Pregnant or post partum women
- Those in high stress occupations
This is Life have the remarkable advantage of being able to comanage clients across different modalities, providing patients with a collaborative and highly effective treatment approach.
Massage and Chiropractic care deliver exceptional clinical outcomes for patients, and the Chiropractic team work closely with Anna-Mai to treat patients with a host of complex musculoskeletal conditions.
Introducing Anna-Mai Hoek
Anna-Mai has 12 years of experience as a Remedial Massage Practitioner, treating a wide variety of clients with very individual needs.
She has taught budding Remedial Massage Therapists at various tertiary institutions since 2009; helping to foster the learning of new therapists by sharing her extensive skills and knowledge in the field.
The reasons people seek out Remedial Massage Therapy
- Relief from chronic pain conditions
- Arthritis management
- Treatment for tendinopathy
- Relief from headaches/migraine
- Fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue support
- Sports Injury management and prevention
- Treatment of TMJ dysfunction
- Assistance with postural disorders
- Pre and post surgery support
- Treatment for oedema
- Pregnancy support
- Treatment for general muscle soreness
- Assistance with stress/fatigue