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Remedial Massage Therapy

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Feel Better For Life

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What is it?

Remedial Massage is an effective therapeutic treatment designed to relieve pain and tension, while also focusing on addressing the underlying cause of musculoskeletal problems. During a massage consultation a Remedial Massage therapist provides a systematic assessment and treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. Remedial Massage therapists have knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to holistically treat the whole body, tracing the discomfort as far back as possible and then working on both the cause of the discomfort, as well as the symptoms.
A Remedial Massage differs from a Relaxation Massage a lot. Relaxation simply aims to relax you, and in the process, it reduces some tension and tightness. While beneficial, it does not specifically target or alleviate aches, pain or restriction. Relaxation massage is best for simply unwinding. Remedial massage provides a targeted treatment plan and will involve a detailed history of the issue that is troubling you.  Remedial massage is good for treating both acute and long-standing issues which are often ongoing problems, as opposed to acute injuries, and can improve many troubling problems.
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How does it work, to heal you?

Remedial Massage therapy has numerous therapeutic benefits. It works to increase circulation and blood supply, allowing toxins in the muscles to be removed. Soft tissue techniques increase the blood supply to damaged nerves and assist in the recovery and repair of injuries. It helps to relieve tension in muscles and break up knots or trigger points. It can also help with fascial (connective tissue) imbalances by using Myofascial release techniques (MFR) to lengthen and open the tight/stuck fascial sling. It also helps reduce stiffness and swelling, return proper function and strength to muscles, improve joint mobility and contribute to an overall feeling of relaxation and wellness. Research shows that massage provides effective relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, some sports injury, chronic fatigue, depression, stress, and improves your general well-being.

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Why are we different?

Our Remedial Massage therapist has 20 years’ experience and is a qualified acupuncturist, and offers a combined Massage and Acupuncture treatment to patients that are open to the added benefits of acupuncture. Being part of an experienced musculoskeletal team that includes Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Naturopathy, they draw on the combined knowledge and skills of the team for treating more complex or chronic conditions. At Tyack Health we also support our patients to get the best outcomes by providing co-consults with more than one practitioner where it would be beneficial.
Some of the different techniques on offer include:
  • Sports Massage
  • Remedial Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Relaxation Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Pre and Post Natal Massage
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While you’re with us, you’ll enjoy:


  • Friendly, warm and helpful receptionists
  • Experienced Remedial Massage Therapists
  • Individualised holistic care
  • Minimal waiting times
  • Instant Health Fund Claiming and EFTPOS
 

Remedial massage services offered:


Some of the available services to treat...

  • Head, headaches, jaw pain, sinus massage
  • Back and Neck pain
  • Upper limb, Shoulder pain, Elbow pain
  • Lower limb, Hip and Groin, Knee pain, Ankle sprain, Heel/Arch pain
  • Chronic pain, Arthritis, Bursitis, Tendonitis
  • Sports injuries
  • Joints and Flexibility
  • Seniors
  • Pregnancy
    • Second and Third Trimester Massage
    • Post Natal Massage
  • Children
 
 

Jamie Clyne

Advanced Diploma Acupuncture, Diploma Remedial Massage Therapy.
From an early age, Jamie was drawn to caring for others and is passionate about improving people’s health.  His therapy style reflects a deep belief in kindness and making a client feel better about themselves as an integral part of healing. 
 
 

Brian Gadsby

Dip. Remedial Massage

Brian's passion for massage started many years ago while competing at an elite level in sport (Australian Windsurfing Champion 1999-2000). Before undertaking professional training in Remedial Massage, Brian would massage his friends and family, and enjoyed seeing the enormous health benefits and happiness that came from it.  The pivotal moment that changed his own lifestyle and how he looked after his own body came while he was working away on the mines in construction, dealing with stress and fatigue, which finally got too much.  This is when he started searching and finding the answers to heal his body naturally through the power of massage.

 

 

 
 

Grace McIlroy

Diploma of Remedial Massage, Diploma of Health

Grace is reminded why she loves Remedial Massage every time she sees someone feel supported, understood, relieved and gaining confidence in their pathway to recovery. Relieving pain, aiding recovery, preventing injury and enhancing ones overall sense of wellness via a mix of Remedial, Sports and Relaxation techniques is extremely rewarding for Grace.  She is passionate about self-care and believes movement is happiness.  

 

Types of Massage


Remedial Massage – the focus is on restoring the function of body parts that are injured, restricted, painful and/or tight. It usually starts with a conversation about the concerned areas, your general health and lifestyle, followed by a physical assessment to determine what soft tissues are involved. Based on the gathered information your therapist will propose a treatment aiming to restore function, reduce pain and increase ease of movement. In addition to massage techniques, your treatment might involve different modalities like cupping, dry needling, trigger point work, manual lymphatic drainage, active and passive stretching. The applied pressure of your massage can vary depending on the level of tightness of the tissue and your pain threshold.  Your therapist might suggest activities, stretches and lifestyle changes that furthermore support your body’s healing process. Remedial Massage is best for a wide range of concerns that affect muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, the nervous system as well as acute and chronic conditions like migraines, diabetes, asthma, fibromyalgia, anxiety and more. Communication between you and your therapist is essential for a successful outcome.

 

Sports Massage – is similar to Remedial Massage and addresses specific sport or activity-related areas and concerns. The treatment involves techniques aiming to enhance performance, improve recovery and injury prevention. The approach differs depending on the expected outcome and if the treatment is searched for pre or post-activity.  Sports Massage is beneficial for both the novice and the professional.

 

Myofascial Release – also called Deep Tissue Massage targets the connective tissue (fascia) that surrounds and interweaves muscles and other soft tissues throughout your body. The treatment consists usually of slow movements and the pressure applied might gradually increase while different muscle layers are addressed. It is beneficial for postural correction, calming of the nervous system, rehydrating soft tissue, increasing range of movement and reduction of pain.

 

Relaxation Massage – aims to de-stress, calm and relax the mind and body. A relaxation massage treatment will usually involve flowing strokes and kneading movements, performed at your chosen pressure. As the tension eases in the body a relaxation response slows the heart and breathing rates and stress hormones decrease as muscles relax. If you are new to massage and don’t have a specific pain and discomfort area then a relaxation massage can be very enjoyable and beneficial to your overall wellbeing. 

 

Pregnancy Massage – Pregnancy is a special time during which significant physiological, emotional and spiritual changes are occurring. Pregnancy Massage is a therapeutic treatment that is designed to support you during this time of transition. As the pregnancy progresses your body changes to accommodate the development of the baby and changing hormone levels might impact soft tissue like ligaments which might lead to discomfort. Your Massage Therapist underwent training to understand the physiological changes during different stages as well as how the joints and muscles are affected and the potential discomfort that may be experienced through the pregnancy. They will adapt the techniques used to best address your individual needs. Pregnancy massage is a natural and effective way to support you during pregnancy.

 

Post Natal Massage – will assist mothers to recover after giving birth and to keep tension, stress and pain from building up in the body. While having a child is usually a wonderful experience it can also be physically, emotionally and spiritually stressful. Hormonal changes are also significant during this time and massage can help relax the muscles and address postural challenges that come with the new role. 

 

Manual Lymphatic Drainage - the lymphatic system is part of the body’s immune system and transports white blood cells throughout the body to help fight against infections. The movement of lymph fluid is generated by muscle contraction and breathing only; it doesn’t have a pump like the heart. Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a specific massage application of pumping and gliding motion that supports the movement of lymph fluids around the body, clearing out of the lymph nodes, drains built-up fluid and supports the immune response. Lymph fluid build-up can be due to certain health conditions or post-surgery symptoms. Your therapist will discuss the treatment and if it is the right choice for your condition.

 

Seniors Massage – with the increase in age we might experience movement restrictions, tension and discomforts within our bodies that can be difficult to live with. This can prevent us from sleeping and functioning the way we would like. Massage tailored specifically for seniors can provide pain relief, improve sleep patterns and provide that vital physical connection through touch with another human being that often is missing for those who live alone or are isolated from friends and family. Massage can improve mood, circulation, flexibility and ease pain and tension. 

 

Children’s Massage – children might experience fears and stresses in their lives that can lead to tension and disease in their bodies. Activities related to sport, the increased use of technology in education as well as growth spurts in teenage years create tension and imbalances of the musculoskeletal system. While pain might be the impetus to get a massage for your child it is good to identify stress periods due to exams, sporting commitments or modern life challenges and buffer these with relaxation that massage can provide. Children’s Massage can reduce anxiety, by boosting levels of serotonin, lowers the stress hormone levels which in turn enhances their immune system’s defence mechanism.

 

Massage can be beneficial for the following:

 

  • Headaches, migraines, jaw pain, sinus 
  • Pain and restriction throughout the musculoskeletal system
  • Chronic pain, Arthritis, Bursitis, Tendinopathy 
  • Injuries concerning sport, motor vehicle accidents or occupation
  • Diabetes related issues
  • Cancer  
  • Mental health 
 
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Department Hours & Fees


Department Hours

Monday       7.00am - 5.00pm

Tuesday       7.00am - 7.00pm

Wednesday   7.00am - 12.00pm

Thursday      7.00am - 5.00pm 

Saturday      8.00am - 11.00am 


Consultation Fees

** Current promotion - 50% Off First Appointment **

½ Hour Massage usually $59 - now $29.50
1 Hour Massage usually $91 - now $45.50
1½ Hour Massage usually $121 - now $60.50

 

Health Fund Rebates Available

EFTPOS payments for your convenience

Claim your full Health Fund Rebate at the time of your appointment

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Cancellation Policy
We understand that life is unpredictable and you may not always be able to make your scheduled appointment.  If you can’t make an appointment please contact our reception at least 24 hours prior to cancel or arrange for another time.

Missed appointments and appointments cancelled without 24 hours notice may be charged a full consultation fee.

Contact our Reception team on (07) 5294 6868 for further information.