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SOFT TISSUE THERAPY

Humans have been massaging sore muscles for thousands of years. We've all felt relieve of pressing on sore muscles, sometimes you might even experience a referral of your pain to a different area in your body. But what makes a good massage therapist and how do you choose the right therapy for you?

Richmond Rehab is in the privliged position of having highly experienced therapists who have been helping patients with muscular pain for years. With a high level of training (typically in Myotherapy), our therapists have a broad skill set and the knowledge of when to use each technique for the presenting issue. Regardless if you're an elite athlete, gym goer, office worker, or just need to unwind - our therapists have the experience to keep you on track.

Despite primarly being a clinic specialising in musculoskeletal injuries, our massage team appreciate the value of massage for wellbeing, not only following an acute injury.

MYOTHERAPY

Myotherapy can be used for both for short term muscle relief after an injury to return to work or sport by reducing pain and increasing a joints range of motion; and also long term/ chronic issues throughout the body to improve general well being returning the musculoskeletal area to original or better function.
  • Soft Tissue Manipulation / Deep Tissue Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Myofascial Dry Needling
  • Cupping
  • Thermotherapy / Cryotherapy
  • TENS
  • Postural Assessment & Correction

REMEDIAL MASSAGE

Remedial Massage is an advanced approach to massage therapy. More than deep tissue, remedial massage encompasses assessment & reasoning to maximise the massage benefits.
Our highly skilled therapists are experienced in using remedial massage for treating patients with:
  • Deep & constant aching
  • Muscle tightness
  • Sore/tender spots in muscles
  • Stiff joints
  • Numbness
  • Unexplained tiredness
  • Headaches
  • Stress

SPORTS MASSAGE

It's important to pay attention to any niggles you may be developing and seek advice if you have any concerns. Sports massage may be a useful tool for you to aid with recovery and allow you to exercise more efficiently.
  • Decreasing Fatigue
  • Reduce Muscle Tension
  • Relieve Pain
  • Prevent Injuries
  • Improve Muscle Recovery
  • Maximise Performance

RELAXATION MASSAGE

Everyone gets stressed out at times, but finding time to tune out can be difficult. A relaxation massage can provide you with the opportunity to tune out from your daily stresses while we take care of your tight muscles.
  • Decrease Your Stress Levels
  • Provide An Opportunity For Mindfullness
  • Decrease Your Muscle Tension
  • Reduce Symptoms Of Anxiety
  • Improve Circulation

Which Therapy Should You Book For?

Choosing a therapy or therapist can be a daunting prospect for a new patient. Though each of our therapists have special areas of interest, all of our therapists are experienced in all styles of soft tissue therapy. If you're experiencing a new injury that you have concerns about, we would typically recommend seeing one of our physiotherapists first. For those patients with issues that are easily explained by your activities or have responded well to massage in the past, we recommend booking with one of Richmond Rehab's soft tissue team members. Simply let us know what your concerns are when booking and our therapists will help guide you to the most appropriate therapy.

How Long Should I Book For?

We often have new patients asking about how long to book for. It is a difficult question to answer as not all patients have the same needs. Sometimes patients are very sensitive to massage, particularly if they haven't had much work done in the past. In these instances we would recommend booking for a longer session to give us the opportunity treat what needs to be treated without you experiencing unnecessary discomfort.  We make a similar recommendation for new patients as we need to assess which muscles are involved and maximise your outcomes. This does not mean you'll be spending 30 minutes talking about your muscle pain, we want to get you on the table as quickly as possible but we want to make sure your massage is effective!

If you're a returning patient who is seeking ongoing work on one or two areas (such as sore legs from running), we recommend booking a shorter session. Short sessions are ideal for the ongoing symptomatic treatment of headaches, sports recovery massage or during late stage rehab following an injury.


Myotherapy & Massage Pricing

45 Minutes - $77.50

Ideal if you have something that requires a little more time but you're a little pushed for time.

60 Minutes - $95

Our Myotherapist's typically work in 60 minute blocks to allow an appropriate assessment, treatment and re-assessment.  If you're looking to have some soft-tissue therapy and are after something quite thorough, a 60 minute appointment is what you're looking for!