What to Expect
What to Expect with a Muscle Medicine Remedial Massage
There is a lot of conjecture about what Remedial Massage is. Is it a Deep Tissue Massage? Is it a Sports Massage? How does it differ from a therapeutic massage?
Let’s start with your therapist. A Remedial Massage therapist must be at least Diploma qualified, as well as continuing to educate themselves on soft tissue techniques.
At muscle medicine, our Clinical Director, Coby du Preez has developed the muscle medicine method, which is a combination of modalities to create a unique treatment for you. This philosophy ensures the treatment is results-focused, to assist in delivering sustainable results, helping you live a pain-free life, the best life you can live! This means you don't need to request a specific type of massage as our therapists will ensure they use the techniques within their skill set that will provide the results you are after.
Over the past 4 years, he has been mentoring massage therapists to ensure the team we build is prepared to help you achieve your goals.
Our style of Remedial Massage is an outcome-based solution to help you achieve your health and lifestyle goals. We aim to help you protect your future movement through muscle and soft tissue health.
What does that mean?
Your initial appointment will consist of;
Objective & Subjective Assessment | 15 mins
Soft Tissue Treatment | 30 - 45 mins
Strength or rehab exercises | 5 - 10 mins
Treatment Plan | may include exercises, further treatment or referrals
On subsequent treatments, you won’t receive an hour massage that works evenly around your body from head to toe. Your therapist will assess your current situation and any changes since your last appointment followed by a 50 - 55 min treatment focusing on your discomfort.
Your therapist will use a range of techniques to deliver the results you need. This may take one treatment or a series of treatments. They will discuss your treatment plan with you after your first assessment, this may include further treatments, exercises and/or maintenance massages. We encourage you to discuss this treatment plan with your therapist to ensure the best possible results for you.
On subsequent visits, your therapist will discuss any changes in your symptoms and adjust your treatment to suit.
Is this the same as a deep tissue massage?
Deep tissue massage talks to the intensity of the pressure the therapist applies during the treatment. Your remedial massage may use deep tissue techniques as well as a combination of other techniques.
How does this differ from other massages?
Therapeutic or other styles of massage are focused on whole-body relaxation. This may engage a firm, deep tissue pressure or lighter pressure.
What can Remedial Massage help?
Lower Back Pain Relief
Shoulder Pain Relief
Knee and Ankle Pain Relief
Neck Pain Relief
Back Pain Management
Muscle tightness, aches and strains