Remedial Therapy

What Is Remedial Massage Therapy

Remedial massage therapy is a great way to maintain your body and help with underlying causes of musculoskeletal dysfunction.
Remedial massage is a manual hands on treatment using a variety of therapeutic techniques to locate and repair damaged tissue in your body.
The pressure applied with these techniques will create a relaxation response in the muscles, timulate blood supply allowing more nutrients to the area and allow increased joint movement

Is Remedial Massage Therapy Painful?

Treatment pressure will vary from firm to soft depending on the technique, desired outcome and tolerance.  
For example a sports player may require deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy techniques which apply a firm pressure to the muscle to break adhesions from repetitive loading.
However if the problem is injury related with swelling involved, lymphatic drainage, a very soft technique used to stimulate fluid movement close to the skin will be used to help speed up their recovery and relieve the pain in the area.  
In regards to tolerance, the pressure applied needs to be tolerable so you do not tense up during treatment. This ensures your therapist is not doing more damage to your tissue while treating your condition.
The tolerance level is rated out of 10 and should sit around 7-8/10 in your pain threshold.

What To Expect From Your Remedial Massage Therapy Session?

Before and after each treatment I will assess your needs and in line with your goals from the session.  
Each treatment is unique to the individual and a plan forward is created inclusive of your lifestyle, abilities, needs and wants.  
On your initial treatment we will determine if Remedial Therapy or Myotherapy will be right for you.  
For general body maintenance you may request a full body remedial massage.
You can ask for specific areas to be covered if they are particularly bothering you, for example feet or hands. 

Pregnancy Massage

Remedial massage during pregnancy can be really beneficial in relieving the complaints and symptoms you are experiencing.
There are a number of physical changes that the body will be developing during pregnancy.
Massage will help expectant mothers to relieve pain and discomfort from mobile joints and increased pressure on their pelvis, hips, back and feet as well as other areas that become uncomfortable as these changes occur.  
Nancy Jayne is well versed in pregnancy massage and has helped multiple patients through to full term and postpartum.

What Are The Benefits of Remedial Massage Therapy?
  • Improve your blood circulation
  • Improve your skin tone
  • Increase your joint mobility and flexibility
  • Increase your mental alertness
  • Reduce anxiety and depression
  • Reduce your muscular tension
  • Reduce your stress hormones
  • Heal your soft tissue injuries faster
  • Stimulate your lymphatic system

What Can Massage Help With?

A question I often get asked is "is remedial massage good for you?"
There are many things massage can help with including:

  • Chronic and acute pain
  • Neck pain
  • Tension headaches
  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Pain from Scoliosis
  • Arthritis
  • Recovery and injury prevention
  • Postural improvement
  • Anxiety, depression and insomnia

My Massage Techniques

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Soft Tissue Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Joint Mobilisations
  • Dry Needling
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Stretches
  • Exercise Prescription

Nancy Jackson and Remedial Therapy

Clinical Myotherapist

I am a female remedial massage therapist who has been treating since 2014. Remedial massage was my first introduced modality and still most highly used in clinical practice. I completed my training with class dux (best practitioner) in Melbourne at MIMT before expanding my manual skills and knowledge with Clinical Myotherapy (BHS).

Private Health Rebates Available

On the spot claiming for remedial massage therapy and Myotherapy is offered at this practice for:  
BUPA, Medibank Private, NIB, AAMI, APIA, AHM, Defence Health, Suncorp, Frank Health Insurance, GMHBA, IMAN, ING Health Insurance, Qantas Insurance, Priceline Health Insurance, Police Health, Emergency Services Health, Union Health, Teachers Union Health.  
For other health funds, a receipt can be collected at the end of treatment to claim back with your provider.