What to expect
Hands-on treatment and movement training for the prevention of musculoskeletal dysfunction.
Treatment is aimed equally at prevention as well as rehabilitation and maintenance.
Please wear, or bring loose, comfortable clothing as Remedial Massage treatments will often include stretching and movement exercises.
Generally, an initial appointment will last 1½ hours as a detailed history and assessment of any presenting conditions or injury will be taken.
Follow-up appointments can be ½ hour, 45 minutes, 1 hour or 1½ hours depending on the nature and extent of the injury or ailment.
Massage & Movement incorporates hands-on treatment with movement and body awareness to give you long-term benefits rather than just a bandaid fix to the symptoms.
Roslyn is a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist with 21 years experience helping people in the Sutherland Shire, Bankstown and St George areas to overcome pain and injury.
She’s a stretch therapist and uses breathing, resisted stretching and strengthening, as well as hands-on work when treating clients.
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Answers come directly from the AMT’s submission to the Chief Medical Officer.
What is Massage Therapy?
The practice of massage therapy is the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to:
- maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function
- relieve pain
- prevent dysfunction
- enhance health and promote wellness
It includes the systematic external application of a variety of manual techniques including stroking, friction, vibration, kneading, compression, percussion, stretching and passive joint mobilisation. It may also include exercise prescription and the external application of heat, cold, topical preparations, tape and mechanical devices. The application of these techniques is based on current scientific understanding and evidence informed practice.
What is the difference between Remedial and Sports massage?
Remedial massage: Assists in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. A range of manual therapy techniques may be employed in treatment, such as deep connective tissue massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Muscle Energy Techniques, Direct and Indirect Myofascial Techniques, and Neuromuscular Facilitation.
Sports massage: Treats and prevents injuries, improves recovery, flexibility and endurance, and enhances the performance of athletes.
Massage therapists may also work in one or more of the following areas:
Therapeutic or relaxation massage (sometimes referred to as Swedish): to promote wellbeing, improve sleep, treat anxiety and tension, and enhance a range of systemic body functions such as circulation.
Pregnancy and pediatric massage: to support the primary care of pregnant women and infants.
What kind of things can massage therapy help?
The practice of massage therapy is supported by a robust clinical evidence base. There is a substantial body of research that demonstrates the established effects of massage therapy in relation to the following conditions and populations:
- Cancer (side effects of treatment and psychological factors)
- Musculoskeletal pain, including low back pain
- Pre/post operative (particularly post operative nausea and vomiting)
- Pregnancy/labour/post natal
- Older adults
There is also promising preliminary evidence for massage therapy in connection with the following conditions:
- Headache and migraine
- HIV/immune function.