There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular Massage Therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist. Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being.
At Proactive Spine and Sports Medicine each of our Massage Therapists hold a Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy and are registered providers with Australian Health Funds. We believe that massage therapy and chiropractic care complement each other, causing the benefits of both massage and chiropractic adjustments to last longer. We provide a number of different massage techniques.
What to expect during your first massage appointment
Generally, your first massage therapy appointment will be 60 minutes. During your first appointment you may undergo a brief postural analysis, special movement tests, discussion about previous injuries and current lifestyle habits to pinpoint the cause of your pain. This can take anywhere from 5-10 minutes. The remainder of the appointment will be spent massaging, with roughly 5 minutes at the end of your appointment to re-assess your primary complaint and to suggest a treatment plan.
The therapist may suggest a treatment plan which requires you to follow up with one of our chiropractors before returning for a massage, or they may recommend a couple of massages before returning to the chiropractor. This is something which may be discussed between your chiropractor and massage therapist regarding your specific case.Follow up massage appointments spend less time in the initial consultation phase and more time is spent massaging.
Appointments can be booked as:
$ 110 - 75 mins
$ 90 - 60 mins
$ 70 - 45 mins
$ 55 - 30 mins
(We recommend a 60 min for your first appointment. Prices are the same for all massage styles.)
Are you thinking about booking a massage but don’t know which massage technique will suit you best. Our summaries below explain the difference between the different massage techniques. If you're still unsure please contact the clinic and we will help you find the right Massage style. The therapist might use or or a combination of the following.
Remedial Massage Therapy
Remedial Massage the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. Remedial massage is designed to balance muscle/soft tissue length, tension, tone which will in turn promote the return to normal joint/capsular/bone position; increase the flow of blood and lymph, particularly in the injured areas, thus removing blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesion's resulting from injury.
Sports / Deep Tissue Massage
Sports Massage is a form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries Deep tissue massage is especially beneficial for pain management and injury rehabilitation. Poor posture and movement patterns often lead to a build-up of scar tissue that can cause adhesion's between fascia and muscles, restricting mobility and causing pain. Deep tissue massage helps to break up these adhesion's, improve range of motion, and decrease pain.
Myofasical Cupping is a technique used by massage therapists to promote nutrient-rich blood to areas, providing increased circulation to stretch muscle tissue. The myofascial cups are position over tight muscle and fascia and used in a variety of different techniques.
Increased joint range of motion
Reduced muscle tension
Increase connective tissue mobility
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone is a type of massage therapy that involves the use of smooth, heated stones. The massage therapist places the hot stones on specific points on your body while giving the massage. The localised heat and weight of the stones warm and relax muscles, allowing the massage therapist to apply deeper pressure to those areas without causing discomfort.
Provides relief from pain associated with fibromyalgia, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other chronic conditions
Decreases pain and muscle spasms
Reduces chronic stress and tension
Increases flexibility in joints, aiding in easier mobility and movement
Relieves pain and tension created by strained and contracted muscles
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle, rhythmical massage treatment performed by a specially trained lymphatic massage therapist to stimulate the circulation of lymph fluid around the body. This helps to rapidly speed up the removal of wastes and toxins from a sluggish lymphatic system.
Pregnancy and After: Gives comfort especially in legs and feet when fluid retention strikes.
Healing: Reduces pain and discomfort during surgery, injury or headache. Decongesting the swollen and sore tissues through therapy, pain and discomfort is reduced.
Skin-care: Visible results like a clearer complexion, reduced puffiness around the eyes, and lessened appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead.
Relaxation: Your level of well-being is enhanced as you feel cleansed and rejuvenated. With the gentle treatment, the feeling is quite soothing.