Are you wondering if Massage is the solution to your pain?
Massage Therapy can play an important role in the life and well-being for all individuals, whether you are an athlete, office worker or full time mum! Massage has a number of benefits, including physical, physiological and psychological.
Remedial Massage can help maintain the body in a better condition, helping to restore joint and muscle mobility, prevent injuries and boost performance; all whilst helping you to feel better in your day to day life!
At Massage Fit we are one of the premier Remedial Massage clinics in Adelaide and we will use a variety of manual therapy techniques including deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and general sports massage to help you to achieve your goals.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR CONSULT
In your initial Remedial Massage appointment you can expect from us:
- Listening – We listen to you about your unique issue so that we can develop and tailor our treatment plan to your goals.
- Assessment – We will continually assess the areas we are working on so that we can understand what the effect of our massage treatment has been.
- Expert massage techniques – we pride ourselves on being industry leaders through continual professional development that allows us to deliver you the best treatment methods available.
- Plan – We understand that the reason you seek out a remedial massage therapist is to help you to feel better to live your best life & in order to achieve this we believe having a clear plan essential.
Benefits of Massage
Pain reduction: Tension and waste products in muscles can often cause pain. Massage helps reduce this in many ways including releasing the bodies endorphins.
Increased circulation and tissue permeability: Massage assists in moving fluids and nutrients through blood and lymph vessels allowing for better circulation and removal of waste products such as lactic acid. This encourages the muscles to take up oxygen and nutrients which help them recover quicker!
Stretching: Massage can help to stretch tissues that could not be stretched in the usual methods. Bundles of muscle fibres are stretched lengthwise as well as sideways. Remedial Massage can also stretch the sheath or fascia that surrounds the muscle, so releasing any tension or pressure build up.
Break down of scar tissue: Scar tissue is the result of previous injuries or trauma and can effect muscle, tendons and ligaments. This can lead to inflexible tissues that are prone to injury and pain.
Relaxation: Muscles can help with relaxation through heat generation, circulation and stretching. Mechanoreceptors which sense touch, pressure, tissue length and warmth are stimulated causing a reflex relaxation.
Stress and Anxiety reduction: Through the effects mentioned above relaxation is induced and so can reduction in stress and anxiety levels.
Elite Sports Teams
Massage Fit has a passion for working alongside the best of the best. With opportunities to work with elite sporting clubs and organisations, we have been able to bring the standards and expectations of the elite back to the wider community! Massage Fit has worked with the Port Adelaide Football Club (AFL), Volleyball SA (including both the Adelaide Storm state indoor volleyball team as well as national beach volleyball events) and local soccer and football clubs.
With a growing reputation in elite sports, Massage Fit has also been given the opportunity to work with travelling clubs from interstate and has recently worked with teams such as the Melbourne Stars (Big Bash League), Victorian Bushrangers (Domestic Cricket League), and the Brisbane Roar (A-League soccer).
Alongside sporting teams, Massage Fit has also worked as part of numerous community events, such as the 2015 Australian Masters Games, the 2015 Little Heroes Slowdown, and the 2016 Cancer Council Relay for Life. Athletes are not the only ones who need help with muscle tension, and it is always great to work with the larger community across Adelaide.
If you have a community event coming up and would like Massage Fit to be involved, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Fund Rebates
Health fund rebates are available with our Remedial Massage Therapists on the spot via our HICAPS terminal if you have extras cover with Remedial Massage cover.
We also employ Massage Therapists who do not have the option to claim health fund rebates. As you can’t claim your health fund rebates, the appointment fees are lower than you would pay if you were to see one of our Remedial Massage Therapists.
Remedial Massage Adelaide
We offer Remedial Massage at both of our clinic locations in Adelaide – 31 Smart Road, Modbury and 166 Grange Road, Findon.
You can find out more about our two convenient locations on our contact page.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is deep tissue massage?
Deep tissue massage is a form of remedial massage that involves a firmer and deeper pressure to be applied through the muscles, in long gliding strokes. This pressure can be slowly increased to match each client’s needs in order to decrease pain whilst improving flexibility and function.
When should I get a deep tissue massage?
A deep tissue massage would be appropriate if you feel that you have tightness or pain in your muscles, restricted joint range of motion or if you would like to enhance your recovery.
How often should I get a deep tissue massage?
This is entirely dependent on your specific situation, your needs and your goals. Our Massage Therapists will work with you to assess your current issue and help to develop a plan in collaboration with you to achieve the goals you’ve set together.
Does deep tissue massage hurt?
Deep tissue massage can involve slight discomfort at times if you are comfortable with it, however this will be dependent on how you guide the Massage Therapist throughout the session. You are always in control and your feedback allows us to tailor the experience exactly to your liking.
How long is an average deep tissue massage session?
We offer 30 minute and 60 minute remedial massage consultations. We advise having a 60 minute initial remedial massage consult in order for us to develop a plan together moving towards your goals.
How do you know where the right spot is?
This is achieved through a combination of our palpation skills and guidance from you about how each area feels and what replicates your pain. Our experienced Massage Therapists will guide you through the process and have you feeling at ease.
How is pressure determined?
The pressure used in your deep tissue massage is determined by your guidance in combination with how the tissue feels to our experienced Massage Therapists. Communication is key throughout every consultation and we will constantly check in to see how each new technique feels to you, to ensure you have an amazing experience.
How much pain is too much?
This is completely dependent on your personal preferences and previous experiences. Some people really enjoy the feeling of a strong remedial massage whilst others find that they prefer a more relaxed and gentle approach. Both approaches will help you to achieve your goals, the most important thing is that you are comfortable throughout the massage session.
Whether your goal is to add 10kgs to your squat or to simply be able to play with your children, our physiotherapists can assist in developing an exercise program that is appropriate for your current level of health and fitness.