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Remedial Massage Therapy in Narrabeen

woman getting a massageWhile some people consider massage as just a relaxing spa treatment, we view it as a therapeutic process involving various pressures and techniques to address muscles and soft tissues. Massage helps alleviate immediate pain and stimulates the body’s internal resources for revitalisation and repair. Remedial massage, for example, targets the root cause of pain, tracing discomfort back to its source and addressing the affected areas of the body.

Which Techniques Are Used?

Remedial Massages are tailored to address specific injuries or musculoskeletal disorders. It involves assessing and addressing muscles, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissues to assist in rehabilitation, pain, and injury management. Some of the conditions that this type of massage can address: RSI, muscle tension or spasms, sciatica, lower back pain, shin splints, tennis elbow, headaches, and neck and shoulder strain.

Here are some of the techniques used in Remedial Massage Therapy:

Deep Tissue

As the name suggests, deep tissue massage applies sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. This helps to break up scar tissue that forms following an injury and reduces tension in muscles and tissue. The deep tissue technique can also promote faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.

Trigger Point Therapy

This form of massage therapy focuses on identifying and targeting trigger points, which are tight areas within muscle tissue that cause pain in other parts of the body. This therapy applies direct pressure and release to these points to alleviate muscle tension and pain.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release targets the body’s fascia, which serves as a natural protective layer. When fascia malfunctions, it can disrupt the body’s alignment. Addressing fascial issues can help realign the body. The technique focuses on the fascial layer before delving into the muscle tissue.

Acupressure and relaxation methods are also available.

Meet RMT Mike Buchanan

Mike has been a personal trainer since 2007, and a qualified massage therapist since 2017. He graduated from Evolve College in 2019 and has the following credentials:

  • HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • Cert IV AIF Master Trainer (Personal Training)
  • Functional Fitness Institute Level 2
  • Five Element Acupressure Level 1

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can benefit from massage therapy?

Anyone from athletes to office workers with repetitive stress injuries can benefit from massage therapy. It helps in alleviating muscle tension, improving circulation, and promoting relaxation. We see clients ranging from 15-85!

Are there any contraindications to be aware of?

Yes, for example, massage therapy is inadvisable during the first trimester of pregnancy or for those with certain acute injuries or medical conditions like broken bones or chronic arthritis.

What should I expect during my first session?

During your first session, Mike will discuss your health history, goals, and any specific areas of pain or tension. You’ll be asked to undress to your comfort level and lie on a massage table covered by a sheet. Mike will then use various techniques to address your concerns and adjust the pressure according to your comfort level.

Book a Session Today

Experience the incredible effects of massage therapy. Contact us today to schedule a session!


Massage Therapy Narrabeen, North Narrabeen, Warriewood and Narraweena NSW | (02) 9913 9009