Remedial Massage focuses on injuries and problem areas. Deep pressure combined with trigger points and stretching helps to release tight muscles and tensions in the fascia.
Massage can be done with oil on skin, or through clothes. We may use Chinese Massage, Deep Tissue, Japanese, Trigger Point Therapy or Swedish Massage techniques. Whichever may benefit you the most.
Note: The difference between getting a massage at Freedom Chinese Medicine or a shopping centre Chinese Massage is huge. All our practitioners are thoroughly trained and accredited. We will take your history, diagnose any problems you may have, tailor your session especially for you AND give you advice.
How much do we know about massage therapy?
A lot of research on massage therapy for various conditions has been carried out, but some of the research hasn’t been of high quality, and the mechanisms by which massage therapy has its effects aren’t well understood.
What do we know about the effectiveness of massage therapy?
Research suggests that massage therapy may help relieve several kinds of pain, but in most instances, the evidence is not strong, and massage may provide only short-term relief. Massage may be helpful for anxiety and depression in people with fibromyalgia, cancer, or HIV/AIDS. Massage therapy may help premature infants gain weight, but it hasn’t been clearly shown to have benefits for full-term infants.
What do we know about the safety of massage therapy?
The risk of harmful effects from massage therapy appears to be low. However, there have been rare reports of serious side effects.
Massage may provide relief from chronic pain, tension or injury.¹
Pregnant women often suffer from neck, shoulder, back and hip pain due to hormonal changes and the increasing physical load. Pregnancy massage helps to alleviate tension and pain, relieves headaches, leg cramps, insomnia, fluid retention, stress and fatigue.
We provide massage services in our Ivanhoe clinic 6 days per week.
Please call (03) 9486 5966 to make an appointment with us or click here to book online.
1 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Noninvasive Treatments for Low Back Pain. AHRQ Publication No. 16-EHC004-EF. February 2016.
- Bennett C, Underdown A, Barlow J. Massage for promoting mental and physical health in typically developing infants under the age of six months. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2013;(4):CD005038. Accessed at http://www.cochranelibrary.com(link is external) on January 21, 2017.
- Cortés Godoy V, Gallego Izquierdo T, Lázaro Navas I, et al. Effectiveness of massage therapy as co-adjuvant treatment to exercise in osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. 2014;27(4):521-529.
- Furlan AD, Giraldo M, Baskwill A, et al. Massage for low-back pain. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2015;(9):CD001929. Accessed at www.cochranelibrary.com(link is external) on January 26, 2017.
- Happe S, Peikert A, Siegert R, et al. The efficacy of lymphatic drainage and traditional massage in the prophylaxis of migraine: a randomized, controlled parallel group study. Neurological Sciences. 2016;37(10):1627-1632.
- Hillier SL, Louw Q, Morris L, et al. Massage therapy for people with HIV/AIDS. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2010;(1):CD007502. Accessed at www.cochranelibrary.com(link is external) on August 18, 2017.
- Niemi A-K. Review of randomized controlled trials of massage in preterm infants. Children. 2017;4(4):pii:E21
- Qaseem A, Wilt TJ, McLean RM, et al. Noninvasive treatments for acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2017;166(7):514-530.
- Shin ES, Seo KH, Lee SH, et al. Massage with or without aromatherapy for symptom relief in people with cancer. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2016;(6):CD009873. Accessed at www.cochranelibrary.com(link is external) on January 26, 2017.
- Yin P, Gao N, Wu J, et al. Adverse events of massage therapy in pain-related conditions: a systematic review. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2014;2014;480956.