Remedial @ Trayah

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Remedial / Sports Massage

What is Remedial Massage?  

Remedial massage is the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia (connective tissue) of the body to help in rehabilitation, pain and injury management.  This form of massage is also used to improve range of motion, performance and posture bringing the body back into alignment, reducing pain and discomfort.  It is designed to balance muscle length, tension and tone; help to return joints and bones to their usual position and increase the flow of blood and lymph fluid which then removes blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions resulting from injury or lack of mobility. 

What is Sports Massage?

Sports massage is a remedial massage that is tailored to the chosen sport to enhance and maintain optimal performance.  Regular treatments can also speed up rehabilitation post event whilst reducing risk of injury.  Remedial massage can also support injury management should the worse happens.  The treatment is specific to where the client is in the training program - be it pre-event, post event, rehabilitation or injury management and specific treatment will be applied accordingly. 

 

Visiting a specialist sports therapist is imperative when you're passionate about your sport/activity.  We know what muscles are used in your activities and which are likely to need attention.  

The Trayah Way...

 

As a Clinical Remedial Massage Therapist, I am highly trained to assess and treat dysfunction in order to support your body back to wellness.  I qualified in Australia and as part of my Diploma, I performed over 200 hours of assessed treatments in sports, remedial, deep tissue and trigger point therapy.

 

You may have postural issues causing pain from being sat at a desk all day; be a sports person with an injury or in need of regular monthly maintenance to keep you in peak performance; or a Mum or Dad with sore hips/back from carrying the children around! But did you know that a pain in your right shoulder could be related to an issue with your left hip?!

 

Through specific assessments, I can determine which specific muscles are causing problems and provide a targeted treatment plan to address the source of the problem, not just the symptoms.   

The type of conditions I treat include, but are not limited to:

  • Muscle tension/soreness eg. shoulder, back, neck pain

  • Reduced range of motion

  • Postural issues

  • Sports maintenance, injury/recovery management

  • Muscle strains/sprains

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome

  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome

  • Sciatica

  • Tennis / Golfer’s Elbow

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Arthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Carpal Tunnel

  • Fibromyalgia

  • CFS

  • Lymphoedema

  • Cancer and it’s treatment effects

  • TMJ and Jaw dysfunction

  • Chronic pain ... plus many more!

Your First Visit
The first time you visit me, I ask you to lock in a 75-minute new client appointment.  This is to allow full assessment of your health and to find out exactly what type of treatment will produce the best results to treat the source not the symptoms. You will normally end up with about 45 minutes of time on the table as relevant assessments will be repeated at the end so you can see the treatment has worked.  

 

Initially we’ll chat thoroughly about your health history, the reason for your visit and what your expectations are surrounding treatment outcomes. For remedial/sports massage, we’ll then go through a series of visual and postural assessments followed by a short series of orthopaedic and resisted pressure tests and range of motion tests to help me discover any muscle or joint dysfunction within your body and allow me to start putting together a bespoke treatment plan for you.  

 

I don’t have a generic to-do list that we tick off for each appointment. Your health is YOUR health.  No two bodies are the same.  It is normal that you will need a course of treatment, but if this is the case, it will be fully explained to you and there is no obligation.  A condition that has been causing issues for months or even years will not be resolved in one treatment!

Treatment
Depending on your treatment plan, for remedial and sports massage, you may be introduced to a range of different techniques but after each appointment, we will revisit the range of motion assessments to make sure that what we’re doing is actually benefiting you, and you’re not paying unnecessarily.  

Positive outcomes are achieved by using a range of techniques, including but not limited to, soft tissue manipulation, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release/stretching, METs, myofascial/static cupping, guasha, joint mobilisation and passive/active stretching.  I am a firm believer that to affect change with muscles, it is first necessary to release the fascia within which the muscles are held so this is always my first port of call.  It is usually a gentler approach which also calms the nervous system - great if your brain is screaming "this is going to hurt!", as it generally doesn't!  

On that note, it is VERY important to note that the pressure used is tailored to you.  I check in throughout the treatment to ensure you are not in pain.  Despite outdated thinking - it does not have to hurt to work! Yes, there may be discomfort but as Stuart Hinds would say - it must be tolerably bearable!

As much as I try to tailor treatment to your body, there is always the chance that you are suited to a different type of therapy, as with every health treatment.

If this is the case, I will be more than happy to recommend you to another specialist/practitioner. My number one priority is YOUR health and YOUR improvement.  I work closely with fantastic specialists, exercise physiologists, PTs, chiropractors and physios and, if you need it, I can enlist their support for you.  I will NEVER continue to take your hard earned money unnecessarily and hold you in treatment.  

This is the Trayah difference. I care about you and your health above all else!

 

Benefits of Regular Remedial & Sports Massage:

  • Reduced muscle tension

  • Reduction in pain and injury resilience

  • Improved circulation/blood flow increasing oxygen and healthy nutrients into the body

  • Stimulation of the lymphatic system and associated benefits

  • Reduction of hormones that cause stress

  • Complete relaxation

  • Increased joint mobility

  • Increased flexibility

  • Improved recovery of soft tissue injuries

  • Support to the immune system

  • Improved posture