Exploring Common Massage Styles:
A Comprehensive Guide
You can expect excellence in sports and muscle injury care from your Remedial Massage Therapist when it comes to receiving a massage. At PhysioWorks, our team of professional healthcare providers includes several skilled Remedial Massage Therapists dedicated to ensuring optimal muscle care for our clients. Additionally, it’s worth noting that private health insurance rebates are typically available under most “extras” policies for remedial massage therapists. But every policy differs, so please contact your private health insurance for your policy.
What’s in a Your Massage Therapist’s Toolkit?
Remedial Massage Therapists specialise in various massage styles, each tailored to meet the unique needs of individual clients. Some of the common massage styles they offer include:
- Active Release Technique – ART
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Lymphatic Drainage
- Myofascial Release
- Pre-Event Massage
- Pregnancy Massage
- Relaxation Massage
- Remedial Massage
- Sports Massage
- Sports Recovery Massage
- Swedish Massage
- Therapeutic Massage
- Trigger Point Therapy
Soft tissue massage therapy involves direct physical action on the soft tissues of your body, including muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia.
Common Massage Styles
Let’s take a closer look at some of the typical massage styles:
This gentle, relaxing massage incorporates long, smooth strokes to soothe and soften superficial muscles. It is an excellent option for those seeking a gentle treatment to promote relaxation and a stress-free feeling.
This massage style uses deep strokes to break up stubborn knots and release tight soft tissues, Targeting the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. Deep tissue massage mainly benefits individuals experiencing chronic tightness, scar tissue formation, repetitive strain, or regular physical activity.
Sports massage prevents and treats injuries while enhancing athletic performance. It specifically caters to individuals involved in physical activity. Sports massage therapists often combine Swedish and deep tissue techniques and may conclude the session with gentle stretch therapy.
Remedial massage incorporates various techniques to identify and address musculoskeletal imbalances and chronic or acute pain. It may involve Swedish and deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques, and stretching. Remedial massage benefits individuals with specific complaints or those looking to optimise their body’s functioning.
This specialised massage for pregnant women uses Swedish, deep, and therapeutic techniques to reduce stress, decrease swelling, relieve aches and pains, and alleviate anxiety and depression. The massage is customised to meet the individual needs of pregnant women and performed with the client lying on her side or back.
We hope this overview of common massage styles helps you choose the most suitable option.
If you have any questions or want more information, please refer to our Massage FAQs & Products section.