Ashgrove Massage

Ashgrove Massage

Ashgrove Massage Therapists

Your professional remedial massage team at Ashgrove PhysioWorks will happily attend to your optimal muscle care. You’ll find that your Ashgrove Remedial Massage Therapist will provide you with excellence in sports massage, and muscle injury care.

Discover each massage therapist’s special interests, simply click their prolife below.

Massage FAQs

Common Massage Styles

Soft tissue massage therapy involves direct physical action on the soft tissues of the body. Your muscles, tendons, ligaments, or other connective tissue such as fascia are the target structures.
Soft tissue techniques include a whole range of massage depths, pressures, and durations. Massage therapists possess a variety of massage styles.

Your massage therapist uses numerous massage techniques when performing a massage style.

Massage Styles Include:

Swedish Massage

A gentle and relaxing massage style that incorporates long, smooth strokes to relax and soften superficial muscle. An excellent massage option for those looking for a soft treatment to promote that relaxed and stress-free feeling.

Deep Tissue Massage

A deeper massage is targeting the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. This massage style incorporates slow, deep strokes to break up stubborn knots and tight soft tissues. Deep tissue massage is excellent for those who suffer from chronic tightness, scar tissue formation, repetitive strain or regularly engage in physical activity.

Sports Massage

A massage style specifically designed for those involved in physical activity. Sports massage focuses on preventing and treating injury while also enhancing athletic performance. Therapists will commonly use a mixture of Swedish and deep tissue massage techniques. The massage therapist will frequently finish your sports massage with some gentle stretch therapy.

Remedial Massage

Remedial massage is a modality that incorporates numerous techniques to locate and treat musculoskeletal imbalances and chronic/acute pain. Specific techniques used include: Swedish and deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques and stretching. Remedial massage is useful for those suffering from a particular complaint, or those who just want to ensure their body is functioning at its optimum level.

Pregnancy Massage

A massage using a selection of Swedish, deep and therapeutic massage techniques to reduce stress, decrease swelling, relieve aches and pains and reduce anxiety and depression. Pregnancy massages occur with the woman on her side or back. Your massage therapist will customise the massage to a woman’s individual needs.

Explaining the Different Massage Techniques

Longitudinal gliding is a traditional effective massage technique administered in the direction of the blood flow. It aids the fluid dispersion from the injury site and thus helps reduce inflammation and swelling. It is also instrumental in relaxing tight muscles.massage techniquesKneading can be performed in different ways and described by the part of a hand used to accomplish the massage, e.g. thumb kneading and palm kneading. The massage pressure applied must vary according to the purpose of the massage. The rhythm and rate of the movement are equally important as the load is applied intermittently.Myofascial release is a manual technique for stretching the fascia to balance the body. Your fascia, located between the skin and the underlying structure of muscle and bone, is a seamless web of connective tissue that covers and connects the muscles, organs, and skeletal structures in our body. Injuries, stress, trauma, and poor posture can cause restriction to the fascia, and the goal of myofascial release is to release fascia restriction and restore its tissue.Trigger point therapy is a bodywork technique that involves the applying of pressure to tender muscle tissue to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. Trigger points are active centres of muscular hyperactivity, which often cross-over with acupuncture points. You will also find that common trigger points are what the average person refers to as muscular "knots".Transverse friction is transverse connective tissue therapy applied directly by the fingers. Transverse frictions use an oscillating pressure applied across the direction of the tissue fibres. This technique is primarily used on tendon or ligament injuries to help break down thickened, pain-producing scar tissue. Unreduced lesions are likely to cause further irritation and degenerate more quickly than they should.Rhythmic compression into muscles is used to create deep hyperaemia and softening effect in the tissues. This technique may occur as a warm-up for more in-depth, more specific massage work. Sports massage utilises compression massage.Cross-fibre friction techniques create a stretching and broadening effect. It can also assist in reducing adhesions and in helping build reliable, flexible repair during the healing process.PNF Stretches (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) combine passive stretching, and isometrics with your muscle alternatingly stretched passively and contracted. The method targets nerve receptors in muscles to extend the muscle length.

What Massage Style is Best for You?

Yes. Massage styles and techniques can be confusing, which is why your PhysioWorks Massage Therapist is a highly-trained professional who understands was is right for your body. If you have any questions as to what massage techniques are the best for you, please call us to discuss your massage requirements. Or, let your massage therapist works their wonders on your body during a consultation.

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Ever wanted a massage but couldn’t decide whether you needed a remedial massage or simply a refreshing and stress reducing relaxation session? Well here’s an explanation to help you decide exactly what you want!

What is Relaxation Massage?

A relaxation massage helps to de-stress and loosen up your body and is great for those who have had a hard working week or feel like treating themselves to some TLC! The treatment consists of flowing strokes, kneading and gentle manipulations of the muscles performed at your chosen pressure. It is a pain-free way to relax both your muscles and your mind.

What is a Remedial Massage?

If you have particular muscle tension or chronic pain a remedial massage may be for you. Your remedial massage therapist will assess where you need treatment and what may be causing your pain. They’ll perform some tests to see exactly which muscles are giving you trouble and will tailor a treatment plan to suit. The treatment itself may involve deep tissue work for short periods of time, but the results are definitely worth it!Conditions such as sciatica, carpal tunnel, stiff necks, headaches, sports injuries and many more complaints can be eased with a remedial treatment.If you’d like more advice regarding what’s best for you, please call us to discuss your condition. Or, simply book your appointment and enjoy the benefits. Private health fund rebates are also available.

What are the Benefits of Massage?

massage_sandgateMassage may provide you with many benefits. These include:
  • Pain Relief
  • Reduced Swelling
  • Reduced Stiffness
  • Relaxation
  • Improved Sleep
  • Reduced Stress

How Does Massage Help You?

In addition to feeling great, massage has a positive impact on various systems of your body. These include:

Quick Muscular Pain Relief

Massage has a direct effect on the muscular system by stretching tight muscles, relaxing and releasing overused muscles. As a result, you should experience reduced muscle spasms and muscular cramping, as well as assisting in muscle tissue regeneration.

Reduce Post-Exercise Muscle Soreness

Massage reduces muscular pain for everyone, from athletes to the elderly. By hastening the removal of exercise toxins in the muscles, your soreness will quickly diminish. If you're pulling up sore after exercising? Don't let it discourage you. A Sports Recovery Massage will help you eliminate this and get you participating pain-free again!

Reducing Swollen Joints

By working on the muscles around a joint, massage can increase joint range of motion and assist in increasing collective strength and stabilisation.

Circulatory and Lymphatic Systems

By improving your lymphatic drainage, massage reduces the swelling that results from strains, sprains and other health problems. Massage encourages blood flow to the tissue being treated by stimulating the circulatory system. As the lymphatic system works close to the circulatory system, the massage will promote reduced pain and swelling by improving lymphatic flow.

Endocrine/Hormonal

Remedial massage can promote a decrease in cortisol, which is a byproduct released by pain and stress. Massage also encourages an increased level of serotonin and dopamine, which improves your mood, relaxation and assists in relieving pain. The follow on effect in reducing anxiety while enhancing sleep, concentration and energy levels.

Stiffness. Make it a Thing of the Past

If you've been having trouble getting out of bed in the mornings, massage will loosen your body and get you out on the right side of the bed, every morning! Bounce out of bed every day.

Relax! Enjoy Life

Everyone experiences stress and anxiety, as life becomes a little too much. The rich and famous use massage to ensure they stay relaxed and refreshed. Maybe you should too!

Sleep Like a Baby Again!

Massage has renowned relaxing abilities that result in a blissfully contented sleep! If you're not sleeping well? Book your massage NOW!

A Stress-Free Lifestyle

Everyone experiences stress and muscular tension, whether it be through stress or over-extending yourself. Although you might be suffering just a little more than some of your friends. Massage sedates and relaxes your overworked muscles. Say goodbye to stress.

If you're considering a pre-event massage or post-event recovery massage, your timing is essential for maximum benefit.

When is the Best Time for a Pre-Event Sports Massage?

Pre-event massages that require deep tissue techniques should occur no later than 48 to 72 hours before the planned exercise event.Any massage undertaken in the 48-hours prior should be light relaxation only.If you have a sporting event coming up soon, please discuss your timeframes with your sports massage therapist to ensure that your muscles are working optimally on the big day.More info:
If you're considering a pre-event massage or post-event recovery massage your timing is important for maximum benefit.

Post-Event Recovery Massage

Post-event recovery massages are most effective within a few days of your sporting event. It is always a good idea to present yourself at the post-event massage tent if one is available for a light rub down.It is highly recommended that you do have a follow-up massage within a few days of your sporting event to help you recover quicker or evaluate any niggling injuries. Most professional sporting teams now utilise the professional services of massage therapists to assist athletic recovery and preparation.You'll find that elite football team players usually have two different styles of sports massage each week to prepare them for next week's game.

What is Normal Post-Exercise Soreness?

Normal post-exercise soreness should settle within a day or two. Pain or soreness lasting greater than 48 hours is likely to be injury related. If this is your case, we recommend that you seek professional assessment and management of any suspected injuries.More info:Sports Recovery MassageSports Massage

How to Book Your Next Massage:

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The professional healthcare team at PhysioWorks include several skilled Remedial Massage Therapists to attend to your optimal muscle care. You'll find that your Remedial Massage Therapist will provide you with excellence in sports and muscle injury care. Private health insurance covers remedial massage therapists.

The massage practitioners who attend PhysioWorks operate independently owned and operated businesses. PhysioWorks does not own or run these contracting businesses. PhysioWorks provides a safe environment with a consultation room and reception support. Discover each massage therapist's particular interests, simply click their photo or name. Your Remedial Massage Therapists at PhysioWorks include the following practitioners.

Remedial Massage Therapists

Massage Styles

Massage styles offered at PhysioWorks include:

Swedish Massage

A gentle and relaxing massage style that incorporates long, smooth strokes to relax and soften superficial muscle. An excellent massage option for those looking for a soft treatment to promote that relaxed and stress-free feeling.

More info:

Deep Tissue Massage

A deeper massage is targeting the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. This massage style incorporates slow, deep strokes to break up stubborn knots and tight soft tissues. Deep tissue massage is excellent for those who suffer from chronic tightness, scar tissue formation, repetitive strain, or engage in regular physical activity.

More info:

Sports Massage

Sports massage style specifically addresses the needs of those involved in physical activity. Sports massage focuses on preventing and treating injury while also enhancing athletic performance. Therapists will commonly use a mixture of Swedish and deep tissue massage techniques. The massage therapist will usually finish your sports massage with some gentle stretch therapy.

More info:

Remedial Massage

Remedial massage is a modality that incorporates numerous techniques to locate and treat musculoskeletal imbalances and chronic/acute pain. Specific techniques used include Swedish and deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques and stretching. Remedial massage is useful for those suffering from a particular complaint, or those who just want to ensure their body is functioning at its optimum level.

More info:

Pregnancy Massage

A massage using a selection of Swedish, deep and therapeutic massage techniques to reduce stress, decrease swelling, relieve aches and pains and reduce anxiety and depression. The most common position for a pregnancy massage is with you on your side or back.

More info:

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