As the term implies, the purpose of this treatment is to ‘remedy’ some specific muscular disorder or pain that you feel; both its cause and its symptoms. Although we may be targeting a specific muscle group, we still take a holistic view with this treatment. For example, with shoulder or neck pain we might suggest massaging from the buttocks up (on the posterior side of your body) as the pain felt may be a referred pain caused by stresses in connected muscles/tendons lower down the back. The primary aim is to find and break up areas where muscles have tightened, causing pain and tension.
In general, your therapist may also give you some home care advice to assist with rehabilitation following a remedial treatment. if your therapist has further concerns, you may be referred to your GP, or a specialised health professional such as, a Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, Osteopath, or Naturopath.
Health Fund Rebates: Until recently, massage therapists holding recognised massage qualifications under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), or equivalent, were able to gain provider status with all health funds, regardless of the program study under which they achieved their qualifications. Recently most private health funds have instituted their own education requirements for a therapist to gain registered provider status with them. These requirements are separate to standards set by the AQF, which government registered training organisations follow and map courses against. As such many recent massage graduates are finding their nationally accredited qualifications don’t meet the standards of private health funds, with little or no option to upgrade.
At this stage, only one of our therapists, Charlie, falls into this category so, until this issue is resolved, we have set a special schedule fee (adjusted from the below prices) for remedial massages with Charlie (30 mins – $20 off; 45 mins – $25 off; 1 hour or more – $30 off) whereby, if you have the appropriate Health Fund coverage, we compensate for the approximate rebate you would normally receive. We apologise for any inconvenience, and assure you of our best intentions.
Alternatively, health fund rebates at Sylvania Massage Clinic are available via prior appointment with one of our visiting remedial massage therapists, or you may be referred to their respective specific clinics; in the case of Mon, it’s at Kirrawee; in the case of Robyn, it’s at her personal clinic opposite Southgate Sylvania.
Our experts performing Remedial Massage
Renowned for (in 2011) creating and delivering “Sydney’s Best” massage,