Massage Therapy & Acupuncture
What to expect
A patient history form with your medical history and reason for seeking massage will be completed and gone over with your therapist. Our massage therapist is fully registered with all health funds and is in good standing with AMT- Association of Massage Therapists. Then a postural and physical assessment will be done and this information will be used to create an appropriate treatment plan for the session. Once the treatment plan has been explained and consented to, the therapist will leave the room to let you disrobe to your level of comfort and get on the table with the towel provided to cover you. Depending on what areas are to be treated will determine what clothing is suggested to be removed. Certain techniques can be done over clothes or sheets but may not be as effective.
During the massage
A variety of techniques will be used to attain the targeted outcome from the session. The massage should not be painful. Using a scale from 1-10, with 10 being pain, the aim during a remedial treatment is to be around 7 or 8. If the pressure is too much and perceived as painful the muscles may contract to protect themselves and that is most likely counter productive to the treatment plan. Everyone has a different tolerance to pressure and this can even vary between different muscle groups in an individual. Letting your therapist know if you prefer more or less pressure and having an open line of communication will insure you receive the best outcome from the massage.
After the massage
The therapist will leave and allow you to get dressed after the treatment has finished. An appropriate continued treatment plan for your condition will be discussed. One hour of massage won’t be able to fix years of improper posture and repetitive strains on the body. Self care suggestions such as heating, icing, postural alignment, stretching or strengthening exercises maybe also given. It is not uncommon to be slightly sore or tender the day after a remedial massage treatment- much like a good exercise session. Sometimes a hot shower or a soak in the tub can ease this. If you have any questions you can contact the practitioners at ChiroHQ at Pyrmont on 96607222 or Maroubra on 93444233