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What makes our remedial massage service different?

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The Switch Health group in Sydney provides a wide range of physiotherapy services at our clinics in Penshurst, Concord and Maroubra. This includes remedial massage in Maroubra and Penshurst. With supple, soft hands our remedial massage therapist can help treat your muscles that are damaged, knotted, tense or immobile. 

Remedial massage is the ideal way to locate and repair damaged areas of your body to help speed up your healing processes. When you combine this with our trained and experienced physiotherapists in each of our clinics you can get complete hollistic care. We have a very experienced team of physicians with over 65 years combined experience & great written reviews.  

We focus on providing an evidence-based, personal treatment service for symptoms like neck, knee or back pain, help with chronic sports injuries running assessments and more. If you have injured yourself or have an issue with pain in parts of your body then generally you will benefit from seeing a physiotherapist in Sydney. 

If you have dislocated your shoulder, torn your ACL or have a broken collarbone then these types of injuries would need the help of a physiotherapist to provide options for rehabilitation. Although you can combine remedial massages with physiotherapy at our clinics. If you are in the recovery stage of your rehabilitation then remedial massage can help prevent reoccurrence of the injury. Prevention is typically better than a cure, so being loose and moving freely will always help to prevent creating another injury.

Our focus is to help people improve their general well being.

WE LISTEN

With our evidence-based approach to remedial massage, we don’t make any assumptions or take things for granted. We spend the time needed to listen and fully understand your health concerns so that we have a deep understanding of what you would like to achieve or get back to doing.

PERSONAL TREATMENT

We create an individualised treatment plan that goes through our 3 key steps to success: Explore,Preparation and Return. It is the method we apply to our remedial massage treatment options in Maroubra or Penshurst.

THERAPY & MOVEMENT

We can ensure great results for our clients when we apply our hands on manual therapy techniques and unique movement patterns which gives you a step by step treatment to prevent the pain from returning

WE AVOID QUICK FIXES

We will avoid situations where we are asked for a quick fix, we ensure we go through the cause of the problem, correct it and provide you the right education to prevent it from coming back. This takes time and we have a process that we have developed over many years.

WE FOCUS ON LONG TERM SOLUTIONS

We don’t shy away from the fact that effective physiotherapy treatment takes time and requires a plan of sessions to do it. Other clinics may shy away from the multiple sessions and provide short term pain relief, only for it to return. We provide transparency from day one, there are no shortcuts and to effectively treat most pain issues will require long term solutions. 

We can create a personalised care plan that combines physiotherapy and remedial massage to treat your specific conditions. While deep tissue massage is a whole-body treatment, remedial massage focuses on the specific parts of the body that requires rehabilitation. Our massage therapist will work closely with our physio team to understand the issues causing the injury or pain they will then perform a targeted massage just to that area.

Our simple 3 step approach

We start our journey together by listening to you. It is important that we find out as much as we can about you, your body and what it is that is significant to you. We observe your movement and how the pain you are experiencing is impacting your whole body.
Failing to plan is planning to fail. We take this literally and from the start, our aim is to detail our process of treatment to help prepare your body to move freely and get the results you want. With our focus on manual therapy and movement patterns we will prepare your body with a solid foundation.
What is important to you is important to us! So depending on whether your focus is to eliminate pain forever, get back to a particular exercise or sport, our treatment plan will be fixated around helping you achieve what is important to you.

Frequently asked questions about remedial massage

Generally in a remedial massage, first step is we sit down with the client and build an understanding of what is happening in their lives and best workout how we can treat their needs.

We go through and check posture, check their Range of movement and the quality of that movement and we will check there is any pain.

We then go on with treatment in which we start with soft tissue release which promotes accelerated blood flow which helps with recovery.

We don’t realise how tight and stiff we can be even if you don’t feel pain, pain should never be the indication to get a massage and it will take a couple days after that initial massage to feel the benefits which include managing your stress, mentally alert, focus, sleep and a general wellbeing.

Not entirely, remedial massage is not designed to be painful. Depending on a persons pain threshold and also the awareness of the therapist to know whether they are causing any pain to their client. Some areas will be painful but when you regularly get massages the pain is not present.
Depending on your condition, if there are major issues or corrections weekly for a month is critical as you want to make the most of the work, and then once into a maintenance program fortnightly to monthly depending on your profession and what level of care you need.
Drinking any alcohol, coffee, eating fatty foods, any extreme contact or exercise for 24hr, an extremely hot shower and supressing any emotions after a massage as it is normal to experience emotional awakenings.
Generally yes, majority of the massage therapist will use oil or an oil-based product as it helps with moving soft tissue easier.
Remedial massages are therapeutic and at times be relaxing but depending on the patient and their presenting condition.
Swedish massage is the softer style of massage with not so much deep work or pressure performed.
There are no real painful massage styles, the most pain you will feel is not coming for a massage and not preventing any prior issues.

Well a happy ending can mean many different things when it comes to remedial massage in Sydney.

At Switch clinics in Sydney people are always given a happy ending without needing to pay the therapist any extra money or feeling guilty.

Instead, every person that gets a remedial massage therapy treatment from our team feel better about themselves.

You can shower before a massage there is nothing wrong with it as it will help start the process of promoting good blood flow, again you don’t want to have an extremely hot shower. But remember you will have oil on you during the massage which is washable and won’t leave any marks on your clothes so you will benefit more after the massage.
“Hitting” is the wrong term used, actions that are performed of a hitting nature are called tapotement which help therapeutically. Tapotements will stimulate nerve endings which bring on tiny muscular contractions which promotes an increase in overall muscle tone. It also helps with loosening any mucous around the lungs and helps with people suffering cystic fibrosis.
No, you can have an equally effective massage with your clothes on if you are not comfortable with undressing.
An extremely hot shower is bad after a massage, though a warm shower mixed in with a cold-water blast will only help with recovery of muscles. Be mindful if you are experiencing any dizziness after a massage which is expected because of new blood stimulation and the decrease of blood pressure to eat before a shower to bring your body back up.
Eat a large meal, time the massage so you aren’t rushing before or after and avoid having big plans after the massage and you most definitely should not, not tell your therapist if you have any health implications or on certain medications.
You will generally feel sore and weird after a massage, it is expected but you should never feel bad in the sense of what you have done is the wrong thing. Keeping your fluids up is extremely important after the massage and next day symptoms of soreness and tenderness will be expected.
Ideally you would want to wait at least 2-4hrs after a massage before you think of consuming any alcohol, though after doing the good work of taking yourself to get the massage not drinking for 24hrs will definitely not kill you and your body will only thank you for the detox.
A glass of wine a few hours after the massage is “okay” but keep it at a glass I would most definitely not advice anything more than a glass of wine.
Dizziness is normal after a massage as blood pressure drops, but also along with blood pressure there are other factors that come into play. Dehydration, Anemia, Emotional stress or anxiety, Heart problems, Prescription medications, eating disorders and toxic shock syndrome.
There are no limits or expectations of how often you should get a massage. Though for a higher standard of well-being a massage monthly will have you on that level.
There have been cases of people having strokes from massages, though the likelihood is extremely rare. All prior medical history should be informed to the therapist before treatment as they will best advise and adjust treatment.
Runny nose can be brought on after a massage which isn’t uncommon as the massage helps remove toxins from the body and it is being pushed out through the lymphatic system.