Types of Treatments

Please have a read through to help you select the type of treatment that best suits your needs.

Soft-Tissue Therapy (Remedial)

Soft-Tissue Therapy, also known as Remedial Massage, is the assessment, treatment and management of soft tissue injuries, pain and dysfunction. It primarily encompasses the neuromusculoskeletal system consisting of nerves, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Techniques such as trigger point therapy, myofascial release and passive tissue tension are used in soft tissue treatments.

Sports Massage

Sports Massage is beneficial for different levels of exercise, ranging from those who work out casually to elite sports persons. It incorporates pre-and post-event massage and stretching to enhance performance, improve recovery time and help prevent injury. Massage can assist in the rehabilitation of a sports injury, and reduce the time taken to achieve maximum recovery. Non-sporting injuries can be treated in a similar way with similar results.

Myofascial Release (MFR)

Fascia is the web like structure made of connective tissues that covers and connects muscles, bones, organs and skeletal structures in the body. It is located between the skin and the underlying structure of muscle and bone. MFR is a hands-on technique that uses sustained pressure on fascial restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger points are commonly referred to as “knots”. They are hyperirritable spots in muscles that can be felt as nodules in the muscle fibre. Compression of a trigger point may produce local tenderness, referred pain, or a local twitch response. Trigger point therapy can assist with neuromuscular pain, restricted range of motion, and repetitive strain injuries.

Lymphatic Drainage

The lymphatic system is responsible for fighting infections, detoxifying the body and transporting metabolic wastes, excess water, bacteria, and toxins out of the body. Muscular movement is necessary to move the fluid (lymph) throughout the lymphatic system since the vessels do not have a pump action. Manual lymph drainage plays an important role in helping a sluggish lymphatic system. Slow lymphatic flow can be caused by many factors, including injuries, surgery, sedentary lifestyle and genetic factors.

Pregnancy Massage

At Canberra Body Clinic, our team of professional remedial therapists can carefully assess and help relieve pain associated with pregnancy. Your comfort is important to us and we can massage you in a position that is easiest for you.

Dry Needling

Myofascial Dry Needling is the use of solid filament needles, generally acupuncture needles, to treat a vast array of musculoskeletal conditions using Western physiology and anatomy. These needles, when inserted into trigger points, often referred to as “knots” in the muscle, can stimulate the points, desensitising or deactivating them. This will reduce any referred pain from the trigger point resulting in pain relief. Whilst the exact mechanism of action of Myofascial Dry Needling is not known, research has shown inserting a needle into a trigger point can cause favourable biochemical changes in the muscle. Myofacial Dry Needling is generally considered to be a safe and simple form of treatment, and is commonly used in conjunction with a normal soft tissue treatment.

Relaxation Massage

Full body relaxation massage is designed to decrease stress via the sympathetic nervous system. It helps to promote general body relaxation and reduce daily stresses.

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