Remedial Massage Therapy

A number of different therapeutic techniques apply within the Remedial Massage Therapy category. Other terms for remedial include curative/therapeutic/healing. 

'Remedial Massage techniques' is a generic term. It describes different manual  approaches with the same aim: to help improve various muscle conditions. Therefore a variety of massage techniques belong to the category 'remedial'.

GittaLife uses the following approaches to Remedial Massage Therapy: Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy and Manual Lymphatic Drainage. By combining a mixture of these techniques during one session, this clinic is rather unique in Perth.

How does Remedial Massage work?

Muscle tissue compensates by increasing its contraction intensity and therefore does not work functionally once it is shortened.

GittaLife is a clinic in Perth that uses Remedial Massage techniques to locate inflamed or tense muscle tissue. Muscles and tendons can be damaged, impaired, knotted or immobile. Massage of these areas helps to speed up the body’s own repair mechanisms to create homeostasis. It also promotes healing.

The various forms of Remedial Massage Therapy consist of a holistic approach. They vary in intensity to adapt to the differences in muscle tension.

GittaLife uses high quality massage cream which is produced in Western Australia and contains Australian Wildflower essences.

When is Remedial Massage Therapy the treatment of choice?

A variety of reasons can provide indications for Remedial Massage Therapy as a treatment choice. Our daily activities contribute to an overload of certain muscle structures. An increasing amount of jobs in Perth require work at a computer desk or in an office. Therefore prolonged periods of sitting are causing postural imbalances due to an overload of certain muscle groups. This can lead to local muscle inflammation and pain. Hormone imbalances, certain medications or injuries are amongst the causes for the retention of fluid in various parts of the body.

Benefits of Remedial Massage Therapy

Remedial Massage Therapy may assist with

  • Stimulation of blood and lymph flow, which can help to strengthen the immune system
  • Restoration of muscle balance due to relaxation of contracted muscle
  • Reduction of acute and chronic pain in the muscle system due to  injuries or muscle imbalance
  • Improvement of posture due to restoration of muscle balance
  • Improvement of digestive function and sleeping patterns
  • Overall increase of energy levels as a consequence of a physiologically balanced muscle system