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The table below shows comparison of services between a Manly Remedial Massage or Manly Sports Massage compared to Musculoskeletal Therapy.
Manly Remedial/Sports Massage
$70 – $120
|Oscillating Massage Gun||
|Soft Tissue Massage||
|Personalised Exercise Routine||
|After Session Feeling||
Feels good short term
|Feels good long term|
1. Posture Analysis
We do a thorough consultation on your history, looking at X-rays, MRI’s or CT scans, to form an accurate picture of your situation, the nature of injury and which muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, nerves and organs are potentially involved. We then look at your posture to see which joints are causing problems elsewhere and how your injury affects your posture.
Remedial/Sports Massage Therapist do not include this.
2. Movement Analysis
We conduct primal movements and balancing tests, and stress tests to assess weakness versus strength.
We use Kinesiology and Reflexology to test every muscle related to the injured /painful areas.
This overall assessment determines the underlying issue and the cause of the pain opposed to just focusing on tight muscles which Remedial / Sports massage do.
3. Oscillating Massage Gun
Five minutes using our high frequency massage gun has the same effect as about 30 minutes of hand massage.
In one session the gun can turn an injured muscle that is not functioning into a 100% firing muscle at full strength, often with complete or significant reduction of pain.
4. Soft Tissue Massage
Remedial/Sports Massage therapists are trained to release tight muscles and trigger points. However most massage therapists don’t often realise that tight muscles are trying to stabilize for problematic weak ones.
We identify the cause of the weak muscles first, other wise the release of the tight muscle is temporary. The tight muscle is just doing its job.
Without this knowledge, releasing this tight muscle can be detrimental to the patient. As often the taught tight muscles are acting as some kind of stabiliser. The secret is locating muscles that are weak, which are causing the opposing muscle to be tight.
5. Kinesio Taping
We apply Kinesio taping to stimulate weak muscles and to activate and alleviate the load on the tight muscles. When applied properly it also eliminates build up of toxins. There are only two practitioners in Australia and I am one who have thoroughly studied the application of Kinesio taping the correct way. The Japanese way, not the American way. Applied the Japanese way you get long lasting results and significantly reduce pain.
The taping allows the patient compete range of motion during rehabilitation to allow to return to your work place or favourite activity.
Elite athletes have integrated kinesio taping method as a component of injury prevention and rehabilitation as well as increased performance.
Massage therapists do no apply Kinesio taping.
6. Personalised Exercise Routine
After we have identified the non-performing/weak muscles and given them strength an exercise routine is designed targeting all problematic muscles.
We prevent the return of stiffness, tightness, and cramping long term, but Remedial/Sports Massage will deliver a quick fix and symptoms will usually return within a couple of days.
Over time, the exercises are re-evaluated and enhanced.
7. Personalised Stretching Routine
The purpose of a Remedial/Sports Massage is to release tight muscles. However, if you stretch a muscle that does not need to be stretched, you could be doing more harm than good!
We understand the benefits of releasing tight muscles, but this should only be done, when the opposing weak muscles have been strengthened first to support the stabilising tight muscle.
A stretching routine is also created and designed to improve functionality and performance.
We eliminate the cause of your pain by taking the stress off your muscles, joints and ligaments. This is done on an individual personalised manner. Often people believe they are doing stretching and certain exercises properly but I find that more than half the people I see have been doing stretching incorrectly and this is often exacerbating their pain. They are simply unaware of this important fact. The routine I give you will support you for life.