Learn about Chiropractic V’s Musculoskeletal Therapy services


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Learn about Remedial/Sports Massage V’s Musculoskeletal Therapy services

Remedial/Sports Massage
Musculoskeletal Therapy

The table below shows comparison of services between a Manly Remedial Massage or Manly Sports Massage compared to Musculoskeletal Therapy.

Manly Remedial/Sports Massage

Musculoskeletal Therapy
Consultation Length

1 hour

1 hour

$70 – $120

1 Session $170

Follow Up $150

Posture Analysis


Movement Analysis


Oscillating Massage Gun


Soft Tissue Massage


Kinesio Taping


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.

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.

Most Massage therapists do no apply Kinesio taping.

Oscillating Massage Gun & tape

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.

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 we provide you will support you for life.

If you were thinking of seeing a Manly Remedial or Sports massage Therapist, then call Robert first for free advice on how he can help you on 0410 811 830.

about us

Robert, the founder of The Happy Body, practices the use of several revolutionary techniques to gain instant muscle activation, reducing or stopping painful symptoms, with amazing long lasting results. Find out more about Robert’s techniques and qualifications.

who’s it for

We most commonly treat Back and Hip pain (chronic and acute), but also treat pain in other areas of the body. We are highly experienced and qualified at identifying the issue and treating the cause. Find out more about who it’s for.

what you get

After your first session, you will feel reduced pain, reduced inflammation, and restoration of proper function of muscles and joint. Learn more about what you get.

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