We do not currently have a Massage Therapist at Fix Physio but are recruiting now. Please call or email us to be put on our waiting list, and we will call you when our new Massage Therapist starts. Thanks.
~ Mike Blackwell (Director & Head Physio at Fix Physio, September 26th 2017)
What styles of massage therapy are used at Fix Physio?
Remedial massage is a systematic body assessment that is designed to treat ligaments, muscles, tendons, as well as other connective tissues. The treatment is customised to each person’s individual specific needs, identifying the underlying source of discomfort and relieving these symptoms for good.
Benefits: releases muscle tension, improves joint flexibility, increases blood flow to the tissues, and can reduce stress, tension and anxiety.
Conditions: stiff neck, headaches, lower back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, chronic pain and others.
This specific treatment utilises active release, deep soft tissue massage (DSTM), stretching and myofascial release to shorten and individual’s recovery time, reduce pain, boost their performance and prevent injury. Sports massage can be performed at varying stages, including pre-event and post-event during rehabilitation of an injury or recovery period. Regardless of whether you’re a social walker or an elite athlete preparing for an event, a sports massage is recommended for all active individuals.
Benefits: Prevents injury, boosts performance, reduces pain, shortens recovery time
Deep tissue massage
Deep tissue massage (or DTM) is a technique that uses firm slower strokes to release deeper layers of muscle and fascia in the body. It helps to increase blood flow, release chronic tension and increase flexibility in muscles, ligaments and tendons. Our deep tissue massage in our Sydney CBD clinic is a popular massage treatment for active people and can help in the recovery from minor sporting injuries – it’s also incredibly relaxing!
Trigger point therapy
Trigger points, also called Myofascial trigger points are described as “hyperirritable spots in the fascia surrounding skeletal muscle and are a common cause of pain”. Myofascial pain often results form muscle injury or repetitive strain. When injured or stressed, muscles often form trigger points, like contracted knots or palpable nodules in taut bands that can cause pain, stiffness and restriction in range of motion. The discomfort from trigger points can cause referred pain. Referred pain is where a trigger point in one muscle can create pain in another area of the body.
Trigger points can easily be confused with many other problems. The skilled practitioner helps to recognise the symptoms of myofascial pain, palpates muscles for myofascial trigger points and assists in releasing these areas of tension.
Myofascial release therapy is very effective technique using gently sustained pressure that assists in releasing muscular tension and pain and restoring mobility. It works on elimination pain around area of discomfort but is also effective throughout the whole body.
Conditions: temporo-mandibular joint disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraine headaches, etc.
Emmett therapy is a unique light finger pressure technique applied to specific points of the body to ease aches and pains, increase range of movement and return the client’s body to a positive balanced state. This therapy offers fast relief with effects noticeable before the end of the treatment. It works well either on its own or in combination with other massage techniques.
To make a booking for your sports, deep tissue or remedial massage in Sydney’s CBD, call us today on (02) 9231 0420.