At Somerville Chiropractic, our massage therapists are very experienced in not only relieving your muscle tension and aches and pains but also in educating you in how you can stay well also.

If your muscles are tight, joints are stiff, feel tired and have low energy then you could be a candidate for remedial massage. So many people are stressed and too busy to listen what their body is telling them. If you want your body to look after you, then you need to look after your body. It is not a machine, it will break down unless you take steps to maintain it.

What is Remedial Massage?

Remedial Massage

Remedial massage is a massage that provides relief for injured, tight, strained or tense muscles and tendons. Our therapists use a range of techniques to provide muscular relief and promote the natural healing process of the body.

They are very experienced in the treatment of a number of conditions such as:

  • Neck/back pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Headache
  • Aching joints
  • Stiffness
  • Muscle strains
  • Shin splints
  • Tendonitis
  • Insomnia
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfers elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Hip pain
  • Poor posture
  • Stress

What should I expect?

Remedial Massage

Our remedial massage therapists will firstly find out what your issues are and provide a management plan going forward. This may involve referral to other practitioners if deemed necessary to help in your recovery. We will always respect your privacy and provide a warm, safe and comfortable environment for you to receive your treatment. We will always seek your consent prior to treatment and leave the room for you to undress to your level of comfort. The utmost respect is observed and maintained at all times, any part of your body not being currently treated will be covered in towels or sheets.

Our techniques can be soft or strong, gentle or deep. We will always ask for feedback so you receive the type of care you want with the appropriate force and pressure applied. We want your massage to not only be therapeutic but also to be enjoyable.

Remedial Massage offers a range of benefits, including:

  • Pain relief
  • Breaking up of adhesions in the muscles
  • Improved blood supply to the affected area
  • Increased muscle and joint flexibility
  • Decreased muscle tightness
  • Improved skin tone
  • Greater ability to relax and unwind
  • Improved lymph flow

We will help to correct the changes that occurred during the pregnancy and the birth and educate you on the correct way to breast-feed, carry the baby and also highlight the biomechanical problems associated with mothering such as leaning over cots and bassinets, carrying the child on one hip, placing the baby in car seats and capsules. The lack of sleep also has a ahuge effect on your health and wellbeing and your ability to heal and regenerate.