There is no doubt massage is popular not only throughout Australia but also internationally.  In Australia clients benefit from the regular application of Remedial Massage, a treatment specifically prescribed to the clients own individual needs.

In Remedial Massage the Therapist is trained to perform a treatment using not only observation and assessment skills but also tactile feeling hands skills to direct the individual treatment for a client. Remedial Massage uses specific techniques to stretch and lengthen connective tissue and muscles, reduces pain and discomfort, bringing wellness and a sense of relaxation and mobility to the client.

One of the primary goals of Remedial Massage is to speed venous blood return from the extremities (arms and legs). Remedial Massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissue of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It improves circulation and stretches the ligaments and tendons, keeping them subtle and young.   Remedial Massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested in a regular program for stress management. It also has specific clinical advantages to assist in a medical, rehabilitation or remedial therapy program.

One of the immediate benefits of a Remedial Massage is a feeling of deep relaxation and calm. This occurs because the massage prompts the release of Endorphins, the brain chemicals (neuro-transmitters) that produce feelings of wellbeing.  Levels of stress hormones - such as Adrenalin, Cortisol and Norepinephrine - are also reduced.  Studies indicate that high levels of stress hormones impair the immune system.

Remedial Massage is greatly beneficial and can reduce symptoms by relaxing the tension in the muscles, stimulating the flow of blood through the muscles, breaking down and eliminating toxins, enhancing oxygenation of the brain and relaxing the nervous system and mind.  

The skin is the largest organ of the human body and is packed with nerve endings. Remedial Massage works by soothing soft tissue and encouraging relaxation. It is especially effective in treating 'vicious cycle' complaints. For instance, a tension headache is often self-sustaining because the pain makes the sufferer clench the affected muscles even harder. This, in turn, creates more pain.   

Modern studies have shown that Remedial Massage can be used to assist a variety of disorders, including anxiety, arthritis, back pain, chronic pain, constipation, depression, headache, insomnia and high blood pressure.

If you are needing help or advice our Practitioners and Student Clinic Supervisors are more than happy to guide and offer professional advice to assist you reduce your discomfort, feel good and recover from injury.  Contact LakeSpa if you aren't sure if massage will assist you.

Maggie Sands
Principal/Director, School of Integrated Body Therapy
Executive Director/Life Member ATMS

Practitioner Massage
Therapies can include Remedial, Relaxation, Sports Injuries, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point,
Pre/post Pregnancy Massage, Oncology Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Hot Stone Massage, Detox Massage
Contact the Centre for information on your Health Fund eligibility
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Student Clinic Massage
Receive massage from students completing their massage qualification.
Relaxation and Remedial Massage plus advanced therapies.
Great massage at discounted prices.
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