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What is Massage Therapy?
Massage Therapy is an alternative form of healthcare where the soft tissues of the body (muscles, tendons and ligaments) are manipulated in order to promote and restore optimum health and well-being. Massage affects more than just the physical aspects of an individual; it has positive benefits for each of the four aspects of health; body, mind, emotion and spirit.
Massage Therapy can be extremely beneficial for many people. As the pace of modern life increases, the number of people now suffering from conditions, such as work related stress and anxiety, is also growing. Individuals are spending longer periods of time sitting at a desk in front of a computer or performing manual labour, and so conditions and injuries are, therefore, more likely to occur.
Massage is a highly effective treatment that can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, such as:
Most private health funds now recognise Massage Therapy, but how much you get back does depend on your level of cover and the level of qualifications of the individual therapist. All of our massage therapists have the maximum Diploma qualification recognised by Australian health funds. We also have HICAPS, so bring your health fund card with you to each appointment, and pay only the gap. Please feel free to call your health fund prior to your visit if you are unsure how much the rebate will be for you.
Most people wait until pain occurs before seeking assistance, but having a regular massage is a highly effective preventative measure. It also helps to improve an individual's overall sense of well-being for optimum physical and mental health.
A wide range of different massage techniques are used by therapists today, but each and every one of them has the same overall goal; that of restoring structural balance to the body.
Some of these techniques include: