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At Body Restore Therapy, we offer treatment for acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain and injury.
Because our aim is to resolve the cause of your pain, we believe that it is important to assess the whole body, not just treat the symptom.
We work with you to understand where the original source of pain might be and take into account your past injuries, surgeries and illnesses to create a picture of what has happened to you. We’re looking for how your body might have compensated in the past and set up a pattern that now, perhaps years later, leaves you with pain or with a more recent injury that just won’t seem to recover fully.
Remedial massage therapy is effective in restoring full function to soft tissue (muscle, tendons & ligaments) and reducing pain/inflammation caused by acute injuries or long-term repetitive movements. Remedial massage is generally deep tissue treatment that pinponts the area of dysfunction and applies adequate pressure to bring about a change in the soft tissue. The results in greater flexibility and reduction of pain and discomfort. It is the perfect way to release tension that develops from sporting activities, work - either performing physical labour or operating a computer, or simply the stress of life.
WHAT CAN IT TREAT??? Remedial massage can treat any musculoskeletal problem that is creating symptoms such as headache, back ache, shoulder pain/tension, frozen shoulder and many other conditions.
WHAT IS SPORTS MASSAGE?
Sports massage therapy is a type of massage that is specifically designed to treat sporting-related injuries or ailments. Sports massage does not intend to be a relaxing massage. At times, it can become quite vigorous. Sports massage does not necessarily cater for sportspeople only. It also benefits anyone who exercises, even if it is mild exercise like regular walking.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF SPORTS MASSAGE?
Sports massage is developed to prevent and provide relief from injuries and conditions arising from exercise. It is meant to reduce and relieve stress and built up tension within the soft tissues while exercising. It can be performed before, during, or after an exercise or sport activity.
It uses specialised techniques that are designed to help increase performance and endurance, minimise the chances of getting injuries, and if there is an injury, it reduces the recovery time needed.
Cupping therapy is an ancient Arabic form of alternative medicine in which local suction using cups is created on the skin. This mobilises blood flow in order to promote healing, treat muscle disorder and internal conditions. Suction is created by placing plastic or glass cups on the part of the body to be treated. The air inside the cup is heated and the rim is then applied to the skin, forming an airtight seal. As the air inside the cup cools, it contracts, forming a partial vacuum and enabling the cup to suck the skin, pulling in soft tissue and drawing blood to that area.
WHAT CAN IT TREAT??? Cupping therapists treat the cause as well as the symptoms of a wide tange of conditions. Some of the conditions cupping may help with include: * Back, neck & shoulder pain * General tightness * Trigger points * Detoxification * General pain This service can be included in a Remedial massage treatment.
Dry Needling is a treatment technique whereby a sterile, single-use, fine filament needle (acupuncture needle) is inserted into the muscle to assist with decreasing pain and improving function through the release of myofascial trigger points (knots in the muscle). Dry Needling assists with decreasing local muscular pain and improving function through the restoration of a muscle's ability to lengthen and shorten normally by releasing myofascial trigger points.
When a fine filament needle is inserted into the center of a myofascial trigger point, blood pools around the needle triggering the contracted muscle fibers to relax by providing those fibers with fresh oxygen and nutrients, as well as by flushing away any additional acidic chemicals. This, in turn, leads to the decompression of the local blood and nerve supply. Dry Needling can be used in treatment:
to help release myofascial trigger points (muscle knots);
to assist with pain management, and;
to restore movement at a joint if inhibited by myofascial trigger points.
WHAT CAN IT TREAT??? Dry needling can treat a variety of pain, both acute and chronic.
It’s used as part of a larger treatment plan to effectively manage conditions like shoulder pain, back pain, neck pain, headaches, plantar fasciitis, tennis/golf elbow, sciatica and more.
SPORTS TAPING & FUNCTIONAL TAPING
Strapping tape and Kinesio taping is commonly used to:
* relieve your pain
* improve joint stability
* enhance athlete confidence
* reduce injury recurrence
* prevent injury.
Rigid strapping tape commonly used in taping or strapping is often referred to as "sports tape" or "athletic tape" and is most often a rigid style of strapping tape.
Elastic strapping tape can also be used when less rigidity or support is required.
Kinesiology tape is an improved version of elastic sports tape that acts to dynamically assist your muscle function. After your treatment, we will design your optimal taping to best meet your current needs, these can include:
* stabilise or support the injury
* pain-relief via a de-loading of the vulnerable or painful structures
* to facilitate normal movement, muscles or postural patterns.
Sarah attained her Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy at Victoria University. She has a great understanding of how chronic pain can impact on quality of life. Over the years, she has suffered from chronic pain which led to multiple surgeries on her shoulder, spine and hip. Through her personal experience, she recognises and is a strong believer that regular massage can assist with pain relief, relieve stress, improve posture and prevent further injuries from developing. Sarah has great clinical knowledge and skills to help you to the path of recovery. This is achieved throughout a variety of techniques including deep tissue massage, dry needling, cupping, METs, myofascial release, mobilising and stretching.
Since 2016, Sarah also works with Hockey Victoria as a trainer/massage therapist for the National tournament held annually at different locations across Australia.
Initial 1 hour - $95
Return 1 hour - $95
Return 30 mins - $65
Pricing includes cupping, dry needling or taping that may be incorporated into a Remedial massage.