Remedial Massage

Uses several specialised techniques to locate and repair damage to muscles, tendons ligaments, fascia (the membrane surrounding the muscles and muscle groups) and joints. This supports and speeds up the body's own repair mechanisms.

A lubricating medium (usually oil) is applied directly on the skin. This ensures that the muscles associated with the disorder are deeply penetrated. Passive joint stretching moves are also used. Each separate set of symptoms will be treated differently as everyone has individual requirements and needs a treatment plan tailored specifically to them.

Muscular and skeletal dysfunctions often addressed with remedial massage include muscle tightness and pain, chronic pain, Fibrositis, Spondylitis, muscular cramps, muscular atrophy , frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, neck and back pain, TMJ dysfunctionScreen_shot_2010-10-17_at_3.04.13_PM (jaw), headaches or migraines, postural problems, RSI, recovery from broken bones, injury, Arthritis, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Fibromyalgia and Scoliosis. 

 

Key benefits of remedial massage include; relief of muscle tightness which can hinder range of movement and performance. Calming of the peripheral nervous system, to ease pain and discomfort. Increase circulation & Lymph flow, which may result in a more rapid elimination of metabolic waste i.e. lactic acid. Improve the health of the cells and the repairing of tissues. Reduction of swelling. Restoration of mobility to joints.

Muscle scarring from injury can be softened by deep tissue massage. Increase the blood's oxygen capacity by 10-15%. These are to name just a few. There are numerous benefits of massage and not just for those participating in regular exercise.

 

Sports Massage

Can reduce the chance of injury through the loosening of the connective tissues and muscles;  Improve range of MYM001_Website_Proof_v3motion and flexibility; Shorten recovery time between workouts/sports; Increase supply of nutrients and oxygen through improved circulation; Enhance the elimination of toxic by-products of exercise.

Treatments are individually tailored to suit both the athlete and the sport, with concentration on the areas of the body that are subjected to the greatest strain.

Anyone who routinely stretches their physical limits through movement, strength training or other physical activity will benefit from sport massage. Others who engage in strenuous activities during their daily routines can also benefit from massage due to the extent of their activity level. High activity levels are often experienced by construction workers, labourers, mothers with small children and others who use their bodies strenuously in their work.

 

Pregnancy

Massage has great benefits during pregnancy, although women with complications or problems should consult their doctor first. Among the many benefits of pre-natal massage are back and neck pain relief, reduced hand and foot swelling, stress relief, nurturing touch and  emotional support, fewer leg cramps and reduced sciatic pain - to name just a few. Screen_shot_2010-10-17_at_3.29.26_PM

Trained pregnancy massage therapists have a range  of techniques to maximise benefits and minimise risk. Some of Townsville’s leading obstetricians refer clients to My Masseur for  professional care tailored to suit your needs.

We have two rooms with specially designed pregnancy tables that allow the client to lay face down no matter what trimester they are in.  The joy these have brought alone to the hundreds of pregnant women we have seen still brings smiles to our faces. 

 

Relaxation

Or Swedish massageis a smooth flowing style that helps reduce: stress, improve circulation and range of movement, eases and tones muscles, provides the deep relaxation that allows our minds and bodies to recharge and rejuvenate.

Relaxation Massage Therapy increases the amount of beta-endorphins in the blood, which promote pain relief and an overall feeling of well-being. By increasing dopamine and serotonin levels in the body, massage can be used to reduce stress and anxiety and help to manage depression.

Massage relieves tension in the muscles, and muscle tension plays a key role in making pain worse.

According to The Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami, receiving a massage can boost the immune system. In one study, 20 men infected with HIV were given 45 minute massages five days a week for a month. At the end of the month, the men had less anxiety and their immune functions had improved. Studies on women with breast cancer and also on premature babies have shown similar results..

 

Myofascial Dry Needling

Is a treatment approach adapted from acupuncture that applies fine needles to the musculoskeletal system to deactivate trigger points. MDN is used in the treatment of chronic pain syndromes such as Fibromyalgia and back pain. Some authors argue that MDN is more effective in treating chronic back pain than commonly employed manual therapies. 

From clinical experience, MDN often yields dramatic results where other manual methods have failed, but not always. MDN technique is a modern Western medical modality that is not related to Traditional Chinese acupuncture in any way.

Dry needling has its own theoretical concepts, terminology, needling technique and clinical application.While MDN employs the tools of acupuncture practice (acupuncture needles and electronic needle stimulator), the theories that underpin MDN and acupuncture are completely different.Screen_shot_2010-10-17_at_3.18.18_PM

Myofascial dry needling is primarily focused on musculoskeletal injuries and, as such, is utilised as a specialist tool to accompany soft tissue skills, such as Remedial Massage.

 

Kinesio® Taping

Is the definitive rehabilitative taping method within the international medical community.
Kinesio® Tex Tape is completely latex free and made from the highest quality materials meaning it can be used by patients of every age and condition for 3-5 days per application.
Kinesio® Tex Tape has the ability to: •    Re-educate the neuromuscular system •    Reduce pain •    Enhance performance •    Prevent injury •    Promote good circulation and healing.

Cornerstones of the Kinesio® Taping Method: •    Taping over and around muscles in order to assist and give support or to prevent over-contraction. •    Applying stretch to the tape or to the target area in order to create space under the skin and create the desired effect on the musculature. •    Affecting change in deeper layers of fascia by manipulating the skin and muscle. •    Creating space underneath the skin to improve circulation and lymphatic drainage. •    Utilizing a number of corrective techniques to promote correct muscle and joint function •    Pain relief by targeting the pain and the source of the pain.

 

My Masseur Services Price List (18-08-17)

10% Discount applies to eligeble pensioner and students with current card

 

1 hour consultation Director……....................….$92.50

30 min consultation Director…........................…$60.00

 

1 hour consultation Senior......................$89.00

30 min consultation Senior.....................$57.50

1 hour consultation Remedial MBPQ......$86.00

30 min consultation Remedial MBPQ......$56.00

1 hour consultation Remedial.................$82.50  

30 min consultation Remedial.................$53.50

1 hour MBP Members Choice.................$77.00   

30 min MBP Members Choice.................$52.00

Strapping during consult..............$5.00 per mtr.

15 Min strapping 1 mtr............................$20.00

 

Gift Vouchers Available

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Golden Jojoba Oil

 

1 Litre ...................………......$75.00

500 ml .................……….......$45.00

250 ml ....................………...$29.95

 

Muscle Sprays/Gels

 

Zen Spray 100ml.....................$24.95

Nemidon Black & Blue 120gm...$22.00

Epsom salts

 

1kg.........................................$5.95

Self Massage

  

Foam Roller Short Round.............$35.95

 

Heat Wheat Packs

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Small Rect............................$19.95

Large Rect............................$24.50

Neck Bag..............................$37.95

TENS Machine

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IQ replacement pads............$15.00

Apex......……………………..$130.00

Lumbar D Roll

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D Roll....................................$21.95

Strapping Tape

 

Kinesio tape 5M......................$25.00

Rigid 38mm sideline................$11.00

  

HICAPS and EFTPOS available

 

Consultations may consist of:

Client history intake/update, consultation of work to be performed, massage, stretching, instructions of stretches, referrals, any required written treatment plans, professional observations, preparation and application of Myofascial Dry Needling and Remedial Therapies.

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