Types of Massage


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Recommended by Medical Physician’s & essential for professional sports people, MojoGuru’s Remedial Massage therapy is the most effective of the massage methods in treating chronic muscular-skeletal imbalances.


This massage is typically facilitated by a specialist Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, Osteopath or registered health professional with a deep understanding of anatomy & physiology. Unlike other massage styles, the goal of Remedial Massage is to fix a specific condition, injury or disorder. The best way to think of Remedial Massage is that it’s used to establish favourable conditions so the body can return to normal health after injury.


During treatment, the Therapist uses information gathered during consultation & assessment to identify areas requiring attention & design a suitable injury or condition treatment program. It’s effective in treating a wide array of conditions & injury’s such as:

  • Neck & back pain

  • Tension headaches

  • Jaw pain

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Arthritis

  • Sciatica

  • Hamstring injury

  • Achilles Tendon

  • Scar tissue, Repetitive strain injury

  • Tennis elbow

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Stress

  • Muscular spasms & cramps

  •  Whiplash

  • Sport injury


Treatments can dramatically reduce pain, discomfort & assist the body's natural healing process. Whether it is stress, work related,  WorkCover Claims related, or injury from leisure or sport, Remedial Therapy can really assist people of all ages to overcome injury & manage pain.

We’ve all been there. You wake up, look to the left or try to lift yourself out of bed & are rudely met by an excruciating sharp pain in your neck or back. Or perhaps using the computer has your shoulder & upper back in a twist. In either case, you need to proactively manage it.


Two words: Remedial Massage. When you experience specific muscle tension, acute knot, an injury or chronic pain a remedial massage may offer relief. In fact it’s become an essential part of modern heath care although it has been used by Egyptian, Greek & Eastern cultures – Hippocrates even noted the benefits in 460BC.


Remedial Massage uses the techniques of Swedish massage, incorporates deep tissue sports massage, passive stretching & the manual manipulation of both osteopathy & physiotherapy. By identifying the root cause of a disorder, applying pressure & friction the Therapist breaks down adhesions in connective tissue to restore movement, improve circulation, reduce stress & aide pain relief.


Remedial Massage can be immensely beneficial to overall health & management of muscular-skeletal pain & get rid of those knots in a jiffy – many people feel the benefit after just one session.

Numerous theories exist on how massage therapy may be beneficial, although there is limited research on the mechanism of action. It has been suggested that massage may have local effects on muscles and soft tissues & may reduce inflammation, stimulate oxygenation of tissues, soften or stretch scar tissue, break up adhesions, reduce buildup of lactic acid in muscles, induce muscle fiber relaxation & stimulate healing of connective tissues or damaged muscles.


Swedish massage practitioners suggest that this approach can assist the body in delivering nutrients & removing waste products from various tissues. Therapy is said to transform nervous energy into a more steady state. Rhythm is regarded as important to establishing balance & the nervous system is thought to benefit from repetition and tempo. Rhythms are felt to have a meditative quality that is refreshing both to the therapist & client.


Environment is often regarded as being integral to massage therapy & often consists of a comfortable, warm, quiet location, although sports massage may be administered in a gym, clinical or locker room setting. Most approaches involve the client lying face down on a platform or table with a sheet covering the lower body. Depending on the technique, sessions may last from 15 to 90 minutes.


It is recommended that patients seeking a massage therapist for medical reasons discuss the choice of massage practitioner with their primary healthcare professional. References & training history should be checked before starting a therapeutic program.

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Note: MojoGuru does not recommend any treatment, therapy or particular provider. We do not recommend that you self-diagnose. If you are suffering from a health condition and before starting a new treatment or therapy, we do recommend that you first consult a GP. More