Massage Therapy at Movement Laboratory Leichhardt
At Movement Laboratory Physiotherapy, massage therapy can be an effective aid in your treatment pathway, and work well on its own, or in conjunction with Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates services. Massage Therapy for healing is a scientific manipulation of soft tissues of the body for therapeutic purposes. It benefits everyone.
Our Massage Therapists hold a Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy and have over 10 years of experience in the industry working in a clinical setting.
We have an active approach to rehabilitation. All treatment modalities work together to create a holistic pathway to improve our health and wellbeing.
Types of Massage Therapy at Movement Laboratory Leichhardt:
Remedial Massage uses different techniques to reduce muscular pain and help with rehabilitation. When muscles are tense, strained, torn, or have tendon damage, remedial massage uses long strokes, kneading, deep tissue, and rubbing to trace back to its origin and help increase blood flow to the tissues. It is an excellent tool to help manage chronic pain and tension caused by compromised posture and poor movement patterns.
Pressure: Medium to Firm
Technique: Oil massage, Long Strokes, Kneading, Deep tissue, Trigger point release, Stretching, Myofascial release
Deep tissue massage aims to release chronic tension in deeper layers of your muscle tissue. It is firmer than Remedial Massage and focuses on releasing specific areas of tension. It is great for acute injuries, injury prevention and sports performance.
Technique: Kneading, Deep finger pressure, Trigger point release, Stretching, Myofascial release
Our massage therapists and Women’s Health Physio work together closely to provide care to our expectant mamas. We are experts in treating pelvic girdle pain and reduce pelvic tension in preparation for birth.
Pregnancy massage is great for conditions such as pubic symphysis pain, lateral hip pain, sacroiliac joint pain, and other common musculoskeletal issues such as neck and shoulder pain, and lower back pain. It helps to reduce peripheral swelling, prevent muscle cramps, restless legs, and insomnia! You will feel pampered and lighter after your massage!
If there is pain that requires physio attention, you will be referred to see our team of Women’s Health Physio for more specific treatment.
Pressure: Medium to Firm
Technique: Oil massage, kneading, deep tissue, stretching, myofascial release, long strokes
Who doesn’t love a head massage and face? This is our ultimate relaxation experience. Head massage combines with relaxation therapeutic massage to reduce stress, anxiety and any tension. Common areas include upper back, shoulders, neck, head and face.
Pressure: Soft to Medium
Technique: Trigger Point, Cranial Sacral therapy, Myofascial release, long strokes, kneading
What to expect in your massage session at Movement Laboratory Leichhardt?
When booking in to see our massage therapist, you will be sent a form to tell us all your body concerns, pains, aches, movement background, or any relevant information that you would like us to know prior to seeing you.
Our massage therapists are trained in multiple massage techniques, and can work closely with you to understand what you are after. Therefore the more you tell us, the better we can tailor your session to your needs.
You will be given some home exercises after your session to help prolong treatment outcome and promote healing.
Massage Techniques at Movement Laboratory
Pregnancy / Antenatal Massage
Deep Tissue Therapy
Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF)
Muscle Energy Technique
Trigger Point Therapy
Head and Cranial Massage
Common Conditions we treat with Massage Therapy
Muscle strain and tension
Lower back pain
Migraine and Tension headaches
Rotator Cuff Injury