Remedial massage

What is remedial massage therapy?

Remedial massage therapy is most commonly used to treat pain or discomfort caused by muscle injuries or over use, but many people also report its benefit for relaxing and de-stressing. Problems with muscles can trigger or radiate pain to other parts of the body and remedial massage aims to trace the original reason for the pain, tackling both the cause of the problem and the symptoms. Remedial massage can be firm or gentle, depending on the condition or ailment being treated.

Patti Phoraharn Remedial Massage Therapist

Patti Phoraharn, has over eight years of practical experience which, together with her sound clinical knowledge and compassionate and holistic approach, make her a wonderful asset to our clinic. She has a Diploma of Massage Therapy from Swinburne TAFE and is a member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists.

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Zoe Johnson Remedial Massage Therapist

Zoe loves the massage modality as it gives her the opportunity to work both specifically, but also within a wider, more holistic context. She enjoys the challenge of treating areas that may be causing pain and restriction, but also understanding the interconnectedness of the structures, and the interaction of the surrounding environment on our health.
Zoe completed her Remedial Massage Therapy Diploma at Victoria University and has previously worked and studied in the field of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics. She has massaged in clinics in Ballarat and Daylesford, before moving back to Melbourne.
Zoe enjoys treating a variety of presentations and conditions. Her background in competitive swimming has given her the experience and understanding of the nuances around massaging athletes. She has also recently undergone further training in prenatal massage to help address the complex and unique needs of pregnant women.
Available at BFO Wednesdays and Saturdays

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How long are the remedial massage sessions?

Sessions can be customised to suit your needs – as short as 30 minutes can be effective for a specific complaint; 45 minute appointments are available; the majority of clients book for 60 minutes; and signature treatment is a 90 minute session combing a remedial treatment to address the complaint area first, then general stretching followed by an indulgent head to toe massage.

Should I book to see an osteopath or the remedial massage therapist?

Remedial massage can work well in conjunction with osteopathic treatment. The two types of treatment can complement each other and many of our patients combine the two. If you are not sure if remedial massage or osteopathy is the best choice for you, you are welcome to call and speak to one of our practitioners.

How often should I get a massage?

Everyone’s needs will be a little different. A new injury or condition can often be resolved within a few treatment sessions. However, a chronic and long standing condition will often require a series of treatments to return the area to its normal function. Regular maintenance massages can help to promote mobility and improve function.

For advice specific to your body’s needs, please ask your masseur how often you should have a massage.