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Remedial Massage

We do offer deep tissue massages, more information here

Do you get a sore back, knotted up shoulders, or are in pain? A remedial massage maybe the answer.

Deep tissue therapeutic style of massage with our qualified diploma remedial massage therapists. Available selected regions.

Perfect for lower back pain, stressed shoulders and neck muscles, releasing muscle tension and reducing chronic body stiffness.

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Chrissy and Margie had hands of magic and all recipients loved the remedial massages that were received.

Mine was absolute bliss and for the first time I was able to easily turn my head without pain.

My friend said she wishes that she were able to have Margie’s number on speed dial. Lovely and heavenly spring to mind.


Thank you.

Graham - Nerang, Gold Coast

What Is
Remedial Massage Therapy?

Remedial massage is a deep tissue style massage, that is therapeutic in nature. It is designed to heal specific health issues, muscle problems and injuries.

Remedial massage therapists believe that everything in your body is connected and related. If one part is injured it will in turn affect the rest of your body

If you have an injured knee, you may then favour the other leg which will throw out the muscles in the hip and lead to your back aching.

The tightening of these muscles may then cause an imbalance affecting your neck muscles which may then give you a headache.

So if you go to see a remedial therapist and you complain of persistent headaches, the main cause of this might be a knee injury.

Before your treatment the therapist will consult with you.


Sometimes this will include stretches or tests to see your range of movement. It may include looking at your posture or palpitating the muscles to see how they move. They will talk to you generally about how your body feels and moves.

Our remedial therapists will not only diagnose what is causing the problem but will treat it with various remedial techniques.

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Man lying on massage table with massage therapist massaging shoulders

Benefits of Remedial Massage

  1. Pain Relief: One of the primary benefits of remedial massage is its ability to alleviate pain. It targets muscle knots, tension, and trigger points, which are common sources of discomfort for many individuals. By applying various techniques, such as deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy, remedial massage helps release muscle tension and reduce pain.

  2. Improved Flexibility and Range of Motion: Muscular tension and adhesions can limit the range of motion in joints. Remedial massage works on breaking down these adhesions and stretching the muscles, resulting in improved flexibility and increased range of motion.

  3. Enhanced Blood Circulation: The therapeutic pressure applied during a remedial massage session stimulates blood flow, which helps deliver essential nutrients and oxygen to the muscles and tissues. This increased circulation not only aids in muscle recovery but also promotes general well-being.

  4. Injury Rehabilitation: Remedial massage plays a crucial role in the rehabilitation process for individuals recovering from sports injuries or accidents. By targeting the affected areas, this massage technique helps in reducing scar tissue, promoting tissue repair, and speeding up the recovery process.

  5. Stress Reduction: While remedial massage primarily focuses on treating physical issues, it also offers psychological benefits. The soothing and relaxing nature of the massage helps reduce stress and anxiety, promoting a sense of calm and overall well-being.

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Remedial Massage Techniques

Our remedial massage therapists use a variety of techniques to soften, stretch and manipulate your muscles so that they will start to work as they should again. These techniques include trigger point therapy.

Trigger points are small, highly contracted areas of the muscle and the therapist will manipulate these regions to release them.

Trigger points are often a large source of pain, and releasing them can cause relief from tension and hurt. Sometimes trigger points cause referred pain.

So a trigger point maybe located in your shoulder but the pain maybe referred by the muscle to another region in your back. Remedial massage therapists are trained to diagnose referred pain and also treat the underlying cause.

This style of massage also uses a wide range of other techniques like deep tissue friction that warms and releases the muscle. They also use relaxation massage strokes that soothe the muscles after the deep tissue work  and stretching.

Other techniques include

  1. Myofascial Release: This technique aims to stretch and release the fascia, the connective tissue that covers muscles and organs. By releasing tension in the fascia, myofascial release helps improve flexibility and reduce pain.

  2. Muscle Energy Technique (MET): MET involves the active contraction of specific muscles against resistance from the therapist. This technique helps improve joint mobility, flexibility, and muscle strength.

  3. Stretching: Incorporating stretching into remedial massage sessions helps improve flexibility, reduce muscle tension, and enhance overall mobility.

We may get you to do follow up exercises and stretches at home to continue the work.

Our therapists are qualified to deal with issues such as arthritis, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, muscular injuries from sport. We also help neck and back pain, headaches and whiplash

Ripple Massage has qualified and experienced remedial massage therapists on staff that will come to you in your home or accommodation.

Where We Found It

“My shoulders were sore from back packing and staying in really uncomfortable hostel beds.

I was 17, doing the Oz overseas trek and my body was complaining.

Deciding to wander around Covent Garden and watch the buskers, I spied a small place offering remedial massage.

Never having had a massage before, let alone a deep tissue one, I didn’t know what I was letting myself in for.

But one hour later was converted, an instant massage addict, and a back that was a lot happier.

Since then I have had remedial massages in many countries and all sorts of styles; Tui Na, Balinese, you name it and I’ve probably had it.

I love the deep tissue work and the release of the muscles and that feeling when I walk out of oh so this is how my body is supposed to feel.”  Ali

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Pressure Point Massage

Tips To Make The Most
Of Your Remedial Massage

Stiff shoulder? Seized up neck? Sore back? Relaxation massage can be a great style of massage if you are wanting to relax and de-stress, but to fix muscular problems you probably need a remedial massage.

In Australia, remedial massage therapists do extra training to obtain a diploma in massage.

If they have this qualification, they are able to offer health fund rebates on their massages. Ripple has remedial therapists in most regions.

Here are some of our favourite remedial massage tips.

  • Have a hot bath with Epsom salts before we arrive to start relaxing and warming the muscles.

  • Another way to heat up the muscles is with a wheat heat pack or hot water bottle. Apply to the area both before and after the massage to encourage healing.

  • Try to do some stretches in the days after your massage. Your therapist will be able to help you with suggestions on what stretches are best.

  • Rest after your massage –  schedule in some time to just relax and let your body restore.

  • Your body maybe a little sore after the massage. If you haven’t had a massage for a while and the therapist has done some really deep tissue work it maybe sore for a few days. Take it easy and schedule in some downtime.

  • Get regular massages – One massage often won’t fix the problem, and usually you will need a few a week or two apart to help fix the muscular problem.

  • Ripple is a mobile service, and sometimes this can be really convenient, especially if your neck is stiff. We can come to you throughout many regions in Australia

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