REMEDIAL MASSAGE

Is simply the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body – the muscles, tendons and ligaments. A massage therapist’s hands are his most important tool through which he not only treats the patient but also detects physical and emotional problems. The massage therapist palpates the patient’s body to determine the conditon of the tissues and the likely source of any pain, and thus the correct form of remedial treatment.

The healing treatment can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow, generally using a lubricating medium (oil/cream), which ensures that the muscles associated with the disorder and mobilisation of the associated joint are deeply penetrated. Flower Essence Therapy (using Australian Bush Flower essences) is the application of flower essences to the Acu-points of the ear. The powerful healing properties of the flower essence harmonises with the Acu-point’s meridian channel (life-energy flow) and the corresponding organ. This is turn speeds up healing,enhances relaxation, relieves stress and restores balance.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

DO I NEED A REFERRAL TO SEE AN OSTEOPATH?

You do not need a referral from a GP unless your consultation is to be under a Medicare GP management plan or through the Department of Veteran Afairs.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR DURING MY CONSULTATION?

For osteopaths to get the best picture of what is going on for your body, clothing that is functional and easily movable in is the best fit. Jeans and tight restricting clothing may impact the treatment.

HOW MANY CONSULTATIONS WILL I NEED?

This depends on many varying factors – for example how long you have had the problem for, your health and your occupation.

DO I NEED TO BRING IN MY X-RAYS AND SCANS?

Please bring in any medical scans or X-rays with you.

AM I COVERED WITH PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE?

Partial rebates are available for members of Private Health Funds with ancillary or “extras” cover, but the amount of rebate and the conditions vary from insurer to insurer, so the details of your policy should be checked before your appointment.

IS IT ALRIGHT TO HAVE OSTEOPATHIC TREATMENT IF I AM PREGNANT?

It is generally safe to have osteopathic treatment during all stages of pregnancy. It is safe and gentle, and can give much relief to aches and pains related to the rapid changes of the body during this time.