Massage

Feeling tense & tight? Need to relax? Need to prep for an upcoming race? Need a reward? Need a gift for someone special?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions then you need to contact the Valetudo Health Team and find out more about their massage packages.

Maria Justo, our qualified Remedial Massage Therapist blends a number of therapeutic techniques into her massage practice; Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofasical Release, Kinesiotaping, Bowen, Sports Massage and Relaxation combined with Assessment to create unique and individually tailored therapy sessions to help restore balance to the body and facilitate optimal tissue function and healthy range of motion.

Her experience working with allied health professionals has helped her gain valuable knowledge and know-how working with injuries, soft-tissue disorders and clients who are recovering from accidents and chronic pain. Maria also has experience working with clients with life challenging illnesses gained through her two years as a volunteer at WAAC.

Maria has worked with the West Australian Women’s National Basketball Team, West Coast Waves in their 2012/13 and 2013/14 seasons and has provided massage therapy to many different athletes including Rugby players, cyclists, strength athletes and runners.

Start to get on top of your health by contacting the Valetudo Health Team for more information on these services. Valetudo Health offers a number of packages to cater for varying needs and wants, so you shall be pleasantly surprised with Valetudo Health’s deals!

Contact the Valetudo Health Team for more information on these premium services.

1300 799 915

What is Remedial Massage?

Remedial Massage is the application of specialised techniques to the body’s soft tissues (muscle, ligaments, tendons) to treat musculoskeletal imbalances, pain and tightness. Remedial massage utilises a variety techniques to target specific areas of dysfunction including; deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, stretching and myofascial release. Remedial massage not only addresses specific complaints but can also be used for relaxation and general wellbeing ensuring the body functions at its optimum.

Benefits of Remedial Massage

Remedial massage assists with:

  • Improving muscle function
  • Improving blood supply to and from muscles
  • Increasing joint mobility
  • Rehabilitating and reducing muscle injury
  • Tissue repair and scar tissue breakdown
  • Decreasing muscles cramping/spams
  • Reducing DOMS (delayed onset muscles soreness)
  • Calming the peripheral nervous system easing pain and discomfort
  • Reducing stress and / or anxiety
  • Increasing feelings of well being

Conditions Treated

Massage is effective in treating a wide range of conditions and ailments, such as, but not limited to:

  • Headaches & migraines
  • Neck & shoulder pain
  • Muscular aches & pain
  • Sprains & strains
  • Sports & injury recovery
  • Sciatica, hip & lower back pain
  • Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)
  • Insomnia

What can I expect?

Initial Treatment
Prior to commencing your first session, the remedial massage therapist will take some time to go over your health history and perform range of motion testing to evaluate your current presenting condition. A treatment plan will then be designed and tailored to meet your specific needs and treatment goals.

Post Treatment
You may have some pain at the areas that have been treated after a visit, or possibly notice that you now have a new or different type of pain, this is not unusual and especially if you’ve had a long history of symptoms and usually only lasts about a day or two and then things settle down. As you begin to improve so should post massage soreness.

Other side effects post treatment can be drowsiness and tiredness or alternatively you may feel energised.

Please ensure you drink plenty of water after your Remedial Massage session. Your body will thank you.

When should I receive a massage? While safe for most situations, there are some instances in which massage is not advisable such as:

Following an Injury or areas that are Hot, Red or Swollen. Massage is contra-indicated within the first 72 hours following an injury and should only be sought after rest and ice therapy as well as first gaining a diagnosis from an appropriate allied professional. Massage can be applied to the area once the inflammatory response has subsided and used to assist in injury recovery.

Cold’s, Flu’s and Infections
Massage stimulates the lymphatic system resulting in the spread and worsening of symptoms, it is advisable to wait until you have recovered from these conditions prior to seeking massage therapy.

Any further questions, ask the Valetudo Health Team on 1300 799 915

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