Classic Siam Thai Massage are accredited with over 50 national health funds, however we do not have a HICAPS facility and do not have accreditation for Medibank, ahm or HCF. Please note that due to health fund policy, only Remedial massage may be claimed for health fund rebates.
Deep tissue / remedial massage is a hard and firm therapy that works right into your muscle knots to release toxins in muscles, as well as focusing on ligaments and tendons that may feel tense, tired or inflamed.
This treatment targets the deeper layers of muscle and surrounding connective tissues, and can assist with a range of conditions. However, the experience can be very different to what you might imagine when you think about massages.
People typically see a remedial massage therapist for:
• Chronic muscle pain
• Injury rehabilitation and athletic recovery
• Repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
• Postural difficulties
• Tennis elbow
• Limited mobility
• Lower back pain
• Breaking up scar tissue
In all of these instances the main aims of deep tissue massage are to lessen discomfort and pain, as well as increasing your body’s capacity to heal itself.
Deep tissue / remedial massage aims to assist with pain and discomfort, however it is likely you will feel muscle soreness afterwards. This is most often the case when you do not have a regular remedial massage, and your muscles have subsequently not been targeted for some time. This post-massage pain is the result of soft tissue bruising, and is nothing to worry about. It will recover soon.
If you do not like this sensation, please do not book a remedial massage – consider a relaxing oil massage instead.
Deep tissue / remedial massage for the first time, or after a long break may cause a reaction similar to how your muscles react to the first gym workout after a long break. The bruising or discoloration that sometimes appears after a deep tissue massage is due to collection of blood under the skin or inside the muscles. The delicate blood vessels get ruptured due to the pressure applied during a massage.
As everyone’s body is different, and we all have different pain thresholds, what is ‘not enough’ pressure for some can be ‘very painful’ for others. Please ensure you communicate the most comfortable pressure levels with your therapist both before and during the massage, and be prepared for the muscle soreness that may arise following a deep tissue massage – otherwise you may experience muscle discomfort in the days following your massage.
Here are some tips to make the most of this treatment.
Knowing that your deep tissue massage might cause some pain can understandably make you nervous. However, try to relax.
Bear in mind that the temporary soreness that can come from this massage therapy is all working to help alleviate the longer term discomfort that you’ve been experiencing. There are many benefits of deep tissues massages, especially when it comes to chronic pain.
Please note that when it comes to working on skeletal / spinal problems, we are not doctors or chiropractors, and our therapists do not work on your skeletal / spinal region. As such, you should seek appropriate support.
Drink plenty of water
Massage helps stimulate the circulation of blood and the lymphatic system inside your body. This means bringing important nutrients and oxygen to your muscles, as well as assisting with cleansing cells of toxins. However, to perform these functions effectively, your blood needs water.