Adam’s holistic approach to recovery will take into consideration your needs, your injury, your overall health condition and utilise the most effective remedial massage techniques to help you in your health journey to recovery.
Remedial massage is the assessment and treatment of muscular dysfunctions, supported by a treatment plan and documented treatment notes.
Who can benefit from Remedial Massage?
Remedial Massage can be extremely beneficial for people of any age with:
- Neck or back pain
- Injury prevention
- Chronic pain
- RSI (repetitive strain injury)
- Frozen shoulder
Our methods use a range of techniques focusing on stimulating blood into muscles, through massage which helps ease the tension in tendons thus easing strain on joints and the repetitive toll we take on our bodies.
Why Remedial Massage?
Remedial massage is a ‘hands-on’ therapy that complements the body into healing itself. By treating muscles that are damaged, tense, immobile or knotted, remedial massage can help release endorphins – the body’s natural pain killers. Working with each individual and within their pain threshold, remedial massage targets specific musculoskeletal areas of the body to help alleviate pain.
Pain and referred pain can be quite common in society due to varying factors of life such as:
- Physical work demands or office bound
- Stress can cause headaches, then fatigue or irregular sleep patterns
- Pregnancy and the physical changes in the body to accommodate a growing human
- Hobbies such as footy, golf, soccer and even gaming
What does Remedial Massage involve?
A remedial massage therapist works with clients to assess key areas or issues that are causing pain. We protect your privacy by creating a safe environment with proper draping (hospital gown and towels) to make sure you feel comfortable. We will tailor a specific treatment plan which will include hands-on deep or soft tissue therapy. It also may entail you doing stretching and strengthening exercises at home to get the extended benefits of your treatment.
Remedial massage offers a variety of treatment modalities:
Deep tissue, sports massage, relaxation, pregnancy
Dry Needling using a fine filament acupuncture needle to target stubborn trigger points or knots
Chinese cupping using negative pressure through suction, to help increase blood flow and rejuvenate muscle tissue
Remedial massage – a luxury or necessity?
A lot of people believe massage is a luxury. Remedial massage is actually a necessity. Why live in pain and discomfort when there is therapy that helps blood flow, makes joints more mobile and helps to repair damaged muscle tissue. This in turn helps us to function better in our day to day lives. You take your car for a service to keep it running. How about something for yourself?
We are more mobile……but less mobile. An average person spends 5.5 hours on either their (MOBILE) phone or device per day and a lot of this is spent sitting (LESS MOBILE)! An active muscle is a healthy muscle.
About Adam Hart | Remedial Massage TherapistAdam began in massage 13 years ago. After working as a chef for 10 years prior, he cheffed not only here in Melbourne, but overseas. Adam suffered from neck and back pain himself due to the environment in a kitchen, the long hours, split shifts, standing on his feet for 10 hours plus per day and the stress it placed on his body was not ideal. Adam had always had an interest in massage but more so as his chef career went on. After living in the UK working a Monday to Friday catering job, he moved back to Melbourne looking for another kitchen job but wasn’t overly excited about going back to weekends. From there he started his massage course with the Australian Institute of Massage, then onto working alongside the Physiotherapists with the Melbourne Tigers basketball team.
Adam is now proud to call BDHH his professional home and has done for the last 4 years, complementing the services they provide. His 11 years experience as a Remedial massage therapist is a real asset to the family/team at BDHH.
Adam says, “keeping people moving and doing the things they love is important to him - no one should have to live in chronic pain…you can cook a meal and people pay their money, but you don’t know if they have enjoyed it or not; give someone a remedial massage and 9 times out of 10 people will say, ‘that feels so much better.’ It is instant gratification and job satisfaction. Love what you do and do it for a purpose.”