Remedial Massage Therapy
The objective of a specialist Musculoskeletal Therapist with a Diploma of Remedial Massage is the assessment and treatment of soft-tissue dysfunction that causes pain and restricts movement. A Remedial Practitioner conducts a range of general and specific tests to reach a working diagnosis of the challenges, and then uses a range of remedial techniques to help alleviate the client’s symptoms.
Shiatsu is a Japanese bodywork therapy that works with the vital channels or Meridians carrying our Ki (chi or prana or “life force”). Although Shiatsu literally means “finger pressure”, the Zen Shiatsu practitioner uses fingers, palms, elbows, knees, even feet to connect with the meridians. The primary effect of Shiatsu is to restore harmonious flow of Ki throughout the body using pressure, awareness and an empty (but alert) mind.
Bowen technique is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy. It utilizes small but measured inputs to the body stimulating the body to heal itself, often profoundly. Bowen Technique usually results in the relief of many specific injuries and other health problems, both acute and chronic. It does so holistically, by using the body’s innate healing mechanisms. The practitioner delivers signals to the nervous system at specific locations (on muscles, tendons, ligaments or nerves), and the body does the rest, responding in its own time, as it is able.