Welcome to Seacrest Massage
Seacrest Massage offers a range of remedial massages to help treat pain, muscle tension, tightness and reduced range of motion. Our experienced team provide friendly and professional treatments dedicated to treating your body’s needs through relaxation and remedial massage. We love helping people to feel great and relieve stress.
Why Remedial Massage?
Most of us are familiar with the relaxation techniques of massage. This in itself is an effective treatment that helps the individual switch off for a few minutes, let the daily stresses go, and in turn un-clench those jaws and relax those shoulders.
REMEDIAL massage looks at cause and effect to remedy tight and tender muscles. We assess and screen postural holdings and movements to discern why you may be feeling a sharp pain between your shoulder blades; why you feel like you can’t stand up straight at the end of the day; why your legs feel tight and restricted even though you are very physically active.
Employing a variety of techniques we are able to soften and lengthen shortened muscles and other connective tissues, thereby restoring imbalances in soft tissue. If muscles are short and tight, they can not only pull the skeleton structure and other muscles out of alignment, but can compress nerves and reduce circulation, resulting in nerve pain and trigger points.
Common ailments to treat with massage
- Tennis/Golfer’s elbow
- Rehabilitation from acute injury (falls, sports injury; surgery)
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Neck/Back Pain
- Sciatic/Nerve Pain
- Oedemas/swollen limbs
What happens at my first treatment?
It is a requirement of all registered remedial massage therapists for clients to complete a client form. This allows our therapists insight into your life experiences and how they may have influenced your current manifesting ailments. Assessments and screenings may follow, ensuring that not only the symptoms, but the cause of these symptoms can be identified and treated.
At the completion of the massage, the therapist may spend some time discussing your treatment. Commonly, stretching exercises and lifestyle adjustments will be advised to aid your recovery, and encourage your releases to hold for longer.
More than one visit is often necessary for effective treatment. Ongoing postural holdings can take several, relatively close, treatments to release and further hold that release. Maintenance sessions are then encouraged, usually 4-6 weekly, to keep your body in balance.
It is important to note that every body is different and responds differently to treatments. If you and your therapist aren’t seeing the expected results after a considered treatment period, we will explore and advise on other modes that may complement your massage treatment (chiropractic, acupuncture etc).