What is Remedial Massage?

When muscles become knotted and tense or damaged, remedial massage provides a healing treatment that can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow. Remedial massage holistically treats the body. The massage therapist aims to identify the original biomechanical dysfunction, thus healing the cause of the disorder, as well as the symptoms.

Remedial massage uses several specialised techniques to locate and repair damage to muscles, tendons and joints. Massage therapy supports and speeds up the body's own repair mechanisms. A lubricating medium (usually oil) is applied directly on the skin. This ensures that the muscles associated with the disorder are deeply penetrated. Passive joint stretching moves are also used.

Key benefits of Remedial Massage

Key benefits of remedial massage include the stimulation to the blood supply allowing toxins in the muscles to be removed; the calming of the peripheral nervous system to ease pain and discomfort; and the toning and relaxing of muscles to improve joint mobility. An improvement to the health of the cells, the repairing of tissues, and the easing of stiffness and tension can also be experienced through therapeutic relaxation.

Muscular and skeletal dysfunctions often addressed with remedial massage include muscle tightness and pain, arthritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, whiplash, neck and back pain, scoliosis, headaches and sports injuries.

On a physical level massage:

  • Increases blood supply and nutrition to muscles
  • Produces deep relaxation and stress reduction
  • Relieves muscle tension, spasm and stiffness
  • Gives greater joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Increases ease and efficiency of movement
  • Reduces blood pressure and
  • Relieves tension related headaches

At Petrie's Cottage of Natural Therapies our aim is for you to leave in a better physical and mental state than before the treatment began. Results can happen immediately or at other times it may take one or two days for the effects to be fully realized. In many instances two or three treatments are recommended to gain long-term improvement. Sometime you may need further assistance with naturopathy, acupuncture or frequency specific Microcurrent therapy.

The type of massage you receive will be decided between you and your therapist. To help you make an informed decision these are the remedial massage techniques used at Petrieís Cottage of Natural Therapies.

  • Swedish Massage | Relaxation techniques and soft and gentle movements to sooth the nervous system and relieve mild muscle aches.
  • Remedial Massage | Deeper techniques to treat specific areas. Massage oils are used to reduce the friction that can be felt by such a firm, yet beneficial massage. Remedial is a preferred treatment working through tight areas of muscle tension.
  • Hot Stone Massage | Heated stones are used as placement and movement stones to alleviate muscle tension and stress; creating total relaxation.
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12 Jutland Place,
Currumbin Waters QLD 4223
PH: 0410 476 686


Business Hours

Monday - 9am-1pm
Tuesday & Wednesday - 9am-5pm
Thursday - 8.30am-5pm (later by appt)
Friday - 11.30-1.30pm
Saturday - 8.30am-12pm