Remedial massage is defined as the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. It is performed to create favourable conditions that allow the body to return to normal health after injury, thereby relieving the physical effects a patient may present with.
Remedial massage is designed to balance muscle and soft tissue length, tension and tone which will in turn promote normal return of joint/capsular/bone function. It increases the flow of blood and lymph, particularly in the injured areas, thus removing blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions resulting from injury.
In simple terms remedial massage is designed to eliminate pain and restore optimal musculoskeletal function. It involves the use of a number of remedial techniques including trigger point therapy, muscle energy, cross fibre and myofascial techniques, deep tissue, mobilisations, stretches and low load and activation exercises to achieve results.
Remedial massage treatment can provide relief for:
Sore achy back, neck & shoulder issues
Postural & remedial problems
Sports injuries & maintenance
Stress & anxiety
General musculoskeletal discomfort and maintenance
Repetitive strain problems
Ellina holds both a diploma of Remedial Massage and an advanced diploma in Myotherapy. She is also trained in dry needling and cupping which compliments both Remedial Massage and Myotherapy.
Ellina grew up on the Bellarine Peninsula and enjoys water sports including wakeboarding and jet skiing. She is also a dedicated Geelong Cats supporter.
Ellina has a passion for helping people overcome and manage pain.
Kerrie trained as a Bowen therapist in 2012 after experiencing severe sciatic pain, which limited her mobility. Bowen impacted Kerrie’s life within a few short weeks, enabling her to be pain free after many years of agony.
This sparked a passion in Kerrie to study the wonderful modality of Bowen Therapy aiming to share the same benefits with others. She subsequently studied Remedial Massage to increase her understanding of human anatomy, biomechanics and function.
Kerrie’s other interests include healthy eating and keeping fit through running.
Her main focus is in ergonomics and looking outside the client’s physical treatment to bring about postural improvement and preventable injuries in the person’s lifestyle and workplace.