Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy at Claremont Physiotherapy

Massage is a wonderful form of therapy to alleviate muscular pain and tightness. It can be used as a highly beneficial addition to your physiotherapy treatment, or at other times as a stand-alone treatment regimen for managing and preventing pain and/or injury.

In today's busy environment, many people say to themselves “I’d love a massage, but I just don’t have time!” At Claremont Physiotherapy, we understand that and we have the option of either a 30-minute or a 1-hour massage, at a variety of appointment times available with one of our skilled Physiotherapists. Please contact us to arrange an appointment or for any further information.

The type of massage you will require will depend upon any pain/injury you may have, other forms of treatment you are undergoing and your personal preference on the pressure depth and type of massage. Your Physiotherapist will liaise with you to ensure you are getting the optimal benefit from your treatment.

Please note that, with the exception of sports massage, it is advised that you do not undertake any exercise or strenuous physical activity after the massage. This assists by promote tissue repair and ensuring you gain the maximum benefit from your massage..


Therapeutic massage is an encompassing term – a true therapeutic massage can include elements of multiple different styles of massage, described below. Therapeutic massage can be focused as treatment for pain/injury, but is even more effective when used as a tool for ongoing pain/injury prevention.

Different types of massage can be incorporated within therapeutic massage, or can be used in isolation depending on upon client needs and preferences. Your Physiotherapist will discuss your pain/injury with you before commencing your massage to ensure the best techniques are utilised in your treatment. Some massage types include:

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point therapy is a firm, localised massage that is helpful for relieving pain and muscular tightness that occurs with stress build-up or regular exercise/training, as well as reducing stiffness associated with postural tension and pain, and related headaches. Trigger Point therapy targets specific points within your muscles to assist in releasing muscle tension and improving the flexibility and joint range of motion.

Trigger point therapy is most beneficial after doing exercise or training, especially when training for a specific event. Trigger Point therapy can affect the strength and activation of your muscles, and should not be performed within 4 days prior to an athletic event or high intensity sports matches.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is highly beneficial in managing chronic pain or injury. Chronic pain affects muscle length and function. Deep tissue massage is a smooth, continual form of massage that assists in reducing over-activity within tight muscles and restoring normal muscle tone and function.

Deep tissue massage is most effective if performed regularly to prevent the muscles tightening excessively between treatments. If possible, it is best to schedule your appointment toward the end of the day, so you are able to rest afterwards and promote the tissue repair.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release combines gentle, sustained stretches with lighter depth massage to target superficial muscles and fascia (a type of connective tissue overlying and supporting muscles). Myofascial release assists in improving circulation, posture and range of motion and relieving muscular tension. It is suitable for sufferers’ of fibromyalgia and related conditions.

Myofascial release can be performed at any time, and is ideal after exercise, but you should make sure to rest after your massage.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is helpful in preparing muscles pre-exercise, managing lactic acid build up and muscle tightness during exercise and as a recovery tool post-exercise. It is used to assist in injury prevention by reducing muscle tension without affecting muscle strength/co-ordination and to maintain or improve range of motion.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage aims to improve circulation and lymphatic flow and well as reducing stress and anxiety by calming the sympathetic nervous system, allowing you a wonderful and wholly relaxing experience.

Swedish massage aims to improve circulation and lymphatic flow and well as reducing stress and anxiety by calming the sympathetic nervous system, allowing you a wonderful and wholly relaxing experience.

Swedish massage has the greatest effect if you are able to rest afterwards. You can have a Swedish massage after exercise, but we recommend you try to book your appointment later in the day or on a quiet, restful day.

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Our physiotherapists are experts in the management of musculoskeletal pain, injury and disease.
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