Remedial massage is a complementary therapy that aims to treat muscles, tendons and bones, addressing aches, pains, damage and mobility issues. The benefits from remedial massage may stimulate blood flow and could result in improved range-of-movement, released tension, and could assist in the repair of injuries. Many people invest in remedial massages to improve both their physical and mental wellbeing and a massage session may be a fantastic antidote to sitting in an office chair all day!
If you’re looking for a quality remedial massage therapist in Canberra, we have you covered. After consulting local feedback, we’ve created a list of the top four remedial massage clinics in the region.
Let’s get started right away.
What makes a quality remedial massage clinic?
Not exactly sure what you want from a remedial massage clinic? That’s no problem. Try to find a therapist that ticks all of the following boxes:
- Holistic approach. Systematic method of support to the treatment for each individual patient in order to understand the basis of diagnosis, goal/s to achieve, how to measure success, and follow up. The key to a good health relationship is one that takes it step by step, is long term and not transactional, and cares for the whole patient rather than an individual condition.
- Experienced. Experience and qualifications are a must-have. Without these, you may not have a positive experience at your appointment or enjoy the benefits of remedial massage afterwards. Furthermore being able to have a meaningful discussion with your practitioner, and be understood through active listening, bodes well for health outcomes.
- Compassionate. You are seeking a remedial massage therapist for a reason – whether that be to de-stress or heal an injury. The best in the business are compassionate and understanding and can perform a customised massage targeting specific areas.
- Effective. There’s no point visiting a remedial massage clinic if your massages are ineffective in achieving your desired aims.
- Accredited. Massage therapy is an investment in your health and wellness. Keep in mind that some therapists are covered by private health insurance.
The best remedial massage clinics in Canberra
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To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
Pivotal Therapies, in Canberra city, is a specialist clinic focusing on sport, remedial and postural injuries. The clinic’s goal is to help clients alleviate aches, discomforts, and pains, as well as improve performance.
As Jonathon Schwartz wrote on Google, “I had a massage to help with a shoulder injury from rock climbing and neck stiffness. Phil was very knowledgeable, professional and provided an excellent and effective treatment. I’ll definitely be going back ….”
For more than 15 years, Natural Health Massage in Braddon has helped Canberrans heal their bodies through natural treatments and techniques. The clinic specialises in Chinese remedial massage and acupuncture and formulates customised treatment programs for each client for optimal, long-lasting results.
Grant Keys wrote on Google, “Having lived in China for 4 years I know a good Chinese massage and can honestly say Mr Hongxin is up there with the best … Very professional, knowledgeable and with the private Heath rebate very affordable.”
ACT Remedial Therapy Massage is all about keeping bodies at their best. Qualified therapists help clients overcome discomfort, injury, and agitation using a personalised approach. Services include deep muscular therapy, sports/remedial therapy, trigger point therapy, therapeutic relaxation massage, reflexology and more. ACT Remedial Therapy Massage in Manuka is one of Canberra’s longest established massage practices.
As Kylie Ferrari wrote on Google, “If there were more stars, they’d get them. Best massage I have had in years.”
Therapy Masters with over 23 years of Massage Industry experience, focus on providing tailored treatments that best meet the individual health needs of their clients. The team specialise in Remedial, Sports and Relaxation massage, as well as Reiki and Sports Taping. The clinic is now located in Queanbeyan.
The Musiello Family wrote on Google, “Wonderful place to get a massage and nice atmosphere. I felt confident that the staff knew how to treat my issues and were professional from the moment I walked in.”
The team of practitioners at the Capital Health Centre of Traditional Chinese Medicine all have formal qualifications, are experts in their fields and have years of experience in helping clients feel better with remedial massage, acupuncture and other holistic services. Located in Canberra city, Belconnen and Woden, the centre was founded by Dr Qiong Xu and Dr Harvey Wang.
Remedial massage, also known as Tuina, is a type of Chinese therapeutic massage and an important component of traditional Chinese medicine. It includes various handwork massage techniques that complement the client’s mindfulness. Breathing techniques, heat and vibration can all be used depending on client needs. Remedial massage can also enhance acupuncture therapy to achieve the Yin Yang balance.
The team at Capital Health Centre of Traditional Chinese Medicine believe that Tuina is a therapeutic extension of Western massage. It’s effective, natural and increasingly popular for most mental, physical and emotional illnesses.
Capital Health Centre of Traditional Chinese Medicine also provide specialist acupuncture services as well as cupping, scrubbing, moxibustion, Chinese massage and herbal medicine.
Satisfied customer Ralitsa Dimitrova wrote on Google, “Fantastic professionalism, competent and caring doctors, friendly staff, clean practice. As a patient with more than 5 years’ experience with them, I would highly recommend the clinic to everyone looking for traditional Chinese medicine services.”
Your experience with remedial massage clinics in Canberra
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