The most frequently asked questions that I get are answered below. If you do have any others that aren’t covered, just contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Health Fund Frequently Asked Questions
Can I claim health fund rebates with you?
– Yes. BUT your treatment must be of a remedial nature. The health funds require an assessment, treatment and re-assessment for specific issues. Unfortunately, if you refuse assessment or only want a relaxation massage, you will not be eligible.
Do you have HICAPS or can I claim on the spot?
Yes, Hicaps is available!
Remedial Massage Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a deep tissue massage and a remedial massage?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions that I get.
Deep tissue, is just as it sounds. A deep tissue, or firmer pressure massage. Generally it is a whole body treatment and doesn’t tend to focus on any one place, unless you ask.
Remedial massage treatment entails the assessment of your range of motion, orthopaedic testing, treatment and re-assessment. The aim of it is to treat a specific issue.
What massage style do you do?
In a treatment, I will generally combine a few treatment styles to come up with a completely personalised massage.
I combine techniques including Swedish strokes, Thai massage and shiatsu techniques, myofascial release techniques, trigger pointing, neuro-muscular techniques and muscle energy techniques. Also, add in some dry needling and cupping if necessary and its ok with each different client.
I guess to sum it up, my massage style is a hybrid style and depends on your needs and goals for the session.
I also find that more often people are coming in and asking for a specific style, such as swedish relaxation or just cupping which I also am happy to do if they’ve seen results with that specific style.
The services tab has more information on each treatment style.
How does Dry Needling Work?
Dry Needling assists with decreasing local muscular pain and improving function through the restoration of a muscle’s ability to lengthen and shorten normally by releasing myofascial trigger points.
When a fine filament needle is inserted into the center of a myofascial trigger point, blood pools around the needle triggering the contracted muscle fibers to relax by providing those fibers with fresh oxygen and nutrients, as well as by flushing away any additional acidic chemicals. This, in turn, leads to the decompression of the local blood and nerve supply.