3 Keys to creating a Remedial Massage habit that gets results.

 3 Keys to creating a Remedial Massage habit that gets results.

3 Keys to creating a Remedial Massage habit that gets results.

So far we have covered some big topics, discussed a few different aspects of treatment, and dropped some good advice that can help you get more value for your money when you invest in Remedial Massage to support your personal health and well-being. This week I want to review 3 Key Points for consideration as you begin to integrate regular treatment into your habit cycle – namely Frequency, Pressure & Priorities.

We touched on both Frequency and Pressure back in our 3rd Blog Post – How to get the best from your Treatment? In this post I want to explore those aspects further and paint a more relatable picture for everyone to consider individually … and then of  course I want to discuss Prioritising your needs & wants so that we can agree on the best Treatment Plan to suit your immediate needs at each session. Understanding each of these topics, and how they relate to you personally, will make it easier for you to make regular Remedial Massage a habitual part of your Health & Fitness regime … and help you stay on top of life 😊


How frequently should you get a Remedial Massage?

This is particularly personal and can vary from person to person depending on many different aspects of your life. Things that you should consider include:

  • How do you use your body every day?

Is your job physical and labour intensive, or is it more administrative and office-based … Do you play sport or exercise frequently … Do you generally feel ‘fresh & active’ or more ‘dull and lethargic’ … the comparisons could go on forever, but I think you understand what I am getting at.

If you use your body more actively in general life, then it could be expected to be more resilient when you over-work it or sustain injury … If you tend to live a more sedentary lifestyle, it may take more effort to achieve & maintain good mobility & condition. If you compete in physical pursuits (like Triathlon, Cross Fit, Weight/Power Lifting, etc) you might recognise the benefit of incorporating Remedial Massage as part of your training.

  • Are you fit & healthy, or are you carrying injury or condition?

A very basic & general way to find the frequency that works best for you is to start from this line in the sand:

  • If you are generally healthy – not in pain – not restricted with your mobility, then frequency can be more relaxed. You could start with considering frequency of getting a massage every 4 weeks or so and then be guided by how you feel;
  • If you are recovering from or managing an injury – or living with challenging mobility – then you will likely want to come more frequently to maximise your recovery process so be thinking more like every 1-2 weeks or so.
  • But in either scenario – don’t wait until you feel broken before you come back!

We like to encourage all our clients to ‘listen’ to their bodies – no one will know your body as much as you because you live with it and you live in it. It might sound a little ‘hippyesque’ to tell you to listen to your body, so whatever phase works for you – the message is the same … identify the frequency that works for you, so that you never feel broken.


How firm/deep/hard should a Remedial Massage be?

This is something that a good therapist will be able to gauge and administer for the best results. Some people think that for massage to be Remedial it needs to be painful and ‘to-the-bone’, but this is NOT the case. Pain is a warning system for the body, so if you feel pain during a treatment your body will automatically want to brace against it … and that is more detrimental than advantageous when it comes to Remedial Massage.

It is fair to say that some techniques will be less comfortable than others … releasing a Trigger Point will produce achy pain in a recognised referral pattern, but that pain should only be short lived – as soon as the point releases the pain should dissolve … Myofascial Release and/or Fascial Stretching can feel like a burn through the target muscles, but again that pain should disappear as soon as the technique is finished … but it should be remembered that the focus of the technique is to release dysfunctional tissue, and any unavoidable pain should release together with the tissue.

It is true that a deeper treatment will have longer lasting benefit and results should be more identifiable at the end of the session, but a skilled therapist will know how to reach the deeper layers of muscle without causing pain. If you subscribe to the ideology of ‘No Pain = No Gain’, then I strongly urge you to reconsider and try a better therapist.


Prioritise … Please know what you want from your session, and don’t be vague.

Every time you come in for a treatment we are on a time-line … there is only so long we can spend with you, and we will frequently have someone booked for the spot immediately after you so we can’t always just extend your time to get to everything. If you maintain a frequency of Remedial Massage that is suitable and appropriate for your body – then this should not be an issue for you … so give yourself a pat on the back 😊

But getting back to the timeline thing … if you come in with too much to focus on in the time you have booked, then we may not be able to get to everything you ask for in that 1 session – and if we do manage it, the benefit will likely not last as long as we all would like. By the same token, if you are feeling reasonably well within yourself and have no specific areas of concern, that too can lead to a lesser quality treatment because there is nothing particular to focus on … Please prioritise your wants regarding your massage.

Prioritising your preferences can be joint/limb specific or body region general – either way it at least gives us an order of priority to build a Treatment Plan on for the session, and that helps us deliver a treatment that is more likely to be both effective and satisfying for you. If you give us direction for the treatment – we will deliver a massage that has greater potential to provide the results you want.

Marketing Brisbane Brand Marketing Marketing Strategy Marketing Analytics Mobile Marketing Social Media Marketing B2B Marketing B2C Marketing Digital Marketing Content Marketing Email Marketing SEO Brisbane AdWords Management Facebook Advertising SEO Content Writing First Page of Google What is SEO What is Organic SEO One Page Websites Business Websites Ecommerce Websites SEO Pricing Facebook Pricing Email Marketing Pricing Free SEO Audit SEO Content Business Web Development SEO Brisbane Start A Business 2020 Grow Your Business Online Dominate The Market With SEO Online Marketing FAQs Social Media Marketing Brisbane SEO Brisbane SEO Geebung SEO Brendale SEO Banyo SEO North Lakes SEO Strathpine SEO Eagle Farm SEO North Brisbane SEO South Brisbane SEO West Brisbane SEO East Brisbane SEO Moorooka SEO Coopers Plains SEO Sunnybank SEO Springwood SEO Underwood SEO Slacks Creek SEO Logan Pay Per Click Advertising AdWords FAQs Content Writing FAQs Business Directory SEO Services & Digital Marketing Brisbane Marketing and SEO Brisbane SEO Brisbane Organic SEO Brisbane Google Ads Brisbane Local SEO Brisbane Social Media Brisbane SEO Services Brisbane SEO Consultant Brisbane SEO Company Brisbane SEO Brisbane Website Design Brisbane Website Developers Brisbane Website Designers Brisbane Website Developer Brisbane Website Development Brisbane Website Design Brisbane Website Designing Brisbane Cheap Website Design Brisbane eCommerce Website Design Brisbane SEO Website Brisbane Personal Website Design Brisbane Business Website Design Brisbane Entertainment Website Design Brisbane Portfolio Website Design Brisbane Non-Profit Website Design Brisbane Web Portal Website Design Brisbane Infopreneur Website Design Brisbane Educational Website Design Brisbane Brochure Website Design Brisbane SEO Consultant Brisbane SEO Services Brisbane SEO Services Gold Coast SEO Services Sunshine Coast SEO Services Sydney SEO Services Melbourne SEO Services Adelaide SEO Services Perth SEO Services Hobart SEO Services Canberra SEO Services Darwin A Frames Vinyl Banners Rectangle Flags Flyers Digital Print on ACM Sign Mesh Banners Lightboxes Window Graphics Wall Signage Parking Signs Illuminated Signs Digital Print on ACM Sign Car Wraps Car Magnets Stickers and Decals Custom Stickers NCR Booklets Envelopes Calendars Desk Pads Postcards Presentation Folders Letterhead Graphic Design Service Sign Installation Magnets Floor Graphics Large Format Stickers Acrylic Panel Signs Premium Pull-Up Banners Premium Business Cards PVC Plastic Business Cards Signage Signage Brisbane Building Signage Window Signage Signage Design Signage Installation Signage Printing Government Signage Transport and Main Roads Signage Tenders Signage Public Sector Signage Hospital Signage School Signage Medical Centre Signage Police Fire and Rescue Signage PCYC Signage Car Signage Signwriters Printing Printing Brisbane Government Printing Transport and Main Roads Printing Hospital Printing School Printing Medical Centre Printing Police Fire and Rescue Printing PCYC Printing Public Sector Printing Billboard and Signage Printing A Frame Printing Flags and Banner Printing Sticker Printing Display and Exhibition Printing Promotions and Events Printing Display Solutions Exhibition Display Stands Tradeshow Printing Flyer Design Business Card Printing Logo Design Car Wraps Commercial Wraps Van Wraps Ute Wraps Boat Wraps Trailer Wraps Van Wraps Full Car Wraps Partial Car Wraps Colour Change Wraps Carbon Fibre Wraps Paint Protection Wraps Window Wraps Trailer Wraps Wall Wraps Food Truck Wraps Printing Brisbane Car Wraps Gold Coast Car Wraps Sunshine Coast Car Wraps Brisbane Signage Brisbane Signage Gold Coast Signage Sunshine Coast Donate Now Donate To Qld Hospitals Donate To NSW Hospitals Donate To Vic Hospitals Donate To SA Hospitals Donate To WA Hospitals Donate To Tas Hospitals Donate To ACT Hospitals Donate To NT Hospitals Become A Corporate Ally Become A Wonder Worker Charity Fundraising Host A Fundraiser Leave A Bequest Critical Equipment Charities Best Charities To Donate To Kids Charity Australian Charities Queensland Charities Brisbane Charities New South Wales Charities Adelaide Charities South Australia Charities Melbourne Charities Victoria Charities Sydney Charities Western Australia Charities Perth Charities Tasmania Charities Hobart Charities Darwin Charities Northern Territory Charities Canberra Charities Australian Capital Territory Charities Australian Capital Territory Charities Australia Tradies Brisbane Commercial Brisbane Residential Buy Australian Services Buy From Australia Commercial Services Australia Commercial Services Brisbane Domestic Service Australia Domestic Service Queensland Local Business Queensland Residential Services Australia Residential Services Brisbane Seek Brisbane Tradies Brisbane Tradies Brisbane Queensland