We Look After You Family, Naturally using Acupuncture, Chinese and Western herbal medicine, and serve the communities of North Richmond, Richmond, Windsor, Glossodia, Freemans Reach, East Kurrajong and the wider Hawkesbury.


Kurrajong Natural Medicine Centre

We Take Care Of Your Health Naturally Using Traditional Chinese Medicine,
Acupuncture, Chinese and Western Herbal Medicine, Diet and Body Therapies

For Face-to-Face or Telehealth Appointments, Please Call: (02) 4573 0784

Remedial Massage and Body Re-Alignment Therapy

Remedial Massage is a most beneficial therapy when correctly administered: helping to improve blood and lymph circulation, restore normal nerve supply, remove metabolic wastes from body tissues, improve sleep and general well-being, and support normal immune system functions.

When Is Massage Used?

Skilfully used, Remedial massage can assist the body in its own healing processes, where disease or injury has occurred in muscles, connective tissues, bones, joints and internal organs. There are many situations where metabolic imbalances occur in the soft tissues of the body and most of these can be treated with Massage. Relaxation, pain relief and increased range of movement can be achieved through the application of Remedial massage and passive movements.

Kurrajong Natural Medicine Centre provides Remedial massage and realignment therapy for North Richmond, Richmond, Windsor, Wilberforce, Glossodia, East Kurrajong, Blaxlands Ridge, Freemans Reach, Bowen Mountain, Kurrajong Heights and the wider Hawkesbury.

Massage can also assist healing through its effect on confidence, well-being and mental relaxation.
In addition to the treatment of ill and injured people, Remedial Massage can be used in Athletics and Sport where it aids in the preparation of muscles, joints and associated structures for strenuous activity, or to assist these same tissues in recovery from strenuous activity. This reduces the incidence of injuries and improves the Athlete’s performance.

Massage is a useful and integral part of the healing process.
During the Massage treatment the Therapist encourages the patient to become part of their own healing journey by developing increased awareness of the levels of relaxation / stress that they may experience and by becoming more connected to how their body feels during illness and health.

Types of Massage Techniques

There are many types of Massage in use today. Some of the more commonly used forms are:
Swedish Massage: a technique that concentrates on working on one side of the body at a time. It is more intense than Essalon Massage, and unlike Deep Tissue Massage, it works within the pain / comfort threshold of the patient, encouraging gradual and gentle release of tension and stress.

Remedial Massage includes the use of Passive Movements and Joint Mobilising Techniques, working towards a specific goal in the treatment of the patient, and often working on a specific and limited body region until that goal is accomplished.

Essalon Massage: a technique in which both sides of the body are massaged simultaneously. It is a symmetrical Massage technique, very gentle, and designed to enhance maximum relaxation in the patent.

Deep Tissue Massage: a technique that is designed to manipulate the deep fascia layers and deep muscle layers of the body. It is based on the theory that stress can be stored deep within the body, and is arranged in “layers”, trauma after trauma, each layer relating to a different level of consciousness. It can be quite a painful experience for the patient, and is said to evoke emotional responses as each layer of stress and trauma is “unlocked” and released.

Shiatsu / Chinese Massage: techniques with similar philosophical approaches. Each technique works with the concept of body energies. The techniques employed are designed to ”unblock” energy meridians and restore health by balancing the patient’s energy (Qi).

Zone Therapy / Reflexology: techniques which are localised to specific body regions, e.g.: Hands, feet, ears. The various regions are said to have reflex relationships to all parts of the body, and various techniques are used to bring about specific reactions in a chosen body area.

What happens during a Massage Treatment?

After a brief consultation, the massage therapist must decide the approach to be taken in order to best help the patient with their specific health problem.

Many people, who do not know much about massage, erroneously think that every massage is a “Full Body” Massage and the longer it takes the better – but this is far from the truth of the matter.

When treating a patient with a specific problem e.g.: Sciatica, Osteoarthritis in the spine, muscle pain etc, the treatment approach must be focused at treatment of the specific problem area in order to obtain the best results.

On the other hand, if someone suffers from stress, tension and anxiety, a “Full Body” Massage would be the prescription most likely given. A “Full Body” massage involves massage of the arms, legs, face, neck and back. Sometimes the abdomen may be massaged if there are digestive problems. (NB Professional Massage Therapists do not massage erogenous areas, such as breasts or genitals).

Full Body Massage is mostly employed for relaxation therapy, and it is recommended that a Full Body Massage should never exceed 45-60 minutes duration, as after this time the positive effects of the Massage treatment are reversed. This is due to “The Principle of Sensory Adaptation”. Sensory receptors in the body have a characteristic function called adaptation, that is, a change in sensitivity (usually a decrease) to a prolonged stimulus. Receptors associated with touch and pressure in the skin rapidly adapt and can lead to further adaptation in the central nervous system as incoming signals are processed. Excessive stimulii can also produce undesirable Reflex Responses.

The level of general health of the patient must also be considered. Debilitated and very ill persons do not tolerate long duration massage well. Once a person has had a course of several Massage Treatments and is in reasonably good health, long duration Massage can be given.

Structural Analysis and Body Re-Aligment

Body Re-alignment Therapy is a highly effective and non-invasive approach that is used to help correct postural and muscle imbalances that cause chronic muscle and joint pain and other health problems.

A Standing Structural Assessment and tests that assess muscle strength and the range of movement of joints are performed prior to prescribing a treatment program that includes Remedial Massage, Passive Movements, Resistive Stretches and Therapeutic Exercise.

Treatment is usually long term in nature as poor postural habits and changes in muscle flexibility and joint mobility cannot be corrected after one or two treatments.

If you would like to know more about Remedial Massage come and see us at Kurrajong Natural Medicine Centre.

Over the past 20 years, Susan and Danny Siegenthaler have developed a unique and highly effective treatment regime that utilises a combination of Structural Analysis, Remedial Massage and body re-alignment therapy that will help many health problems that have a musculoskeletal origin or component.

Disclaimer

Disclaimer information for users of the Kurrajong Natural Medicine Centre website.

Page last updated: 14th Feb. 2021

THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN ANY OF THE ARTICLES PUBLISHED ON THIS SITE IS FOR EDUCATION AND INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY.

NO CLAIMS ARE MADE AS TO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ANY OF THE TREATMENTS USING ACUPUNCTURE OR THAT THIS THERAPY IS SUITABLE FOR THE READER.

THE SOURCES OF ALL THE ARTICLES ARE LISTED AND COME FROM REPUTABLE PEER-REVIEWED  SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS. WHERE POSSIBLE LINKS TO THE ORIGINAL SOURCE ARE PROVIDED FOR THE READER TO FOLLOW.

Articles published on this page are not intended to provide diagnosis, treatment or medical advice. Content provided on this page is for informational purposes only. Please consult with a physician or other healthcare professional regarding any medical or health related diagnosis or treatment options. Information on this page should not be considered as a substitute for advice from a healthcare professional. The claims made about specific products throughout this article are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided for education and research information only

The information on this website is presented by Kurrajong Natural Medicine Centre for the purpose of disseminating health information free of charge for the benefit of the public.

While Kurrajong Natural Medicine Centre has exercised due care in ensuring the accuracy of the material contained on this website, the information on the site is made available on the basis that Kurrajong Natural Medicine Centre is not providing professional advice on a particular matter.

This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice. Nothing contained in this site is intended to be used as medical advice and it is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for your own health professional’s advice.

Kurrajong Natural Medicine Centre does not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the information provided on this website.

Quality of information

Kurrajong Natural Medicine Centre makes every effort to ensure the quality of the information available on this website and updates the information regularly. Before relying on the information on this site, however, users should carefully evaluate its accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance for their purposes, and should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances. Kurrajong Natural Medicine Centre cannot guarantee and assumes no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, currency, completeness or interpretation of the information.

The material may include the views or recommendations of third parties and does not necessarily reflect the views of Kurrajong Natural Medicine Centre or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action.

Links to other websites

This website contains links to other websites which are external to Kurrajong Natural Medicine Centre. Kurrajong Natural Medicine Centre takes reasonable care in selecting linking websites but Kurrajong Natural Medicine Centre accepts no responsibility for material contained in a website that is linked to this site. It is the responsibility of the user to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in linked external websites.

Links to external websites are provided for the user’s convenience and do not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of any third party products or services offered by virtue of any information, material or content linked from or to this site. Users of links provided by this site are responsible for being aware of which organisation is hosting the site they visit.

Views or recommendations provided in linked sites may include the views or recommendations of third parties and do not necessarily reflect those of Kurrajong Natural Medicine Centre or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action.

Join Our Quarterly
Health & Wellness
Magazine