Frequently Asked Questions
Which health funds are covered through remedial massage?
All health funds are covered. Please check through your health fund to see if remedial massage is covered under your ‘extras’. We have HICAPS at Simply Remedial so you’ll be able to claim straight after the treatment.
How regularly should I get a massage treatment?
It depends on how much strain you put on your body through physical activity. Ideally, getting a treatment once a fortnight would be optimal so we can monitor your progress and stop any serious injuries from eventuating. If you do less physical activity, once a month would work just as well.
I haven't had a massage before, what should I expect? I don't feel comfortable lying half naked on a table
Your therapist is a trained professional and is there to make you feel as comfortable as possible for the entirety of your session! If at any stage you feel uncomfortable, please let the therapist know immediately.
During the initial treatment, the therapist will ask you some questions so as to get an idea of your medical history and whatever problem areas you may want to focus on. During the treatment, if you feel the pressure is too deep or too light, again, let them know – communication is key! Any feedback we receive will be carefully considered and will not be taken as an offence.
We’ll also cover areas that are not getting treatment with towels. Please make sure to wear underwear, and of course all ‘private’ areas are covered at all times!
What performance benefits does kinesiology tape have?
Kinesiology tape (such as Rocktape) provides neurosensory feedback so that pain or discomfort is eliminated or at least reduced. This then helps to activate the neuromuscular response and activate the muscles. For sports in particular, it can help to assist muscle contraction and endurance.
How does kinesiology tape benefit injury rehabilitation?
Kinesiology tape helps with fluid movement by the elastic recoil of the tape ‘lifting’ the skin, which increases the space underneath to allow for lymphatic drainage. Your lymphatic system is a whole-body system that helps with moving fluids into and out of the muscles.
The lymphatic system sits just under the skin so when you put the tape on, it helps to clear an area of swelling which will then decrease pain. Increased lymphatic drainage helps with tissue healing which, in turn, helps speed up the healing process.
You can wear it in the shower and while sleeping so it provides constant therapeutic treatment.
When should I consider kinesiology tape as treatment?
You can apply kinesiology tape as soon as you being to feel pain. Kinesiology tape works better when applied before icing the injured area – cooler skin will not allow the glue to adhere as well.
This treatment works just as well with everyday bumps and bruises and not just for sports-related injuries.
Use tape for 3 days at a time for best results, but make sure to tell your massage therapist if the pain persists.
Are you a registered provider with WorkSafe Victoria?Yes I am! This is good news for those requiring Remedial massage as part of their recovery from a workplace injury.Conditions: Payment in full is required at the time of treatmentA receipt will be issued for claiming purposesAssessments are a requirement to be able to measure effectiveness of the treatmentFor referring practitioners a referral letter isn’t necessary but will be helpful to assist Nathan in creating his treatment plans.Any further questions please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.orgBookings can be made by calling Brent on 0402 926 205 or via our website please write Workcover in the comments section.
Do you offer corporate massage?Yes we do!Do you own an office based business?
Have you considered offering your employees on site massage to help boost their productivity and ease minor muscular aches and pains?
I’m looking to take on some corporate work, as well as potentially working in retirement villages/nursing homes either for the staff and the residents.
Corporate massage has been around for a long time and is quite popular in office workplaces in our cities.There are a few ways this can be done.
Things to consider are: Seated massage or lying down on a portable table. Access to a meeting room or similar for privacy
Do you have enough people interested to fill a 2 hour block?
Seated massage can be 15-30min
Table treatments can be 30-45minSeated massage is through clothing
Table massage can also be done through clothing, common requests are for neck and shoulders, so for a table massage the shirt can be removed if necessary.
Payment can either be made by the employer or directly from the clients themselves. The price will be based on a minimum 2hr working block allowing for time either side to set up, pack up, travel etc. Total time on site can be up to 3 hours. These treatments are not claimable on health insurance.
Depending on the size of your workplace a monthly visit could be a good place to start.
Interested? Contact Brent 0402 926 205 for a quote.