remedial massage & relaxation massage
At Balance North, our massage therapists and myotherapists are highly trained and work closely within the allied health team to treat a wide range of conditions.
Remedial Massage Therapy (45 mins / 60 mins / 90 mins)
Involves the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, combining hands-on techniques and corrective exercises and/or stretches. Treatment is tailored by the therapist based on the client’s presenting complaint and the assessment. Private Health Fund rebates may apply depending on your level of health insurance cover.
Signature - BalanceNorth Relaxation Massage (45 mins / 60 mins / 90 mins)
Looking for overall tranquility? Our ‘Signature’ full-body massage provokes relaxation and eases muscle tension, relieving mental and physical stress. This all-over experience focuses on revitalizing the body and eliminating those dull aches and pains. Private Health Fund rebates not applicable.
Renew - Deep Tissue (60 mins / 90 mins)
After something firmer? Our deep tissue massage powerfully targets those tight, aching muscles and focuses on specific areas of the body experiencing tension and deep-rooted knots. Ideal for those with specific or chronic pain, ‘Renew’ will work deeper to realign muscles and connective tissue. Private Health Fund rebates not applicable.
Balance - Lower Body & Foot (60 mins )
Our legs and feet are our body’s foundation – This massage focuses on the lower half of the body and works to alleviate those aches and pains by targeting pressure points in the feet and calves. Ideal for those regularly on their feet, ‘Balance’ works to improve blood circulation and minimise achy feet and legs whilst also breathing new life into your body – so that you can get back to the things you love! Private Health Fund Rebates not applicable.
Restore - Head, Neck & Shoulders (30 mins)
Wanting to promote focus? – ‘Restore’ is ideal for those with persistent tension in the head, neck & shoulders – especially those desk job workers! This express massage will leave you feeling grounded and ready to take on the day, featuring a divine scalp massage as well as focus on the shoulder, neck and decolletage areas. Private Health Fund rebates not applicable.
Refresh - Pregnancy Massage (60 mins)
Mother to be? – Our ‘Refresh’ massage is carefully designed for expectant mothers looking for relief from pregnancy aches and pains. This massage aims to provide soon to be mothers with the much needed rest they need, whilst also providing a nurturing and refreshing full-body experience. Recommended for after the first trimester. Private Health Fund Rebates not applicable.
Nourish - Hot Stones Massage (60 mins / 90 mins)
Feeling like treating yourself? – ‘Nourish’ will incorporate hot stone therapy into a pampering, nurturing and healing massage experience. This relaxation massage utilises the complementary techniques of both oil and hot stone therapy, using the warm stones on specific points of the body to warm and relax the muscles, as well as improving circulation and calming the nervous system. Private Health Fund rebates not applicable.
Massage Bookings at BN
Massage bookings require a 50% deposit (less for remedial massage therapy bookings).
You can cancel your appointment up to 48 hours before the start time of the appointment without incurring a fee. To do this either follow the cancel link from your booking confirmation email, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to cancel less than 48 hours before your appointment we will hold the 50% deposit as a cancellation fee and you will need to email email@example.com to let us know.
If you cancel your appointment less than 24 hours before, the cancellation fee of your 50% deposit will be charged.
If you don’t show up for your appointment you will be charged the deposit as a cancellation fee.
Remedial Massage Therapy involves the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. It combines hands-on techniques and corrective exercises and/or stretches. The therapist will tailor the treatment to the patient’s needs based on the client’s presenting complaint and the assessment.
Myotherapy involves the advanced assessment and treatment of conditions and injuries caused by a musculoskeletal and/or fascia dysfunctions. During an appointment your therapist will conduct an evaluation and may use various types of assessment- orthopedic/special tests, functional movement analysis neurodynamic testing. This enables the therapist to investigate and understand the underlying causes of a presenting condition and to create an individual treatment plan combining hands-on techniques and corrective/rehabilitation exercise prescription.
During your appointment, a remedial massage therapist or myotherapist, depending on their qualifications and the treatment requirements, may use various hand-on modalities: aromatherapy elements, soft/deep tissue massage, joint mobilization, myofascial dry needling, myofascial release, cupping, electrotherapy, taping, muscle energy techniques, cross fiber friction and more.
- Myofascial and joint pain and dysfunction caused by an injury, pathology or improper movement patterns.
- Prenatal and postnatal musculoskeletal issues and pain.
- Pain caused by the nervous system.
- Occupational injuries.
- General aches and pains: neck, back, shoulders, legs etc.
- Chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis.
- Muscoskeletal and/or fascia conditions related to pregnancy or the post-natal period.
- Sports and soft tissue injuries.
- Muscle cramps, whiplash, arthritis.
- Scar-tissue healing post-operatively.
- Recovery after vigorous activity or exercise.
- Stress related conditions like anxiety and depression.
- Tendinopathies (such us Achilles’s tendonitis, lateral and medial epicondylitis, rotator cuff tendinopathy etc).
- And more…
Remedial Massage and myotherapy may assist in treatment of all mentioned earlier conditions. If you suffer from general aches and pains, overall muscle tension and tightness, pain and discomfort of psychological origin or caused by chronic conditions (fibromyalgia, ankylosing spondylitis etc), remedial massage will be a good option. If you have an acute injury, muscle sprain or strain, localised condition, severe pain (stops you from doing certain activities, pain that prevents sleep etc), nerve pain, we recommend booking a myotherapy appointment.
If you are unsure, give us a call or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will recommend the best option for you.
Health fund rebates may apply for remedial massage therapy and myotherapy depending on your health fund and level of cover. We process instant claims via HICAPS.
Health fund rebates do not apply to relaxation massages, hot stone massages, and head/neck & shoulder relaxation massages.
Benefits of massage therapy include:
- Stimulates the nerves and blood supply to the tissue massaged.
- Stimulates movement of the lymph.
- Relaxes muscle fibres thus reduces muscle tension.
- Reduces swelling.
- Helps resolve inflammation,
- Decreases muscle spasms.
- Improves muscle tone.
- Improves the breakdown of adipose tissue.
- Desensitizes irritated nerve endings.
- Mobilizes muscle.
- Separates adhesions in muscle, tendon and scar tissue.
- Assists with restoring fibres to a more normal alignment.
- Helps to drain excess fluid from the tissue.
We offer gift vouchers for massage therapy. Choose from 45 minute, 60 minute, and 90 minute options or choose any denomination.
Refer to our Pricing Page for further details.