SSPC Southern Suburbs Physio | Massage / Myotherapy
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What Types of Massage do we offer?

  • Remedial- to encourage healing of injured soft tissue – such as muscles, tendons and ligaments.
  • Myotherapy- specialised form of massage focussing on myofascial pain and dysfunction.
  • Therapeutic- also known as ‘Western’ or ‘Swedish’ massage. One of the most popular forms of massage in Australia, this technique is designed to promote relaxation and improve blood circulation.
  • Sports- a blend of techniques that aims to enhance performance and help overworked muscles to recover quickly.
  • Relaxation- a more gentle approach aimed at producing the release of endorphins, the brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that produce feelings of wellbeing and reduce levels of stress hormones.

Remedial Massage

Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being. The skin is the largest organ of the human body and is packed with nerve endings. Massage works by soothing soft tissue and encouraging relaxation.

isabell-mccauley-s-massage-imageYou are going to obtain the most benefit from massage when you have ongoing soft tissue tightness, which may make you tense up even more creating more tightness. This is often seen around the neck and shoulders. A thorough neck and shoulder massage can release muscle tension and break the pain cycle. Massage is also very useful for injury prevention amongst sporting athletes.

Modern studies have shown that massage can be used to successfully treat a variety of disorders, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure


Myotherapy is a specialized application of massage therapy treating myofascial pain and dysfunction that can cause injury and conditions affecting movement and mobility. A myotherapist will have a wide range of knowledge, assessment and treatment skills that they will use in the preventative, corrective and rehabilitation phases of musculoskeletal care. Myotherapists aim to promote health and wellness, offering early intervention for myofascial pain an dysfunction in the hope of preventing conditions from worsening and requiring other treatments.

Myotherapy treatment depends on the condition but can include:

  • Remedial massage techniques
  • Passive stretching
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Myofascial Dry Needling

Myotherapy treatment can:

  • Help relieve acute and chronic pain
  • Reduce abnormal muscle tightness that can affect muscle flexibility and movement
  • Increase blood flow and soft tissue alignment which can help decrease the healing time of an injured muscle
  • Reduce the pain, stiffness and discomfort sometimes associated with physical exercise

How long can I book for?

There are 3 time periods that you can book a massage for:

  • 30 minutes
  • 45 minutes
  • 60 minutes

If you are unsure how long you will need get our reception staff to ask the massage therapist to speak to you prior to booking and they should be able to help you decide. You may also buy massage vouchers as a gift for someone else. Enquire at reception to purchase one of these.

We work closely with you and carry out research to understand your needs and wishes.