Remedial Massage Therapist
Hello, I am Margaret Hurd, the principal massage therapist at Wangaratta Remedial Massage Clinic. As a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist, part of my service is getting to know you and what ails you. Being qualified means that you are in safe hands and that is important to me, as not doubt it is to you.
Why did I become a Remedial Massage Therapist?
Massage has always been a part of my life. At the age of 18, when I attended full-time training at Royal Academy of Dance in London, I received massage regularly as part of my injury prevention and recovery. My first instinct has always been massage. When friends complained about muscle aches and pains, I would massage them and they always felt better, inspiring me to train professionally. It's been a wonderful career progression to becoming a Massage Therapist and clinic owner. Completing my Diploma of Remedial Massage and then further certification in Oncology Massage has been rewarding on so many levels. I continue to draw upon my life skills to build relationships with my clients, listening to you and your needs to create a treatment plan that is individual to you. Whether you seek massage for back pain, headache relief, neck and shoulder tension, stress management or wellbeing support, know that you will be cared for.
You're In Safe Hands.
What Do I Offer?
Remedial & Relaxation massage
A Remedial Massage aims to ease muscular tension and pain by therapeutically blending deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, stretching and nourishing relaxation techniques to soothe the nervous system and promote wellbeing. The treatment will involve an extensive client history and may include specific assessments before and after the treatment to check movement range, posture and function. Remedial Massage is suitable for people experiencing back pain, neck pain, shoulder tension, headaches or migraines, sciatica, soft tissue strains or injuries and those experiencing tired, sore aching muscles. Relaxation Massage uses soothing, long flowing strokes of varying pressure that are applied to your whole body. Perfect for those who are feeling overwhelmed or stressed, or suffering from grief, insomnia or anxiety. Health fund rebates may be available for your Remedial Massage treatment, so check with your health fund first.
Lymphatic Drainage & Oncology Massage
Lymphatic Drainage is a very gentle form of massage which aims to reduce swelling by encouraging the movement of lymph fluid around the body. Lymphatic fluid assists in the removal of waste from the body. Lymphatic massage uses very light pressure & gentle rhythmic strokes to increase lymph flow. Oncology Massage is a specialised form of therapeutic massage involving gentle pressure techniques and is performed by a qualified therapist with specialist training. The aim of Oncology Massage is to improve the quality of life for people who have been diagnosed with cancer or who have a history of it. Anyone who has been treated for cancer, including those in active treatment to those in recovery or survivorship, as well as those at the end of life, may benefit from oncology massage. I am one of only 2 trained practitioners in the Wangaratta Region. For more information about Oncology Massage, please contact me on email@example.com
Scar tissue Massage
Scar Tissue Massage can resolve a lot of the discomfort caused by scar tissue and adhesions that naturally occur during the healing process. When an injury occurs, the body does its best to repair the area with collagen. Instead of the original tissue, scar tissue will form. This can occur after an injury, surgery, pregnancy, cut or burn. Scar tissue massage has many benefits, especially in the first 2 years after surgery/scarring, but it doesn’t matter how old the scar is, most people will benefit from this treatment.