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What is Remedial Massage?

What is Remedial Massage?

There’s nothing better than having your creaky muscles eased with a great massage, is there?

Only problem is: there are so many different types of massages to choose from. Swedish, hot stone, reflexology, lymphatic drainage… how are you meant to choose the right massage for your needs?

One of the most useful styles of massage available is remedial massage.

Remedial massage, otherwise known as medical massage or sports massage, is somewhat misunderstood, but performed by a qualified remedial massage therapist, it can help with a whole host of injuries and ailments.

From relieving chronic pain and releasing tension to increasing mobility and flushing your muscles, the list of remedial massage benefits is a long one.

For more information, we asked two experts to explain: what is remedial massage, who remedial massage can help, remedial massage health fund rebates and how to find a good remedial massage therapist.

Bamboo Massage

Bamboo Massage

Bamboo Massage

Want to experience what a treatment feels like on board a luxury cruise ship? Talina has specialised and worked on board the Royal Caribbean Oasis of The Seas, one of the largest cruise ships in the world, to bring you this luxurious treatment.

Bamboo massage entwines your senses cocooning your body in grounding essential oils whilst heated bamboo shoots glide effortlessly over tense muscles, soothing away tension with the ability to apply little to as much pressure as you want. The heat penetrates into the muscle to allow complete relaxation mentally and physically faster compared to a normal deep tissue massage. Allowing the increase of blood flow, nutrients and oxygen to be supplied to cells in your body to help with repair and regrowth as you relax upon the table.

Once ready on the table, expect to be pampered starting with full body dry brushing to promote blood flow and increase lymph drainage to detoxify throughout the treatment. Followed by body balancing breathing exercises and foot rocking to prepare the body for treatment. This luxurious treatment will then go through a series of flowing strokes of the bamboo shoots for a full body treatment paying special attention to areas of stress to melt away any tension. Includes a deluxe foot massage, uplifting face and Indian head massage to promote circulation to scalp and help hair growth. To announce the end of this blissful session, bringing you back to reality, tingsha bells to awaken you from deep relaxation.

About Talina Chodorowski

About Talina Chodorowski

About Talina Chodorowski
& Kneading Knots Massage

Talina Chodorowski

All through high school I wanted to be a dentist…. I know right… looking into peoples mouths, I thought, is how I wanted to contribute to society and help people.  I love striking up conversations so how could I possibly help someone without being able to talk to them! Then it hit me… I want to do Personal Training! Complete opposites from cavities to exercise. As I progressed through my career, my clients were always telling me they were sore or in pain, this led me to the next turn in my next career pathway.

Having always been fascinated by the human anatomy, from an early age I when other kids wanted to play with dolls or action figures, I wanted to study the muscles on a chart and wanted to understand how they worked. Being a qualified Personal Trainer taught me how to understand musculature, movement and exercise. But that wasn’t enough, I also wanted to understand these concepts related to muscular tension so I studied Certificate IV and achieved a Diploma to become a Qualified Remedial Massage Therapist with a better understanding of posture, postural chains and gait.

My next journey saw me working as a volunteer at aged care centres providing gentle massages to residents and also working for mobile massage companies. Wanting a more permanent job I began working for two separate clinics and loved the idea of providing luxury services in the comfort of people’s homes, so I to become my own boss whilst I gained experience in the massage clinics. Then I went to London to begin training at the prestigious Steiner Academy for Personal training and Massage. 

It was definitely a fantastic experience and got to meet many new people from all across the world and gained qualifications in Hot Stones Massage, Bamboo Massage and so much more! Coming back home to Australia I decided to open my new clinic ‘Kneading Knots Massage’ in 2020 and opening up my business clinic within the Kalamunda Wellness Centre.

Luxury Hot Stones

Luxury Hot Stones

Luxury Hot Stones

Initial Consultation | $130 for 60 min | $160 for 90 min
Standard Consultation | $120 for 60 min | $150 for 90 min

Students and seniors | $10 off (must show card)

What you will experience:

Want to experience what a treatment feels like on board a luxury cruise ship? Talina has specialised and worked on board the Royal Caribbean Oasis of The Seas, one of the largest cruise ships in the world, to bring you this luxurious treatment.

This indulgent warming hot stone treatment consists of natural smoothed basalt stones formed by volcanic rock. Promoting healing through the therapeutic indulgence of essential oils cocooning your senses whilst the heat penetrates deep into the muscle tissues to melt away your tension and stress.

Other benefits include:

  • Settle muscle spasms
  • Achieve deep relaxation
  • Decrease stress
  • Increase circulation blood and lymph
  • Gently detoxify
  • Immunity booster

Once ready on the table, expect to be pampered starting with full body dry brushing to promote blood flow and increase lymph drainage to detoxify throughout the treatment. Followed by body balancing breathing exercises and foot rocking to prepare the body for treatment. This luxurious treatment will then go through a series of flowing strokes of the hot stones for a full body treatment paying special attention to areas of stress to melt away any tension. Includes a deluxe foot massage, uplifting face and Indian head massage to promote circulation to scalp and help hair growth. To announce the end of this blissful session, bringing you back to reality, tingsha bells to awaken you from deep relaxation.

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Remedial Therapeutic Massage

Remedial Therapeutic Massage

Remedial Therapeutic Massage

Initial Consultation | $100 for 60 min | $130 for 90 min | $160 for 120 min
Standard Consultation | $90 for 60 min | $120 for 90 min | $150 for 120 min

Students and seniors | $10 off (must show card)

Rebates Available

What you will experience:

Remedial massage consists of a personalised treatment to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management from its root cause, not its symptoms. The qualified Remedial therapist will use a range of techniques from myofascial release, trigger point therapy to help with your concerns. Remedial is different from other massage treatments with an extensive knowledge of testings, active stretching, posture analysis and re-assessments to help with a range of issues from but not limited to:

  • Sciatica
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Carpel tunnel
  • Whip lash
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Tendinopathy
  • Musculoskeletal disfunctions

Benefits include:

  • Correction of posture
  • Design individual treatment plans
  • Prescribe exercises and stretching programs
  • Treat a range of concerns


What to expect:

Once you enter into the room, your therapist will go through a consultation form with you to go through history and make sure there are no contraindications that could impede your health and wellbeing. From there, the therapist will take you through relevant ROM testings, gait, posture analysis, orthopaedic testings to understand the roots of your symptoms of pain. WARNING: Therapists are not doctors therefore cannot diagnose. We can find positive or negative testings of possible issues and help relive pain and refer to practitioners that can make a final diagnosis. The therapist will take you through the treatment based on the testings to include trigger points, myofascial release, taping and other techniques. After the session, the therapist will repeat the testings to find if any improvements.

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