Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy at Star Physio
The Star Massage Therapy Team are experts in their field to give you the right treatment to ease your pain and tension, or help you recover from your training or events, ready to come back better again!
If you need massage to get rid of your pain, ease your tightness or tension, improve your movement and help you function at your best, give us a call. Our highly trained soft tissue experts work as part of the Star Physio team to not only ease your pain, but to also formulate a plan to give you long term results.
Types of Massage
Depending on your requirements, a number of different massage techniques and types may be used to improve your function or help you relax.
Sports massage is designed to prevent and relieve injuries and conditions that are associated with exercise. It can be carried out before, during, or after playing sport or exercising and uses techniques that are designed to increase endurance and performance, to minimize the chances of injury and, if there is an injury, to reduce the recovery time.
Deep Tissue Massage
A deep tissue massage is designed to reach the deep sections of thick muscles, specifically the individual muscle fibres. It is often used in sports massages as it accesses the deeper muscle fibres which are often fatigued from overexertion.
Deep tissue massage can be used to help break up and eliminate scar tissue which may have developed from previous injuries. Our therapists help ease tension which builds up in the muscles as a result of activity, massaging out toxins and soothing aches and pains. Sports specific massage uses deep tissue techniques designed for individual needs and can focus on specific muscle groups.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy involves the use a deeper and more localised method to release trigger point in the body. Trigger points are hypersensitive areas in muscles, tendons or connective tissue that usually are tender to a client. Trigger point therapy is especially good for people who tent to overwork their muscles causing repetitive strain injuries. Athletes, musician and some workers are prone to developing trigger points as the body will shorten muscles that are over extended to prevent reoccurrence.
Swedish massage can be used to help increase the oxygen in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. It can also assist with shortening the recovery time needed from muscular strains, stretching out of muscle fibres and ligaments and tendons. Swedish massage helps to reduce the effects of emotional and physical stress and is suggested as part of a regular program for stress management.
During a treatment session, numerous stretching techniques may be employed including:
Static stretches to alleviate an area assessed as excessively tight.
PNF stretches (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) to decrease the tone in a muscle or muscle group that is assessed as being too ‘tight’.
Dynamic stretches to alleviate symptoms of DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness), the soreness felt one to two days after excessive, new or eccentric exercise
Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is now a common technique used by a number of therapies. The Osteopaths designed the technique some 100 years ago but like many techniques these days, it is used by many therapies. MET is the use of light contractions by the client in very specific directions to alter joint restriction and range by altering the resting length of local musculature
Massage therapy may be beneficial for:-
- Back & neck pain
- Sporting injuries
- Knee and Shoulder Joint Pain
- Recovery and Performance
- Flexibility and stiffness
- Motor vehicle accident rehabilitation
- Work injuries
Our evidence based methods
The methods we use at Star Physio in Perth are all clinically proven soft tissue techniques.
Your treatment might include soft tissue therapy and joint mobilisation, dry needling/acupuncture, posture and movement education, guided rehabilitation and exercise routines, and in the case of cyclists, a professional Bikefit.
Your therapist will always explain the technique being used and the results you can expect to achieve.
Our commitment to education
Star Physio Perth is proud to be associated with both Curtin and Notre Dame Universities with a number of our physios actively involved in teaching and research in the Schools of Physiotherapy.
In addition, we have PhD physiotherapists as part of our clinical and rehabilitation teams as well as post-graduate trained staff.
Our treatment is based on the most recent and evidence based methods to give you the best chance of the fastest and most complete recovery possible. As well as running regular education sessions within the clinic, we attend many major conferences nationally and internationally in our fields of expertise, with multiple members of our staff presenting at these conferences.
Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy Prices
30 minutes : $65
60 minutes : $95