What is Remedial Massage?

Remedial Massage works to heat muscles and tendons that are damaged, impaired or knotted. It holistically treats the whole body and traces the discomfort back to the original cause.
This type of therapeutic massage uses several specialised techniques, to locate and repair damage and to support and speed up the body’s own repair mechanisms.
The massage is applied directly to the skin using a lubricating medium, usually oil, which ensures that the muscles associated with the disorder and mobilisation of the joint itself are deeply penetrated and soothed. Passive stretching moves are also used.

Remedial Massage can assist with:

  • Insomnia
  • Muscular tension
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Work related stress
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Circulatory disorders (such as Reynaud’s Disease)
  • Fibrositis
  • Spondylitis
  • Depression
  • Arthritis
  • Eating disorders and digestive dysfunction
  • Postural misalignment
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Whiplash
  • Sports and dancing injuries
  • Muscular-Skeletal tension
  • Sports injuries
  • Digestive & bowel dysfunction
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Women’s Health issues – from fertility, pregnancy to menopause

What to expect during a Remedial Massage?

A history is taken at the beginning of each appointment so the treatment can be correctly tailored to your particular needs. A treatment can be booked for 60, 75 or 90 minutes. You can expect an hour session to focus on your back, hips, neck and shoulders, or focus on a particular area of need such as upper back, neck and shoulders, or hips, back and legs, and worked sufficiently to loosen and correct various areas of complaint. A longer session of 75 or 90 minutes will do sufficiently more to trace the origins of symptoms and problems to a more satisfactory conclusion. The massage will also include some stretches, which will be demonstrated to you and given as homework for you to do easily enough, so as to encourage both a continuing letting go or your symptoms and consequential tensions and a means to correct them as well.

How often should I have Remedial Massage?

A single treatment may resolve your symptoms and problem, but generally a follow-up treatment is recommended, in particular to settle the body down again, as it can return to the pre-existing state of tension, if the person does nothing different to improve their outcome. For that reason, you may return for a few treatments to settle and resolve your complaint, with suitable homework to do as well. Monthly maintenance will aim to keep you in good shape, although this may depend on your various needs.

Who can benefit from Remedial Massage?

Remedial massage is gnerally safe and effective for most people, from children to active or sedentary persons, to the elderly.

  • Stimulation to the blood supply allowing toxins in the muscles to be removed
  • Calming of the peripheral nervous system to ease pain and discomfort
  • Toning and relaxing of muscles to improve joint mobility
  • Reparation of tissues and subsequent easing of stiffness and tension
  • Assisting improvement to the health of the cells  is another key benefit of therapeutic massage and relaxation

Florence’s Style of Remedial Massage

Florence Biancardi incorporates all of her skills, experience and training into assessing and treating her client in a holistical approach. She originally trained as a physio in Brazil, learnt Postural Re-education and craniosacral therapy. Her years as a professional dancer and Iyengar Yoga have given her a unique understanding of body posture, especially of a body in pain.
Craniosacral Therapy is effective for:
  • mental stress
  • migraines
  • TMJ Syndrome
  • Chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia to reinvigorate movement of cerebrospinal fluid
  • applied to a range of massage styles.
Deep Relaxation Massage
Florence is uniquely gifted in providing nurturing, tailored treatments for her clients. Her speciality is deep relaxation massage while therapeutically working with her clients’ muscles and fascia to relieve pain and tension. As an active practitioner of the ancient Ayurveda principles in her own life, phytotherapy and aromatherapy are choices she likes to incorporate in her client treatments when suitable.


Who cannot be treated?

Massage is mostly a safe treatment to experience. However there are certain times when it is advised against or contra-indicated. Inflamed conditions such as recent strains or sprains are best left until they are less inflamed, as massage may aggravate the symptoms more. A suspected DVT (deep vein thrombosis) is cause to see your doctor first for a ‘clean bill of health’ first, and certain cancers or active cancer treatment are also contra-indications. Colds and flues can worsen or at least heighten the symptoms but may help to bring it to a head or lymphatic drainage may be more useful at this time, if a massage is strongly needed.

What about health fund rebates?

You can expect a rebate from your health fund if you are covered for massage and can claim your rebate in clinic via HICAPS on the spot. We accept payment by cash, eftpos, credit card and electronic transfers.



Get to know us! Introductory Offers
Remedial Massage with Florence on Wednesdays Only


Schedule your $75 Remedial Massage

* New Clients Only
Please mention this offer when booking your treatment to get the discount. Regular Price is $115.
Conveniently located in Leichhardt, Sydney.

Remedial Massage is ‘fix and release’ massage for a whole 60 minutes and guaranteed to get you back into your day in great shape in body and mind for only $115.
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The Healing Practice

The Healing Practice
129b Balmain Rd
Leichhardt, Sydney NSW 2040
M: 0438 216 351

The Healing Practice
129b Balmain Road
Leichhardt, Sydney NSW 2040

Contact The Healing Practice Learn how we can help you or Call Claire on 0438 216 351.