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At Touch Point Massage Therapy we employ a range of therapeutic treatments that focus on alleviating muscle tension, stress and dysfunction in the body. We do this with remedial, sports, relaxation and deep tissue massage at our Richmond, Geelong and Moonee Ponds Touchpoint branch locations.

 

If you’re up for a straight hard, pummelling sports massage of the gluteals, ITB’s, hamstrings and calves we can help you out. Or, if you’re after a soothing relaxation massage with long, sweeping massage that will send you into a relaxation bliss zone, that’s no problem either. Treatments are tailored to each client by our highly experienced team to assist with your specific problem. We typically incorporate a range of different techniques such as MET (Muscle Energy technique), TRP (Trigger Point Therapy), MFR (myo-fascial release), muscle stripping, cross-fibre friction and deep-muscle manipulation.

 

Touchpoint’s Richmond, Moonee Ponds and Geelong branch locations make it easy for residents in and near Melbourne to experience an unmatched massage, whether it be remedial, relaxation, or deep tissue. Get in touch today to make a booking for a much-needed massage or one of our other services, such as pilates or yoga.

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Remedial massage incorporates several specialised massage techniques to locate and help ease muscle stiffness and tension in the body. This muscular stiffness and tension can quickly develop in a variety of common situations, such as through  stress, a sedentary lifestyle, poor posture and sporting-related activities.

Firm, remedial massage is the best treatment for freeing up these adhesions (little knots) in muscles to ensure you better quality of life. It is through the precise and careful stretching out of your strained and tightened muscles that you’ll be able to give your body a healthy “wake-up” call for the rest of the week.

Relaxation massage is the perfect remedy for when you’ve had a stressful work week, need some important downtime to recharge, or even if you simply want to treat yourself.

The relaxation massage offered at the Richmond and Geelong Touch Point branches involves a full body massage with lots of sweeping and gliding techniques from the head to the feet to help you experience unmatched relaxation.

Trigger point therapy involves the therapist locating and deactivating trigger points, which are often wound-up muscles that have been damaged or are kinked.

This therapy is a highly effective way to reduce muscular spasm by introducing new blood flow into the affected area.

A highly effective treatment for clients in running clubs, that visit the gym regularly or compete in sports teams. Vigorous rubbing techniques are used to warm up muscle tissue. Long, deep strokes – through large muscle groups such as the quads and gluteals – can help eliminate toxins and lactic acid from the body.
The practice of dry needling is a common technique in manual physical therapy. It involves inserting 3 to 5cm needles into “trigger points” and is typically used for pain associated with injuries.

 

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Case Studies



Release of levator scapulae / upper trapezius muscles of neck / shoulder region

(1) To remedy a tension headache, the client lies on their back with their head supported. The therapist carefully works around the delicate and sensitive muscles of the neck and locates the muscle fibres which upon palpation will induce the pain initially experienced from the headache.

(2) Working within the client’s natural pain threshold, the therapist provides firm and constant pressure for up to 40-45 seconds. The patient will slowly experience a dulling of the pain which will taper off until the pain has fully diminished. The same massage moves may be incorporated again and again to help ease the client’s pain – however turning the client over is encouraged to reach different points of the neck.

Release of QL’s or the deep stabaliser lower back muscles

(1) The therapist instructs the client to lie in a side-lying position on the massage table. He carefully drapes towels over the client’s décolletage area while exposing lower back muscles, as well as all the four main muscles of the shoulder.

(2) The patient is laying on their side here so that the deep muscles of the lower back can relax. With direct cross fibre – thumb pressure the therapist releases the area. This is a great treatment for dealing with postural issues such as raised or rotated hip. The QL muscles serves as a strong stabilizer as it attaches from upper hip bone to the lower five spinal attachments.

Release of superficial calf muscles with deep tissue massage

This simple deep tissue move is great for runners, triathletes and people that stand a lot. As pictured here the therapist slowly works the superficial calf muscles with deliberate movement up and down the calf muscle with their elbow and / or their flat-of-fist (alternatively their palm).

A proven effective technique to release overall stress in the lower leg musclalature.