RechargeHQ - Sports and Remedial Massage | FAQ
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How do I book my massage and what should I expect?

1. Making a Massage Appointment

Call us directly on 07 3891 6555 and our friendly staff will do their best to find a suitable time, otherwise book online at

You will receive a text message to remind you of the time of your appointment. Please provide at least a days notice if you need to change your appointment as our therapists are busy and

2. Arrive at your appointment

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. This allows you to complete the required paperwork in time for your appointment.

3. Initial massage consultation

The Therapist will ask you a number of questions and perform an assessment to help you achieve the most from your session. They will then advise you what items of clothing may need to be required and how to position yourself on the bed. If you have any questions or concerns, please advise the therapist straight away. They are there to help you make the most out of you sessions and are always able to alter sessions for your comfort.

4. During your massage session

The therapist may perform a number of massage techniques. If any are uncomforable or you have any concerns, please advise the therapist immediately. At the end of your session, the therapist leave the room to allow you to get dressed.

5. After your massage session

The therapist will do a reassessment to determine the effect of the session and they will discuss a treatment plan for you to achieve your goals. You may receive some exercises to help you better sessions.

Please be aware that you might be a little tender after you massage for a day or two. Drink plenty of water and if you have any concerns, the please contact your therapist.

What are the prices?

Hicaps refundsPrices vary however, massages start from $88 for a 1 hour Remedial Massage.

We can provide health fund rebates on the spot. Amounts vary depending on the health fund and level of cover.

If you are already paying for extras, why not make the most of it and book yourself in for a regular massage.

Feel healthier, feel more relaxed and improve performance with massage therapy.
Hicaps support all the major health funds.

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What is pelvic floor and core stablity?

The pelvic floor or pelvic diaphragm is composed of muscle fibres of the levator ani, the coccygeus, and associated connective tissue which form a muscular partition across the bottom of your pelvis. It is important in providing support for pelvic organs such as the bladder, the intestines, and the uterus (in females).  Core stability relates to the bodily region bounded by the abdominal wall, the pelvis, the lower back and the diaphragm and its ability to stabilise the body during movement. Good core stability is using the right muscles at the right time at the right intensity to control the torso appropriately for the task at hand. It is believed that insufficient core stability can result in lower back pain, poor posture and lethargy.

What are the benefits of massage?

Research continues to show the enormous benefits of massage. Here’s a look at just some of the many benefits that regular massage can have:

* Increased flexibility and improved posture

* Improved sleep quality

* Improved sporting performance, speedy recovery and injury prevention

* Decreased stress and fatigue

* Decrease muscle spasms, cramping and tension headaches

How often should I get massaged?

In a perfect world we could all benefit from weekly massage ( almost daily for some!), but that’s not necessary or realistic for most of us.

Generally speaking, if you’re training or working excessively (4+ seesions/wk) then weekly/fortnightly is recommended. This can be stretched out to 3-4 weeks for the mere mortal.

What are guidelines of stretching?

You should always speak to your health professional before undertaking a stretching routine but there are some basic guidelines:

* Generally better to do stretch when body/muscles are already warmed up

* Always do stretch slowly and release slowly

* You should feel a muscular pull to the point of slight discomfort but never pain. Stop stretch if you feel pain

* Hold stretch for roughly 20 seconds

* Repeat 2-3 times each side

Why should I stretch?

This is a topic I could spend hours on but to break it down, stretching is the general term that describes the lengthening of shortened soft tissue (e.g muscle) to increase range of movement (ROM).  “Increased flexibility attained through stretching appears to result in a decreased incidence of musculotendinous injuries, minimises and alleviates muscle soreness and may enhance athletic performance” (Brukner, Khan pg 33).  Therefore, if tight, stiff, shortened muscles are your reason for visiting us then there’s a good chance that stretching will continue the benefits of your treatment.

What is a trigger point?

An area of local nerve hyperirritability and chemical imbalance of a muscle that has been caused by, or aggravated by various stresses such as physical, psychological stress, trauma, illness, poor diet, underuse, overuse.  Trigger points are often accompanied by a characteristic referred pain pattern. Direct pressure on these points may replicate the referral pain and/or cause a muscle twitch, both of which will help decrease the hyperirritability, pain and muscle tension.  Massage, stretching and direct pressure are all proven methods of treating trigger points but ultimately it’s the cause that needs to be determined and fixed.

What is Massage?

Massage is an ancient technique dating back to early Chinese, Indian and Roman civilisations.

Remedial massage therapy is the systematic manipulation of the body’s superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using pressure. It can be applied with hands, fingers or forearms in a structured process which includes stationary and moving techniques.
There are many different massage techniques and styles but essentially they all aim to improve general well-being.

What is Myotherapy?

Myotherapy is a health care profession concerned with human function and movement and maximising potential. Physiotherapists assess, diagnose and treat people with a broad range of physical problems, especially those associated with the neuromuscular and musculoskeletal systems. Myotherapists also help people avoid injuries and maintain a fit, healthy body. They try and bring their patients into an active role to help make the best of independence and function.

What is Pilates?

Developed in the 1940s by Joseph Pilates, these yoga-like moves are essentially an exercise style that involves training your muscles to improve posture and alignment. By focusing on your core strength, you enhance the little muscles in the body so you’re better able to support the larger ligaments, tendons and joints.

Pilates encourages you to think about how you perform everyday movements. It heightens your body awareness which in turn improves your overall agility, flexibility and strength. It helps you ensure your body is working at its optimal level all the time.

What is structural realignment?

This style of structural realignment combines deep trigger release therapy alongside fascial-release work, which aims at the appropriate release of restriction not only to the localized areas of concern but to synergistically re-position the antagonistic fascial aspects that hold and bind one’s self out of appropriate alignment, tone, posture and function.

This unique specialized therapy combines deep fascial release, similar to osteopathic soft tissue release or Rolfing, with trigger release therapy. This enhances remedial work by giving realignment of the relative positioning of connective tissues, whilst simultaneously delivering musculature release.

These services have been of great assistance to all clients, not restricted to those requiring back to work, rehabilitation or sports performance therapies.