Who this treatment is for
You might need remedial massage therapy if you have complaints such as:
- Lower back pain
- Neck or shoulder tension
- Stiff joints or decreased range of motion
- Hip and pelvic pain
- Postural retraining
Please note: I can offer health fund rebates for remedial massage.
I am tertiary qualified remedial massage therapist with over 20 years of expertise in sports, deep tissue, remedial and relaxation massage. I can help to develop a customised treatment program that suit your lifestyle taking into consideration your ability to exercise and stretch.
Upon moving to Sydney a year and a half ago, my key goals were to enjoy an improved work-life balance and improve my physical fitness. I had just arrived in Australia after a five year stint in London where a hectic and stressful work schedule took its toll on both my health and social life. Working in tandem with my personal trainer, Roman Lyubovny, I have been able to maintain a busy schedule while not sacrificing my health and fitness. This has been my first personal training experience, and I could not be happier about the results!
There are several key areas where I feel personal training with Roman has been particularly beneficial:
- Total body fitness
- Advice and Motivation
Prior to training with Roman, my workouts consisted of long runs, high impact boot camps, and sporadic weight training (focused only on upper body). I was finding that I was not particularly physically fit and I was getting injured frequently. I would summarize my goals simply by saying that I wanted to "feel good." As a city executive who sits in front of a computer most hours of the day, I wanted to improve my strength, flexibility, mobility, gain stamina, and improve energy levels. I didn't necessarily want to become a body builder or a marathon runner. I just wanted to learn how to take better care of my body for the long term. Roman worked with me on defining my goals and we embarked on a training regime centered around total body fitness.
Additionally, I have had several nagging injuries that Roman helped me work through, including knee problems and chronic upper back/neck stiffness. He has considerable expertise both diagnosing and treating various physical ailments. For example, we've incorporated foam rolling into my stretching exercises to loosen up my thoracic spine region. Furthermore, we spend quite a bit of time working on core exercises that improve overall mobility and strength. This has helped me log long hours at my desk without putting undo stress on my back/neck. Similarly, instead of pounding my body with high impact exercises after I injured my knee from excess running, Roman created new exercises to stretch and strengthen the problem area. His remedial massage skills are also an added bonus!
Although, most physical trainers are good athletes, Roman has the unique benefit of being an encyclopedia on a variety of health topics. We constantly talk about the problems associated with various food and drinks including caffeine and alcohol. This has all helped me live a more balanced lifestyle where I can continue to enjoy things while being aware of the consequences.
I work for an American based financial services company and travel fairly regularly back to the States. The hectic schedule combined with jetlag and long flights certainly wreaks havoc on my body and mind. While on the road, I attempt to "keep my body moving" as Roman so often suggests. Most of the workout routine and exercises can be done in hotel rooms or a basic gym. Therefore, I always feel like I can do something physical, which certainly helps my sleep patterns and mental alertness.
We often schedule catch-up sessions once back in Sydney to ensure that my body gets the attention it needs before escalating the intensity of my workouts. Roman puts together customized workouts depending on any day's particular circumstances, which keeps me highly motivated. A bespoke experience is welcomed as every day is different and should be treated as such.
Roman has been my trainer since January 2011 and it has been a special and rewarding journey. Before working with him I was overweight, out of shape and unmotivated to be fit and well. Roman has helped me tremendously with my shape and strength, weight management, nutrition and most importantly for me — motivation! I am inspired now to take better care of myself and fitness is now part of my life.
Roman is very experienced with his nursing and sports massage background and outstanding fitness expertise – I feel very secure working with him – he’s assessed me thoroughly and helped me build core strength, flexibility and endurance. My shape is visibly and measurably tighter and stronger. He has also guided me on nutrition, advising me on supplements, food groups, portion size and ways to resist my weakness, sugar!
My fitness direction and goals are much clearer, thanks to Roman’s insights and expertise. He has a very warm personality, great sense of humour, real empathy for stress problems and always optimistic. He believed in me even when I didn’t!
I highly recommend Roman as a brilliant fitness and wellbeing expert. Training with him achieves results and long term direction.
Enquire & Book
If you would like to know more information on Remedial Massage Therapy, my prices or to book a Remedial Massage Treatment, please contact me on number +61 416-526-414 or send me your enquiry through feedback form below.
How Massage Can Benefit You
- Correcting problems in your body
With remedial massage, therapists are trained to assess your body, observe changes over time, and design individual treatment plans for each client. More than just feel-good massage, they can use specific techniques to address an individuals’ injury, postural or joint issues, as well as improving circulation, reducing pain and bringing a sense of general well-being.
- Stress reduction
The importance of relaxation and well-being can’t be underestimated and one of the most noted effects of massage is a greater feeling of calm and relaxation. It reduces both emotional and physical stress, which is why it is often recommended in stress and anxiety treatment programs. The soothing, pampering benefits of massage encourage the release of endorphins – the wonderful chemicals that give us the feel-good factor. Conversely, those nasty stress inducing hormones such as norepinephrine, adrenaline and cortisol are reduced.
- Immunity boosting
Due to the decrease in stress hormones, your immune system has a chance to work more efficiently, without impairment. In addition, massage increases circulation and improves lymphatic drainage, which again provide a boost to the immune system’s effectiveness.
- Heightens mental alertness
When you are given a chance to relax and de-stress through massage treatments, your levels of mental clarity and alertness increase.
- Releasing muscle tension and pain
Good massage techniques are a wonderful way of releasing trigger points, stretching and elongating muscles and breaking down adhesions. The therapist can focus on areas that are stiff, injured or just plain sore. By increasing the blood flow to the tissues and releasing the tension, massage not only helps alleviate the pain, but can also help eliminate toxins and oxygenate the cells.
- Increased joint mobility
By releasing muscle tension around joints, the range of movement in the joint can be increased. When a joint is no longer hampered by stiffness, muscle function can return to support and improve joint movement.
- Improved posture
Massage helps relieve a lot of tensions, particularly in the neck and shoulder areas, common in those who sit a lot or use a computer at work. Lower backs are also prone to tightening from prolonged sitting. Remedial massage can help remedy these problems by lengthening the muscles and balancing out the body for improved postural alignment.
- Improved skin tone
Massage can help give you healthy and toned skin – it will reduce tension in the skin and adjoining tissues as well as increasing circulation. Increased circulation in and under the skin can aid the nutrition cycle and encourage cell regeneration. Happily, massage also stimulates sebum production, helping to improve suppleness, moisturising and softening dry skin.
- Eliminating ‘vicious cycle’ complaints
Sometimes things keep going wrong despite our best efforts! For example, someone might get tension headaches due to continually clenching their jaw. The jaw clenching may be a stress response to pain in the neck and shoulders or somewhere else in the body. By addressing the source of the pain, the jaw will stop reactively clenching, allowing the tension headaches to be reduced or eliminated.
BONUS BENEFIT: Remedial massage assists a wide variety of health disorders.
Whether it is insomnia; headache; depression and anxiety; back pain; arthritis; high blood pressure; chronic pain or constipation- studies have shown that remedial massage provides positive benefits for many health disorders.