Remedial Massage at Mend and Maintain

This form of therapy is an involved, deep rub-down that involves stretches, exercises and specific techniques to aid your rehabilitation. This is designed to solve any dysfunction or discomfort you’re experiencing. The aim is to remedy conditions that are musculoskeletal, medical or pathological.

The deep strokes to the contracted tissue by the therapist stretch out tight muscles and increase the flow of blood to them, helping to relieve tension and improve functionality. Your therapist will discuss with you what your expected outcomes are, and work with you to help you reach them (if they are achievable).

What happens during a Remedial Massage session?

Each session at our clinic starts with an evaluation of the treatment you need. This allows your massage therapist to adapt your plan according to you, and make modifications for your future sessions.

Depending on your concerns, your remedial massage therapist will conduct an assessment of your posture and ask you for a verbal history of your complaint. If your issue is more severe, your therapist will perform other testing such as orthopedic, motion, and muscle function and strength.

They will then talk with you about their conclusions from the assessment and suggest a course of treatment that they think will achieve the desired outcomes. They will explain in depth why they recommend an individual treatment, and how the particular techniques will help your concerns.

On the rare occasion that the goal isn’t achieved within the treatment timeline, or we feel that a different approach than what we can provide is needed, we will give you a referral to one of the trusted specialist contacts in our network.

What are the benefits of Remedial Massage?

As mentioned above, this form of treatment helps to stretch and loosen tight muscles, improving their functionality.

It also has a range of other benefits, including:

  • Improving your immunity
  • Reducing stress
  • Improving circulation
  • Reducing pain
  • Improving your posture
  • Accelerating muscle recovery

Techniques we use

These sessions involve different treatment options than what a ‘normal’ back rub may bring to mind. Our highly trained therapists are experienced in performing a range of skills to make your sessions more productive.

Techniques we use include:

  • Cupping Therapy
  • Muscle Energy
  • Deep Tissue
  • Swedish Massage
  • Myofascial Release Work
  • Positional Release
  • Trigger Point Therapy


Mia Soper

Elwood Myotherapy is amazing. I feel so lucky to have found Ashlee. She is knowledgeable beyond belief and extremely easy to be around. Her myotherapy makes it possible for me to chase 3 kids around, and maintain an exercise routine while managing 15 years of back issues.


I am so grateful to my boss for recommending Ashlee to me after the effects of Chemotherapy and an associated chest infection had left me practically bed ridden for months. Loss of muscle strength, stiffness and pain in both my legs, back and neck made it very difficult to function on a daily basis. Migraines were becoming a problem. Plus I’d managed to injure my shoulder painting the kitchen while I was sick! I was feeling 100 years old! Ashlee’s knowledge, professionalism and dedication to helping people is enabling me to get back to the pre-cancer me as much as is possible. I’m back at work, getting stronger each day and I’m feeling fantastic. I’d see Ashlee every day if I could!

Gerry Parncutt

I experienced chronic pain in the past but have not done so for some time now since receiving regular therapy from Ashlee. I now have unrestricted freedom of movement and confident agility for my age which has enabled me to extend my fitness to a level where I don’t break down with muscle cramps in my upper legs or spasms in the lower back, as I would have done in the past. It is apparent to me that Ashlee has the know-how to fix her patient’s problems.

Ashlee is without doubt a knowledgeable therapist who has demonstrated an unfailing ability to identify the true musculoskeletal problems causing the pain. Her remedial work is energetic, thorough and accompanied by a set of specific exercises focusing on problem areas. It’s clear to me that Myotherapists like Ashlee are the unsung heroes of the physical fitness industry.


I would recommend Ashlee to my family and friends. Ashlee is very professional, knowledgeable and experienced Myotherapist. I wish I had known about Ashlee earlier. As I have chronic lower back and hip issues for a few years. I have wasted time and money going to see a few physiotherapists with no improvement. Now after 2 months of treatment, and rehab exercises and helpful tips for better posture. I am more flexible. The constant ache I had going in and out of my car or standing up after sitting down has eased considerably. Ashlee also conversed with my Personal trainer to coordinate my mobility and exercise program which helped very much.

Jack Genesin

Having suffered from Sacroiliac Joint inflammation for several years, I was referred to Ashlee to help with my constant pain – not only to reduce pain, but to also be able to put together a comprehensive management plan. Ashlee is one of the most caring health professionals i have come across so far. She has a persistent motivation for coming up with a solution for her clients that cannot be rivalled. Highly recommend.

Where can I find a Remedial Massage Therapist near me?

Mend and Maintain offers these healing sessions, with clients coming from St Kilda, Brighton, and other surrounding suburbs for our services. Our clinic is equipped to utilise a range of treatment options, and we work closely with you to achieve the best possible outcome.