A Quick Overview
Did you know it takes 12 – 18 months and costs anywhere from $12k – $18k to obtain a Diploma of Remedial Massage?
So what is it and why does it take so long?
The Diploma of Remedial Massage requires Therapists to complete several hundred hours of training in musculoskeletal anatomy, physical assessment and manual treatment and Therapists should be able to treat most common musculoskeletal injuries, conditions and assist in so far as massage will do so. Examples can include muscle spasms, acute and chronic lower back pain, postural issues, post training muscle tension, tension headaches to name just a few.
Remedial Massage encompasses many forms of massage techniques depending on where the student trained but can include:
- Deep Tissue
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Myofascial Release
- PNF and MET Stretching
- Sports Massage
- Pregnancy Massage
- Manual Lymph Drainage
- and more
Due to the requirements for study, the Remedial Therapists that finalise their Diplomas (many do drop out during the course) will usually be very enthusiastic about helping people and passionate about what they do. Many branch out to other forms of training such as Cupping, Dry Needling, Myotherapy and other forms of massage treatment.
In short when you book with a legitimate Remedial Massage Therapist you can be assured you are getting a highly experienced Therapist who will provide you with the treatment you need.