I now have a page on
I paid natural therapies to make it easier to find my details, but I am using my website to make it easier to find me on natural therapies!
And here is the mandatory link to my facebook page (yawn).
Donna Lou's Waxing for Men and Women:
Exactly what IS Remedial Massage????
It is easier to answer the question: What is the meaning of life?!!
Even though a thousand people get a Diploma of Remedial Massage each year and Health Funds give rebates for Remedial Massage, no one has been able to define it to me.
To me, Remedial Massage is about relieving aches, pains and headaches. It is targetted and focussed and may use a variety of techniques such as craniosacral therapy, trigger point therapy, PNF Stretching etc.
Massage therapy, on the other hand, is less specific, generally is a full body massage, and is more of a maintenance, feel good massage which is good for the muscles, promotes lymphatic drainage and relaxation and reduces stress. Remedial massage requires considerably more skill and knowledge than massage therapy, so I am not a big fan of being called a massage therapist!!!
Here is the explanation of remedial massage according to naturaltherapies.com.au
Medibank Private's definition of remedial massage
"Remedial massage is the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management.
A remedial therapist must have knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to determine where to treat patients. Their services must be based on best practice principles and before any remedial massage treatment begins, a thorough patient consultation and assessment is to be performed to ascertain the patient's current health status. If the patient is suitable for remedial massage and relying on the patient's feedback to identify the areas that require attention, the therapist can then apply the relevant and appropriate treatment.
Qualifications and professional organisations
In order to offer health fund rebates you must be a member of a professional organisation with a code of conduct. There are two main professional associations. I am a member of the Association of Remedial Masseurs because I believe it describes what I do. The larger association is AAMT, Australian Association of Massage Therapists, but it does not describe what I do or the qualifications I have. I have two diplomas, in Remedial Massage. (Not in Massage Therapy!) To me the difference is important
Medibank Members' Choice Provider
I am one of about 25 Members' Choice Providers for Remedial Massage in Western Australia, the only one between Mandurah and Perth.
It means that I can swipe cards of many health funds so you just pay the gap fee. Not available for mobile service.