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What is the Difference Between Remedial and Relaxation Massage?

Massage therapy comes in many different styles, each with its own techniques and intended purposes. Two common modalities you may come across are remedial massage and relaxation massage. While they both involve hands-on bodywork, these massage types have some key differences in their goals and approaches.

As the name implies, the main goal of a relaxation massage is to promote a state of overall calmness and stress relief for the client. Relaxation techniques aim to quiet the nervous system, increase circulation, and ease muscle tension built up from everyday stresses.

What is the Role of a Podiatrist?

While you may be familiar with doctors and physiotherapists, you may not know much about the role of a podiatrist. Podiatrists are healthcare professionals who specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions associated with the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg.

Headache treatment with a Chiropractor

Why see a Chiropractor for headaches? Patients have the option to seek out care from allied health professionals of which may include a chiropractor. The chiropractor will have the knowledge to perform a case history and examination at the initial consultation. This is done to screen for the red flags of headache of which most [...]

Earaches – Wait and See Approach

Earaches – Wait-and-See Approach Doctors may start waiting before automatically filling out prescriptions every time a child shows up with a potential ear infection, commonly known as otitis media. A recent study by the American Medical Association shows that the wait-and-see prescription (WASP) approach could create a reduction in the over prescription of antibiotics. The [...]

Mate, Why’s the Physio Strapping Me Up?

Mate, Why's the Physio Strapping Me Up? Imagine being in a small room with two noisy toddlers and three energetic Australian Shepherds. Would you enjoy being there all day? Probably not. You would likely feel annoyed and want to leave as soon as possible. However, there's another option: taking them out to the garden, where [...]

What is Myofascial Cupping?

What is myofascial cupping? Cupping has originated from early Chinese, Egyptian and middles eastern cultures used for medicine. Over the year the techniques for cupping have been refined with many different cupping modalities, the cupping that I use is myofascial cupping. Myo referring to the muscles and fascia referring to the connective tissue in the [...]

Can Chiropractic Help with Back Pain?

Can Chiropractic Help with Back Pain? Chiropractic care is an effective option for the majority of back pain which has a muscular, joint, or nerve related component. For conditions of spinal pain that have related causes outside of the neuromusculoskeletal system (nerves, muscles, and skeleton) that Chiropractors cannot treat, they can give an insight as [...]

Back pain – Should I see a chiro or a physio?

Back pain - Should I see a chiro or a physio? Anyone who has suffered from lower back pain quickly realizes that their back affects pretty much most daily activities. It’s completely understandable to worry that something serious could be going on, especially if this is your first time. However, we’re here to help you [...]

Why Am I In Pain?

Why Am I In Pain? September is pain awareness month and below is just the tip of the vast amount of pain research out there. To understand why you’re in pain, you must first understand what pain is. My guess is that most people think pain is caused by tissue damage or injury, and it [...]

Returning to Exercise After Birth

Returning to Exercise After Birth You don’t have to ask us twice about how exercise is extremely important to our physical and mental health. However, if you’ve just given birth, you need to take a pause and check in first with a women’s health physiotherapist before getting too gung ho trying to return to your [...]

Do I Need ACL Surgery?

ACL Surgery, Do You Need It? It's the final quarter of the game and the fatigue is starting to catch up with you. Every movement is an effort. You have to make a lead so you sprint towards the play and then suddenly cut to the left to try and shake your opponent. POP! Your [...]

What Is Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

What Is Inflammatory Bowel Disease? “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are” was quoted by Anthelme Brillat- Savarin in 1826. Whilst I agree with this to an extent, I think it must be noted, that this holds true only when you have a healthy digestive system. Unfortunately, in recent [...]

International No Diet Day

International No Diet Day Frequently I get asked, “what do you think of this diet or that diet”? With so much information on the internet and opinions, it becomes confusing and there is a lot of conflicting information about what is the best diet for certain conditions.  Every body is different and not one particular [...]

Massage Gift Vouchers – Mother’s Day Gift May 10, 2020

Mother's Day Gift Vouchers 2020 One day a year is never enough to celebrate the wonderful gift that mothers are on this earth. A mother's love can make even the darkest of days feel a little brighter, a mother's smile can cause a whole room to burst out into a grin. Yes, sometimes they can [...]

$20 Co-Payment For All Services in April 2020

We are gifting you a $20 Co-Payment for ALL Services in April 2020 The WA Health Department has confirmed Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Podiatry and Remedial Massage are essential community services!!! In line with the Federal Government's advice that Allied Health services continue to operate, we are open. In light of the recent COVID-19 Pandemic, we would [...]

Central City Health Professionals COVID-19 Precautions

COVID-19 Precautions At Central City Health Professionals The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting health systems all around the globe. COVID-19 rapid dissemination throughout the world has put increasing pressures on health resources, facilities and health care workers. Aside from this, it is impacting the wider economy more than we ever could've expected. It has resulted in [...]

A Positive Public Service Announcement about Knee Osteoarthritis

A Positive Public Service Announcement about Knee Osteoarthritis So, you’ve been told that the knee pain you’ve been experiencing for years and finally got around to mentioning to your doctor, is osteoarthritis (or OA). After getting an X-Ray or MRI, your doctor also told you that there’s..

Don’t Make Me Laugh! – Until I’ve Seen My Pelvic Floor Physio

Don't Make Me Laugh! - Until I've Seen My Pelvic Floor Physio Embarrassed to feel a little leak every time you laugh or try to exercise? Maybe you’re constantly trying to locate the toilet in case you need to go at the drop of a hat? Ahh yes, we’re going there today. DOWN there to [...]

4 Tips for a Pain-free Vacation in Perth

4 Tips for a Pain-free Vacation in Perth With summer just around the corner most people will be looking forward to summer holidays and vacation time. Whether you are planning an overseas trip, catching up with family or planning on regular trips to the beach, your main priority should be to remain injury and pain [...]

Sports Massage Perth CBD – Stop Back Pain

Sports Massage Perth CBD - Stop Back Pain One cause of mechanical low back pain is tight muscles and/or trigger points (knots) in the muscles. In addition to tight muscles, many lifestyle factors such as irregular exercise, poor sleeping habits, reduced water intake, stress and repetitive work postures will also contribute to the problem, aggravating [...]

Nutrition Helps You Achieve Your Summer Body Goals

We know how you feel because we’ve been in your shoes. You’ve been thinking about this for a while, haven’t you? Well, friends, with a new year fast approaching, now is the PERFECT time to start forming healthy habits that will help you achieve your new years’ resolutions…..

Can Chiropractic Help Me Sleep At Night?

Correcting the spine of any vertebral fixations can help to free up the joints for greater mobility. This, in turn, can help to loosen up the tight muscles attached to these joints. By having regular Chiropractic adjustments, the pain and tension that builds up in your spine with time can be released, allowing your body to feel more relaxed….

Dealing with Vertigo When Pregnant

DIZZINESS SUCKS. Yes, we said it. It sucks being unstable in your own body, and it’s horrible experiencing all the symptoms which come along with it. Dizziness on its own can be frustrating, but pairing that with pregnancy hormones… Well, that’s a whole other story! Many women tend….

What is the Connection Between Nutrition and Health?

We are a host to millions of living microbes, so we want to keep them at their peak performance. Around 90% of our bodies are made up of microbes, only 10% is “really us”. Sounds scary, doesn’t it? Research in the field has discovered that an imbalance of…

Stretching with Stephanie Carvaci

Stretching with Stephanie Carvaci Stretching Flexibility is an important part of fitness and overall health. Daily activities would be much more challenging without the ability to bend over, twist, or squat. Athletes Pre-workout stretches: Most of us were taught in school to do some static stretches…..

Top 3 Self Massages to Try at Home

Top 3 Self-Massages to Try at Home We’ve all been there… You’ve had a long hard day at work, and you’ve finally managed to make it home, you just want to chill out, have a glass of wine and put the day behind you. Well before you settle down in front of the television for..

How Vertigo is Treated

How Vertigo is Treated Growing up, we used to spin around, giving one another dizzy-whizzes, it would be such fun and would fill rooms with laughter! Unfortunately, as an adult, finding the room spinning, when your body isn’t, is just not fun anymore…

Can Chiropractic Help with Back Pain?

In short, it is dependent on the type of back pain which you are experiencing, depending on whether your back pain seems to be more skeletal or more muscular will determine the extent to which a chiropractor is able to assist you with back pain.

Our Top 8 Running Playlists

In need of some new tunes to motivate you on your daily run? We’ve got you covered. From Iggy Pop to Taylor Swift, you are bound to find a playlist that will power you all the way through your work out. If we are in fact wrong, please let us know and we’ll make sure to include your favourite artist in the next round of running playlists!….

The Role of Exercise in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome(PCOS) Management

This article was written by Jenna O’Neil, who is an experienced exercise physiologist at Perth Exercise Physiology. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS for short) affects around 8% of Australian women. PCOS is attributable to a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors ……..

Is a Podiatrist the Right Fit for my Child?

Children just want to run around and play all day long! Kids playing soccer. Meanwhile, parents just want to keep them safe. As parents ourselves, we know that when your little one is in pain, so are you. Do you sometimes wonder if a podiatrist can help prevent the pain your child is experiencing?