focuses primarily on relieving
muscular tension and stress
Massage therapy for every body
An integral component of physical wellness as well as a powerful healing tool.
There may have been a time when massage was considered a luxury, but today it has become an integral component of physical wellness as well as a powerful healing tool.
Massage has been shown to alleviate pain, stress, and tension while preventing or improving chronic diseases and health conditions.
Regular bodywork is also linked to higher energy levels, more restful sleep, and improved circulation and flexibility.
What kinds of benefits do people experience with massage therapy?
Massage therapy has numerous health benefits, some of which have been proven in research studies and some of which remain anecdotal. Everyone responds differently to massage, so you’ll have to try it for yourself to see what it does for you.
In our experience, clients who receive massage report improvements that include:
Choose from a variety of massage techniques offered by the skilled therapists.
This technique was developed to provide relief from pain, soreness, and stiffness caused by injury.
Therapeutic massage (deep tissue massage)
This popular treatment works on the deep muscle layers to relieve longstanding symptoms, such as sciatica and deep back or hip pain.
Swedish massage (relaxation massage)
While Swedish massage may incorporate kneading, tapping, effleurage, friction, and vibration, it is a gentler and more relaxing technique than remedial or therapeutic massage.
Trigger point massage
This is one of the most effective ways to address myofascial trigger points in the muscles.
This type of massage is meant to stretch the body, improving range of motion and boosting muscle metabolism. This benefits everyone from the casual competitor to the professional athlete.
Pregnancy and postnatal massage
Prenatal massage creates a feeling of relaxation and stimulates the release of natural pain-killing endorphins. It can also be used to improve balance and posture, alleviate discomfort, and relieve strain on the back, spine, hips, and legs.
Active Back Care provides Chiropractic to patients in Castle Hill, Baulkham Hills, Kellyville, Kellyville Ridge, Glenhaven, Norwest, and Rouse Hill.
WE HAVE MALE & FEMALE PRACTITIONERS
Frequently Asked Questions.
Whether this is your very first massage or just your first time visiting our clinic, we want to ensure that you know exactly what to expect and how to prepare for your massage therapy appointment at Active Back Care.
It’s a good idea to plan to arrive at least 10 to 15 minutes before your massage is scheduled. This allows room for unexpected traffic delays and means you’re more likely to start your massage in a relaxed frame of mind, as opposed to arriving frazzled and stressed at the last minute. You’ll be asked to fill out a personal history form before your first visit, so allowing a few extra moments means you won’t lose any time from the massage itself. We recommend that you wear loose-fitting clothes that will be comfortable to wear home and won’t be damaged by massage oils. Although we use the highest quality water based products in our clinic, some of the oils may remain on the surface of your skin for several hours after your treatment.
Once you meet your massage therapist, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss the specifics of your treatment, including your goals for the massage and any specific preferences, including areas that you may wish us to avoid.
Your therapist will leave the room to allow you time to undress and get comfortable on the massage table before he or she returns, notifying you with a friendly knock before entering the room.
You can expect your massage therapist to begin gently and gradually increase the intensity of the massage, using a variety of techniques that may include stretching, kneading, gliding, friction, percussion, and myofascial release.
Throughout the process, your massage therapist will welcome your feedback. If at any time you feel discomfort or pain, he or she can adjust the techniques to suit your comfort level. If you feel chilled or too warm during your massage, your therapist can supply additional blankets and towels, or remove them as needed.
Although most clients report feelings of wellness and relief from pain, you may also experience some discomfort or an adjustment period after a massage. Remember to be gentle with yourself for the next day or two, and drink plenty of water to help flush toxins and stimulate the release of tension from your body.
Details of your medical history can be very helpful in allowing your therapist to customize the massage to your unique needs. If you have any aches, pains, strains, or injuries, discuss them with your therapist. The same goes for allergies or sensitivities to massage oils.
Certain prescriptions and injuries are contraindicated with massage. We also need to know if you are or might be pregnant or if you’ve had any recent accidents or surgeries. We’ll cover these questions and others on our intake form, which your massage therapist will carefully review before beginning your session. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please make sure to raise them when you meet your therapist.
For most types of massage, you shouldn’t feel any soreness after your session. However, you may feel a certain awareness of your body. Areas that were especially tense or strained may feel sensitive, but pain is not the norm after a massage. We recommend drinking plenty of water and taking it easy for the first two or three days after your session.
We recommend that you undress to your underpants, but you can remove or wear whatever clothes make you comfortable during your session. While your therapist is in the room, you will be draped with sheets and/or towels to maintain your privacy and comfort.
Only the area being massaged will be uncovered, and private areas remain draped at all times. We recommend that any clothing you plan to leave on during your massage is comfortable and unrestrictive. Jewelry should be removed at the start of your session.
You make the choice of whether to talk with your therapist or just relax in silence during your session. Some clients prefer total quiet, while others like to maintain a dialogue with the massage therapist about their pain tolerance and sensations during the treatment. Your therapist will usually not initiate conversation, but feel free to ask any questions during the session or request a change in pressure, room temperature, or ambient music. If you are coming to see us for sports massage or remedial massage, dialogue is helpful in adjusting our treatment to suit your comfort level and pain threshold.
It’s usually a good idea to eat lightly before a massage, but there’s no need for you to fast or eat differently than normal on the day of your appointment. You’re likely to feel hungry after a massage, though, so it’s a good idea to plan to eat a ubstantial meal shortly after your session.
It’s important to honor your body’s needs, but we generally require at least 24 hours notice to reschedule an appointment without charging for a missed session. Please contact us immediately if you feel you may need to cancel or change your appointment time. We recommend that you reschedule if you are experiencing nausea, dizziness, fever, chest pains, or if you suspect you may be contagious.
Each of our massage therapists joins our team with existing skills and certifications in one or more massage techniques. In addition, we offer continuing education and reviews to ensure that our therapists maintain and expand their skills to serve you better.
Yes, we have both male and female massage therapists, though not necessarily in every type of massage. Please inform us of your preference (if you have one) while booking your session. We will always do our best to accommodate you, based on the availability of our therapists and the type of massage you select.
Why Choose Us
One facility. One philosophy. Full-body wellness.
Active Back Care is one of the very few interdisciplinary health centers in Sydney, offering a unique approach to physical remedies. Instead of treating the condition, we treat the whole patient, considering unique health needs, emotions, and psychological makeup. Our health care professionals stay current on new advancements in the fields of chiropractic science, massage therapy, and physiotherapy. Plus, we’re convenient, flexible, and reasonably priced.
There’s no shortage of chiropractors, massage therapists, and physiotherapists in Sydney, but full-service facilities that offer all three services are few and far between. Active Back Care is committed to serving as your one-stop resource for physical wellness.
Instead of offering “cookie cutter” services that are identical for every client, we tailor our treatments to your individual needs, conditions, and preferences. We offer a wide range of chiropractic techniques, massage types, and physiotherapy treatments, allowing you to customize each session with us. Our team of health care professionals and therapists stay current on new advancements and research in the fields of chiropractic science, massage therapy, and physiotherapy.
Active Back Care is one of the very few interdisciplinary health centers in Sydney, offering a unique approach to physical remedies. Instead of treating the condition, we treat the whole patient while taking into consideration their unique health needs, emotions, and psychological makeup.
Our chiropractors, massage therapists, and physiotherapists work together to determine the best course of treatment. We also accept and give referrals as part of a local medical referral network in our community.
Whether you are experiencing a high level of stress, recovering from an injury or accident, or struggling with chronic back, shoulder, or neck pain, our cross-discipline wellness experts can quickly diagnose the problem and provide viable solutions.
Located in Castle Hill, Active Back Care is convenient and easy to find, with on-site parking available for all clients.
We keep our practice open when you need us most. This means that we offer early morning, extended evening and weekend hours that can generally accommodate even the busiest of schedules.
We regularly monitor the fees of a range of practices in the area and deliberately set our fee structure so that we are in the mid range. This means that our fees are not only reasonable but are very competitive as well. We also provide HICAPS electronic health fund rebates if accepted by your health fund.