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Remedial Massage Therapist (with HiCaps) VS Qualified Beauty Massage Therapist (no HiCaps)

Jun 19, 2019

A Remedial Massage Therapist (Chris) is a practitioner who deals with specific issues or dysfunctions, and who will formulate a plan especially for you and your health concerns  (as opposed to a massage therapist, who may give you a massage to relax and rejuvenate your tired muscles and mind). They will work with you by taking a precise history and performing a thorough assessment and evaluation. There will be notes and plans, as with what you’d see with any practitioner dealing with the treatment of a health concern. If you have particular muscle tension or chronic pain a remedial massage may be for you.

Your remedial massage therapist works to find the actual cause of your discomfort, and their therapy aims to eliminate the root cause, not just the symptoms. They will use a series of manual manipulation that may or may not be firm and forceful. Deep tissue massage itself is not remedial massage, but remedial massage might involve deep tissue massage. It may also involve passive stretching.

Your remedial massage therapist will assess where you need treatment and what may be causing your pain. They’ll perform some tests to see exactly which muscles are giving you trouble and will tailor a treatment plan to suit. The treatment itself may involve deep tissue work for short periods of time, but the results are definitely worth it!




Your remedial massage therapist can work with you to treat some of the more common pain-causing conditions:

  • Cramps
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Sciatica
  • Stiff neck/back pain
  • Headaches
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis (including ankylosing spondylitis)/bursitis
  • Injuries resulting from a car accident
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Fibromyalgia

Chris has warm hands. He does relaxation massage and can get into knots. He is an amazing remedial massage therapists and he is starting to get busier each week. Chris is well experienced and should be able to help you relieve stress through different types of remedial massage therapy. You can ask him to make a plan for you on how to maintain and keep it away from pain and stress. He specializes in remedial massage, sports massage, relaxation massage, Swedish massage and Manual Lymphatic Drainage and can do all sorts of remedial massage therapy. 

A Qualified Beauty Massage Therapist however, are experts in therapeutic facial and body care, with a strong understanding of key body systems, skin biology, anatomy and cosmetic chemistry. They provide non medical services and treatments. They do not diagnose conditions but they can address specific conditions such as acne or eczema. They can do microdermabrasion, hot rocks massage, relaxation massage, lash / brow treatments, and many more.


Gladstone Massage has Ally (a qualified beauty massage therapist NO HiCaps). At the moment, she only does Hot Rocks and Relaxation Massage at the clinic. We are hoping to offer more to our dearest clients. We are growing more and more and we are dedicated to helping more people. Her sessions are not claimable with private health.


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