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Services & Treatments
In a clean, safe and nurturing environment, we offer a range of massage services that support with easing tension, body pain, relaxation, overwhelm, sleeplessness and general well-being.
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Sarah Flenley is the principal massage therapist at Capital Hill Remedial Massage. Sarah enjoys providing massages and treatments that support you to let go of the daily stressors of life so you can experience the vitality and freedom of movement of your body’s natural design.
She loves getting to know her clients and understanding their bodies so she can work with them to support their return to optimal health and well-being. She creates a warm, inviting space where clients can relax and feel at ease with sharing what is going on with their body and deeply surrender in the healing process. READ MORE.
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Contact Sarah for an initial discussion if you would like to learn more about her approach - email: email@example.com to request a free 15 minute phone consult or book an appointment online.
I have found my massage(s) with Sarah deeply supportive, relaxing, and nurturing and each time could instantly feel/see a shift in my body and in particular my movements.
Having experienced shoulder pain and issues now for years I not only felt immediate relief but equally and I realised importantly supported with take home practical and achievable exercises to further support my condition.
Sarah conducted the massage in a highly professional manner and in a lovingly warm and beautiful space. I highly recommend Sarah’s massages and will definitely be a returning client.
How we work with
At Capital Hill Remedial Massage, we want our clients to get the best service they need to support their body; whether this be from us or from other health professionals.
Our trained remedial massage therapists assess and treat minor (and minor means no surgery required) myofascial (meaning muscle, tendons, ligaments and fascia) complaints.
We work with a person's soft tissue for therapeutic purposes as to maintain, rehabilitate, or expand someone’s physical function or to relieve pain and promote health & well-being.
We build and maintain a professional health network so if our client needs support beyond what we are trained to do, we can refer them on.
What is the difference between massage and remedial massage?
There are many types of massages, relaxation, deep tissue and remedial massage being the most well-known. You can read more about the services we offer here, but in short relaxation massage is a full-body massage with light rhythmic and flowing strokes designed to relax the body, deep tissue can be part or whole body massage to relieve tension and tight spots from the way we sit/stand or workout, and remedial massage is more targeted and works on specific pain or injuries.
Which is better remedial or deep tissue massage?
This depends on what is going on for your body. Usually people book a deep tissue massage when their bodies are feeling a bit stiff and sore from exercise (or lack of 😄), or from their work (be that an office worker, tradie, childcare worker or any type of work really).
A remedial massage is a targeted treatment and is ideal for those with chronic pain and injuries that require proper diagnosis and specific treatment (i.e. back, neck or shoulder injury).
If you are not sure, talk to your massage therapist.
Are remedial massages worth it?
Yes. Our bodies are not designed to live in pain. A remedial massage can help treat muscle and joint injuries associated with pain management and injury rehabilitation. Choose your therapist carefully, do your research, and choose one that is qualified.
Why choose a trained massage therapist?
A trained massage therapist understands the anatomical body to a depth whereby they can determine variations from normal health status. The focus is then placed on using a combination of specific musculoskeletal assessment techniques and specialist hand skills to apply a remedial treatment aimed at addressing the cause.
Is remedial or deep tissue massage painful?
No. You should never be in pain when receiving any type of massage. You can experience some discomfort during the massage as the therapist works through some tension points, and any level of discomfort should be agreed upon by you and your therapist. You can ask the therapist at any time to stop or back off on the pressure for any massage technique.
How often should you get a massage?
Ideally monthly is good to clear tension build up in the body, although this can depend on your schedule and budget. If you are experiencing pain/discomfort, weekly massages can support and then move to a monthly cadence.
Do you take your clothes off for a remedial or any other type of massage?
Usually, massage is performed direct onto your skin which means you can be asked to undress outer layers of clothing (always with underwear left on). Massage can be performed with clothes on if you prefer, and your therapist should be respectful of your choices.
During your treatment, your personal space and privacy is always respected. You will be draped with no fewer than two towels at any time and the only body part that will be exposed is the body part being treated. If you feel uncomfortable at any time, or wish to cease the treatment please let the therapist know and treatment will cease immediately.