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Billy Gilhooley: Frequency Guide for Remedial Massage in Preston

Billy Gilhooley: Frequency Guide for Remedial Massage in Preston

Welcome to Specific Physiotherapy, your premier destination for remedial massage in Preston. I’m Billy Gilhooley, a seasoned physiotherapist committed to not just alleviating your immediate discomfort but also preventing future ailments.

Today, we’re exploring a vital question: How often should you engage in remedial massage for optimal maintenance and prevention?

Billy Gilhooley: Frequency Guide for Remedial Massage in Preston


Unraveling the Benefits of Remedial Massage

Remedial massage is more than a fleeting escape from life’s stresses; it’s a targeted therapeutic intervention. By focusing on areas of muscle tension and chronic pain, this specialised massage promotes healing and restores your body’s natural balance.

Tailoring the Frequency to Your Needs

The ideal frequency of remedial massage is as individual as you are. However, certain guidelines can help you make an informed decision:

Managing Chronic Conditions:

For those grappling with persistent pain or recovering from an injury, regularity is crucial. Weekly sessions are advisable to effectively manage discomfort, accelerate healing, and enhance muscle pliability.

Proactive Maintenance and Prevention:

Once your immediate issues are under control, it’s time to focus on prevention. A monthly remedial massage session is generally recommended to preempt potential problems and sustain muscle health.

High-Performance Athletes:

Athletes or individuals in physically demanding professions may benefit from more frequent, bi-weekly sports massage sessions. This helps mitigate the relentless strain on their bodies and avert injuries.

Heed Your Body’s Signals:

Your body communicates its needs clearly through signs of tightness, discomfort, or stress. Respond promptly with a remedial massage, even if it deviates from your regular schedule.

Different Types of Massage and Their Benefits

Swedish Massage:

Experience the soothing effect of Swedish massage, which employs gentle techniques like long strokes and kneading to foster relaxation and relieve muscle tension.

Deep Tissue Massage:

For deeper relief, deep tissue massage targets the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues, making it an excellent choice for those with chronic pain. in

Sports Massage:

Designed for athletes, sports massage focuses on areas stressed by repetitive movements, aiding in injury prevention and enhancing performance.

Trigger Point Massage:

Alleviate the discomfort of tight muscle fibres formed post-injury with trigger point massage, which applies concentrated pressure to these areas.

The Comprehensive Benefits of Remedial Massage in Preston

Pain Relief:

Regular remedial massages can significantly reduce chronic back pain, neck pain, and the frequency of migraines.

Stress Reduction:

By lowering cortisol levels, massages help in managing stress and promoting relaxation.

Improved Circulation:

The stimulation during a massage enhances blood flow, which is crucial for muscle recovery and health.

Enhanced Flexibility:

Consistent massage therapy helps in maintaining and improving your range of motion, preventing injuries and stiffness.

Contraindications to Massage

While massage therapy offers numerous benefits, there are situations where it might not be advisable, such as in cases of acute infections, burns, or certain cardiovascular conditions. It’s always best to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new treatment.

Post-Massage Care

Stay Hydrated:

Drinking water post-massage helps in flushing out any toxins released during the session.


Allow your body to rest and recover, letting the benefits of the massage take full effect.

Gentle Stretching:

Incorporate gentle stretching to prolong the massage benefits and maintain flexibility.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is remedial massage painful?

As a physiotherapist, I’d say remedial massage can be a bit uncomfortable, especially on tight muscles, but it shouldn’t be painful. It’s all about communicating with your therapist to ensure a relieving and not painful experience.

How long is a typical session at Specific Physiotherapy & Remedial Massage by Billy?

A typical session at Specific Physiotherapy & Remedial Massage by Billy usually lasts for about 60 minutes. This allows ample time to address your specific needs and ensure a thorough treatment. However, session lengths can be adjusted to suit individual requirements or preferences.

Do I need a referral from a GP to book a session?

No, you don’t need a referral from a GP to book a session at Specific Physiotherapy. You can schedule an appointment directly to access our services.

Client Testimonials

“Billy is incredible. It is obvious that he loves his job and goes above and beyond to provide great care. He’s really respectful and listens to what you are saying. Best massage therapist I’ve seen before.” Ead Stokes

“Best massage I ever had. Billy resolved my shoulder pain. He was full of knowledge, knows what he is doing. As he said no more shoulder pain after 3rd visit.

Thanks Billy” Shanti Kaur

“Definitely recommend. Lovely space and professional setup. Billy was very thorough in his assessment and explanation of what he was doing. Felt so much better immediately and in the days after!” Kim Shen

Related Services

Discover our range of services, including physiotherapy consultations, posture assessments, and tailored rehabilitation exercises, designed to complement your massage therapy and enhance your overall well-being.

Embracing a Holistic Health Perspective

At Specific Physiotherapy & Remedial Massage by Billy, we believe remedial massage is an integral part of holistic health care. It’s about nurturing your well-being and taking proactive measures to ensure peak bodily function.

If you’re seeking relief or aiming to preserve your health, book your session today. Let’s embark on a transformative journey toward a healthier, more vibrant you.

Yours in health,

Billy Gilhooley

Specific Physiotherapy

(03) 9579 5919


149 Plenty Road, Preston


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