Remedial Massage & Myotherapy

A Balanced Lifestyle

Massage therapy and Myotherapy supports your physical and emotional well being, reducing stress while boosting circulation, immunity, and muscle recovery.  Regular massage can be a nurturing way to support recovery and maintain a balanced lifestyle.


At Fitwise, remedial massage therapy & myotherapy is:

  • Overall relaxation and stress relief
  • Relief of muscular discomfort, tension and associated pain
  • Improved muscle recovery
  • Improved posture
  • Increased circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Balance of hormonal changes and blood pressure
  • Improved sleep patterns

Massage in pregnancy can address the physical challenges of pregnancy, supporting the various changes to the body, as well as offering a relaxing space to connect with your body and baby.

Pregnancy Massage at Fitwise Physiotherapy

  • Can support you to manage pregnancy related conditions such as Pelvic Girdle Pain, lower back pain, oedema, hand and foot discomfort and heightened blood pressure
  • Complement Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates
  • Reduce stress hormones and promote circulation in both Mother and baby
  • Facilitate connection between Mother and baby

Post Natal Massage is performed in many cultures as an integral part of both labour and post birth recovery.  Massage at this time is a wonderful support for you during the physical and emotional changes of new motherhood.

Post Natal Massage at Fitwise Physiotherapy

  • Supports your bodies adjustment to post natal life, including addressing discomforts in posture from feeding and holding baby, the return of the spine and hips to normal positioning and abdominal massage to support uterine retraction
  • Provides space and time to care for you and restore your energy in amongst caring for a new baby
  • Is protective against post natal depression
  • Can continue to help you support and manage preexisting conditions through this period
  • Can give Mothers a nurturing space for themselves if experiencing loss

Remedial Massage and Myotherapy is an effective evidence based support for lower back pain.  Lower back pain is also well managed in conjunction with Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates particularly for chronic presentations.

Massage Therapy management could include:

  • Trigger point release
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Stretching

Massage Therapy is an effective intervention for neck and shoulder pain, Massage Therapy can support the release of muscular tension causing pain and help to improve posture.  Neck and shoulder pain is also well managed in conjunction with Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates particularly for chronic presentations.

Massage Therapy management could include:

  • Stretching
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Trigger point release

General Remedial Massage could be used to treat:

  • Specific aches and pains such as lower back pain, neck pain or shoulder pain
  • Support recovery from injury
  • Support rehabilitation post surgery
  • Chronic pain
  • General muscular stiffness or discomfort
  • Recurrent headaches
  • Postural dysfunction

Frequently Asked Questions

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A consultation with your Physiotherapist will include a thorough assessment of you to identify and diagnose the underlying cause of your injury. We will then provide you with the treatment and management solutions you need to achieve your goals as quickly as possible.

A general Physiotherapist practitioner will hold a Bachelor, Master’s or Doctorate degree in Physiotherapy.

A Specialist Women’s Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist has achieved advanced specialised training and successfully completed clinical and oral examinations to be admitted as a fellow to the Australia College of Physiotherapists.

Both our directors, Libby Oldfield and Gen McGlashan, have achieved fellowship of the Australian College of Physiotherapists (FACP) – both in 2010 – and are therefore recognised as Specialist Physiotherapists.

There are only 9 Specialist Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapists in Australia.

A Clinical Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Specialist Physiotherapist is skilled at assessing difficult and complex Physiotherapy problems, particularly those that have not responded to previous treatment. Our Specialist Women’s Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapists, Gen McGlashan and Libby Oldfield, work with other physiotherapy practitioners both at Fitwise and other practices to help you get the optimal results from your management and treatment.

Achieve your Goals and Get Moving with Confidence

We’re open in two locations East Melbourne and Armadale (or via telehealth) to help you achieve your goals through Physiotherapy, Exercise classes, Myotherapy, Remedial Massage and Dietetics.