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Relieve pain, tension and stress with a massage at Physionorth in Townsville.

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Massage has many benefits, the biggest two being pain and stress relief. There are many different types of massage and everybody will have a different preference depending on their needs. If you’re confused about the types of massage and if it will be beneficial for you, read on!

Massage benefits:

  • Relief of chronic pain and dysfunction
  • Relax and relieve the stress of daily life
  • Prepare for childbirth
  • Increase blood flow
  • Helps prepare your body for a sporting event
  • Help you recover from exercise
  • Pain and injury relief

Different Types of Massage Include:

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is a relaxing massage, normally applied with light/medium pressure. It is perfect for someone who is seeking a general body treatment without specific targets. Great for relaxation, emotional stress and improvement of cardiovascular flow.

Remedial Massage

Is the broad name for massage covering sport, deep tissue and trigger point therapy. Remedial techniques aim to assess and find the cause of the pain, therefore targeting specific areas to treat. They normally involve a greater pressure on superficial and deeper layers of muscles. This style of massage is ideal for chronic pain management and correction of postural abnormalities and when working to address injuries.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is specifically tailored for pre and post events, it helps preventing injuries and enhance flexibility before an event, as well as facilitating the healing process afterwards. Regular massage can also help achieve higher sport performance and maintain a healthier musculoskeletal system.

Pregnancy Massage

Massage is also ideal for pregnancy. It helps reduce swelling, decrease back and neck pain and keep you moving freely. At Physionorth we have special pregnancy pillows to allow you to lie on your stomach comfortably during your treatment. Alternatively you can lie on your side for treatment if you would prefer. At Physionorth our pregnancy massage is tailored to your individual needs and preferences.

PLEASE NOTE, we do not recommend having a massage in the first trimester (i.e. first 12 weeks) of pregnancy. To learn more, CLICK HERE.

Cupping Therapy

A great adjunct to massage therapy, cupping therapy works on increasing the extensibility of your body’s facial system. Click Here to find out more about cupping therapy.


Dry Needling

Dry needling differs from acupuncture in the theory and location of the needles. Acupuncture involves a different assessment and focuses on treatment of medical conditions by restoring the flow of energy through points in the body called meridians. Carissa is qualified to use dry needling within her massage to alleviate some of your pain. To learn more, CLICK HERE


Physionorth has three fully qualified massage therapists, who work along side the Physiotherapists to get the best results for their patients. Magda Szyperska and Carissa Elliot are both experienced in each of the different types of massage. Click on the links to their bio’s to find out which therapist would be best suited to you! Or if you’d like some help, give our friendly staff a call on 47240768 and explain your needs. We will pair you with the best therapist for your requirements. If you’d like to  book online please Click Here. 

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