The following provides help in identifying and finding local professional massage therapists.
The Australian Massage Directory contains over 8,500 therapeutic therapists, remedial massage therapists and myotherapists. To find a qualified therapist in your area simply search by your postcode or suburb.
How to Identify a Professional Massage Therapist
Qualified therapists generally use an integrated approach, drawing on a variety of techniques.
Myotherapists, and remedial massage therapists with the appropriate training, apply the higher-level skills required for advanced assessment and treatment protocols which are used for both therapeutic and remedial needs. For General Practitioners and other registered health professionals, Fact sheet 6 provides additional information about he qualifications and services of professional therapists
The qualifications, in relation to conditions treated by massage therapists and myotherapists, are listed in Table 1.
|Neck dysfunction and pain
|Thoracic dysfunction and pain
|Lumbar dysfunction and pain
|Sacroiliac dysfunction and pain
|Shoulder dysfunction and pain
|Hip dysfunction and pain
|Tendonitis / Tendinopathy
|Reduced range of motion
|Palliative conditions such as cancer
Table 1: Massage qualifications and conditions treated