What to Expect at Subi Sports Massage & Physio
What to expect at your first remedial massage treatment
When you arrive at Subiaco Sports Massage & Physio you will be greeted by our friendly reception staff who will ask you to complete a patient form if you haven't done one online. Your therapist will take you to your treatment room to address any queries you may have and determine which massage technique will help you most. Your therapist will then leave the room so you can prepare for your massage. When you are ready you will be treated during the remaining consultation time.
The massage session is all about you and it is important to us that you feel comfortable during this time. So if there is anything you need or any areas you would like treated more than others please don't hesitate to let us know.
What to bring and what to wear
We suggest you wear comfortable, loose clothing that is easy to change out of and back into. Please bring along any relevant medical documents or referral letters for your therapist. Note also that your treatment time is inclusive of undressing and redressing.
Is massage always the right treatment?
Not if you are feeling unwell, or if you have a fever, cold or flu. If you have been ill or are unsure of any symptoms that you may have please call the clinic and ask our reception staff.
It is also important to advise your therapist of any health concerns or medical conditions prior to your treatment, even if they were some time ago. The more information the better as it ensures the best possible treatment for you.
We also offer pregnancy massages, although if you are in the earlier stages of your pregnancy we recommend that you consult your doctor prior to booking with us and that you also inform our recpetionist when booking your treatment.
What types of massage oils are used?
Most remedial massage therapists use hypoallergenic oils and balms. However, if you have sensitivity or are allergic to any oils or lotions, please bring it to the receptionist's attention when you make your booking so that we can accommodate your needs.
How will I feel after my treatment?
Most people feel relaxed after a massage although everyone's body responds differently to each type of treatment. When muscles are massaged they release toxins so you may experience some tenderness and sensitivity, although this is normal and this should subside within 2-3 days. We encourage patients to remain well hydrated for 24 hours after their treatment.
What payment methods are available?
We accept cash, eftpos, credit card (Mastercard, Visa, AMEX) and cheque.
Can I claim on my health insurance?
Yes you can, if you have remedial massage cover on your health insurance. You can claim through our HICAP's machine in our clinics or you can take an invoice from reception after payment and you can claim online or at a branch. To see what health funds our therapists are claimable with please visit our prices page. Please note that not all therapists are claimable on all health funds.
Can I train after a massage?
We recommend against strenuous exercise, such as weight lifting, running or other intensive activities, after a massage. Light exercise such as stretching, walking or moderate swimming is fine. We prefer patients to rest for 24 hours and drink lots of water to allow full soft-tissue recovery. This optimises all the benefits of a remedial massage treatment from Subi Sports Massage & Physio.
What are the benefits of remedial massage?
Remedial massage can provide positive impacts both physically and psychologically.
Remedial massage studies show that treatments can release muscular tension and pain, relaxing muscles, reducing stress and boosting the immune system. A professional treatment also imporves blood supply and helps to tone muscles.
Is parking available?
Yes, there are allocated Subi Sports Massage & Physio parking bays at both Subiaco and South Perth. If these bays are occupied, further parking is available along Rokeby and Nicholson roads in Subiaco and on Collins Street in South Perth).