Our massage services are currently unavailable.
Acupuncture, however, is a wonderful treatment for pain, tension, lower back pain, neck pain, headaches, and stress relief. Please visit out acupuncture for pain relief page for more information on how we can help you!
Massage in Moonee Ponds- what should I expect?
Remedial massage is more than just a relaxation or spa massage.
All our Moonee Ponds massage therapists have undergone formal training, from this gaining a good understanding of the physiology of the human body.
The term remedial is often interchanged with ‘deep tissue massage’ and literally means to remedy or fix a problem. This means your treatment will be generally geared to helping you overcome pain or tightness that has been causing you problems.
At Qi Medicine, we have therapists who can offer pregnancy massage, pain relief massage, sports massage for specific injuries or just a relaxation massage to help you unwind.
What is Myotherapy?
Myotherapy is a type of physical therapy (similar to massage) used to treat or prevent muscle pain and restricted joint movement.
There is a lot of overlap between massage and myotherapy, however, the key difference with myotherapy is that your therapist has a deeper understanding of human anatomy, and treats the myofascial connections in the body.
Myofascia is the thin, fibrous sheets of tissue that surround and separate muscles. Ligaments and tendons are comprised of bundled myofascia. A myotherapist, with their deeper knowledge of anatomy and movement, are able to provide more comprehensive treatment and work on deeper levels of dysfunction in the body.
The philosophy of myotherapy is founded on Western medical principles including anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics. You don’t need a referral from a doctor to make an appointment with a myotherapist.
As with remedial massage, myotherapy may be used for pain relief in pregnancy, sporting injuries, chronic pain, tightness in the muscles and joints, or to help relax and de-stress the body.
What can remedial massage and myotherapy treat?
Your therapist is skilled at helping you overcome painful, chronic issues including:
- Pregnancy massage and labour preparation
- Chronic and acute lower back pain
- Neck and shoulder pain and stiffness
- Wry neck and frozen shoulder
- Jaw pain and stiffness
- Pain due to slipped discs and nerve compression
- Tension headaches and migraines
- Pain in the shoulder blades and spine
- Tendonitis, arm and elbow pain
- Hip and gluteal pain
- Leg tightness, knee pain
- foot and calf pain
Your therapist can also help you with general stress and health maintenance, and address:
- General muscle aches and pain
- Stress relief and relaxation
- Pregnancy massage for hip, back, and pelvic pain
- Difficulty sleeping and low mood
- Post work out recovery
The Qi Medicine team
Our team is highly professional, knowledgable and personable. The Qi Medicine clinic in Moonee Ponds and on the Essendon border has been in operation since 2006 offering a combination of acupuncture, remedial and deep tissue massage.
We know what makes a wonderful massage treatment, and our key focus is outstanding client experience. This is why we go the extra mile to serve you with:
- Easy on-street parking and lift access to our clinic
- Quiet, temperature-controlled, spacious treatment rooms
- Enjoy a full hour for your session each time
- A slow, relaxed pace, giving you time to unwind and relax
- Complimentary refreshments at the conclusion of your session
Claiming your session with private health rebates
At Qi Medicine we have on the spot claiming through all participating health funds, making your experience even more streamlined.
Our therapist is registered with all Australian health funds, and we have HICAPS on the spot claiming for your treatments.
You may be able to claim the cost of your session through your private health insurance. Please contact your health provider to find out exactly how much you will get back per session, as this does vary from fund to fund.
Massage and myotherapy cost
See our pricing page here
We are currently seeking a new massage therapist to join our team. Please watch this space!
Are we easy to get to?
The clinic is located at Suite 4, Level 1, 151 Pascoe Vale Rd, Moonee Ponds. (Please ensure you take the ground floor elevator to reach us or level one.)
We provide massage and myotherapy services to the North Western suburbs of Melbourne and are close to Highpoint.
Qi Medicine is minutes away from Ascot Vale, Essendon, Avondale Heights, Maribyrnong, and Brunswick West. We also service many clients with acupuncture and Chinese medicine in Travancore, Flemington, Aberfeldie, Maidstone, and we are just 10 km from Melbourne city.