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Massage Therapy East Fremantle, Attadale & Bicton

Move Physiotherapy East Fremantle proudly offers quality massage therapy to local residents in East Fremantle & surrounding areas including Bicton, Cottesloe, North Fremantle, Beaconsfield, O’Connor, Fremantle and Attadale.

Move Physiotherapy offers sports, remedial and relaxation massage, which is effective in reducing muscle tension, improving joint mobility and flexibility and reducing pain.

Your massage sessions at Move Physiotherapy Fremantle are provided by either a fully trained physiotherapist or remedial massage therapist who can assess and provide the most effective massage treatment for your condition. Read about our massage options below. Use the booking function at the top of the page to book your Fremantle massage appointment.


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Remedial Massage is an umbrella term used to describe a number of massage styles including trigger point release, deep tissue massage and sports massage in conjunction with techniques such as PNF – proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitaiton – and MET – muscle energy techniques.

A deep remedial massage can encourage blood flow to tight bands of muscle, improving oxygen supply and flushing out toxic chemicals in these muscles to effectively relax the tissues. Lighter treatments can still provide effective relief from pain and tightness by removing adhesions in the overlying fascial layer. You can discuss with your remedial therapist or physiotherapist the goals of your massage, who can recommend an appropriate treatment.

The immediate benefits from your remedial massage therapy will include reduced pain, improved mobility, decreased stress and improved energy levels. You can book your remedial massage with your massage therapist or physiotherapist by following the link here.

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Did you know that tightness in the muscles of the upper neck and shoulders can contribute to headaches and migraines? 

Cervicogenic headaches are generally experienced on the side of the muscle and joint tightness, and commonly in the areas of the eyes and temples. Massage is highly effective for releasing these muscles and can often immediately resolve or diminish your headache symptoms.

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Similarly, tightness in the muscles in your upper cervical spine can lead to a condition known as a Wry Neck. 

Typically, a Wry Neck occurs when there is an acute locking of the C1/2 vertebrae and often occurs after sleeping awkwardly or falling asleep with the neck at an awkward angle. 

Your physiotherapist will often use a combination of massage to the muscles of the cervical spine and shoulders with gentle joint mobilisation to restore movement. You will generally see significant improvement after your first appointment. A wry neck often resolves within 2-3 sessions.

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Being stuck in prolonged postures, whether sitting or standing, is a common cause of neck and lower back pain. These postural type pains are often described as burning pains which intensify with prolonged times in the aggravating posture.

Massage can often be seen as a re-set for postural pain. The physiotherapists at Move Physiotherapy East Fremantle will often combine massage with a series of home exercises in order to combat this type of pain. 

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Have you experienced an acute injury and been immobilised in a cast or moonboot for an extended period of time?

Our body relies on circulation caused from the continuous contraction and co-contraction of muscles to clear swelling. As such, if immobilised it is common for swelling to remain in the injured body part. 

Your physiotherapist can do an effleurage style massage to clear swelling from the injured body part and restore range of movement.

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is triggered by a compression of the median nerve and characterised by pain and numbness experienced in the thumb and first 3 fingers. 

Massage can he highly effective in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome by releasing muscles that interface closely with the median nerve. Particularly, release through the wrist, forearm and pectoral muscles can alleviate pain and is an important in the recovery from this condition.

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Tightness through your calf muscles and plantar fascia is a common cause of heel pain. Alleviating this tightness is a key component of treatment in conditions including plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinopathies and heel spurs. 

Your physiotherapist will commonly incorporate massage in conjunction with other techniques such as dry needling, foam roller prescription and appropriate strengthening exercises. 

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Tightness in your ITB is a common cause of knee pain experienced in runners of all ages. However, your ITB is not a muscle! It simply receives muscular attachments from the muscles of the hip including the TFL and Gluteus Maximus. If you are experiencing tightness through your ITB your physiotherapist will explore areas of tightness particularly in your hip which is relaying this tightness through your ITB. 


What Are The Benefits of Massage?

Massage has a multitude of benefits. Physically, it can result in:

  • Decreasing muscle tension
  • Faster healing of strained muscles
  • Greater flexibility and range of movement.
  • Improved blood circulation and drainage of lymph fluids.
  • Over time, gradually improved postures.

The mental benefits of massage include:

  • Decreased stress and anxiety
  • Decreased stress and improved relaxation
  • Improved overall sense of well being

What Do I Wear To My Appointment?

Quite simply, make sure that you are comfortable. We will ask you to expose areas that you would like massaged, however we will always maintain your modesty throughout the treatment. 

Our therapist will generally leave the room and request that you place a towel over your body at the start of your appointment. 

What Can I Get Massaged?

Quite simply, anything.

Simply let our therapists know what is feeling stiff, sore or tight and our therapist can work those areas for you! Your physiotherapist will also identify contributing factors to your tight areas and work these areas as well. 

Are There Times Where I Should Not Have a Massage?

There are some moments where massage therapy is contraindicated.

Most notably, following an acute injury it is important to adhere to the No HARM principle. This stands for No HEAT, ALCOHOL, RUNNING/ACTIVITY or MASSAGE. 

Massage increases the amount of blood flow to the injured area, and as such in the case of acute injury can increase the level of inflammation at the injured site. We always recommend that people follow the RICER principle in the case of acute injury. This refers to REST, ICE, COMPRESS, ELEVATE and REFER. 

There are also moments where you have been continuously trialling treatment with no real long term response. Whilst not contraindicated, in these instances your physiotherapist may choose to perform a different treatment such as Dry Needling or Exercise Rehabilitation in order to remedy your pain. 

I Have an Event Coming Up, Should I Get a Massage?


Massage in general should be part of your regular routine for endurance athletes. It is recommended that you schedule your final massage 2-3 days prior to your event so that you allow your body sufficient time to recover following your treatment. Most athletes can receive a moderate to firm treatment 2-3 days prior, and schedule a post event massage 1-2 days following.

Will My Private Health Insurance Cover Massage?

Your massage will be delivered by a qualified physiotherapist. As such, you can claim your treatment through your physiotherapy item codes under your Private Health Insurance.

What Is The Best Way to Book an Appointment?

We do not have a reception service. For this reason, it is often easiest to book your Fremantle massage appointment online. You can book online by following this link

Otherwise, you can call or text our contact number and we will get back to you as quickly as possible. 


Move Physiotherapy | Massage Fremantle, Attadale, Bicton

General Physiotherapy

General physiotherapy for chronic and acute conditions.


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Dry Needling

Acupuncture needles applied directly to muscular trigger points to reduce muscle tone and improve blood flow.


Move Physiotherapy | Massage Fremantle, Attadale, Bicton

Exercise Rehabilitation

Individually tailored and supervised exercises utilising our fully equipped gym, to help you get moving again after injury or surgery.


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Sports Physiotherapy

Our physiotherapists have experience in a range of sports including Australian Rules Football, Gridiron, Netball and Basketball.


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Massage Therapy

Utilising a range of techniques to improve circulation, blood flow, reduce muscle tension and improve joint mobility.


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Clinical Pilates

Individually tailored by our Physiotherapists to address core stability and improve movement.