Ribbon – What we do

Ribbon works in many areas and with people from varied industries. Ribbon provides relief, maintenance, and relaxation to muscles through the use of massage.

Remedial therapy involves deep massage by a trained therapist to create the conditions necessary for the body to return to normal health after injury and for body muscle maintenance. Remedial therapy is performed on the entire body using various techniques to work muscles, tendons and soft tissue when they become tense, immobile or impaired. Impairment can be caused through many activities such as but not limited to; sports, posture (ergonomics at work) and overuse.

The techniques used vary from person to person and may be gentle, strong, deep or shallow depending on the outcome of a client assessment. Stretching may also be prescribed to maintain or encourage body health.

Once the discomfort is traced back to its source, healing can commence and a treatment plan is usually developed to ensure the quickest recovery in the shortest period of time.

Relaxation therapy uses soft gentle strokes to encourage muscle relaxation and blood flow. A relaxation massage is recommended to assist in relief from stress, muscle soreness and is best used as a gift of wellbeing for you or another. See our page dedicated to relaxation for more information.

Ribbon specialises in the following areas:

Sports and Remedial Therapy

Various sports massages are applicable where the muscle is worked to assist in the recovery from injury and to perform better in the sporting arena, including:

    • Injury management
    • Release of muscle tension
    • Pre event massage
    • During event massage
    • Post event massage

Relaxation Therapy

Traditional relaxation massage used to improve physical and mental health through the healing nature of touch.

Corporate Therapy

Ribbon provides a mobile service to businesses in Ballarat and the surrounding regions. This type of massage is used to improve employee health at work, through the release of muscle tension and mental stress through 10, 15 and 30 minute massages performed at a place of work.

Oncology Massage

Ribbon provides treatment for people who are on their cancer journey. This type of massage is used to assist in symptom management. Research has shown Oncology Massage improves the quality of life for people with a history or diagnosis of cancer.

It reduces the side effects experienced from conventional treatment of cancer and the symptoms of the disease process itself (Cassileth and Vickers, 2004)

Oncology Massage is a nationally accredited course endorsed internationally by S4OM.