Frequently Asked Questions
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Patients with the following conditions may be assisted with Massage and/or Bowen Therapy treatments.
Note that results from our treatments may vary for different individuals.
Do I need a doctor’s referral ?
No, you do not need a referral for Bowen Therapy or Massage from Remedial Therapies SA. You simply need to call and make an appointment. Call me on 0413 620 320
Is the treatment covered by Medicare or Private Health Fund?
Bowen Therapy and Remedial Massage are not covered by Medicare but if you have private health cover you may be eligible for a rebate from your Private Health Insurer depending on your level of cover. Please contact your health fund to enquire about your rebate.
Do you have Hi-CAPS facility?
Yes. HICAPS will allow you to claim a rebate from your private health fund for most visits on the spot. For others you will be issued a receipt which you can post to your Private Health fund. In some instances you may be able to make a claim online.
What can I expect on my first visit?
At your first visit you will be asked to complete a new patient information sheet so that we can determine which treatment option is best suited to you. This will include information about any allergies you may have and you will be asked to list any medical conditions that may need to be taken into consideration.
You will be given privacy to partially undress and lay down on the treatment table with a towel provided so that you can cover yourself. The towel will be adjusted and more towels will be draped over you to protect your privacy and ensure your comfort. Only body areas that are currently being worked on will be uncovered. Relaxation music will be played in the background.
Once the session is completed you will be given time and privacy to get yourself dressed . In order to achieve the best possible outcome for future sessions, you will be asked for feedback and some stretching or exercises may be suggested for you to do at home. It is advised that you drink plenty of water after your session to help flush toxins from your body.
Do I have to remove my clothes for the treatment?
Bowen Therapy and Massage are best performed on skin, so please be prepared to be treated in your underwear. Your therapist has been specially trained in draping and can discuss the options with you. Towels will always be draped over you during a treatment, and only the area being treated will be uncovered. If you do not wish to be treated in your underwear (with appropriate draping), please advise your Therapist and for Bowen Therapy you may be able to wear light loose clothing. Jeans (too thick) and silk(too slippery) are not suitable fabrics to be worked on.
How long is each session?
Initial sessions usually take about one hour. Any subsequent sessions are determined by your condition and will vary in time depending on your particular requirements. Treatments are usually 45 – 60 minutes. Although at times they may only last 30 minutes.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call us as soon as possible and we will help you reschedule your appointment. By giving us as much notice as possible you are enabling us to better serve you and our other patients.