Remedial massage is widely used in treating chronic pain, injuries, and musculoskeletal disorders. Remedial massage works to treat specific injuries or muscular dysfunction using a range of techniques to locate and repair damaged muscles, joints, tendons or ligaments. Remedial massage therapists may use acupressure, joint mobilisation, myofascial release, heat therapy, trigger point therapy and other treatment options. They can also recommend lifestyle changes. This form of therapy causes positive changes in the soft tissues and improves your body’s own healing systems.
Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Deep tissue massage is a technique that focuses primarily on the deeper layers of muscles and the fascia. Sometimes this technique involves the therapist using firmer pressure in order to reach these key areas and get them to release, which is why this particular massage is oftentimes recommended for people who are comfortable with a slightly more intense touch. However, deep tissue massage can also refer to gentle yet sustained pressure targeting the myofascial layer. The belief that deep pressure equals pain is a myth, however, the benefits of deep tissue massage are beyond question.
Relaxation massage is a gentle massage that uses smooth, gliding strokes to help you relax. The massage will move at a slower pace and use lighter pressure. In a relaxation massage, there is less emphasis on working out chronic underlying muscle tension -- the adhesions or "knots" and muscle restrictions in the muscle tissue. This is because deep tissue work can be uncomfortable, and during a relaxation massage you just want to drift away and feel good. In a relaxation massage, your limits will not be pushed in order to get the muscle to release. You might even fall asleep! It's a good choice for someone who is getting a massage for the first time, or someone who just wants to bring their stress level down.
As a new mother, it’s easy to forget about your own needs as you constantly look out for your little one. A postnatal massage is the perfect way to take some time out for yourself. After your baby is born, and as your body changes and heals, massage will support your return to a balanced healthy emotional and physical state. Postnatal Massage aims to soothe both the body and the mind to help you feel on top of the world and ready for anything!
A postnatal massage can:
Relax muscular tension, stiffness and soreness in neck, shoulders and back, associated with postural problems from breastfeeding, as well as wrist and forearm pain from carrying your baby. Lymphatic strokes stimulate the circulatory systems to drain toxins and excess fluid from your legs, ankles and feet, and stiff joints are loosened for greater mobility and flexibility.
Help to realign the body balance particularly uterus and pelvic space. Advanced myofascial release techniques are used to 'create space' in the abdomen due to uterus enlargement during pregnancy.
Tone muscles and overstretched skin.
Improve toxin elimination.
Reduce the risk of post-natal depression.
Increase energy levels.
Contact me directly for further details or to discuss a tailored treatment to suit you.
*Please note: Postnatal abdominal massages for post C-section clients are not given. This in accordance with the Australian medical and massage industry standard.
**Not suitable if suffering from Deep Vein Thrombosis or Epilepsy.
ABDOMINAL HEALTH & DETOX MASSAGE
Can help with fertility
Promotes hormonal balance
Helps with blocked fallopian tubes
Assists in ovary health
Helps reposition a tilted uterus
Brings fresh blood to the uterus
Aids in digestion
May relieve stomach cramps, bloating and gas
Relief from menstrual discomfort
Relieves stomach 'knots' caused by tension and anxiety
60 & 90 minute massages upon request
HEALING MASSAGE Mind-body integration.
Stress is an inevitable part of life. It is almost impossible to take away all the stress and anxiety we may feel on a day-to-day basis.
Decreasing physical and emotional stress is optimal to improving overall health and well-being.The emotional balance massage provides can be just as vital and valuable as the physical benefits.
Massage is a perfect elixir for good health, but it can also provide an integration of body and mind. By producing a meditative state or heightened awareness of living in the present moment, massage can provide emotional and spiritual balance, bringing with it true relaxation and peace.In an age of technical and, at times, impersonal medicine, massage offers a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach based on the body's natural ability to heal itself.
If you are overloaded with extra stress, massage can be an effective part of treatment supporting you to create a sense of relief, empowerment and mind-body connection.
BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
CIRCULATION OF BLOOD
Perhaps the most basic principle in this field is that improved blood circulation is beneficial for virtually all health conditions. Tension in the muscles and other soft tissues can impair circulation, resulting in a deficient supply of nutrients and inadequate removal of wastes or toxins from the tissues of the body. This in turn can lead to illness, structural and functional problems, or slower healing. Recognition of the importance of blood circulation is implicit in all forms of massage and bodywork.
MOVEMENT OF LYMPHATIC FLUID
The lymph system is almost as extensive as that of the blood. The circulation of lymphatic fluid plays a key role in ridding the body of wastes, toxins, and pathogens. The lymph system also benefits from massage, particularly in conditions where lymphatic flow is impaired by injury or surgery (e.g., in postmastectomy women).
RELEASE OF TOXINS
Chronic tension or trauma to the soft tissues of the body can result in the buildup of toxic by-products of normal metabolism. Hands-on techniques help move the toxins through the body's normal pathways of release and elimination.
RELEASE OF TENSION
Chronic muscular tension as a result of high stress lifestyles, trauma, or injury can accumulate and impair the body's structure and function. Psychological well-being is also affected. Release of tension allows greater relaxation, which has important physiological and psychological benefits.
STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION ARE INTERDEPENENT
The musculoskeletal structure of the body affects function and function affects structure. Both can be adversely altered by stress or trauma. Massage therapy and bodywork can help restore healthy structure and function, thereby allowing better circulation, greater ease of movement, wider range of movement, more flexibility, and the release of chronic patterns of tension.
ENHANCEMENT OF ALL BODILY SYSTEMS
All bodily systems are affected by better circulation and more harmonious functioning of the soft tissue and musculature. Internal organ systems as well as the nervous system, the immune system, and other systems can benefit. There can be an overall improvement in the quality of life and physical health.
Mind and body have a reciprocal relationship. Soma (body) affects psyche (mind) and vice versa. Hence there can be somatopsychic effects, in which the conditions of the body affect the mind and emotions, and there can be psychosomatic effects, in which psychological or emotional conditions affect the body. Change in one domain may cause change in the other. A habit or fixed pattern in one may also impede change in the other and require special attention. Often psychotherapy and massage or bodywork complement each other.
REDUCTION OF STRESS
Stress is increasingly believed to induce illness, and perhaps 80 to 90 percent of all disease is stress induced. Massage therapy is an effective non-drug method for reducing stress and promoting relaxation.
Many modalities in this tradition work with the flow of energy through the body as a means to promote healing. Energy can be directed or encouraged to move through and around the body in such ways as to have impact on the physical structure and function of the body as well as on emotional well-being. This work may involve hands-on contact or may be done with no contact with the physical body.