Massage can be used to improve many conditions or simply to make you feel good. Some of the beneficial effects of massage include pain relief, improved circulation, a more relaxed nervous system, improved muscle condition, toxin draining through the lymphatic system, increased haemoglobin and red blood cell count, improved skin condition, assistance in the removal of wastes from the lungs for asthma and bronchial conditions, reduced stress and generally improved wellbeing.
Our therapists work holistically and believe in the benefits of working with a team of professionals to help clients maintain and improve their overall health. They all have a Diploma in Remedial Massage and current membership with a recognised massage association, and are registered for all health fund rebates.
Clients may receive a combination of therapies or a particular therapy, depending on their needs and preferences.
A method of massaging the soft tissues of the body to help ease pain and restore function. When muscles inflame they can become adheased, fibrosed, shorten tense, damaged or develop “knots”. Remedial Massage can provide a number of different techniques to assist the tissue become more pliable and functional resulting in less pain. Remedial Massage can speed up repair and recovery, and improve range of motion.
Used before, during and after athletic events and pre and post season training to prepare for peak performance and promote flexibility and healing of injured tissues. It also helps to prevent further injury and reduces stress in the body. It is combined with other techniques such as stretching and passive movements. You don’t have to be an athlete to get benefit from a Sports Massage. It can be helpful to any active person, for example the gym enthusiast, jogger or net ball player.
A calming, soothing style of massage designed to take you away from all stress and tension and leave you in a completely calm state.
Deep Tissue Massage
A firm massage that often utilizes knuckles and even flat parts of the forearm to deeply penetrate those tense muscles. Usually used in combination with other techniques.
The lymphatic system consists of many vessels and ducts that move fluid throughout the body, including moving toxins away from healthy cells. The lymphatic system does not have its own pumping mechanism so the idea of lymphatic drainage is to assist the body with gentle pumping type movements and massage using special rhythmic hand movements. As well as the natural flow of the lymphatic system, there is also a focus on specific lymph nodes.
Different in that you may be propped by pillows in certain ways on the massage table depending on how many weeks pregnant you are. This type of Relaxation massage when utilised with stretching and specific techniques to areas across the lower back, sacrum, pelvis, mid back and feet helps sooth away the aches pains and stress of pregnancy. It is not recommended in first trimester.
The application of pressure to the hands, ears and feet with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of lotions. Areas on the foot or hand may correspond to areas of other body parts. The feet are the primary area of application, which may relieve tension, improve circulation and help promote the natural function of the related areas of the body.
Other services offered by our Remedial Therapists:
Bowen Therapy (NST)
Bowen Technique (also known as Bowtech) is a non-invasive dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy that works on fascia, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerve bundles, right down to individual cells and stimulates the body to heal itself. The practitioner’s moves deliver signals to the nervous system at specific locations on the body, and the body responds in its own time, within its vital capacity. Rather than focussing on a single complaint, Bowen Technique addresses the entire body by restoring balance using a combination of techniques including soft tissue release, muscle and structural realignment, lymphatic drainage, myofascial release and muscle, tendon and joint mobilisation.
A technique, also known as Trigger Point Dry Needling or Myofascial Dry Needling, that uses fine filament type needles to release tight muscles that often cause dysfunction on a level too deep for a therapist to reach with manual treatments. It can have excellent outcomes in chronic conditions, and can be effective immediately.
Dry Needling can also stimulate a healing response in soft tissues, and reduce biomechanical stress on joints and referred pain. It can also be effective for pain that cannot be explained by neurological, orthopaedic or imaging examination.
Dry Needling can be used in conjunction with Massage, Myotherapy, Bowen or Osteopathy in our Clinic or you may simply need Dry Needling.
Myotherapy is the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain or dysfunction. Myotherapists use a range of treatment techniques such as remedial and sports massage as well as trigger point dry needling to treat and prevent soft tissue pain and restricted joint movement caused by muscle tightness or myofascial dysfunction.