Massage Therapy for health and well being is a systematic and scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for therapeutic purposes. As both a healing art and a science, it can benefit everyone.
Massage has a broad range of applications and can assist with common ailments such as tension headaches, stress, arthritis, back pain and sciatica just to name a few. It can decrease stress, decrease pain and improve flexibility.
General Massage (Relaxation or Swedish) is a gentle form of massage therapy used for relaxation, removal of muscular tension, health management and stress reduction. It uses a system of long strokes, kneading and rubbing in the same direction to increase the oxygen flow in blood which in turn releases toxins from the muscles. It feels good and is invigorating.
Remedial Massage is an extension of Swedish massage but uses specialized corrective deep tissue techniques. When muscles become damaged, tense or immobile, remedial massage traces the origins of the problem.
For rehabilitation, pain relief, improved muscle function and mobility, it heals both the cause of the disorder and the symptoms. Only Remedial Massage is recognised by health funds. Please check with us when booking if your health fund is provided for.
Sports Massage is used for injury prevention, pre and post sports event preparation and recovery, flexibility, endurance and increased performance. It can be incorporated into an athletes training programme to optimise performance.
Combined Remedial Therapies are an extension of remedial massage which involves the application of a range of additional manual skills, to assist in bodily aches, pains, discomforts and physical limitations. Your therapist may integrate one or more of these additional therapies such as Aromatherapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Tui Na, Reflexology, Nutrition advice and Corrective Exercise Techniques into your treatment if required.