• Lymphatic Therapy

    Lymphatic drainage therapy assists in reducing swelling caused by conditions that include sprains, strains and sometimes used in Sports Massage to assist in the healing of overused muscles.

  • Medical Massage

    Medical massage focuses on providing rehabilitation of compromised muscles due to overuse or injury, working in consultation with your medical practitioner.

  • Remedial Massage

    Remedial massage is the therapeutic application of massage for the restoration and maintenance of health and fitness; it is relaxing, and assists in the reduction of muscular aches and pains.

  • Sports Massage:

    Sports massage is applied to the serious (or not so serious) athlete for training, injury prevention, and rehabilitation and includes pre and post event assistance.

  • Swedish Massage:

    Swedish Massage is a collection of techniques designed for relaxation, using massage oils. The therapeutic effects include flexibility, relaxation of the nervous system, increased circulation of blood and lymph, removal of lactic acid and toxins, and stimulates the skin.

  • Therapeutic Massage:

    Therapeutic massage is a term that has arisen to highlight the healing aspect of touch. It is well recognised that the body responds positively to touch when it is applied in a gentle, positive and non-invasive manner.

  • Deep Tissue Massage:

    This is a massage technique that is applied to the deeper, core layers of the muscles of the body. This is achieved by the use of deep pressure applied by the therapist using elbows, thumbs, fingers and fist pressure to get to the deeper layers of muscles.

    This type of massage requires the practitioner to have a greater awareness of the needs of the client. A good understanding of anatomy and physiology is required so that undue discomfort is not caused to you while working on the deeper layers of muscles.

    Deep tissue massage may assist with relieving chronic muscular pain and some types of muscular rehabilitation.

  • What is Massage Therapy

    Massage therapy involves the gentle maneuvering of muscles and soft body tissues, often with the addition of gentle pressure. Massage therapy covers a number of therapeutic approaches and may improve the functioning of the circulatory, lymphatic, muscular, skeletal and nervous systems. It may also help you to recover from minor injury or illness.

    Massage therapy sometimes uses friction type techniques to stimulate the soft tissue and relaxes the muscles by gentle stroking and kneading techniques.  These types of techniques may assist in increasing blood circulation and lymph circulation while slowing breaking down scar tissue that has built up between the muscle fibers.
    Massage therapy may help with a variety of health issues:

    allergies
    anxiety
    stress – acute and chronic
    chronic and acute pain
    circulatory problems
    depression
    digestive complaints
    headaches
    migraines
    insomnia
    may assist in increasing movement in the joints
    may assist with carpal tunnel syndrome
    injuries sustained to muscles while playing sport (at any level)
    may assist from sitting too long hunched over in front of a computer or at a desk
    may assist with some type of whiplash injuries

    What type of massage will I have?

    When a massage therapist has been practicing for a while, most often they have experience in a number of different styles and techniques and so their massage style becomes unique to them.
    Commonly this may include Swedish, Remedial, Sports, Trigger Point, Muscle Energy Release, Lymphatic, Chinese, Shiatsu, Thai, Aromatherapy and any number of other styles which have been developed over the years (there are many different styles).
    It all depends on the interests of the therapist. Basically the aim is to manage pain. How this is achieved is different to each practitioner. The objective is to have a happy, stress free and reduction of pain for the client, who is able to participate fully in their day-to-day life.

    What happens at my massage consultation?

    Your massage practitioner will ask you a number of questions about your medical history and why you have come for a massage consultation. This is only to establish that there are no reasons why you should not be able to have a massage – there are some medical conditions where massage therapy is not appropriate – these are called contra-indications.

    What do I have to do while during a massage session?

    Breath and enjoy the experience.

    How much does a massage session cost?

    The cost is determined by the massage therapist and is generally in line with other massage therapists in the locality where the massage therapist practices.
    Our value-for-money price list is available here.

  • Can I get a health fund rebate for a massage session?

    Yes, many health funds acknowledge the benefits of massage therapy provided the massage therapist is accredited with the appropriate authority and professional association. Again enquire about this at the time of making your appointment.

  • Is massage therapy recognised by the medical profession and health authorities?

    Yes, many doctors are now referring patients to massage therapists.