Massage is defined as the systematic manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for a curative effect. Massage will help soft tissue to become more pliable to promote circulation and blood flow and bring about healing effects: physical and psychological changes for general well-being.
What does it involve? The massage treatment involves the therapist using their hands to apply pressure to your body. Therapists use various techniques to work on the body: stroking and gliding (effleurage), kneading the soft tissue. (petrissage)
The benefits of massage. Massage therapy is extremely beneficial to people leading busy lifestyles suffering from what is now commonly encountered work related stress. The importance of massage has been heightened in recent times as more people are recognizing the benefits to help counteract the effects of sitting in front of a computer screen daily. Work related stress is a serious problem in our society leading to poor health, disease, and death. Many people wait until they are already in pain or suffering spinal injuries before turning to massage, but why let it get that bad? It is a great idea to take regular massage as a preventative measure so that such injuries do not occur.
Remedial Therapy Advanced sports massage and remedial techniques, stretching and strengthening, re-evaluation after treatment to compare range of motion and advice for self-stretching techniques & home exercises. Health fund rebates can be claimed if you have the cover. HICAPS machine at the clinic.
Sports Massage Firm, vigorous, deep tissue massage for the treatment of soft tissue injuries and muscular aches and pains.
Trigger Point Therapy Specifically working on localized areas of soft tissue aches and pains by palpating and stretching the tender areas to improve movement and reduce pain. Combined with a sports massage.
Aromatherapy Massage Aromatherapy is very popular, when it comes to healing. Essential oils can be free of side effects and suitable for people of all ages from babyhood, to care of the elderly. Aromatherapy treats the body holistically.
One of the best known healing influences of Aromatherapy is in the treatment of stress, the prevalent affliction of modern life. Stress is probably accountable for the majority of all health problems.
Essential oils have the ability to calm, relax and uplift, effectively bringing the body back into balance and harmony. The healing effects of massage can be greatly enhanced with the use of essential oils. Very gentle techniques can achieve deep relaxation or mental stimulation depending on the essential oils used.