Remedial massage is a deep massage done by a trained remedial massage therapist. It is used to treat chronic musculo-skeletal imbalances, strains, sprains or any injury where the skin is intact. Deep tissue massage removes blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions left after injury, speeds up recovery and encourages more complete healing. Remedial massage is also used for conditions created by lifestyle for example RSI (repetitive strain injury) and back pain.
Oncology massage is a specialised modification of massage techniques that take into account the effects of the cancer itself and the various types and stages of cancer treatment. It is very gentle and can be deeply profound. Oncology massage may be able to assist people living with and going through cancer treatment with their pain, stress, anxiety and discomfort.
Pregnancy or Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage – to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good. But it's also tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies throughout pregnancy.
Relaxation & Restorative Massage (Swedish)
There are different forms of relaxation massage, such as Swedish relaxation massage. It incorporates long strokes, kneading and tapping all in the same direction as your blood flow. Going slightly deeper than the average relaxation massage and applying more pressure while still reducing stress and promoting relaxation, it will also sooth your nervous system.
Dry needling involves placing acupuncture needles into muscle tissue and eliciting a twitch response (also referred to as a releasing of the muscle). It can be helpful in releasing chronically tight muscles and also muscles in spasm. Dry needling works by increasing blood supply to the tissue in much the same way as massage. The needle is much finer and more accurate than a thumb so it can be a very precise and powerful technique. The technique is different to acupuncture in that it is based on western anatomy and medicine and not Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is used purely for muscular-skeletal conditions and is not used for treating other conditions as acupuncture can be.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
The lymphatic system is the front line in our bodies' ability to fight disease and infection. It is also involved in detoxifying our bodies. MLD is a very specific massage technique which assists the body to refresh and rejuvenate our body fluid, thus enabling it to establish resistance to all types of stress that our systems are placed under by stimulating the immune system. MLD stimulates fluid circulation and elimination. This is not a muscular massage, but essentially works above the muscle fascia where over 70% of our lymph is found. It stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system via the relaxation reflex, thus reducing pain by sedating the sensory nerve endings.
Pediatric Massage (infant and non-infant)
Did you know that massage can help with a great deal of childhood issues. It helps to calm and relax, reduces emotional stress; boosts the immune system, assists with healthy weight gain in infants, helps reduce the severity and frequency of asthma attacks, eases growing pains, improves focus and attention, helps infants and children sleep deeper and longer. It also assists with developing that very important parent/child bond and can assist in reducing post-natal depression in mothers. Through learning how to properly and safely massage, parents and carers can gain that much need confidence to give the all important ingredient of positive nurturing touch to their children.
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