Massages
Massage reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested in a regular program for stress management and muscle  soreness.

Benefits of Massage

. improves circulation and relieves congestion in the tissues
. promotes lymph flow, which hastens the elimination of cellular wastes
. helps clear muscles of lactic and uric acid that form during exercise
. relaxes muscle hypertonicity and relieves muscle tension
. improves muscle tone and delays muscle atrophy resulting from inactivity
. deep massage can separate fascial fibres, and prevent the formation of adhesions
. massage helps the reduction of inflammation and oedema in joints and soft tissue
. can alleviate or reduce pain, stiffness or soreness
. stimulates increased proprieties and kinaesthetic awareness of the body

Massage assists the body’s natural ability to heal itself. It relaxes and tones the muscles preventing injuries, increases circulation and therefore improves the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to all body cells.
And above all - Massage feels great!!

Myotherapy and Massage – What’s the difference?
Myotherapy and massage are two distinct professions, with different aims and objectives, different health fund rebates, and very different educational pathways.  In common with physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors, myotherapists may use massage in their treatments, when warranted, but they also call upon a wide range of other evidence-based treatment approaches and skill-sets, which, in addition to manual therapy, dry needling, and thermo and electro-therapeutic techniques may include: exercise prescription and/or education about pain management, load management, activity modification and/or lifestyle modification. In common with the aforementioned allied health professions, myotherapy has its own separate qualifications, specifically the BHSc (Clinical Myotherapy), BHSc (Myotherapy) and AdvDip (Myotherapy), which qualify practitioners to undertake evidence-based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of patients experiencing musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions.(http://www.myotherapy.org.au)

PREGNANCY MASSAGE 

We are using a special anatomical support mat for mums to be.
This matt is placed on top of a massage table and allows the client to enjoy the comfort of laying on the belly (the time a client feels comfortable in prone [on stomach] position is very individual and differs from client to client).
Most women find this position comfortable even during late stages of pregnancy. However, in case a client prefers not to use the support mat, massage is performed in side laying or sitting position.

Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

. tranquil relaxation 
. reduces stress
. relief from muscle cramps, spasms, and myofascial pain, especially in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs
. increases blood and lymph circulation, which can reduce swelling
. reduces stress on weight-bearing joints
. enhances the pliability of skin and underlying tissues
. provides support for the new mother's physical and emotional strains of mothering

REMEDIAL MASSAGE

When muscles and tendons become damaged or impaired, knotted and tense or immobile, Remedial Massage provides a healing treatment that can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow. 
Remedial massage holistically treats the whole body and traces the discomfort as far as possible back to the original cause, healing both the cause of the disorder as well as the symptoms.

Muscular and skeletal dysfunctions often addressed with Remedial Massage include Fibrositis, Spondylitis, Arthritis, frozen shoulder, muscular cramps, Whiplash, muscular atrophy, sports and dancing injuries.

Sessions usually take 30 minutes to an hour, depending on whether the practitioner will just address a specific area or give a whole body massage. 
As massage medium is used, it is necessary for the patient to be unclothed for the treatment.


Prior to a treatment, the remedial massage therapist should assess the client’s body posture, gaits and general physical condition by General Postural Assesment (GPA) and a number of other tests.
The GPA requires the patient to be appropriately unclothed.

Benefits of Remedial Massage

. stimulation to the blood supply allowing toxins in the muscles to be removed
. calming of the peripheral nervous system to ease pain and discomfort
. toning and relaxing of muscles to improve joint mobility
. improvement to the health of the cells, the repairing of tissues 
. easing of stiffness and tension can also be experienced through therapeutic relaxation.

SPORTS MASSAGE

Sports massage is a type of massage that is specifically tailored to sporting injuries or ailments. It is not meant to be a relaxing massage and, indeed, can become quite vigorous at times.
Contrary to its name, sports massage is not only utilised by professional sportspeople or people that exercise heavily. It is of benefit to anyone that exercises, even if it is only mild exercise such as regular walking.

Benefits of Sports Massage

. draining away fatigue
. relieving swelling
. reducing muscle tension
. promoting flexibility
. shortening recovery time after exercise
. relieving pain
. preventing injuries
. improving heart rate and blood pressure
. increasing blood circulation and lymph flow
. treating injuries such as shin splints, tennis elbows, sprains and strains, corked thighs etc

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

Deep Tissue Massage, as its name says, focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It is designed to reach the deep sections of thick muscles, specifically the individual muscle fibres.

Using deep muscle compression and friction along the grain of the muscle, the purpose of Deep Tissue Massage is to “unstuck” the fibres of the muscles and release both toxins and deeply held tension points. Specific hand positions and strokes are used to respond to various tissues while breath and movement techniques are employed to release muscular congestion. It helps to loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly. It is both corrective and therapeutic. It is beneficial for many physical problems, including sports injuries and chronic pain. Because it works very deeply, emotional issues can also be addressed, when these have been stored in the body.



Treatments take place on a massage table on bare skin. Deep Tissue Massage usually focuses on specific areas and may cause some soreness during or after the session. If the massage is done correctly however, you should feel better within a day or two. Water helps to eliminate toxins from the body so it is important to drink plenty of water after a Deep Tissue Massage to help this process along.

Mon - Fri: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sat: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM