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Remedial Massage & Therapies

Remedial Massage
30 min: $65 | 45 min: $80 | 60 min: $95 | 75 min: $120 
Health fund rebates available
Mobile Massage is now available 1hr $120 in Geelong suburbs only, other areas incur a travel fee

Remedial massage is the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. It is helpful for overused and tight muscles, post-injury or post-surgery and for repetitive strain issues. Remedial massage improves flexibility and joint mobility and reduces pain.

 

Remedial massage is beneficial for conditions like:

Headaches, neck pain, whiplash, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, back pain, sciatica, knee problems, ankle or wrist problems as well as general muscle tightness and joint aches. It also reduces depression, anxiety and is helpful for Arthritis, CFS etc.

Regular Massages will benefit your body and mind, keeping your muscles healthy and fit, preventing and reducing effects of potential injuries.

 

I mix my Remedial Massage with Relaxation and Lomi Lomi techniques addressing each problem area with different techniques and tools like Cupping, Gua Sha, Moxibustion etc in order to optimize the result.

 

Some specific remedial techniques I offer are:

 

Trigger Points - hyperirritable spots in the muscle tissue that can cause pain even in other areas of the body. For example, a trigger point in the trapezious in the shoulder region can cause headaches. By working on these points they are released and the pain subsides.

 

Lymphatic Drainage - a unique and gentle skin massage technique that stimulates stagnant lymph flow, releasing toxins and waste

and bringing fresh oxygen and nutrients to the tissues, aiding the regeneration of the cells and boosting the immune system. It is also detoxing and is very beneficial for swelling after an injury, lymphoedema, autoimmune disorders, fibromyalgia, and stress.

 

Myofascial Release - works on the fascia, which is a separate structure that lies between the skin and muscle tissue. The fascia can  stay tight and contracted even during a massage unless this special technique is used. MFR is especially helpful in chronic muscle tightness and pain.

 

MET stretches - a form of a manual therapy which uses a muscle’s own energy in the form of gentle isometric contractions to relax  and lengthen the muscle, releasing tightness. Compared to static stretching, which is a passive technique in which the therapist does  all the work, MET is an active technique in which the patient is also an active participant.

Oriental Therapies

Cupping
 

Cupping is a part of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and has also been used around the world as part of a medical treatment since the early 1800s. 

A cupping treatment consists of massage and placement of the cups on specific parts of the body (back, legs, etc) finishing with a massage. Cupping detoxes the tissue, relaxes muscles and creates a better flow of energy in the body. Cupping can be beneficial for many problems like colds, sprains, localized pain.

Moxibustion
 

Moxabustion is part of TCM and involves (safely) burning special herbs over the body that encourage the release of blocks in the meridian system, improve the flow of Chi (vital life energy) in the body, and harmonize general wellbeing. 

Moxabustion may be included in a massage treatment specifically to work on tight muscles.

Gua Sha
 

Gua Sha is also part of TCM, it is an alternative health treatment that can be applied separately or as part of a massage treatment. A Gua Sha treatment involves scraping of the skin with a special Gua Sha tool. 

Gua Sha is helpful to release muscle tension, it softens tissue and breaks up adhesions and even reduces scar tissue.

Gua Sha is generally used to reduce inflammation, coldness, tightness and pain from both the superficial and deeper levels of the body. Typically gua sha is very effective for treating all forms of injury, as well as heat syndromes, dizziness, chills and aches. In short, it has been said: "if there is illness, gua sha treats it; if there is no illness, it strengthens our bodies".

Other Remedial Therapies

NST ( Neurostructual Integration Technique)
 

NST is also known as Advanced Bowen Technique. It is a muscle release technique and very effective for muscular pain or tension in the neck, shoulder, back, hip, and legs. Stress and fatigue symptoms are also eased. The relief can often be felt immediately, with some conditions needing ongoing treatment. Usually, 1 or 2 follow-up treatments are recommended for continuous benefit.

Craniosacral & Craniofascial Therapy

Craniofascial therapy is derived from combining Myofascial release techniques and and Craniosacral therapy. 

This gentle form of  therapy uses slow interactive pressure and stretch techniques to assess and release restrictions of connective tissue in the whole body, including the head. 

Cranial Sacral therapy believes that by the gentle manipulation of the bones in the skull, spine, and pelvis, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the central nervous system can be normalized. This removes “blockages” from the normal flow, which enhances the body’s ability to heal. CST is non-invasive. It uses gentle pressure on the head, neck, and back to relieve the stress and pain caused by compression. It can, as a result, help to treat a number of conditions.

Some of the Benefits of Craniofascial are:

 

relieve of Headaches, Migraines

eases Jaw pain and TMJ neck

helps with Tinnitus, Vertigo, Recurrent ear infections

eases Neck pain

helps with constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

reduces disturbed sleep cycles and insomnia

eases scoliosis

helps with Sciatica, chronic lower back ache and stiffness

reduces chronic stress and chronic pain, stiffness, numbness

helps with swallowing, throat, speech issue

helps with loss of smell and some Eye issues                                                       

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