The therapist uses smooth, flowing techniques to relieve tension and stress, increasing oxygen flow in the blood, range of motion and releasing toxins. Pressure can be gentle to firm, depending on the needs of the individual.
Remedial massage or deep tissue massage works on the deeper layers of the muscle, connective tissue and fascia. The practitioner may use firm pressure and massage techniques such as myofascial release, muscle, stripping, transverse friction and trigger point therapy. Deep tissue massage flushes the tissues of lactic acid and other metabolic waste therefore releasing problem areas and helping to relieve chronic pain. By having remedial massage after an injury it can improve the healing process and aid a full recovery.
Pregnancy massage is used to promote relaxation, decrease swelling, improve circulation, reduce stress and relieve aches and pains that accompany pregnancy. The massage is customised to meet the expectant mother’s needs.
Designed for professional and recreational athletes and for individuals maintaining regular exercise routines. Restorative sports massage is used to reduce lactic acid and relieve tight muscles and trigger points. Using massage routinely in a training program not only helps prevent injury and increase circulation to the muscles but also can also improve sporting performance and recovery.
Dr. Vodder method of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a unique method developed in France in the 1930s by Dr Emil and Estrid Vodder. It also has a very powerful relaxing and calming effect on the nervous system. The MLD practitioner uses light pressure, in rhythmic circular movements to stimulate the flow of fluid through the lymphatic system. This subtle , precise and focused technique can be applied to a wide variety of both acute and chronic conditions including:
Oedema resulting from trauma like sprains, strains and fractures
Aiding recovery from illness like respiratory infections
Carpel tunnel syndrome
Aiding pain with dental treatments/ orthodontics
Research in Australia, Europe and North America has proven its efficiency as a stand-alone treatment and in combination with other therapies.
Prices: 1 hour $93 - 1 ½ hours $125- 1/2 hour $71
Practitioner available for MLD are, Tricia Told, Melissa Morrish
Myofascial cupping involves the gliding of negatively pressurized cups over the body while using massage lotion. Myofascial cupping is different to Traditional cupping by the way that it does NOT mark the skin. Its unique technique in lifting & separating the soft tissue allows for nutrient - rich blood supply to increase, while giving a gentle passive stretch to the underlying tissue. It is performed at a pressure that is painless to the client.
The benefits of Myofascial cupping can include:-
Assisting the body in maintaining Range of Motion
Eliminating Trigger points
Reducing restrictive and sometimes painful fascial adhesions
Encouraging optimal hydration levels of soft tissue
Assist in reducing the incidence of injury & maintaining functional soft tissue
Kinesiology tape is an flexible, adhesive tape which is enginered to mimic the human skin with its amazing stretch, elastic and recoil properties. This allows the tape to be worn without constricting movement. It can benefit a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, plus inflammatory conditions.
The tape provides a slight lifting effect on the skin which promotes accelerated circulation, providing more oxygen to the muscles and elevated removal of toxins, resulting in less muscle fatigue and pain. Kinesiology tape has been known to improve sporting performance, prevent injury and allow a return to sport or physical activity quicker.
ROCKTAPE is a premium brand of kinesiology tape. Unlike other products ROCKTAPE can be used both to apply compression to promote recovery, or depression to relieve pain and swelling.