From gentle relaxation to strong deep tissue, remedial or cupping, we tailor our massage to suit each person’s individual needs.
If you are suffering from tension, a sporting injury or just want some special time to unwind, we will ensure you walk out feeling rejuvenated, healed and deeply relaxed.
Remedial Massage is a form of deep tissue massage which is directed on regaining normal muscle and soft tissue flexibility. This then helps to assist recovery from injury, to help prevent injury and reoccurrence. This form of massage works by increasing blood flow to the tissues, assisting with scar tissue breakdown, and encouraging lymphatic drainage.
Our specialised remedial massage therapist will work through your particular concern, as well as understanding your associated activity levels, work status or sporting goals to ensure all relevant areas are targeted.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is similar to a Swedish massage, but applies a deeper pressure to focus on releasing the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
Contrary to its name, sports massage is not only utilised by professional sportspeople or people that exercise heavily. A Sports massage is ideal to treat injuries as well as a preventative treatment which deals with the health of muscle and connective tissue, range of movement, tone, symmetry, balance of muscle and quality of posture. Sports massage focuses on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.
Trigger Point Massage
Trigger point massage is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In this type of massage, the patient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort.
The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles hence alleviating pain. Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.
Myofascial Release Therapy
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying sustained pressure or stretches into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.
What is Fascia?
Fascia is connective fibrous tissue that surrounds and protects every other tissue, ligament, muscle, bone, tendon and organ in the body.
When your fascia is tight, it can apply excess pressures on your body causing pain in muscles, joints and compressing nerves. Myofascial Release can help to release your fascia, which will remove this excess pressure – as your fascia “unwinds”, so too can your muscular, skeletal and nervous systems start to return to their natural states – freeing you from long-term aches and pains that traditional massage cannot touch.
Many people suffer pain and discomfort after an injury or surgery from the pulling of adhesions or scarring of the fascia which myofascial release can assist in the rehabilitation of.
Swedish Relaxation Massage
Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by massaging the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation and is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
It is an ideal massage designed to combat stress, revitalise and restore the body back to balance.
Dry needling is another form of soft tissue treatment that is useful in conjunction with your massage therapy. Acupuncture and dry needling techniques are similar. Dry needling targets trigger points that are a direct source of pain and aims to restore pain free, normal movement.
The positive effects of dry needling may include decreased pain, increased flexibility and mobility. It can also assist in the relief of associated nerve symptoms such as pins and needles, numbness and headaches.