So you have decided to get a massage but you can’t decide whether you need a remedial massage or simply a refreshing and stress reducing relaxation massage? How about sports massage? How is that different? And what about cupping? Is that better again?
Lots of questions about what type of massage is right for you. Well here’s an explanation to help you decide exactly what you want!
Let all your cares float away with this gentle and smooth relaxation massage.
A technique that focuses on flowing strokes that activate the skin receptors, improve blood flow and remove toxins relieving muscular tension.
Also suitable for mothers to be for the relief of sore neck, shoulders and back.
Involves gentle flowing to medium pressure strokes and focuses on whole of front or back or whole body treatments.
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.
In this consultation I will talk to you about the issues as you see them and also perform a range of tests to see exactly which muscles, tendons, ligaments or connective tissue is giving you trouble and will tailor a treatment plan to suit.
The treatment itself may involve deep tissue work for short periods of time using a variety of techniques, but the results are definitely worth it!
Sports massage is treatment given with the understanding not only of anatomy and physiology but also of the particular demands placed upon the body by the client and their specific sport.
The focus is to return you to your desired sports activity with the same or an even better level of function. Sports massages can include more aggressive techniques that approach muscles more deeply.
This massage involves a range of test to determine your range of motion and areas of heightened tone and will often utilise a variety of techniques such as myofascial release, trigger point therapy, cross fibre techniques and deep tissue work all designed to keep you performing at your peak!
Cupping is an ancient technique for treating regions of the body that are affected by pain or dysfunction.
Cupping dates back some 3,500 years to Egypt where heat was applied to a glass bowl to remove all the air creating a vacuum. The bowl was then placed on the skin to draw up the underlying tissue. The bowl is left on the skin for some minutes causing blood stasis and localised healing of the tissue underneath.
In my cupping treatments I use modern impact resistant plastic cups that work on a small suction pump. They are place on the skin and left anywhere from a couple of minutes to 5-6 minutes. Cupping is pain free although some people may feel slight discomfort or a pulling/stretching sensation which usually passes quite quickly.
Cupping can result in marks being left on the skin. People often refer to these marks as bruises and while they may appear to be a nice round bruise the marks are not painful and will heal over the period of 2-5 days.
Cupping is a great complement for hands on massage and is especially suitable for people who dislike the pressure aspect of deep tissue and trigger point techniques.
Initial Consultation is 75 minutes (includes consultation, assessment and therapy) $65.00
30 Mins $30.00 45 Mins $40.00 60 mins $55.00
Mobile Service available within 15km’s Mill Park, add $15.00
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