Modalities that I provide include:
is a complementary therapy which aims to treat muscles that are damaged, knotted, tense or immobile.
Remedial massage is used to locate and repair damaged areas of the body and speed up the body’s own healing processes. The pressure applied in this healing treatment can either be strong and deep or gentle and shallow, depending on the problem. Problems with the muscles can trigger or radiate pain to other parts of the body. Remedial massage aims to trace the original reason for the pain
, tackling both the cause of the problem and the symptoms.
Remedial massage can stimulate the blood supply, make joints more mobile, and help to repair damaged tissues. The therapist will aim to balance the length, tone and tension of muscles and tendons, which restores the correct position of the bones, increases blood flow and help heal injuries. Easing and stabilising the muscles can improve problems such as headaches, abdominal pain, low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and sciatic pain.
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Specialised Bowen Therapy,
is a holistic remedial body technique that works on the soft connective tissue (fascia) of the body. Bowen therapy can be used to treat musculoskeletal or related neurological problems including acute sports injuries and chronic or organic conditions. It is gentle and relaxing and does not use forceful manipulation.
Bowen therapy is safe to use on anyone, from newborns to the elderly. It is a holistic treatment that treats the whole person and aims to treat the cause of problems, rather than the symptoms.
A Bowen treatment consists of sequences of small moves at varying pressures, each at a specific site on the body. The therapists use light, cross-fibre manoeuvres over muscles, tendons or ligaments. The therapist may leave the room for periods of two to five minutes at a time. This allows time for your body to respond to the treatment and for the necessary changes to occur within the body before commencing the next sequence of moves.
Your therapist may advise you not to have any other physical therapy or other forms of bodyworks – such as massage, chiropractic, physiotherapy, acupuncture or kinesiology – for one week after the treatment, while your body adjusts to the treatment.
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is an ancient Chinese method used to relieve muscle tension, promote blood & lymph circulation, detoxification & healing. Cupping is the term applied to a technique that uses small glass cups, bamboo jars or plastic cups as suction devices that are placed on the skin. Once the suction has occurred, the cups can be gently moved across the skin (gliding cupping) or left stationary. The suction in the cups causes the skin and superficial muscle layer to be lightly drawn into the cup. Cupping is much like the inverse of massage - rather than applying pressure to muscles, it uses gentle pressure to pull the muscles upward. Once suctioned, the cups are generally left in place for about ten minutes while the patient relaxes. This is similar to Chinese medicine massage technique that targets acupuncture points as well as painful body parts, and is well known to provide relief through pressure. The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system. Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines and rheumatism. Like acupuncture, cupping follows the lines of the meridians.
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Hot Stone Massage,
is perfect option for pampering your body and mind. Hot stones can be used for relaxation massage, deep tissue and remedial massage. Adding heated stones to a massage therapy session promotes deeper muscle relaxation, and warmth that provides a great way to unwind from the stresses of daily life. Hot stone massages are beneficial on both physical and psychological levels. The warm stones are glided over the tight muscles and certain acupressure points or trigger points. Aches and pains are soothed as muscles and joints receive direct, transferred heat from the warm stones. The heat from the stones helps your muscles relax, allowing the massage therapist to massage deep tissues more effectively. Because the hot stones allow the massage therapist to penetrate deeper, you may find that a hot stone massage leaves you feeling physically better as blood vessels open, resulting in improved circulation. Poor circulation can lead to tense muscles, and a buildup of fluid and lactic acid in the muscles. Increased circulation delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the muscles, which can help ease aches and pains. Massage therapy can result in mental benefits as well as physical ones in many people. You may find that the relaxation of a hot stone massage helps ease some of your mental stress and tension.
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Benefits of having regular massages include:
Pain Relief, Stess Relief, Improves Immunity, Relaxes Mind and Muscles, Rehadilitates Injury, Flashes Bodily Toxins, Improves Posture and Flexability just to name a few.
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