There are a wide range of massage treatments available, you can find a brief description below to help you decide which one is best suited to your needs. Please note that the specialty massages below are not offered by all therapists, so if you are booking online make sure you select the correct treatment type. If you aren't too sure which one you should book, please give us a call or send us an email so we can assist you.
Remedial treatment involves assessment and treatment of soft tissue dysfunction which causes pain, discomfort or restricted range of motion. It addresses specific problems within the muscle tissue, treating the cause along with the symptom, whilst speeding up the recovery process. It is also effective for treating injuries, muscular aches and pains and postural imbalances. When used in conjunction with strenuous exercise, it improves range of motion, flexibility, eliminates general muscle soreness and reduces the onset/severity of DOMS (Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness).
Remedial massage treatments require a thorough physical assessment testing component. We recommend a 60 mins booking for your initial consultation in order to allow for a thorough assessment. Follow up appointments will include some re-assessment before treatment.
A light to medium pressure massage that will help you relax and unwind from the everyday hustle and bustle. Treat yourself to a head to toe massage which will soothe your body and mind, transporting you to a tranquil state of relaxation.
Sports (Remedial) Massage
Sports massage can be used to help prevent injuries, prepare for athletic activity and maintain the body in optimal condition and help recover from workouts and injuries. Depending on whether you are seeking massage treatment for pre-event, post-event or maintenance, the techniques applied will be different, and will focus on your specific needs.
Whether you consider yourself a serious athlete, someone who enjoys social games of sport, or someone who enjoys an active approach to health and fitness, this style of massage can help you stay on top of your game.
Pregnancy is a joyful yet physically challenging time in a woman's life. Massage is a gentle and nurturing way to alleviate discomfort associated with the structural, physiological and psychological changes and challenges that pregnancy may bring. This type of massage has many benefits and is a wonderful way for you to relax, increase your energy levels and relieve many of the aches and pains that you may experience as your body changes, promoting health and wellbeing for you and your baby.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Manual lymphatic drainage is a gentle massage designed to activate and encourage the natural flow of lymph, it relaxes the nervous system and aids the body's immune system.
The lymphatic system helps the body eliminate toxins and excess fluids and general day to day activities are sufficient to keep it flowing as there is no 'pump' to help out. Sometimes the lymphatic system needs a helping hand through massage as sedentary lifestyles, diet, lack of water intake, surgery, illness or injury can overwhelm it.
Please note this treatment is only offered in 60 mins and 90 mins duration.
Compassionate/Oncology Massage is a gentle, light touch but mindful (full hand contact) massage, suitable for those facing life challenging illnesses such as cancer, anxiety, Parkinson's disease, MS, and chronic diseases.
Light, relaxing massage can safely be given to people at all stages of cancer and treatment. The treatment is adjusted to the client’s needs on the day. Scientific studies have looked at the effects of various body-based practices on people having cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and surgery. These studies have shown that massage may reduce pain, fatigue, nausea, anxiety and depression, and promote relaxation. Individuals who have had massages during cancer treatments have reported a range of positive outcomes such as improvements in sleep, energy levels, peripheral neuropathy (pins & needles in feet), the health of the scar tissue, quality of life, mental clarity and alertness, range of movement.
This type of massage is highly recommended also for those clients who do not suffer from any of the above but do prefer a very gentle touch.
Only offered by Robyn Harris.
Please note this treatment is only offered in 45 mins and 60 mins duration.
Cupping involves using rigid plastic suction cupping vessels as a myofascial release. It is extremely effective in releasing tight muscles, soft tissues and promotes blood flow to clear the build-up of blockages. The cups are administered by traditional stationary means or sliding them over the effected muscles of your body. We offer cupping on request at no extra cost, or our therapists may suggest cupping as a tool during the massage if they believe it is beneficial for your individual needs.
Please book with Sarah if you would like this added to your remedial treatment (not available on 30 mins appointments)
Dry needling can be used as part of your remedial treatment to help loosen up those 'tight knots'. Very fine needles are inserted directly into the Trigger Point (that famous 'tight knot') and helps it release. If you'd like more detailed information on how it works, keep reading...
Due to stress, repetitive use, injury or strain, taut bands form within the muscle. Sometimes the brain struggles to figure out where the issue is (due to referred pain and hence conflicting signals) and struggles to focus on the correct area to help relieve the tension that forms in the muscle. Dry needling the problem area helps direct the brain to the area it needs to focus on and therefore release the taut band. There are also chemical reactions that occur in the taut band and the needles help break up the vicious cycle and drain the chemicals from the area (at the cellular level). Last but not least, through winding of the needle (gentle twisting) also helps as it mechanically lengthens the muscle fibres and helps release them.
The needles used are the same as those used for acupuncture, but the principles are very different and the two should not be confused. Acupuncture originates from Traditional Chinese Medicine and focuses on the meridians of the body while dry needling originates from Western Medicine and focuses specifically on the problem muscles.
30 mins $60
45 mins $80
60 mins $95
90 mins $140
* Additional $10 charge for dry needling to be added to remedial treatments of 45 mins or more.
We recommend at least 60 mins for an initial consultation.