Remedial massage is a therapeutic, deep massage used to treat strains, sprains or bruising. Deep tissue massage removes blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions left after injury. It may speed up recovery and encourage more complete healing. It is also used for lifestyle conditions such as RSI and back pain, as well as muscular dysfunction caused by bad posture and work habits. Remedial massage can involve using a variety of techniques to help provide an improvement in muscular tension. A massage appointment may involve of a pre-massage postural assessment to identify the areas of dysfunction, and a post massage re-assessment.
During a session, depending on the methods used, tenderness may be felt in the areas being treated. The clients’ feedback is encouraged to pinpoint problematic areas and to regulate pressure. It does not set out to relax the patient, rather address a mechanical problem. All round health improvement may be another potential benefit of treatment, such as better sleep, increased vitality and performance levels as well as improved mobility. It is often used by athletes, however also an effective form of treatment for non-sports people.
If you are new to massage, it is not uncommon to be tender the day after treatment as your muscles recover. This usually passes within 24 hours. Drinking plenty of water after treatment helps flush out toxins that are released from the affected muscles.
A massage specifically tailored to pregnant women. Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can decrease tension associated with anxiety, relieve muscular aches and joint pain and may assist with improved labour outcomes and newborn health. It assists in many common discomforts associated with skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormonal fluctuations in pregnancy. Additionally it can be used to reduce swelling and to improve the discomfort associated with nerve pain and improve sleep.
Any woman who has experienced pre-term contractions or consistent Braxton-Hicks contractions should alert our therapists, so they can tailor the treatment to avoid stimulating specific pressure points associated with increasing uterine contraction.
Women with the following conditions should speak with a health care provider prior to receiving massage:
• High risk pregnancy
• Elevated blood pressure
• Previous pre-term labour
• Experiencing severe swelling
• Sudden severe onset headache
• Recently gave birth
Hot stone massage
Melt into an amazing hot stone massage. It is pure indulgence and the best way to spoil yourself or a loved one. The heat from the stones creates deep relaxation in mind and body. Warmed stones are placed, wrapped, on the body and the stones are also used by the therapist throughout the massage, to warm the muscles and can provide a slightly firmer pressure. Basalt stones, a type of volcanic rock are the stone of choice, as they are smooth and retain heat. Other stones including Marble can also be used for hot stone massage.
Additionally we offer lymphatic massage, therapeutic relaxation massage, deep tissue and sports massage appointments.
We service the Yarra Valley region, including Lilydale, Mt Evelyn, Mooroolbark, Croydon and Ringwood.