Massage Therapy

Remedial

A massage that is catered to a specific injury or ailment, rather than just a general ‘all-over’ massage.

For example, if you’re experiencing lower back pain and tightness that inhibits you from doing things in your day to day life (such as bending down to tie your shoelaces, or pack the dishwasher), or you’re experiencing tightness in a particular area of your body that’s holding you back, then we will focus our treatment to that area.

Remedial massage is generally a deep tissue massage, but the pressure can be varied depending on the person.

 

Sports

Catered to athletes and people participating in sports activities/training. This style of massage can be utilised a few different ways.
Some choose to use it before an event to help prepare their body and enhance their performance, whereas some like to use it after an event to aid in recovery and muscle soreness.
It is entirely up to you and your lifestyle/needs.
It’s generally a deep tissue massage, but the pressure can be varied depending on the person. Our therapist will cater your treatment and pressure based around your training schedule and the type of event you’re training for.

 

Pregnancy

A lot of women need massage to alleviate the tightness and pain brought on by pregnancy and their ever-changing weight and body.
When all of the baby weight is dispersed to the front of the body, it can cause a lot of stress to the back as it tries to overcompensate for the struggling abdominal muscles.
Pregnancy massage is also beneficial in helping release your muscle tightness to prepare your body for the muscular changes post-pregnancy.

 

Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic drainage is a specific style of massage that helps reduce swelling caused by blockages of the lymphatic system.

 

Cupping

Suction cups are applied to the skin for several minutes to help release tightness as it draws blood flow to the surface.
A lot of people are hesitant to try cupping as they are concerned about bruising. You won’t necessarily bruise, but if you do it’s completely normal.
The bruises will highlight which areas are the tightest and are an indicator that the body’s natural healing process of drawing blood to the surface is working.

 

Dry Needling

With dry needling, we administer a few fine needles into the skin and muscle to help release trigger points and those deep, tricky knots that massage alone can’t quite release.
Dry needling is a little different to acupuncture, as it focuses directly on the muscular system rather than an energy system.