Massage is a form of physical therapy that is performed on muscles, soft tissue and restricted joints for muscle or myofascial dysfunction. It is used for acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, postural conditions, sporting and occupational injuries by method of assessment and individual treatment protocols.
Remedial massage – a form of physical therapy used to treat or prevent soft tissue pain and restricted joint movement caused by muscle or myofascial dysfunction. It is used for chronic musculoskeletal conditions, postural conditions, sporting and occupational injuries by method of assessment and treatment protocols – encourages healing of injured soft tissue, such as muscles, tendons and ligaments
Therapeutic or relaxation– also known as ‘Western’ or ‘Swedish’ massage. One of the most popular forms of massage in Australia, this technique is designed to promote relaxation and improve blood circulation
Neurostructural Integration Technique (NST) -an advanced and quicker form of the Bowen Technique. NST consists of cross fibre connective tissue manipulation. Gentle, soft tissue movements stimulate ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves and fascia. It is designed to resolve pain, physiological dysfunction and even psychological imbalances, by restoring the structural integrity of the body.
Baby massage – can help to treat constipation, colic and sleeping problems. Studies have found that regular massage helps premature babies to gain weight at a faster rate.
Reflexology – based on the principle that certain parts of the body reflect the whole. Reflex points, which relate to all parts of the body, can be found in the feet, hands, face and ears. These points respond to pressure, stimulating the body’s own natural healing process
Tui na – A Chinese massage technique that aims to improve energy flow by working certain points on the body. The underlying principles of tui na massage are similar to those of acupuncture
Sports – a blend of techniques that aim to enhance performance and help overworked muscles to recover quickly.
Things to Remember
Studies have shown that massage is effective in treating a range of conditions.
Massage improves circulation, reduces muscle tension and encourages a feeling of relaxation.
There are many different types of massage to choose from.