Types of Massage

Our therapists are trained in various types of massage, that range from a lighter, gentle relaxation massage , to a firmer deep tissue. Your therapist will communicate with you, in order to create a massage that works for you.

Please note that this clinic is a professional non- sexual practice.

Relaxation Massage

massage2There are 2 types of Relaxation Massage. Swedish Massage; that is light and gentle so that you feel relaxed while on the massage table. Therapeutic Relaxation Massage; that is thoroughly stretching all the muscles so that the muscular structure of the body is relaxed and you leave with all muscles feeling relaxed for the next week/month.

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage was originally developed in the late 18th Century by a Swedish fencing master as the first systematic system of therapeutic massage in the West. The strokes and movements of Swedish massage are each conceived as having a specific therapeutic benefit. One of the primary goals of this type of massage is to increase blood flow to and from the extremities. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested in a regular program for stress management

Therapeutic Relaxation Massage

Therapeutic Relaxation massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissue of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It improves circulation and stretches the muscles, ligaments and tendons, keeping them supple and young. This massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system. A relaxation massage can be of light to medium pressure or medium to firm pressure. These are relaxing massages that can help with circulation, headaches, muscular tension and stress and improves your overall feeling of well being.

Recommend: 1 hour, whole body massage. Fantastic as a gift certificate!

Deep Tissue Massage

A Deep Tissue Massage concentrates on the deeper layers of muscle tissue, specifically the individual muscle fibers. While deep Tissue uses many of the same techniques as a relaxation massage the pressure may be more intense and specific as it focuses to release muscle tension. It also releases fascia (connective tissue,) ligaments (which connect muscle to bone) and tendons (which connect bone to bone.) Using Contractual Tendon Release (CTR) along with Contractual Ligament Release (CLR) this technique produces amazing and quick results.

Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage. It’s likely to be more uncomfortable than a classic Swedish massage. You should always feel free to speak up if the pressure is too much for you. This is your massage so make sure it is to your liking. However, when the massage is done correctly you should feel better than ever within a day or two.

Results with Deep Tissue massage can vary depending on a number or factors. How long you’ve had the particular complaint and how long since your last massage. Most of us put up with a fair bit of pain for way too long. We have what we call ‘normal aches and pains’ and that varies from person to person, we only go looking for help when that becomes more than we’re used to. It is unrealistic to think that tension built up over a number of years can be relieved in one hour. You will likely need to have a few sessions to achieve good results. Usually 3 sessions at 1hour a week, is the start you need to relieve well established tight and knotted muscles. Our aim would then be to see how you feel at missing a week, then 2 weeks and settling at once a month or 6weekly Therapeutic Massage visits to keep you maintained in a pain free body.

Many clients ask for firmer pressure thinking this will rid them of knots and tightness sooner. Not so. When you work a muscle more that it is willing to give you can cause greater inflammation and longer recovery time, neither of which is pleasant. Often the best answer is more regular massage along with heat therapy, stretching and exercise. I encourage you to take note of the saying to ‘Listen to your body when it whispers and you won’t have to hear it scream!!’

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

A deep tissue massage will release all those tight muscles you accumulate throughout the week and aids in recovery of injury. This could include back and neck pain, shin splints, sprains, calf tightness, knee soreness, quadriceps and hamstring injuries. Recommend: ½ or 1 hour deep tissue massage. With a few visits it will relieve muscular tension acquired over a lifetime and continue to keep you moving as you used too.

Recommend: 1/2 hour or 1 hour, deep tissue massage.

massage3Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic Massage is a combination of Relaxation and Deep Tissue Massage. A therapeutic massage starts by warming up the muscles and moves through treating the body as a whole working towards the cause of the problem. It is very thorough in nature. Using Contractual Tendon Release (CTR) along with Contractual Ligament Release (CLR) this technique produces amazing and quick results. Therapeutic Massage also dealswith common injuries, at the site of the injury itself and /or the problems caused on the rest of the body as it supports an injury. This is the massage you want to make part of your monthly health routine.

Benefits of Therapeutic Massage

With a thorough massage and the relaxing of tension in the muscles, tendons and ligaments, a greater and longer-lasting benefit will be achieved from Therapeutic Massage. It is particularly beneficial when your body has been preparing for or competing in a sporting event or carrying an injury. Monthly therapeutic massage will keep you on top of the effects of stress and tension in the body reducing the incident of injury. It’s important to drink plenty of water after a massage session to help eliminate toxins from the body.

Recommend: 1 hour or 1½ hour full body or a 1 hour back, neck, shoulders, head and arms therapeutic massage.

Remedial Massage

massage4Remedial Massage like Deep Tissue Massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body, through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, by either following or crossing over the muscle fibers, fascia and tendons. These types of massage therapy are usually used to address specific problems associated with chronic muscular pain, injury rehabilitation, sporting and occupational injuries, RSI, and physical and mental fatigue. The techniques can include Trigger Point Therapy, deep tissue massage and stretching thereby creating an improved range of motion through the joints.

Recommend: ½ or 1 hour Remedial Massage.

Hot Stone Massage 

hot stone mass

Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated basalt stones as an extension of their own hands. By placing them on the body, the heat can be both deeply relaxing and help to warm up tight muscles, which allows the therapists to work deeper into the muscles, more quickly.

Recommend : 1 – 1 1/2  hours for a thorough hot stone massage 

 

Corporate Massage

Corporate Massage is done in the work place, either at your desk or using a massage chair. It can be organised and paid for by your employer or organised by one of the employees and paid for by the individuals who receive it.

Seated massage in the work place Corporate Seated Massage is done in the work place, either at your desk or using a massage chair, fully clothed with no oils being used. It can be organised and paid for by the employer or organised by one of the employees and paid for by the individuals who receive it.

Recommend Regular weekly, fortnightly or monthly visit.massage-corporate

Benefits of Seated Massage Corporate Massage is beneficial in counteracting the effects of sitting in front of a computer screen daily. Massage benefits the staff’s wellbeing and is a way to increase productivity. By offering massage therapy as a part of your employee benefits, in the workplace, it could help to reduce staff stress levels, which in turn will make for a more cooperative relaxed work environment. More obviously if employers spend on massage for their staff they might reduce the cost of lost labour through sick days. Work related stress is a serious problem in our society. This situation might be helped if employers take the opportunity to enlist the services of a professional Massage Therapist to offer seated massages in the work place.

Recommend:     book fortnightly you can change that to weekly or monthly as needed 15/20min seated head, neck, upper back and arms.

Table massage in our clinic 

A Business can buy a number of appointments to use in many different ways for their staff, suppliers or customers. Simply the more you buy the less you pay. Suggestions for clinic massage certificates:

  • Staff Birthdays
  • Employee of the month
  • Staff incentive/recognition program
  • Thank you to Suppliers/Clients
  • Buy certificates and pass the discounts onto staff Let us look after those who look after your business, show them you care.

 As an introduction to our services try 6 massages for $385

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