• Pregnancy Massage

    $60.00$130.00
    Pregnancy massage uses the principals based on Swedish massage, using long, slow relaxing movements to reduce muscle tension and improve blood flow and lymphatic drainage. Body position during pre natal massage is very important to maximise the benefits of the treatment. Many health professionals recommend a side lying position. Benefits of ante natal massage include reduction of stress hormones and can increase energy levels because it gives pregnant women a chance to rest and relax. It relieves the every day discomforts of pregnancy such as sciatic pain, heaviness in the pelvic bones, leg cramps and swelling of the hands and feet. When not to have a Pregnancy Massage >  If you have pregnancy induced hypertension (high blood pressure) >  If you feel the massage therapist is not qualified or is too vigorous >  If you have pre eclampsia, sudden fluid retention or severe headache. >  If you in a high risk pregnancy category or have previously had a premature labour. *Some massage therapists have a policy of not performing massage during pregnancy in the first trimester because of the increased risk within this period of miscarriage.
  • Deep Tissue Massage

    $60.00$130.00
    Deep tissue massage involves techniques such as the manipulation of the deeper layers of tissue in the body to break up adhesions and prevent excessive scar tissue formation from injury. For a muscle to function, the fibres need to be able to glide smoothly alongside one another, but when stuck together they cannot do this and the affected area will not function optimally. Adhesions can also form between different structures, such as between a ligament and tendon or a muscle and bone. This can lead to a significant restriction in movement and function.
  • Sport Massage

    $60.00$130.00
    During physical activity, muscle tension builds up in the body’s soft tissue due to an accumulation of waste material and possible micro-trauma, with slight swelling in the muscles. By stimulating the blood circulation through the area with massage, the metabolic waste is removed more effectively and fresh blood from the arteries arrives to supply the repair and nutritional needs. The most common of all sports injuries is the overuse injury resulting in soft tissue tearing and the onset of secondary muscle tension and the formation of scar tissue. Biomechanical faults may develop as natural movement patterns alter and can ultimately lead to many problems both locally as well as other parts of the body. Sports massage can involve a variety of techniques such as deep tissue, stretching, pressure points, heat packs, and myofascial release. Sports massage is used as an injury prevention or to address pain or assist in recovery.
  • Modern Reflexology, or Zone Therapy as it is also known was systematised in the 16th Century, but can be traced back 6000 years to ancient China. As many people who have participated in Eastern medicine know, the body’s internal organ and nervous systems are connected to various areas of the hands and feet. Reflexology can relieve anxiety, headache and migraine, reduce PMS symptoms, helps heal sinusitis and improves heart health. *PLEASE NOTE GIFT VOUCHERS ARE NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR REFLEXOLOGY
  • Lymphatic Drainage

    $110.00$140.00
    Lymphatic Drainage is a subtle, light treatment, however its healing affects can be powerful and deep reaching.  The manual therapy consists of a light, rhymical hand movements to promote lymph flow and to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph away from the tissues and back towards the heart. Commonly used for general wellbeing to detox and cleanse the body it also enhances the body’s immune system. Lymphatic drainage is often recommended by doctors for pre-and post-surgery to help alleviate swelling, pain, scar treatment, and over all to enhance surgical recovery. Lymphatic drainage is also a primary treatment used by people with lymphedema and lipodema.
  • Remedial Massage

    $60.00$130.00
    Remedial massage uses a range of manual therapy techniques such as acupressure, trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques deep connective tissue manipulation and stretching. Many studies have shown the effectiveness of massage therapy for back pain especially lower back pain. Headache responds positively to massage therapy and is extremely helpful in improving sleep. Most styles of massage therapy improve the quality of life of fibromyalgia patients with some styles having superior effects. When not to have massage Acute soft tissue inflammation of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, bursae, synovial capsule, and intervertebral discs. (eg ‘slipped disc’). Open wounds, Bone and joint injuries. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) Varicose veins Infectious skin diseases such as ringworm, athlete’s foot and viral infections such as chicken pox and measles, warts and verrucas. Diabetes This condition can affect the peripheral circulation, especially in the feet, causing the tissue to become brittle and fragile. This can also affect the nerves and reduce the patient’s sensitivity. Deep massage can damage the brittle tissues and with an impaired pain response, this may not be realised at the time.
  • Swedish Massage is the most common form of Massage Therapy, involving long, soft strokes to the superficial muscles. It can be both relaxing and stimulating. There is some evidence to indicate that massage has a moderating effect on blood pressure and heart rate. It has also been shown to relieve anxiety and depression and to increase oxytocin levels
  • For millennia, people from virtually every culture have employed hot stones as a form of therapy.  There are historical  accounts confirming that the Chinese used heated stones more than 2000 years ago.  However, native Americans, Egyptians, Romans, Pacific Islanders and Hawaiians have also traditionally used heated stones in their healing arts. In modern therapy, smooth heated stones are placed on the body and/or used to massage the client.  The heat from the stones leads to a deep warming and relaxing of tight muscles.  Hot stone massage also aids in the release of toxins, relieves pain and improves circulation. When not to have Hot Stone Massage Do not have a Hot Stone Massage if you have fever, are pregnant, have an infectious disease, have had recent surgery, neuritis, varicose veins, bruising, sunburn hypertension, thrombosis oedema, psoriasis or eczema, epilepsy, diabetes, Bell’s Palsy or heat sensitivity.