What are the benefits?

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Essence of Health offers a wide range of massage therapies to suit your individual needs. The clinic’s massage therapist is well diversified and trained in a variety of styles, with the main goal of utilizing their techniques to achieve optimal health and healing for their patients.

Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage is a treatment that manipulates the soft tissues of the body including movement for a specific therapeutic effect, rather than a general therapeutic effect.

Our Remedial Massage therapists use relevant techniques and movements that assist in the healing process, which begins at the cellular level aiding soft tissues in repairing, restoring functional integrity and adapting back to health.

Remedial massage is also used to help the body’s return to normal health after injury or with muscular-skeletal disorders. It is used to treat chronic muscular-skeletal imbalances, strains, sprains, broken bones, bruising or any injury where the skin is intact.

Remedial Massage can also help with the following;

  • Helps removes blockage and damaged cells
  • Helps with scar tissue and adhesions left after injury
  • Speeds up recovery and encourages more complete healing.
  • Treats repetitive strain injury
  • Increase the flow of blood and lymph, particularly in the injured areas.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage is tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies.

Carrying a baby inside you changes your centre of gravity and puts a lot of stress on your back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders.

Pregnancy also relaxes your ligaments, so that your pelvic joints are less stable, and changes your posture, pulling your pelvis forward.

A trained pregnancy massage therapist can target those sore spots and provide some relief, while knowing which areas, and what techniques, to avoid.

Benefits of massage during pregnancy:

  • Reduces stress hormones and increases fell-good hormones, thereby reducing anxiety and depression
  • Increases energy and a reduced sense of fatigue
  • Brings deep relaxation
  • Can relieve nausea and heartburn
  • Relieves the everyday discomforts of pregnancy such as back pain, joint pain, neck pain, headaches, pelvic pain, and leg cramps, by targeting specific trigger points and muscle tension
  • Reduces excess fluid retention which generally manifests as swelling in the hands and ankles
  • Reduces sciatica pain
  • Improves circulation
  • Improved sleep from being more relaxed, reduced muscle tension and feeling less uncomfortable
  • A greater sense of relaxation which leads to the improvement in the progression of labour with better health outcomes for both mother and baby
  • Creates a wonderful connection between the mother and baby.

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic Massage can help stimulate circulation, relieve muscle tension, reduces stress, pain and promotes relaxation.

In addition to these benefits, Therapeutic Massage has been shown to boost the immune system and promote well-being.

Since most diseases are exacerbated by stress, massage can help you become and stay healthier.

Unlike Deep Tissue and Sports Massage which target more muscle and joint injuries Therapeutic massage is an ideal style of massage for any person who finds that with stress and daily life that tension is stored and felt along the common areas such as the back, neck and shoulders.

Sports Massage

The main purpose of sports massage is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity.

With overexertion and/or overuse of a muscle minor injuries and lesions occur, which can also affect the body’s mobility and range.

Sports massage primarily focuses on the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of the body’s soft tissues.

The massage will help prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and to prevent injuries.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release specifically targets the elastic web of connective tissue that surrounds every organ, muscle, nerve and bone in your entire body (the fascia).

The fascia works with the muscles to provide structure to the body and to facilitate movement. Tension within the fascia in one area can have a widespread effect on many other areas of the body.

Releasing that tension with very gentle yet extremely effective techniques can relieve tension and pain and improve mobility, by releasing and lengthening both muscles and fascia.

This technique is extremely slow and gentle, and it can often feel like nothing is happening. The real benefit can be felt in the few days following the treatment.

Note also that when long held tension is released, it is not uncommon for trapped emotions to be released during the treatment. Your therapist will assist you to work through this if it occurs during the session.

The treatment can usually be carried out fully clothed or used in conjunction with another therapy, such as therapeutic.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Adhesions can restrict circulation, cause pain, inflammation and limit your body’s mobility. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement.

The massage therapist uses compression and friction techniques along the grain of the muscle.

The purpose of this is to spread the muscles fibres and release both toxins and deeply held tension points.

By spreading muscle fibres, you will also increase the flow of oxygenated blood to the painful areas, which will facilitate with healing.

Deep Tissue Massage is both corrective and therapeutic. It is beneficial for many physical problems, including sports injuries and chronic pain.

Massage is used to treat a wide range of disorders, such as:

  • Muscular tension
  • Sports Injuries
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Rye Neck
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Whiplash
  • Sciatica
  • Work related injuries
  • Repetitive strain injury
  •  Arthritis
  • Headaches and migraines
  •  Insomnia
  • Depression

Call to book one of our Massage Therapies today.  CALL: (08) 8296 4333