What are the benefits?

Essence of Health offers a wide range of massage therapies to suit your individual needs. The clinic’s massage therapist is well trained in a variety of styles.

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 therapist uses 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 return to normal health after injury or with muscular-skeletal disorders. It is used to treat chronic muscular-skeletal imbalances, strains, sprains, bruising or many other injuries where the skin is intact. Always consult with your Dr, in cases where an injury is significant.

Remedial Massage may also assist with:

  • Stimulates the breakup of scar tissue and adhesions left after injury
  • Speeding up recovery and encouraging more complete healing.
  • Supports repetitive strain injury
  • Increase the flow of blood and lymph, particularly in the injured areas.

Pregnancy Massage

Massage therapy covers many modalities, but pregnancy massage is recommended to be carried out by a massage therapist who is accredited in pregnancy massagenot just massage!

At Essence of Health we understand the importance of supporting mother and baby, ensuring our massage therapist is a NutureLife® trained practitioner.

A NutureLife® practitioner is a holistic perinatal method developed by Pregnancy Massage Australia that supports women who are nurturing new life.  Certified Nuturelife® practitioners deliver specially trained massage treatment that focusses on nurturing both mother and baby.

Our trained massage therapist will tailor each massage 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.  Having regular pregnancy massages has the potential for improving your health and assist with the physical, emotional and mental changes to your body during your pregnancy.

Pregnancy also relaxes your ligaments, so that your pelvic joints are less stable, and changes your posture, pulling your pelvis forward. Our trained pregnancy massage therapist is trained to target those sore spots and provide some relief, while knowing which areas, and what techniques, to avoid.

The following are potential benefits of massage during pregnancy;

  • Reduced stress hormones and increased fell-good hormones.
  • Increased energy and a reduced sense of fatigue
  • A sense of deep relaxation
  • May relieve symptoms of nausea and heartburn
  • Relieving 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
  • Reduction of excess fluid retention which generally manifests as swelling in the hands and ankles
  • Reduction of sciatica pain
  • Improved circulation
  • Improved sleep from being more relaxed, reduced muscle tension and feeling less uncomfortable
  • A greater sense of relaxation which could lead 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.

Click here for more information about the importance of seeing a NuturLife® practitioner during pregnancy.

Please consult your obstetrician and/or Doctor if you have a serious medical condition to obtain approval for massage during your pregnancy.

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic Massage is designed to stimulate circulation, relieve muscle tension, reduces stress, pain and promotes relaxation.

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 is aimed at preparing 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 could 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 is generally 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 have a tendency of restricting circulation, causing pain, inflammation and limit your body’s mobility. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down adhesions, in turn having the potential 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, your able to greatly 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 may assist with:

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

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