Benefits of regular massage include:
• Reduced stress levels
• Easing of neck and shoulder tension
• Relaxing of facial muscles
• Relief from sinus congestion
• Enhanced sense of wellbeing
• Relief from headaches & Migraines
• Improved sleep and relaxation
Many people think of massage to free up restrictions or stiffness within muscles and joints to improve movement and posture. Massage also improves blood flow, lymphatic drainage, and nerve conduction. Skillful use of techniques may help boost the body’s vitality and energy levels, immune system responses, and ability to fight disease.
Find out more about the techniques we use to reduce stress and pain:
Suffering with lower back pain, RSI, headaches?
You may feel sore, have limited movement or feel weak. It may be difficult for you to perform your normal tasks or play sport.
Remedial massage incorporates a variety of specialised techniques aimed at relieving pain, improving range of motion and postural stability.
Our therapists apply careful and considered degrees of pressure and stretch and may use trigger point therapy, deep tissue and myofascial release techniques.
From conception to 3 years primitive reflexes are formed to facilitate birth, movement, spacial awareness, muscle tone, coordination and learning. As each area is developed it is integrated into the nervous system by the age of 3 yrs. If this process is interrupted then problems in these areas can disrupt a person’s life in many ways throughout adulthood.
N.O.T. is a gentle method that can help to integrate the primitive reflexes and improve reading, learning, coordination, posture and managing emotions.
Used primarily for rehabilitation following accidents or emotionally induced muscle pain and dysfunction. Our preferred therapists use a combination of kinesiology, cranio-sacral, N.O.T. osteopathy and aromatherapy.
We especially recommend follow up treatment as soon as possible for birth trauma, children’s falls and bumps on the head, seizures and minor stroke. (Note: first seek appropriate medical or emergency services if necessary)
Structural alignment looks at how a person sits, stands or moves to assess where muscles may be too tight, overly strained or lax.
It can be likened to the effect of guy ropes on a tent. Once the tent is up one or more of the poles may not be standing straight. You can see that it is being pulled to one side by a tight rope but the opposing rope is a bit slack. Until the lax rope is tightened there is no point in releasing the tension in the tight rope.
Your hips may be out … one leg may feel shorter than the other … or one shoulder may drop forward and so on. This creates an imbalance in your posture, putting a strain on your spine.
Appropriate treatment with remedial massage can help you regain postural balance and improve the way you walk.
Certain jobs, tasks or sports can cause structural misalignment and may create a need for remedial help on a regular basis.
Trigger points are like little knots within muscle fibres causing pain and restricting movement. They can be triggered by inflammation, chronic tension and injury. They are commonly found in people with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, migraines, frozen shoulder and people sitting for extended periods of time typing.
Trigger points resist stretching and may be aggravated by general massage. Once found, specific pressure is applied to release them.
This style of treatment is effective when you have repetitive strain injury, have limited movement or muscle weakness. It’s probably difficult for you to perform your normal tasks or play sport. You may have tried other therapies with little effect or may be facing surgery.
Designed by therapist and ex marathon winner, Paul Davies B.HSc, Goltech Therapy is used by massage therapists and osteopaths around Australia as part of their “toolkit” to deliver results within a short time frame.
GT is derived from a combination of cross-fibre and myofascial release performed in a very specific order. When combined with appropriate strength and flexibility training it achieves remarkable postural and soft tissue balance.