Why have a Remedial Massage?
Remedial massage locates areas of the body that may be tight, tense, weak or damaged and speeds up the body’s own natural healing processes. The pressure applied in this healing treatment can either be strong and deep or gentle and shallow, depending on the problem and on the body’s needs. Problems with the muscles can trigger or radiate pain to other parts of the body. Therapeutic remedial massage aims to trace the original reason for the pain, tackling both the cause of the problem and the symptoms.
Remedial massage is one of the most healing therapeutic wellness treatments you can do for yourself.
The Health Benefits for Remedial Massage include;
- Stimulate blood circulation
- Make joints more mobile
- A great form of injury prevention
- Improves range of motion
- Helps repair damaged tissue
- Restore natural body alignment
- Calming of the peripheral nervous system to ease pain and discomfort
- Relaxing of muscles to improve flexibility and joint mobility
- Stress relieving
All of our remedial massage team can compliment your massage with Cupping; Cupping is a form of traditional medicine used by many cultures since ancient times. It is much like a reverse massage where instead of compression into the soft tissue, suction is applied as the therapist applies the cups and uses a pump to remove the air, pulling the tissues into the cups. This has been shown to create movement and gliding of the tissues beneath the surface, decrease muscle tension and increase blood flow which in turn helps, nourish the area with oxygen and aid in healing.
We also have Sarah our Dry Needling artisan in on Tuesdays.
Generally dry needling is pain free. You may feel tingling or twitching as the needle goes into the muscle and does its job to bring blood flow to the specific area. It is a safe and effective treatment and needed for those who have severe muscle and tissue damage. Dry needling’s main focus is to reduce muscle spasms and provide pain relief.
Maryanne is passionate about helping you transcend old wounds and sabotages by empowering you with tools to help free yourself from old patterns, and guiding you back to your centre. With a blend of Kinesiology, Intuition and Energy Healing systems, Maryanne will help you transform in a balanced, calm, and grounded way.
The Health Benefits for Kinesiology include;
- Helps release stress and anxiety
- Helps process shock and trauma
- Releases emotional triggers or reactions
- Can help locate the cause of physical symptoms
- Improves clarity, focus, awareness
- Assists with feeling stuck or disconnected
- Aligns your energy with your goals
- Empowers you to make conscious decisions
Maryanne will guide you through the journey of rediscovering yourself…. It’s time to start removing those masks you wear one by one ready for the magic of who you are to unfold. With qualifications in various energy healing modalities including but not limited to Kinesiology, The Liquid Crystals, and Yoga. Maryanne likes to blend all of her skills and knowledge with intuitively flow. With a blend of Kinesiology, Intuition and Energy Healing systems, she will guide you, in a balanced, calm, and grounded way. It takes courage to take those first steps.
Maryanne will be by your side as you:
- Recall all of the parts of you that have allowed to be scattered
- Release all of the parts of others that you have claimed as your own
- Reclaim all of the parts of yourself you deemed to be unworthy, unlovable…..
Maryanne will guide you and walk you through the journey of discovering yourself. It’s time to start removing those masks you wear one by one ready for the magic of who you are to unfold.
Manual lymphatic drainage massage is an advanced massage technique that focuses on stimulating the lymph vessels to decongest and promote lymph flow and drainage. It also assists with detoxification to stimulate the immune system and parasympathetic nervous system (our rest and digest system), aiding the natural healing response of the body.
Indications for MLD
- Lymphoedema (prevention and management)
- Oedema reduction or chronic inflammation
- Pre and post surgical or injury
- Scar tissue
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Sinusitis and hayfever
- Dentistry work that causes pain or swelling
A Fat Disorder- Not Obesity
What does it look like?
Initially, lipoedema in it’s early stages is often just a disproportionate “pear” shape figure. One part of the body (mostly hips and upper thighs or arms) tend to be larger than the rest of the body. The skin starts smooth, but as the condition progresses, the skin often develops an appearance of orange peel and beneath the skin you may feel little nodules of fat like peas under he skin.
What are the symptoms of having lipoedema?
- A feeling of heaviness in the legs or arms
- Spider or varicose veins
- Unexplained weight gain
- Bruise easily and sensitive to pain
- Difficulty in losing weight on legs or arms
- Cold to touch legs or arms
Manual lymphatic drainage massage can aid in reducing the progresssion of lipoedma, help smooth skin texture and relieve feelings of tired and heavy limbs. During your treatment other self-help techniques such as dry body brushing, compression garments, appropriate exercise and the use of a Sequential Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (SIPC) unit can be discussed.
Lymphoedema is a swelling of a part of the body, usually a limb and can occur as a side effect of cancer treatment when lymph nodes have been removed or damaged. This causes lymph fluid to build up in tissue under the skin.
Symptoms of lymphoedema can include:
- visible swelling
- an aching or tingling feeling
- being unable to fully move the affected limb
- tightness or heaviness of the limb
- pitting of the skin
There is no cure for lymphoedema. The aim of the treatment is to improve the flow of lymph fluid through the affected area. This will help reduce swelling and improve the health of the swollen tissue. Reducing the swelling will lower the risk of infection, make movement easier and more comfortable, and improve overall well-being.
During your treatment other management techniques can be discussed such as skin care, compression garments, approriate exercise and the use of a Sequential Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (SIPC) unit.
Oncology massage is a gentle therapeutic touch massage that supports you whilst living with a cancer diagnosis. Research shows that Oncology Massage Therapy can help reduce the side effects from conventional treatment for cancer. Plus improves the quality of life when undergoing cancer treatment or with a history of living with cancer.
Even after a single treatment experiences such as these were reported:
- Reduced pain
- Reduced fatigue
- Reduced nausea
- Reduced swelling
- Reduced depressive symptoms (such as anxiety)
- Improvement in shortness of breath and dry mouth
- Improvement in overall well-being and sleep
The health benefits of Restorative Massage include;
- Gently releasing muscle knots
- Restoring natural body alignment
- Balancing the nervous system
- Improve circulation and skin tone
- Reduce pain in the body
- Connect mind and body
Restorative massage aims to create deep mental and physical relaxation by down regulating the nervous system. It is designed to naturally unwind your body, making it easy to rest with little to no effort. This is a massage for those who are feeling depleted and not coping with the stressors of life.
This style of massage focuses on reducing tension and is a good choice for when you want to fully relax and let go of the day.
Pregnancy Massage Benefits include:
- Alleviating back pain
- Reduce swelling of legs
- Reduce labor pain during childbirth
- Reduce anxiety and stress
- Ease insomnia
- Providing an overall sense of well being
- Increasing oxygenation of muscles and tissues
- Hormone regulation (linked with lower stress levels)
Special care is taken to position your body using bolstering (or propping) to accommodate the physical changes that occur during pregnancy (such as the growing belly). Pregnancy Massage is only treated by our prenatal qualified massage practitioners who are well trained in the best positioning for the pregnant mother. To massage the areas that support the pregnancy and avoid areas that could be a contraindication.
*Please note; There are also circumstances in which pregnancy massage is not recommended and we ask you seek approval from your doctor if there is any concerns.
Michael combines Symphony of the Cells with Reiki to accelerate the healing process through which a Universal Energy is transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the client in order to encourage emotional or physical healing. Symphony of the Cells is a series of protocols using therapeutic grade essential oils massaged into the spine and soles of the feet. Designed to create physical, emotional and spiritual harmony within the body.