Benefits of Massage

We highly value massage and recognise the important role it plays in a person’s life. Massage has been around for thousands of years and is considered an integral part of modern medicine and therapy.

Evidence shows that the benefits of massage can include:
• Reduced stress, anxiety and increased relaxation.
• Reduced muscle soreness and tension.
• Improved circulation, energy and alertness.
• Lowered heart rate and blood pressure ie: improved cardiovascular health.
• Improved physical performance.
• Improved immune function.
• Assisting postural change and compensation for sitting all day.
• Reduced migraine symptoms and frequency.
• Improved sleep.
• Reduced pain from osteoarthritis, fibromylasia, headaches, rheumatoid arthritis, post-operative pain, nerve, chronic neck and lower back pain.
• Increased joint range of motion.
• Better digestion.

What to expect during a massage

Zoe, our massage therapist, will approach your individual needs accordingly and provide the most appropriate techniques to give you the most beneficial service.

People of all ages, genders are welcome and will benefit from massage.

There is little reason for any health condition, disease or injury to prevent you from receiving massage services. Your medical history will be assessed at your initial consultation and any concerns or contraindications to massage will be addressed.


Types of massages

Remedial and deep tissue massage – slow strokes and deep finger pressure to relieve tension from the deepest layers of your muscles and connective tissues.

Sports massage – a nice option for those with repetitive use injuries from sport or work. It can help prevent sports injuries, increase flexibility and improve performance. Additionally, sports massage can be used to relieve pain, anxiety, and muscle tension.

Lymphatic drainage/massage - this encourages the movement of lymph fluids and functioning of the lymphatic system. It assists the removal of waste and toxins from the bodily tissues.


Risks of Massage

Most people can benefit from massage. However, massage may not be appropriate if you have:

• Bleeding disorders or take blood-thinning medication
• Burns or healing wounds
• Deep vein thrombosis
• Infections
• Broken bones (fractures)
• Severe osteoporosis
• A very low platelet count (severe thrombocytopenia)

Discuss the introduction of massage with your doctor, especially if you are pregnant or if you have cancer or unexplained pain. Keep your doctor aware of your response.