Canberra Massage Therapists
Everyone deserves a massage program that's just right - our Canberra Massage Therapists are committed to working together with you to understand your needs and deliver the best that massage can be. Our expert Canberra Massage Therapists customise their bodywork using a range of modalities, and each treatment is focused on helping you attain your wellness goals.
Elite athletes | Chronic pain sufferers | Repetitive strain victims | Acute injuries | Post-surgery patients | Musicians | Dancers | People of all ages | Pregnant Women | Healthy people | Stressed-out workers | Massage connoisseurs | Massage newcomers
For those who need to be pampered, relaxation massage is a gentle smooth flowing style of massage suitable for stress and tired muscles. It is a soothing massage that promotes relaxation and relieves muscular soreness leaving you revitalised and tension free. You can enjoy a full body massage or have the therapist concentrate on a few areas.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points are areas of hyperirritability in the soft tissue structure. They are manifested by continuous muscle contractions (not necessarily due to injury) confined to a small spot causing hard knots in the muscles. Trigger points can be an acute source of pain or remain unnoticed by the client until pressure is applied by the therapist causing pain to be referred to some other site. For example, a headache may not be caused by a problem in the head itself, but have been sent to the head from a trigger point on the side of the neck. Factors such as poor nutrition, stress and chronic illness are also considered as potential contributors towards trigger points.
Trigger point therapy helps to break the self-sustaining vicious circle that has kept the muscle contracted. It does this by stretching the knotted muscle fibres and increasing circulation enabling oxygen and nutrients to flow to the spot.
Reflexology is based on the principle that there are areas/points in the feet, hands and outer ear which influence glands and organs in the body. The application of pressure and massage on these points create a physiological change in the body; improving blood flow, encouraging hormonal balancing, strengthening the immune system and promoting total relaxation.
Sports massage specifically targets muscles relevant for particular sports and aims to improve performance for the serious and not so serious sports person. Sports massage helps to reduce injury, loosen overworked muscles, relieve pain and prepare your body for the next event.
Fascia is connective tissue which surrounds our bones, muscles, nerves and organs. Tension in one area of the fascia can cause problems in other areas of the body. Myofascial release is used to release tension in the fascia and equalize muscle tension throughout the body, treating chronic pain and improving movement.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Lymphatic Drainage therapy is a cleansing and re-energising treatment that uses gentle massage techniques to stimulate the function of the body’s lymphatic and circulatory system. Lymphatic Drainage has a therapeutic effect on the immune and nervous systems and is deeply relaxing making it an effective treatment for stress. Lymphatic Drainage can also improve congestion and pain associated with colds and flu’s, general detoxification, and immune deficiencies.
Cupping has been around for thousands of years and is an ancient form of alternative medicine where special cups (glass, bamboo or plastic) are placed on your skin to create suction.
One way to think about cupping is that it is the inverse of massage. Rather than applying pressure to muscles, the suction uses pressure to pull skin, tissue and muscles upward. The cups can either be left in one position or glided across the skin for a massage like effect in order to help reduce pain, inflammation, increase blood flow, aid in relaxation as well as providing a type of deep tissue massage.
Cupping is generally safe as long as you go to a trained health professional, however a few side effects from the cups can occur:
Therapeutic, Remedial & Deep Tissue Massage
This massage targets specific muscles using pressure to reach the deeper layers of muscle tissues. Various techniques are implemented to soften and mobilise muscles which have become tight and contracted due to injury or the stresses of daily life. Therapeutic, remedial & deep tissue massage are used in the treatment of conditions such as headaches, neck, shoulder or back pain, stiff tight muscles, tension or stress. Therapeutic, remedial & deep tissue massage helps to reduce muscle spasm, alleviate pain, promote circulation and increase joint flexibility.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a type of massage that involves the use of smooth, heated stones that the massage therapist places on your body. The therapist also uses the stones in the palms of his or her hands to massage the body.
The penetrating heat and weight of the stones are said warm and relax tense muscles so the therapist can work deeper, more quickly.
Some people find the warmth of the hot stones to be comforting and deeply relaxing. Hot stone massage is suited to people who tend to feel chilly. It's also suited for people who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage. The heat relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist work the muscles using lighter pressure.