Ever since l was a little girl l was very interested in massage therapy. I remember my dad always asking me to step on his back or my mum to massage her aching feet. In 1997 l decided to start my training at the Southern School of Natural Therapy where l completed my Certificate IV in Massage Therapy and later at Q Academy where l certified as a Remedial Massage Therapist. At the beginning it was more for my general interest, however 15 years later l have established an amazing career and have loved every minute. The smiles on my clients faces after their massage treatments, even after painful treatments, is enough to make me keep doing what l love .
Massage is an application of manual techniques to the soft tissue to mobilise them to maintain flexibility. Massage is especially effective in breaking compensatory pain postures and patterns. Modern studies show massage can be used to successfully treat a variety of disorders including –
- Back and neck pain
- Soft tissue pain
- Chronic pain
The benefits of massage are both emotional and physical. One of the immediate emotional benefits is the feeling of deep relaxation and calm. This occurs as massage promotes the release of endorphins, a chemical that produces feelings of wellbeing. Some physical benefits include –
- Reduced muscle tension
- Improved circulation
- Reduces stress
- Increase joint mobility and flexibility
- Speed up healing of soft tissue injuries
- Stimulates the lymphatic system
Upon consultation l will choose to use one or more of the following massage types for you treatment.
Remedial- encourages healing of injured soft tissue, such as muscles, tendons and ligaments
Deep tissue – focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue
Trigger point Therapy – uses the body‘s pressure points to alleviate pain and stiffness, usually done in conjunction with deep tissue massage. Pressure is applied to the point to remove build up of toxins and waste. In doing this your discomfort will be eased
Sports – is a blend of techniques that aim to enhance performance and help over worked muscles to recover quickly
Therapeutic – also known as relaxation massage, this technique is designed to promote relaxation and improve blood circulation
I am a registered member with the Australian Association of Massage Therapist (AAMT) therefore you can claim a rebate on remedial massage therapy with your health fund.