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Massage Therapy Techniques

Remedial / Deep Tissue

Is a therapeutic treatment that helps to restore function to injured “soft tissue” (muscle, tendons and ligaments). Its is a strong and deep massage which is great for muscle spasms and dissolving muscle tension.

Relaxation Massage

Various techniques are used to help relax sore, tired muscles and loosen stressful tension that build up inside. The therapist responds to the patients body enabling the most effective form of relaxation massage possible. Certainly popular amongst those with high stress levels and daily frustrations.

Sports Massage

Combines different massage techniques to enhance sports performance and recuperation. It can be tailored to concentrate on the muscles relevant to your sport/activity. An effective component of any training program.

Dry Needling

Treatment involves the insertion of solid, filament needle, as is used in the practice of acupuncture, usually in or around Myofascial Trigger Points. Myofascial Trigger Points have been described as a “hyper-irritable spot within a skeletal muscle”. Myofascial Trigger Points are points in muscles which are painful when pushed. Trigger points can refer pain and create dysfunction else where in the body.

Cupping

CuppingCupping is an ancient method of causing local congestion. A partial vacuum is created in cups placed on the skin either by means of heat or suction. This draws up the underlying tissues. When the cup is left in place on the skin for a few minutes, blood stasis is formed and localized healing takes place.

Cupping has also been found to affect the body up to four inches into the tissues, causing tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, help activate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries, activate the skin and release any fascia build ups. Cupping is the best deep tissue massage available. Cupping, the technique, is very useful and very safe and can be easily incorporated into your family health practices.

Myofacial Release

Myofacial ReleaseMyofascial Release is a very effective hands-on technique that provides sustained pressure into myofascial restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.

In the normal healthy state, the fascia is relaxed and wavy in configuration. It has the ability to stretch and move without restriction. When we experience physical trauma, scarring, or inflammation, however, the fascia loses its pliability. It becomes tight, restricted and a source of tension to the rest of the body. Trauma, such as a fall, whiplash, surgery or just habitual poor posture over time and repetitive stress injuries has cumulative effects. The changes they cause in the fascial system influence comfort and the functioning of our body. The fascia can exert excessive pressure producing pain or restriction of motion. They affect our flexibility and stability, and are a determining factor in our ability to withstand stress and strain.

To schedule an appointment, call our Point Cook, South Yarra or South Wharf clinic today.