Massage

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Massage therapy affects your entire body, the the areas presenting with discomfort alone! Whether required for rehabilitation and restorative care or some simple relaxation, a massage can help bring balance to your body helping to restore an overall feeling of wellbeing.

Therapeutic effects of Massage 

Regular massage can significantly benefit your health by promoting better mobility and functioning of the circulatory, digestive and immune systems while helping improve your overall health and wellbeing.

While restoring your bodies functioning it can help calm the mind, promote quality sleep, reduce tension, balance the nervous system, and provide a window of deep relaxation from which one emerges refreshed. It allows you time to just receive and be with yourself.

Common reasons for treatment include:

  • A stiff neck
  • Muscle spasms and discomfort both acute and chronic in nature 
  • Tendonitis
  • Tension held in the body from stress
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Sciatica
  • Sports injury
  • Back pain and more

Types of massage offered at NBHW

Swedish Relaxation Massage

An ideal gentle massage. The aim is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles and in the process, to provide an enjoyable and soothing experience. Feel the stress melt away as you unwind and recharge your body and mind.

Remedial Massage

The body is assessed for structural and functional dysfunction. Your therapist will then tailor the massage to address areas of tightness and pain. This treatment supports healing of  both acute and chronic pain and injury management. The technique is great for muscle aches and those who require deep pressure massage.

Deep tissue Massage

This technique is best for those chronic aches and pains in the body. It works on contracted areas with firm pressure and slow strokes to release the deeper layers of the muscle and connective tissue. It is greta in breaking up scar tissue and adhesions that disrupt circulation and can result in pain, inflammation and decreased functional movement.

Hot stone Massage

This is a gentle warm technique that will leave you feeling balanced and will restore energy and vitality to your body and mind. Using the warm stones and gents pressure to release the tension from the body you will feel rested and anew after this grounding therapy.

Sports  Massage and Rehabilitation care

This focuses on the area of acute or chronic discomfort by releasing muscle tightness and improving the range of your joint’s movement post sporting activities or in preparation for the “big game”

Myofascial Release

Works with the connective tissue and spasm areas of the body to allow the muscle to relax and release and pain feels eased. It aims to provide an improved range of movement and flexibility in the body

  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Fascial Release
  • Cross Friction

Pregnancy

Your qualified pregnancy practitioner customisers a treatment best suited to you and your needs. It aims to nourish your body, relive any strain on the back and pelvis while promoting blood flow throughout.

With many pressures of day to day life, it is easy to take ourselves and our own well being for granted, especially while we focus on other priorities. Take time out for yourself!

Have a massage with one of our caring massage therapists:

Catherine Allegade – 0403 677 643

We invite you to call us on 9953 8503 to make your appointment.
Should you wish to make an appointment outside of reception hours please contact the therapist directly.

Specialised techniques offered at NBHW

Shiatsu

A healing form of massage, Shiatsu stimulates the energy flow in the body for well being and peace of mind.

Shiatsu is a  gentle therapeutic way to release tension and physical symptoms, Shiatsu can be effective for:

  • headaches
  • insomnia
  • neck stiffness
  • backache
  • low energy level

Why Shiatsu?

Imagine lying down in very comfortable clothes, on a futon mattress, allowing your body to soften and sink into the ground. Deep but gentle pressure is applied by the practitioner along your energy pathways or meridians. These meridians relate to major organs in the body and Shiatsu activates and enhances their function.

Our Shiatsu therapists

Lymphatic Drainage

Your lymphatic system is a vital part of your body’s healing, cleansing and regenerative process. Unlike the cardio-vascular system, the lymphatic system doesn’t rely on a pump. It relies on muscular activity to function.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a proven method of stimulating fluid movement in the tissues through gentle rhythmic strokes, which:

  • facilitate lymph circulation
  • relax the nervous system
  • assist in the removal of wastes and toxins from the body
  • promote healthy functioning of the immune system

It can help treat common symptoms such as:

  • fluid retention and bloating
  • sinus congestion
  • headaches
  • lethargy

All our Massage Therapists are specialised in Lymphatic Drainage