Massage therapy has always played an integral part of most ancient healing practises, but has only recently begun to be incorporated in standard medical care.
Chronic pain sufferers are gaining the benefits of decreased pain levels and the ability to relax and cope more easily with daily living. Pre and post-surgery patients are making a quicker and better recovery. There is now evidence that massage may be more effective in the long term due to the body’s diminishing response to pain medicine.
The effects of massage therapy and healing touch are effective in reducing symptoms of chemotherapy primarily pain perception. Massage lowers anxiety levels and healing touch improved patient fatigue both significant barriers to the continuation of chemotherapy. Because chemotherapy involves incredibly intense pain for long periods of time, pain control with medication can become problematic. Even if it does adequately control pain, it is unsafe to use an adequate dose for extended time periods. Massage may allow these excessive dosages to be reduced.
In my experience as a bodywork/massage therapist, the role of massage in both pre and post recovery is an integral part of maintaining a healthy body/mind and balanced state of wellbeing.
Remedial Massage to relieve your aches and pains
Key benefits of Remedial Massage include: the stimulation to the blood supply allowing toxins in the muscles to be removed; the calming of the peripheral nervous system to ease pain and discomfort; and the toning and relaxing of muscles to improve joint mobility. An improvement to the health of the cells, the repairing of tissues, and the easing of stiffness and tension can also be experienced through therapeutic relaxation.
Muscular and skeletal dysfunctions often addressed with Remedial Massage include Fibrositis, Spondylitis, Arthritis, frozen shoulder, muscular cramps, Whiplash, muscular atrophy, sports and dancing injuries.
A healing respite during challenging times.
If you are experiencing the challenges of cancer diagnosis, treatment and side effects… Massage therapy can offer a unique way to relax and restore your healing resources. Massage and other skilled forms of touch can complement medical treatment and support recovery by easing pain, reducing stress and providing emotional reassurance.
Massage reduces the discomfort of nausea, fatigue and insomnia.
You may experience a sense of increased energy and optimism, which can extend relief of physical symptoms into the hours and days beyond your sessions.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
The Lymphatic system is our front line of defence in fighting bodily infections, detoxifying the body and transporting metabolic wastes, excess water, bacteria and toxins out of the body.
The Lymph glands (at neck, armpits, groin, etc.) are connected by a broad network of vessels which transplant the fluid. Muscular movement is required to move it, as there is no “Heart” to pump it.
Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle whole body treatment that relaxes the nervous system and aids the body’s immune system. It is highly recommended for those prone to and recovering from sore throats, colds, infections, on-going tiredness, excess fluids, low immunity, swollen node and also for the physically inactive.
Receiving aromatherapy through touch is the most potent way of getting the benefits of the essential oils.You will experience both the powerful effects of the scent and the therapeutic benefits of the massage.
The aromas released help balance your state of mind via the olfactory systems connection to your brain.
Regardless to your state of health, aromatherapy combined with touch will comfort and soothe aches and pains and relieve anxiety.
Craniosacral therapy is a unique & powerful form bodywork which is gaining much attention around the world.It is a gentle hands- on treatment that supports every system in the body,releasing tension & allowing the body’s innate healing wisdom to emerge.
I am very passionate about craniosacral therapy because I have personally experienced the amazing benefits myself during & after treatments.
Healthy feet are happy feet – Reflexology
Reflexology has many beneficial and lasting effects. Some treatments are gentle in nature, aiming to restore systems for better function while others are more specific, addressing particular conditions. It is a healing process that can be safely used when it is not convenient to treat other body parts. As a non-intrusive technique, it heals indirectly. Reflexology can be a relaxing therapy that works on many levels, soothing, calming, balancing and boosting the entire body.
Reflexology is extremely beneficial for:
- Reduced stress and tension
- Improved circulation
- Reduced toxicity
- Improved immunity
- Increased body awareness
- Ear Candling
Extremely beneficial if you do a lot of water sports, especially for surfers and divers. Allergy sufferers …you can reduce the severity of your symptoms with a course of ear candling. The treatment is very relaxing & includes a Lymphatic Drainage Massage of the face & around the ears.
Get your body into gear by having a destress and detox ear candling and lymphatic drainage treatment.
Ear candling is also extremely beneficial pre and post air travel as it assists with the balancing of pressures.
Subtle Bodywork Therapy
Combining various techniques from different modalities to create a space that allows your body to access its innate healing ability so that it can come back into a state of balance (homeostasis).