Remedial Massage Remedial massage is focussed on treating a particular injury or condition through massage and stretching. A systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management to reduce or eliminate pain, and restore normal function of muscles and joints. It can help increase joint mobility and flexibility, stimulate the lymphatic system and promote blood flow, particularly to injured areas. Best after an Infrared Sauna and combined with a herbal poultice.
Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna Reach your goals and achieve excellence by complementing your health and wellness regime. Manage your pain, weight, stress, maximise your muscle recovery, improve skin conditions and rest and sleep deeper. Our sauna offers a full spectrum heating system ranging from 620nm – 10,000nm wavelength, Colour therapy lighting, Red Light Therapy – when you expose your skin to red light, the mitochondria make more energy, this helps repair skin and muscle tissue. Made with Canadian hemlock cedar and aspen timber by Australian company Found – Space. Best utilised before a Body Heights Remedial Massage with a herbal extract compress.
Herbal Extract Compress A warm herbal extract compress is steamed and applied directly to the skin with a body sponge after your sauna before your massage. We have two options for warm herbal extract compress, DETOX with fennel, peppermint, milk thistle and dandelion to rid the body of toxins, or MUSCLE RECOVERY with arnica, comfrey, ginger, and gotu kola for pain and inflammation. Best used after your infrared Sauna and at the beginning of your Body Heights Remedial Massage.
Relaxation Massage Is a very gentle form of massage. This is often the best way to begin your massage journey. It is designed to take the stress out of your body with long pushing, sweeping massage movements. It is designed to relax and release tight muscles aches and pains, stimulate circulation, flush the circulatory system and restore a better range of motion for the whole body.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that’s mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues. It involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. This helps to break up scar tissue that forms following an injury and promotes faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
Is a very light, systematic massage designed to stimulate the lymphatic system to operate at an elevated level. Once stimulated the lymphatic system is encouraged to restore fluid balance to the tissues, remove excess fats, dead tissue and toxins from the tissues. It promotes detoxification, increased lymph circulation, and a deep sense of relaxation.
TCM (flame) Cupping
Is an ancient form of Traditional Chinese Medicine in which a therapist places traditional glass cups heated with fire on your skin, the air cools down outside the cup creating suction. It is a form of myofascial release restoring balance, relieving muscle tension, promoting blood & lymph circulation, detoxification & healing.
Pre-Event Sports Massage
A short, specific treatment given 30 minutes- 24 hours before a sports event to increase your circulation, flexibility and mental clarity to improve your overall performance. Pre-event massages that require deep tissue techniques should occur no later than 48 to 72 hours before the planned exercise event.
Operational Maintenance and Post-Event Sports Massage
Given during and after sports and endurance activity, helps to shorten your recovery time, decrease fatigue, and reduce the chance of injury by improving muscular flexibility and maintaining joint stability with range of motion. Increasing the muscles vascular flow maximises nutrient and oxygen supply while flushing lactic and carbonic waste away.
Trigger Point Therapy
A specific release of hard, discrete, palpable nodules in a taut band of skeletal muscle that may be active, or latent. A condition which can be acute or chronic, involving the muscle and its surrounding connective tissue.
Fascia is located between the skin and the underlying structure of muscle and bone, it is a web of connective tissue that covers and connects the muscles, organs, and skeletal structures in our body. Stress, trauma, and poor posture can cause restriction to fascia. This is a manual technique restoring balance to the body.
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) Dry Needling
Dry needling is an extremely effective technique using high quality acupuncture needles for relaxing overactive muscles which contain myofascial trigger points. It is an efficient treatment of muscular pain and myofascial dysfunction, stimulating neuroreceptors for reducing pain, promoting healing properties, and improving performance.
Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)
MET is used for mobilising a restricted joint taking it through its full range of motion by lengthening shortened muscle and strengthening weakened muscle restoring balance to the body.
A very relaxing and gentle massage, we utilise extra towels and pillows to ensure our client is comfortable in positions where they do not have to lie on their stomach. Pregnancy massage is available after the first trimester and can help alleviate sciatica, joint and muscle pain and cramping, reduce stress and increase blood circulation.
We use MEDICINE ROOM Naturopathic Herbal Dispensary on all Therapeutic and Remedial services.. The highest quality, local, naturopathic skin nourishing herbal skin nectars and oils to leave your skin feeling nourished and in absolute bliss!