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Remedial massage therapy is a therapeutic form of massage. When muscles are knotted, tense or damaged, remedial massage therapy offers a holistic method of healing using gentle, strong and deep or shallow movements. Remedial massage therapy uses techniques such as deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and a range of stretching and cross-fibre techniques. Soft tissue techniques may be used to increase circulation or deeper, stronger movements may be used to release tight muscles and relieve long-term pains or injuries.
> Trigger point therapy deactivates the trigger points that cause pain or referred pain in other parts of the body. Pressure is applied to alleviate the source of pain.
> Deep tissue massage is a firm remedial pressure massage that works specific muscles and tension areas. It helps relieve muscle spasm and any associated pain while also improving flexibility and posture. Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue.
> Sports massage uses remedial techniques to improve recovery and reduce the pain in muscles, joints and tendons as a result of sporting activity.
A relaxation massage is a whole-body hands-on treatment that uses pressure, with long smooth gliding strokes, kneading and rubbing to help you relax. It helps de-stress and loosen up your body and is great for those who have had a hard working week or feel like treating themselves to some TLC! In a relaxation massage, less emphasis is placed on working out chronic underlying muscle tension — the adhesions or “knots” and muscle restrictions in the muscle tissue, because deep tissue work can be uncomfortable; and during a relaxation massage you just want to drift away and feel good.Relaxation massage is a smooth, gentle style of massage designed to improve circulation, encourage overall relaxation, improve range of movement, relieve minor muscle pain, increase energy levels and improve overall physical and mental performance. It’s a good choice if you’re getting your first massage of if you just want to bring your stress level down. This is the massage to choose if you just want to chill out, and be pampered and spoiled.
Our specialist trained Pregnancy massage therapists are experts in getting you comfortable and melting away all those pregnancy aches and pains. Pregnancy massage is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. Enhancing the function of muscles and joints, improving circulation and general body tone, and relieving mental and physical fatigue. The gentle, non-invasive approach of prenatal massage can ease discomfort associated with pregnancy and help the mother-to-be prepare for labor.
In pregnancy massage your therapist will target all the pregnancy trouble spots; lower back, tired feet, neck and shoulders.
Remedial Massage is also available from our Physiotherapist’s. Claimable on your Private Health Physiotherapy extra’s.
Experts in their field, specialists in holistic health
Mika Kamikubo Massage Therapist
Mika is a fully qualified remedial massage therapist registered with Massage & Myotherapy Australia.
Mika has been working as a massage therapist for the last eight years both in Australia and Japan. Mika provide’s various techniques in remedial and relaxation massage incorporating Shiatsu and Deep tissue techniques in her sessions.
Mika also specialises in pregnancy massage and has extensive experience in this area. She is always able to find a comfortable position for you and massage away all those pregnancy aches and pains. (She can also teach you a few techniques to get your partner to do at home!)
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