Benefits of Massage
When muscles become knotted and tense or damaged, remedial massage provides a healing treatment that can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow. Remedial massage holistically treats the body. The massage therapist endeavours to identify the original biomechanical dysfunction, thus healing the cause of the disorder, as well as the symptoms. Remedial massage uses several specialised techniques to locate and repair damage to muscles, tendons and joints. Massage therapy supports and speeds up the body's own repair mechanisms. A lubricating medium (usually oil) is applied directly on the skin. This ensures that the muscles associated with the disorder are deeply penetrated. Passive joint stretching moves are also used.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Points are a sensitive spot within a tight band of skeletal muscle, they can be located in the muscular tissue or its surrounding fascia (fibrous tissue).Trigger Points can be either active or latent. Active Trigger Points have a referred pain pattern and can be painful to touch. Latent Trigger Points are not painful but can cause restriction of movement or weakness within the muscle. Most people have Trigger Points, they describe as knots.Remedial and Trigger Point massage can be applied as a great pain-reliving tool, at Northlakes Massage Clinic the therapists are specialists in Trigger Point therapy and use this technique to get maximum results to manage and improve the overall outcome of the massage.
Pregnancy massage is beneficial throughout the entire nine months of the pregnancy. At Northlakes Massage we have a number of mums who have had treatments throughout their pregnancy right up to days before the birth, we use a tried and proven side lie method to ensure that mum is comfortable thorough the treatment, whether it be just to take some stress off or get rid of those nasty lingering aches.
Benefits that a mother may experience:
- Reduces swelling in hands, feet and ankles
- Lessens sciatic pain
- Eases muscular discomforts in areas like the low back & neck, calf cramps, it also helps with tension and tightening that can be experienced throughout the body
- Helps with relaxation which in turn can decrease insomnia
- Stimulates the release of endorphins, the body's natural pain killers, into the brain and nervous system.
- Helps relieve anxiety or depression
These are only some of the benefits that assist mum throughout this special and sometimes tiring time.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone Massage Therapy dates back to over 3000 years ago. Hot Stone Massage Therapy is also known as Hot Rock Massage Therapy and was used in ancient India and China, and more recently to the North American Indians living in the southwest states. Benefits of Hot Stone Massage include: increased local circulation, improved blood flow to surrounding tissues, and greater ability to transport toxins and waste products from the area. An ancillary benefit is that the massage stones provide a wonderful tool that creates a sense of depth in the massage without the extra pressure need being applied. A really great way to relax, unwind and release extra built up tension.
Are you feeling down, feeling a bit fatigued but don't know why. You simple may be suffering from a sluggish Lymphatic system.
Lymphatic massage is a slow rhythmic type of massage aimed at moving the Lymphatic fluid around the body faster than what our normal system can, and this is a good thing.
Lymphatic drainage massage improves lymphatic flow by relieving fluid congestion within the lymphatic vessels; this congestion is the cause of swollen ankles, tired puffy eyes, swelling in the legs during pregnancy and swelling surrounding injuries like sprains and fractures. Lymphatic drainage is also an effective element in the management of lymphodema and other chronic conditions like sinusitis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Lymphatic drainage massage is used predominantly to promote the ideal functioning of the lymphatic vessels that work in conjunction with the circulatory system.