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Massage

At Floreat, we offer a diverse range of massage services delivered by a team of skilled therapists. Our goal is to accommodate your unique needs and preferences to ensure a satisfying experience. We highly value your input and encourage you to share any feedback you may have with us.

We also extend our massage therapy services to various clientele, including NDIS clients, those with Aged Care Packages (HCP), individuals seeking assistance with their Return to Work, and those involved in Motor Vehicle (CTP) Claims. Your well-being is our priority, and we are committed to providing tailored massage therapy solutions to meet your specific requirements.

 

See 'Service/Prices' for all our pricing on massage services.

Remedial Massage

Remedial massage is a complementary therapy with the primary objective of addressing muscle issues, such as damage, knots, tension, or limited mobility. Its applications extend to a variety of conditions affecting muscles, tendons, and bones, and it can also play a role in addressing other health concerns.

This therapy involves a systematic assessment and treatment of the body's muscles, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissues, aiding in the process of rehabilitation and managing pain and injuries. The primary goal of remedial massage is to alleviate or completely eliminate discomfort while restoring the normal function of muscles and joints.

It's noteworthy that remedial massage is frequently employed in the treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries. It can enhance blood circulation, improve joint flexibility, aid in the repair of damaged tissues, balance the length, tone, and tension of muscles and tendons, boost blood flow, and contribute to the healing of injuries.

 

Trigger Point/Deep Tissue

A Trigger Point (TrP) is a hyperirritable spot, a palpable nodule within the tense bands of fascia in skeletal muscles. Applying direct pressure or muscle contractions can provoke responses like a jump sign, local tenderness, a local twitch response, and referred pain, which typically manifests as pain in a distant area from the initial spot. It can also be described as a localized and often tender or painful region of the body, particularly within a muscle, that, when stimulated, can trigger pain in another part of the body.

Deep tissue massage is a therapeutic technique primarily employed to address musculoskeletal problems, such as strains and sports-related injuries. This approach entails the application of prolonged, deep pressure through slow, deliberate strokes aimed at reaching the inner layers of muscles and connective tissues. By doing so, it helps to disperse scar tissue that forms following injuries, alleviate tension in muscles and tissues, and may expedite the healing process by enhancing blood circulation and reducing inflammation. It's also characterized as a massage method that focuses on the deeper muscle layers and fascia, employing firm pressure, deliberate strokes, and occasionally tools or body parts to access and break down scar tissue, alleviate tension, enhance alignment, and boost blood flow.

Magnesium Massage

A magnesium massage is a specific type of body massage that incorporates the use of magnesium gel. This specialized gel is applied during the massage, allowing it to deeply penetrate the body's tissues, resulting in profound relaxation of both muscles and nerves. In addition to its soothing effects, a magnesium massage offers the potential to replenish depleted magnesium levels in the body, leading to a variety of health advantages.

Magnesium is a crucial mineral necessary for the proper functioning of muscles, nerves, bones, and the regulation of blood sugar levels. Prolonged magnesium deficiency in your diet can increase the risk of various health issues such as heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, or osteoporosis. As a result, a magnesium massage serves as an excellent method to supplement your magnesium intake while simultaneously enjoying the therapeutic and calming benefits of a massage.

Relaxation Massage

Relaxation massage is a form of massage therapy dedicated to inducing a sense of tranquility in both the body and mind. Typically encompassing a full-body treatment, it employs gentle and soothing techniques like strokes, kneading, and tapping. The principal aim of a relaxation massage is to provide the client with an escape from the demands of their everyday routine, offering a dedicated period for rejuvenation and relief from the pressures of daily life.

Throughout a relaxation massage session, the therapist employs gentle to moderate manipulation methods on the outer layers of body tissue. Distinct from deep tissue or trigger point massage, it doesn't target the connective tissue within muscles but effectively soothes fatigued muscles.

Typically, the therapist concentrates on the client's back, neck, arms, and legs, employing a gentle kneading motion and long, flowing strokes. The massage room is designed to be tranquil and inviting, often with soft, soothing music playing in the background to facilitate relaxation, and the lighting is kept low.

Additionally, relaxation massages may incorporate essential oils or aromatherapy to enhance the sense of calm and relaxation.

 

There are numerous health benefits associated with relaxation massages, including stress reduction and anxiety relief, making this form of massage therapy highly beneficial for those seeking relaxation and emotional well-being.

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage, also referred to as champissage, is an ancient therapeutic practice originating from India. This holistic healing technique has gained popularity as it concentrates on specific areas of the upper body, including the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp, and face. Indian Head Massage serves to alleviate tension, boost circulation, and enhance mental clarity.

The treatment entails the skilled application of massage and acupressure to points along the head, neck, and shoulders, often utilizing circular motions to enhance the condition of the hair and scalp. Rooted in the traditional Indian medicinal system known as Ayurveda, this massage combines various techniques, including acupressure and gentle stretching.

The primary aim of Indian Head Massage is stress reduction and tension relief.

 

Additionally, it contributes to improved mental acuity, reduced occurrence of headaches, and the release of tension within the scalp and neck. As a holistic therapy, Indian Head Massage operates on the muscles, energy pathways, and reflex points, promoting relaxation, restoring equilibrium, and fostering overall well-being.

Beyond its physical advantages, Indian Head Massage can also positively impact emotional well-being. It has the potential to alleviate anxiety, depression, and negative emotions, fostering a sense of tranquility and inner harmony.

 

 

 

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy massage is a specialised form of massage therapy that incorporates the use of essential oils to address medical conditions, injuries, or overall well-being. These essential oils are carefully diluted and applied to the skin using carrier oils like jojoba, sweet almond, or grapeseed. During the massage, the therapist employs a combination of gentle and firmer pressure while utilising a specific blend of essential oils. Commonly used essential oils include lavender, tea tree, chamomile, bergamot, geranium, lemon, ginger, and cedarwood.

Aromatherapy massage serves a range of purposes, including relaxation, pain management, and mood enhancement, with the addition of essential oils believed to augment these benefits. Generally, aromatherapy massage carries few risks. One consideration is the potential for sensitivity to the essential oils used during the session. To mitigate this risk, massage therapists typically dilute the oils with massage lotion or a carrier oil before applying them to the skin.

 

Pregnancy Massage         

Pregnancy massage, also referred to as prenatal massage, is a specialised form of massage therapy designed to alleviate the physical discomforts and strains associated with pregnancy. This therapeutic approach utilises massage techniques tailored to enhance the well-being of expectant mothers. It proves especially valuable during pregnancy when some medications and treatments may not be deemed safe. The physical changes of pregnancy, such as weight gain and altered posture, can place significant stress on areas like the back, shoulders, neck, and abdominal muscles.

The specific requirements of each pregnant woman guide the selection of bodywork techniques employed during a pregnancy massage. These needs encompass hormonal, emotional, and physical aspects and can evolve as the pregnancy progresses. A prenatal massage predominantly utilizes gentle Swedish massage techniques, which promote muscle relaxation throughout the entire body, aiming to alleviate discomfort and enhance the overall comfort of expectant mothers.

The therapist can employ pregnancy pillows to improve the session, enabling you to comfortably lie on your front, enhancing your overall relaxation and enjoyment of the treatment.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release massage therapy is a specialised form of physical therapy often utilised in the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome, a chronic pain condition triggered by sensitivity and tightness within the myofascial tissues that encompass and support the muscles throughout the body.

This therapy employs a massage technique that specifically targets the alleviation of pain within the myofascial tissues, which are the dense connective tissues responsible for muscle support. During a myofascial release session, the therapist utilises both gentle and firm pressure as well as stretching maneuvers to address tightness, discomfort, and the presence of scar tissue within the fascia. This approach can lead to improvements in range of motion, blood circulation, and overall muscle function.

Throughout a session, the therapist dedicates time to palpating the myofascial tissue to identify areas of heightened stiffness and tightness. These areas often serve as the sources of pain, even if the discomfort is felt in other regions of the body. The therapist repeats the process multiple times on the same trigger point and may address other trigger points until they sense that the tension has been fully released.

 

      

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