We have a variety of massage services that we provide here at Floreat as well as a variety of therapists. We try to cater as much as we can to suit your needs and welcome any feedback you may have for us.
See 'Service/Prices' for all our pricing on massage services.
‘Remedial massage is the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management, It is designed to balance muscle/soft tissue length, tension, tone which will in turn promote the return to normal joint/capsular/bone position; increase the flow of blood and lymph, particularly in the injured areas, thus removing blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions resulting from injury.’ *
*Medibank Private’s definition of Remedial Massage 2012
Trigger Point/Deep Tissue
A Trigger Point massage is a deep tissue massage that focuses on specific areas and points of the body, instead of just massaging the whole body. The therapist will try to pinpoint the problem muscle and use deep pressure to try and relax it.
‘A Trigger Point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain within other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example may reduce referral pain in the neck, that was then causing a headache’
‘Deep tissue and trigger point massages are very similar. The difference is that deep tissue massage uses various traditional massage techniques to work the tissue, whereas trigger point massage is literally looking to manipulate or press on that one point that relieves tension in an entire area (perhaps not even nearby).’ *lifehacker.com
Relaxation massages are simply all about relaxing! It is perfect for de-stressing or if you are just looking to pamper yourself.
‘The treatment consists of flowing strokes, kneading and gentle manipulations of the muscles performed at your chosen pressure. It is a pain free way to relax both your muscles and your mind.’ *Physio Works Website, Oct 23, 2014
A Magnesium Massage is when our therapists will use magnesium products such as oils and gels instead of white oil. The magnesium helps relax your muscles further and is great for anyone who suffers from cramps and various other problems (ask reception for brochure).
extra $10.00 - foot bath flakes included
‘Cranio-sacral therapy is a gentle, noninvasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. This therapy seeks to restore the natural position of the bones and can decrease stress from chronic injuries as well as provide relief from migraine headaches, neck and back pain, temporomandibular joint disorder (the inflammation of the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull) and more.’ *Massage Envy Website 2015
Indian Head Massage
A Indian Head Massage is 30 minutes of pure bliss! Lying on your back, you will receive a neck and shoulders massage, followed my a head/scalp massage and finishing with a face message using moisturiser. Perfect for people who suffer from headaches!
Aromatherapy is when essential oils of your choosing (or one of our blends) are used during your massage instead of just white oil. It can help assist you in relaxing further during your massage or is great just as an added treat! *extra $5.00
There are many benefits associated with having a massage whilst pregnant. Here at Floreat, we like to recommend not having a massage within the first trimester (12 weeks) just as a precaution.
During the second trimester, we prefer to use a lighter pressure and can go deeper during the third trimester. We have two pregnancy pillows here at the clinic (small and large) that make it possible and comfortable for you to be able to lie on your stomach throughout the whole massage. Having a massage while pregnant is great for relaxing tension and muscles and can help relieve pains you may be feeling as well as reducing swelling. It helps increase blood circulation and oxygen in the blood which is good for mother and baby. It helps de-stress and stimulates the release of endorphins.
*Magnesium massages and products are fantastic and safe to use during all stages of pregnancy!
Myofascial Release is a soft tissue therapy that focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness. It may be beneficial if you have lost ‘flexibility or function following an injury or if experiencing ongoing back, shoulder, hip, or any area containing soft tissue. Myofascial Release can also help treat carpal tunnel syndrome and fibromyalgia.’ *Spine Health Website