Superficial massage movements that stimulate circulation, and can help to alleviate stress and anxiety, and improve quality of sleep.
A deeper, more therapeutic technique often used in the treatment of a specific injury or complaint. Remedial massage is used to increase range of movement, decrease pain, and improve tone and function of muscles. It promotes circulation, allowing faster healing of muscles and other soft tissues.
Yarraville Health Group massage therapists all provide specialised massage for pregnant women, with a specific pregnancy table available that caters for all stages of pregnancy. Pregnancy Massage is massage therapy specifically tailored to the expectant mother’s needs. The mother’s body is properly positioned and supported during the massage, and the use of specialised pregnancy pillows and padding allows the client to be face down during the treatment to maximise comfort. Massage during pregnancy can alleviate general postural stiffness and muscle strains often seen with the ongoing changes of the pregnant body. Pregnancy massage has been found to reduce stress and anxiety, decrease swelling in the arms and legs, stimulate circulation, and promote better sleep.
MTPs are an extremely common cause of pain. Tender when pressed upon, trigger points cause a shortening of the muscle fibres, and have a special property called referred pain. This means that a trigger point in one muscle can create pain in another area. For example, MTPs can exist in neck and shoulder musculature and may produce headaches, arm pain and other nerve disturbances. Trigger Point Pressure Release involves applying pressure with a finger or other instrument to the trigger point and increasing the pressure as the trigger point “releases” and softens. There are a number of variations on this technique and a skilled practitioner will choose which is right for each patient and muscle treated.
Generally, a more invigorating style of massage focusing on treating soft tissue aches and injuries. Sports massage helps reduce muscle stiffness and tightness, increases mobility and flexibility, and aids in reducing injury during exercise. This leads to enhanced performance and improved exercise recovery. Sports massage can be incorporated as a part of your training regime.
This technique realigns and rebalances the muscles and connective tissue, stimulating energy and circulatory flow and enabling the body to heal itself. A series of transverse muscle and connective movements enables effective treatment of a wide range of musculo-skeletal and organic disorders.
*appointments with Darren Salerno only
A very specific and gentle massage technique that assists with stagnant lymph flow. It aids with the drainage of swollen or congested areas of the body by allowing lymph to be filtered of toxins and other debris (detoxification). Lymph can stagnate from stress, food additives, poor diet, chemical overloading, obesity, fatigue or damage to lymph vessels. This in turn leads to the body not eliminating wastes properly. The lymphatic system is an important part of the immune system that is often overlooked in healthcare. MLD has been shown to be vital in pre and post-surgery in accelerating healing time.
*appointments with Sandra Zerial only
An ancient Chinese method using glass cups and a flame to create suction. The vacuum from Chinese cupping can encourage blood flow, improve circulation and Qi flow, release blockages, loosen muscles and fascia, relieve back pain, and encourage recovery.
In addition, cupping can be helpful in cases of chronic pain, migraine and headaches, and general detoxification.
Cupping can be incorporated into your massage session.
* appointments with Sandra Zerial only
Rebates are available via various health funds.