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Remedial, Relaxation, Pregnancy and Sports Massage and Lymphatic Drainage
Remedial massage is a specific body working style that focuses on the assessment of bodies, observing changes over time and creating treatments tailored to the presenting complaints.
Remedial encourages the healing of injured soft tissue, such as muscles, tendons and ligaments. To achieve this a mechanical action must be created by moving the muscles, fascia and other soft tissues of the body around, using a collection of stretching techniques such as: trigger point work, joint mobilisation, myofascial release, deep tissue techniques and also a selection of home-care stretches and strengthening exercises that will increase the speed of recovery.
Beyond a physical level, Remedial massage works in reduction of stress, alleviation of anxiety and evokes positive emotional releases by stimulating the autonomic nervous system, which in return slows breathing, reduces our heart-rate and eases digestive processes.
Not only does Remedial Massage provokes experiences of being nurtured and grounded, it can also provide specific treatments such as:
– Sports massage – enhances pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance.
– Pregnancy massage – reducing general pregnancy: aching neck, heavy pelvic bone, leg cramps and swelling of the ankles and feet.
– Lymphatic drainage massage – gentle, rhythmical massage treatment that stimulates circulation of lymph fluid which rapidly speeds the removal of wastes and toxins and boosts your immune system.
Lomilomi massage – with Franca Hanane
Lomilomi is a healing massage that is deeply nurturing and relaxing. It takes place in a warm room. Using organic coconut oil and long, rhythmical strokes over and under the body which are said to emulate the swell of the ocean, this massage technique encourages the body to open up and naturally release deeply held tensions, of a physical, mental, spiritual and energetic nature.
As the mind and body deepen into a state of receptivity, the conscious mind is able to access collective and universal information, promoting inner shifts and heightened awareness to occur in a safe and gentle way.
It is in this deep space, that healing at the cellular level can occur. As the body relaxes further, the brain waves are altered to theta and sometimes to delta where the body’s innate capacity to heal is naturally activated. It is a beautiful process that offers a luxurious and wholesome experience.
Our Lomilomi massage therapist Franca provides professional counselling support before and after each massage thus allowing each session to be wholly meaningful and integrated. Her massages have been described as unique, spiritual, deeply relaxing and transformative.
Head, Neck and Upper Body – with Franca Hanane
A quiet and nurturing massage you can fit into your day that will support you to rest well and bring a renewed approach to managing daily stressors.
45 minutes – $80
Concentrating on the facial muscles and scalp, the neck, upper back and shoulders.
Here, the Hawaiian Lomilomi Massage principle of nurture is concentrated around the top part of the body where issues of insomnia, anxiety, jaw clenching, night time teeth grinding, tensions, worry, overwhelm and other emotional and mental issues become stored. Massaging the muscles and the fascia helps restore ease of facial muscle movement, reduces headaches and tightness in the neck, improves ease of expression and promotes calm. The flow on effect on the spine and lower back promotes a sense of connectivity to the rest of your body leaving you feeling balanced, whilst the emotional and mental release restores your energy and optimism, optimizes your ability to think clearly and activates self care at a deep level.
Deep Relaxation Massage* – with Franca Hanane
1 hour – $95
In keeping with the principles of Hawaiian philosophy and practice this massage provides you with a deeply nurturing experience to relax and align you whilst fitting in with your daily routine and when time is of the essence.
* For returning clients who have experience at least two 2hr Lomilomi sessions with me
For more information on what Franca can do for you, call 0419 811 866 or head to Facebook
Showering facilities available on request upon booking – Conditions apply.