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Our qualified massage therapists are trained in various massage modalities and each of them have many years of experience. You don’t have to make a choice from the below list if you are not sure which technique suits you as our massage therapists are happy to discuss tailoring your massage experience to your exact requirements.

Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage is a therapeutic massage technique administered by a qualified massage therapist. It is the application of pressure to manipulate the soft tissue and muscle fibres in order to promote healing.  The therapist will adjust the amount of pressure used to the client’s tolerance and comfort and usually oil is applied. Passive stretching moves are also employed. It can be used to target a specific area of the body that is injured or impaired or it can be a full body massage. The experienced practitioner may offer to incorporate other release techniques into the massage. Remedial massage is effective for general aches and specific pain as well as soft tissue injury. (Uli, Teena, Klara, Paul, Su)

Sports Massage

Sports massage is specifically tailored to the physically active. It is not meant to be a relaxing massage and indeed can become quite vigorous at times and may employ passive and active stretching. It is helpful for pre & post event as well as sporting injuries. Sports massage is not only utilised by professional and amateur athletes, it can benefit anyone of all ages that exercises, even if it is only mild exercise such as regular walking. (Teena, Klara, Su, Paul, Uli–gentle)

Lymphatic Drainage

The Lymphatic system is our front line of defence in fighting infections, detoxifying the body and transporting metabolic wastes, excess water, bacteria and toxins out of the body. The lymph glands (at neck, armpits, groin, etc.) are connected by a broad network of vessels. Lymphatic fluid is transported around the body by muscular movement as there is no “heart” to pump it.  Lymphatic Drainage is a specific technique used in aiding the movement of lymph around the body and drainage through the glands. It is useful for anyone experiencing excess fluid or swelling, recovering from colds and infections, low immunity, swollen nodes, the physically inactive, post surgically or for those that have had their nodes removed. It can be a whole-body treatment or used for specific areas, especially post-surgery. It is also very relaxing for the nervous system.
( Klara )

Bowen Technique

The Bowen Technique is a cross fibre muscle release technique resulting in a deep sense of overall relaxation. There are regular pauses between the series of gentle moves to give the body the required time to allow the body to reset itself. Bowen Technique is very effective for muscular-skeletal problems, including ankle, knee, lower back and neck pain, dizziness, repetitive stress injury (RSI), whiplash, many muscle or joint pains of unknown origin and headache. (Uli)

Relaxation Massage

Relaxation Massage is a system of long and short strokes and kneading applying pressure to the muscles, rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. The professional therapist will ask for the client’s feedback in order to moderate the pressure so it is in no way painful or over stimulating. Once the pressure is adjusted to the individual, the rhythmic and even massaging through the muscles enhances the deeply relaxing effect. Relaxation Massage is soothing, relaxing and calms all the senses, body and mind. Some other benefits include increased circulation without increased heart load, skin stimulation and soothing of the nervous system. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested as part of a regular program for stress management. To spend an hour with a skilled practitioner is of great help during a busy working week, after a long-haul flight, when having to use repetitive postural functions or any time you are in need of some extra TLC (Teena, Uli, Klara, Paul, Su)

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It is designed to reach the deep sections of thick muscles, specifically the individual muscle fibres to relieve severe tension in the muscle, connective tissue or fascia. (Teena, Klara, Su, Paul)

Trigger Point

Trigger points are areas of hyper-irritability in the soft tissue structure. These can be acute sources of pain or latent, unnoticed by the client until pressure is applied by the practitioner. Trigger points are manifested as small contraction knots in the muscles that control the state of contraction. If active they may cause muscle spasm and referred pain. Treatment consists of physical therapy, manipulation and stretching. A firm finger pressure is applied by the practitioner, who is able to locate the specific points causing pain and restricted movement. These may often be located in places different to where the client actually feels the pain. (Teena, Klara, Paul)

Hot Stone Massage

aids the client to experience deep relaxation. The therapist places heated basalt stones on the body’s acupressure points. A series of massage techniques are used with the therapist holding smooth stones and applying essential oils to work away muscle tension. Being an extremely gentle and soothing technique it is ideal for those suffering arthritis or those sensitive to pain. The deep sense of relaxation it gives has wonderful benefits for not only muscle tension but for any stress conditions and anxiety. There is an additional $6 fee for equipment. (Teena, Su)

Indian Head Massage

Indian head massage includes massage of the shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp, face and ears. It is based on the traditional form of Champi (head massage) practised in India for over 1,000 years.  It is a wonderfully relaxing therapy. The massage is soothing and very effective, without the need to undress or use oils. It can provide relief from aches and pains, stress symptoms, insomnia, stimulate hair and scalp, and is designed to give you a deep sense of peace, calm and tranquillity. (Teena, Klara)

Ortho-Bionomy ®

During an Ortho-Bionomy session you remain fully clothed. No oil is used. The practitioner does an assessment to determine structural balance and freedom of movement in joints. Instead of massage strokes, gentle movement, positioning, and holding are used to release patterns of tension in the body. Other techniques might include gentle isometrics to engage muscles and further their release as well as posture exercises to increase awareness. Although very gentle and often subtle, Ortho-bionomy is very deep in it’s effect. (Uli)

Reflexology

Reflexology involves applying gentle pressure to the feet, hands, or ears with specific thumb, finger and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on the belief that there is a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet, hands and ears and that physically working on these points may benefit the corresponding areas of the body.  When applying this method (most commonly to the feet) the Reflexologist palpates the feet to identify tender areas then applies specific massage techniques to these tender zones. Their goal is to not just benefit the feet but to promote overall health of the body. (Uli, Teena)

Pranic Technique

The Pranic Technique does not involve physically touching the body as the Pranic Practitioner works with the energy body or aura. Developed by Master Choa Kok Sui to utilise Prana (Sanskrit for life-force) to balance, harmonise and transform the body’s energy processes. It focuses on the belief that energetic disruptions to the aura manifest as problems in the physical body and emotions and all aspects of life. The practitioner employs a technique called “sweeping” to remove blockages and stagnant energy before giving fresh energy to the recipient. (Teena)

Children’s Massage

Massage techniques can be adapted in order to accommodate the particular physical requirements of young children. Massage is often helpful for growing pains, recovering from injury and generalised muscle tension. We can also provide pre and post event massage for the sporty teenager. (Uli, Klara, Teena)

Pregnancy Massage

Massage is an extremely effective and relaxing way to deal with the general aches and pains that can be experienced in the later stages of pregnancy. Extra care is taken when positioning the pregnant woman for her massage.
(Teena, Uli, Klara, Su, Paul)

We also provide the following techniques:

  • Assisted Stretching (Paul)
  • Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapy (Su)
  • Cross Fibre Mobilisation Technique (Klara)
  • Deep Tissue Massage (Teena, Klara, Su, Paul)
  • Fieldenkrais (Su)
  • Muscle Energy Technique (Klara)
  • Myofascial Release (Su)
  • Ortho-Bionomy® (Uli )
  • Rehabilitation (Paul)
  • Rolfing / Structural Integration (Su)
  • Sports Injuries (Paul )
  • Sports Event Preparation ( Paul )
  • Swedish Massage (Uli)
  • Table Shiatsu (Su)
  • Therapeutic Exercise (Paul)

…and non massage techniques:

  • Pranic Technique (Teena)
  • Reiki (Su)