MASSAGE: TREAT MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN
Massage is a wonderful treatment, both therapeutically and for general relaxation. It can be helpful in addressing pain associated with muscular tension, work-related stress, general muscle tension, shoulder pain, headaches, migraines, repetitive strain injury, whiplash and injuries sustained from sports or dancing.
Whether you’ve got particular problem areas or just need all over stress relief, our Gold Coast massage therapists offer a wide range of treatment options.
Massage has been used for centuries to alleviate pain and tension in the body. It brings blood flow into the fascia (coating around the muscles) and the muscles which encourages the release of tension and helps to increase lymphatic flow. A variety of techniques are used to release muscle knots and increase mobility.
Our Gold Coast massage therapists will work with you to identify any areas of focus and seek your preferences on pressure. With a wealth of experience and multiple techniques, they are adept at addressing pain and work closely with the osteopath and chiropractic team.
Massage therapy is extremely beneficial to people leading busy lifestyles suffering from what is now commonly encountered work related stress. Massage will not only aid with mental relaxation but will assist in the relief of physical symptoms including back and neck pain that comes from sitting for an extended period of time at a desk or from physical labour.
Many people wait until they are already in pain or suffering spinal injuries before turning to massage, but why let it get that bad? Regular massage maintenance will help to increase your overall sense of wellbeing for optimum physical and mental health which in turn will help you to achieve your fitness goals.
Types Of Treatment
Depending on whether you’re looking for therapeutic or relaxation massages, our Gold Coast massage therapists provide a range of different services. We also offer 15 to 60 minute back massages as a prelude to chiropractic. The massage therapist will focus on the areas of your neck or back that the chiropractor will be adjusting.
An advanced therapeutic system generally used for the treatment of chronic conditions that help to relieve deep tissue adhesion, muscle tension and painful symptoms of chronic diseases such as arthritis, tendonitis, TMJ and sciatica. No oil is used. Myotherapy can be an aid to improve posture and can help to restore soft tissue structure.
Remedial or Sports
Targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue and works to heat muscles and tendons that are damaged, impaired or knotted. Deep tissue massage is used to help relieve chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or recovery from injury. Generally requires a firmer pressure to access deeper tension. Passive stretching moves are also employed.
Pregnancy certified massage therapists know the correct way to position and support the woman’s body during the massage, and how to modify techniques. Pregnancy massage is used to help reduce stress, decrease swelling, relieve aches and pains, anxiety and depression. The massage is customised to your individual needs.
Aligns the energies of the body using gentle pressure on specific points through gentle compressions applied with the hands and feet. Allied with yoga stretching movements, this massage will help to adjust the skeletal structure, increase flexibility, relieve muscular and joint tension, stimulate internal organs and balance the body’s energy system.
A form of Japanese bodywork that uses localised finger pressure in a rhythmic sequence on acupuncture meridians. It can be quite an intense form of massage as the therapist uses thumbs, elbows, forearms, feet and knees to apply pressure on the body. This is combined with stretches, joint rotations and joint movement to give an all-over treatment.
Add your choice of aromatherapy oil to the oil blend used in your Swedish massage to enliven the senses and enhance relaxation. Aromatherapy oils can either relax or uplift depending on your preference. This massage treatment is particularly suited to stress-related conditions or conditions with an emotional component.
Heated stones are used as a massage utensil as well as placed on certain points on the body to warm and loosen tight muscles and balance energy centres. The warmth is very comforting and this form of massage is deeply relaxing. Hot stone massage is good for people who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage.
A gentle massage to alleviate the surface tension in the body, this is a wonderful choice for relaxation and general stress relief. It can be either slow and gentle or more vigorous depending on your preference. If you prefer a firmer pressure, the remedial or sports massage would be better suited.
Pressure is applied to certain points on the foot that correspond to organs and systems in the body. Certain points can be painful if there is tightness or tension in the feet. Reflexology is very relaxing, especially for people who stand on their feet all day or just have tired, achy feet.