Proven results for pain relief and injury prevention
 
Body maintenance and injury prevention

Body maintenance and injury prevention

 

Remedial Massage is the direct manipulation of soft tissues of the body. It aids in the healing and repair processes, it restores structural balance and prevents a recurrence of the problem.
Remedial Massage can help to heal an injury and it is also extremely useful in preventing the injury from re-occurring. This is done by using specialised massage techniques to manipulate  soft tissues of the body.

Remedial Massage can help with an enormous range of complaints such as relieving stress and tension and there are many techniques that are used as tools to effectively release muscle tension or trigger points for most areas of the body.  The side lying position is very beneficial to access muscles from a different direction. It can be used to release tight muscles in the hips and help with lower back pain and Sciatica.
The side lying position is also recommended for people that struggle to lay face down for a prolonged time.

Price list

1 hour $100

1 1/2 hour $150

Balancing your nervous system will relieve stress

Balancing your nervous system will relieve stress

Everyone is better with Bowen technique! Bowen can profoundly help most people. Comments such as The Bowen Technique is possibly the greatest discovery ever in health care are born out by the amazing results obtained throughout the world by this non-invasive, all embracing modality.

Testimonials

"After months of struggling with plantar fasciitis the Bowen technique made a huge difference to the pain I was feeling in my heel. A few days after my first treatment, I was able to wear a pair of heels to lunch and after my second treatment I am ready to try a short run. This is after 7 weeks of no running. I highly recommend this treatment."

Leanne Eldridge - ultra marathon runner

The Bowen technique is a non-invasive soft tissue therapy. It deliver signals to the nervous system at specific locations (on muscles, tendons, ligaments, or nerves), and the body responds in its own time, within its vital capacity. While there are a few, very specific situations in which a particular 'procedure' is contraindicated, Bowen Technique is appropriate for people of all ages, in all degrees of health. The Bowen Technique moves are gentle, but purposeful, and can be done through light clothing. Between each set of moves, the practitioner pauses for as many minutes as are needed for the client's body to begin responding and the nervous system begins to adjust the tension level in the body.

Bowen can profoundly help with:

  • Acute and chronic pain with musculo-skeletal or neurologic origins

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Hip problems

  • Pelvic imbalances

  • Leg length discrepancy

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome/arm pain

  • Repetitive strain injury

  • Back and neck pain

  • Shoulder/frozen shoulder

  • Hamstring, groin strains

  • Restless leg syndrome

  • Bunions & foot/big toe problems

  • Neck conditions such as whiplash

  • Cranial conditions

  • Migraines / headaches

  • Sinus issues

  • Spinal conditions

  • Kyphosis

  • Lordosis

  • Scoliosis

  • Lumbago

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Sciatica

  • Digestive and intestinal issues

  • Constipation

  • Bedwetting or incontinence

  • Infertility

  • Hormonal imbalances

  • Respiratory conditions such as asthma

  • Jaw / TMJ issues

  • Clicking jaw

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Leg and foot pain

  • Heel pain

  • Heel spurs

  • Arthritis

  • Depression and stress

  • Breast Pain

  • Accident injuries and sporting injuries

  • Sacro iliac pain and imbalances

  • Coccyx pain

  • Menstrual, fertility and menopausal conditions

  • Pregnancy, before the birth to help the body go through all it's changes and help prepare for the labour, during to assist labour, after, for quicker recovery time.

  • New born baby,

  • Crankiness, colic, projectile vomiting, crying and not sleeping

Rather than focusing on a single complaint, Bowen Technique addresses the entire body, by restoring balance via the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The ANS controls over 80% of bodily functions and is very susceptible to external stressors. Most people today live in a constant state of high stress and sympathetic ANS over-stimulation (fight, flight or freeze mode). Healing can occur only after the ANS shifts from sympathetic to parasympathetic dominance (rest, relax and repair mode). Bowen Technique enables that shift. During a session, the client often drops into deep relaxation or falls asleep, and loud peristalsis may be heard. Both of these changes are indications of a profound release from stress and a shift towards parasympathetic influence. This shift could explain, in part, the common observation that a Bowen Technique session seems to reactivate the recovery process in situations where healing from trauma, sickness or surgery has stalled or reached a plateau.

 - taken from Bowtech website

Price list

$80

 
Let yourself go with in the aromas of your unique essential oil blend

Let yourself go with in the aromas of your unique essential oil blend

 

Working on many levels simultaneously, Aromatherapy massage is very relaxing and eases stress and tension in the body and mind. It promotes healthy sleep patterns and can be extremely effective in treating emotional imbalance, including depression.

Aromatherapy is the art and science of using therapeutic essential oils in order to promote and maintain physical and emotional health and wellbeing.

Professional Aromatherapists are skilled and highly trained health practitioners who possess an extensive knowledge of up to 100 different essential oils and know the best method of application to ensure safe, effective treatment outcomes which are tailored to individual needs.

Essential oils are dynamic and chemically complex substances, which all possess a vibrant quality and distinctive fragrance.  Pure essential oils can be up to 70 times more concentrated than the original plant source and absorption into the bloodstream commences within a fraction of a second of application.

Aromatherapy massage is designed to maximise the benefits of essential oils by using a combination of different movements and techniques such as lymphatic drainage which facilities and assists the elimination of toxins, and Swedish massage techniques that improve circulation, increase mobility and reduce pain.

 The unique and complex combination of chemicals in the individual essential oils are transported throughout the body via the bloodstream, enhancing the body’s own healing mechanisms and then eliminated without leaving harmful residue or creating unwelcome side effects.

 
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Do you need help to get back on track with your health? Do you suffer from symptoms of stress, lack of sleep or just busy life overwhelm?

Naturopathy follows simple nature cures and aims to educate you about our body's innate healing ability.

You will leave with increased awareness and simple tools to mange your own health long-term.
Naturopathy can be applied to almost all aspects of health: symptoms of stress, insomnia or poor sleep, IBS, digestive upset, children's behavioural issues, poor immunity, skin issues such as acne and eczema, pre-conception care, pregnancy, post-natal care, joint and muscle pain, chemical sensitivities and chronic fatigue.

Christine is a nutritionist and naturopath with over 20 years experience.

Having suffered from debilitating eczema through childhood, then chronic fatigue for 3 years in early motherhood, Christine comes equipped with real life experience and an understanding of what it is like to be out of balance.

She is passionate about educating people back to health, using simple nature cures of; good nutrition, sleep and stress management and healthy nature and social connections. Christine uses tools of iridology, pathology referrals, Astrology, meditation training and life experience to get to the root cause of a person's dis-ease.

Initial consultation 60 mins: $80 plus any recommended nutritional or herbal supplements (at less than retail prices).

Follow up 30 mins $45.

Christine practices at Freshwater Massage and Wellness Centre on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Please call to book an appointment for a Naturopathy consultation.

 
 
 
Connect and balance your inner self with reiki

Connect and balance your inner self with reiki

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If someone's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
A reiki treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.

Pricelist

75 minutes $125

 

Hot Stones Massage

The healing power of nature, nurture and basalt stones

The healing power of nature, nurture and basalt stones

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Hot stone massage is a speciality massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated basalt stones as an extension of their hands. The heat can be deeply relaxing and help to warm and release tight muscles allowing the therapist to work the muscles without applying deep pressure. The warmth of the stones improves circulation and lymphatic drainage and calms the nervous system.

Heat is soothing and relaxing to the muscles and this in turn calms the nervous system allowing for a faster and deeper sense of relaxation. Muscles that are warmed first are easier to work into without causing as much discomfort. This means a deep tissue massage without the need to be as painful.

A lot of sweeping movements are used with the stones and also with hands and forearms flushing the lymphatic system and improving circulation. The lymphatic system is the system that clears metabolic waste from the cells. Sluggish lymph flow has been attributed to an increase in snoring, weight and cellulite issues, water retention, impaired organ functioning and many more issues.

The stones are heated in water in an electrical heating device. The therapist will always hold the stones first before placing them on your body to ensure the temperature will not be too hot. However, everyone has their own comfort range so be sure to let the therapist know if the stones are too hot for you.The massage therapist will often begin by first applying oil to the body to enable the stones to glide smoothly over the muscles. Once the stones have relaxed the muscles the therapist may put down the stones and use his/her hands to directly massage the body. Hot stones may also be placed on the body and left for a short period of time.

 
Being cared for and nursed with Holistic Reflexology

Being cared for and nursed with Holistic Reflexology

This gentle therapy involves stimulating and massaging specific points on the feet, hands and ears to bring the body back into balance. Clients usually attain a very high level of relaxation during the treatment with many drifting off to sleep.

Our Holistic Reflexology treatment has been developed by our head reflexologist, Samantha Nichols. Each session includes a detailed health consultation, relaxing footbath, prescriptive reflexology treatment and a heavenly foot and leg massage. Reiki, guided meditation, crystal healing and therapeutic grade essential oils are all incorporated into our reflexology treatments.

Reflexology can be undertaken purely for relaxation or to assist with managing specific health conditions such as stress, anxiety, sleep disorders, musculoskeletal pain, supporting digestive health and hormone balancing. This ancient therapy is deeply relaxing and a real treat for people of all ages so give it a try.

Children's reflexology and family reflexology is also available on request.

Please note that reflexology is unsuitable if you have:

  • deep vein thrombosis

  • cellulitis

  • an unstable pregnancy, especially in the 1st trimester or history thereof

  • a fever or infectious disease

  • have just eaten a heavy meal

If you are unsure about your suitability to having a reflexology treatment, please check with your medical practitioner or ring our clinic for further details.

 
 
 
Fall in love with this detailed therapy

Fall in love with this detailed therapy

 

This gentle therapy involves stimulating and massaging specific points on the feet, hands and ears to bring the body back into balance. Clients usually attain a very high level of relaxation during the treatment with many drifting off to sleep.

Our Holistic Reflexology treatment has been developed by our head reflexologist, Samantha Nichols. Each session includes a detailed health consultation, relaxing footbath, prescriptive reflexology treatment and a heavenly foot and leg massage. Reiki, guided meditation, crystal healing and therapeutic grade essential oils are all incorporated into our reflexology treatments.

Reflexology can be undertaken purely for relaxation or to assist with managing specific health conditions such as stress, anxiety, sleep disorders, musculoskeletal pain, supporting digestive health and hormone balancing. This ancient therapy is deeply relaxing and a real treat for people of all ages so give it a try.

Children's reflexology and family reflexology is also available on request.

Please note that reflexology is unsuitable if you have:

  • deep vein thrombosis

  • cellulitis

  • an unstable pregnancy, especially in the 1st trimester or history thereof

  • a fever or infectious disease

  • have just eaten a heavy meal

 
 

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