Proven results for pain relief and injury prevention

We use a combination of massage techniques to:

  • Relieve pain and tension experienced throughout pregnancy
  • Assists in maintaining good posture
  • Reduces leg cramps
  • Relieve headaches and sinus congestion
  • Increases flexibility
  • Assists sleeping

We use a special pregnancy massage table that allow women to lay in the most comfortable position.

Women who prefer a different position can be on their side and pillows are used to support the belly to enhance comfort. The belly bag can also be used for side-lying massage.

Pregnancy Massage has been proven to reduce stress hormones and can increases the hormones which tend to be low in women who are depressed. There is often an improvement in general mood following a massage. Massage provides an opportunity to rest that  can help rejuvenate Pregnant women.

Pregnancy Massage can help relieve the everyday discomforts of pregnancy such as an aching neck, sore back, and heaviness in the pelvic bones, leg cramps, swelling of the ankles and feet and oedema (fluid retention) and can be particularly helpful for women who experience sciatic nerve pain.

Prices:

1hour $100

Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers can be purchased over the phone. Please call 0284597492

Contraindications to Pregnancy Massage:

  • A women in any of these categories should obtain a release from her primary health care provider before receiving massage:
  • High risk pregnancy
  • Miscarried in previous pregnancy
  • Heart or pulmonary problems
  • The woman is carrying multiple pregnancy
  • The woman is under the age of 20 or over the age of 35
  • Asthmatic
  • The woman has been exposed to illegal drugs

Testimonial

“I recently had a pregnancy massage with Esti. I like a strong massage, and find it frustrating than when I am pregnant I either get denied a massage or get soft feathery rubbing. I went to see Esti and she gave me a nice relaxing treatment with the benefits of a good therapeutic remedial massage. The treatment was what I was looking for and I left feeling blissed out”

Elissa Koskinen – Yoga Instructor, Massage therapist , Mother

The Belly Bag  is used when women are not comfortable to lay on their stomachs.

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.

Myofascial Release

Follows a specific application that the therapist applies on to the client in order for it to work. Unlike most massage were oil is used on the client, the myofascial therapist applies a small amount of balm to their elbow/ hand/ knuckles instead. The MFR therapist sinks into the tissue, wait for the tissue to melt and then follow the release of the tissue. Sometimes a release can take up 3-5 minutes. The picture below demonstrates the use of the knuckles to release the upper trapezius.

The Concept of Fascia    
The Fascial system  is connective tissue that surrounds every muscle, nerve, bone, blood vessel, organ, system and cell of the body. Therefore it has the potential to influence all of the above, because the fascial system ultimately determines the length and function of the body’s system. MFR is ultimately a connective tissue massage.

Theory of Myofascial Release

If we look at the myofascial system as a the body wearing a fascial sweater, then a fascial restriction in one area will strain areas away from the restriction and cause abnormal movement patterns in which can lead up to pain, joint compression and increase risk of injury. Therefore, by applying MFR we increase the range of motion, decrease fascial restrictions and restore normal structural and functional integrity.

Price list

1 hour $100

1 1/2 hour $150

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Bowen Technique

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

 
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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 
 

Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine which originated in China over 5000 years ago. This science and art of healing has become widely accepted over the past three decades and has now been established as a profession in Australia and proved to be a safe and effective form of natural healing which has the following major benefits:

  • drug-free pain relief
  • prevention against disease
  • treats the cause as well as the symptoms
  • holistic approach to illness, linking body, mind and emotions
  • effectively treats many common ailments

How does it work?

The goal of acupuncture therapy is to establish a healthier state of body function and to increase the capacity to cope with stress. The human body can be likened to a highly complex electrical circuit and like any electrical circuit it must be kept in good working order if it is to function effectively.

To maintain good health, it is essential for the body's energy, as well as the blood, to circulate in a continuous and unobstructed manner. The pathways through which the energy flows are called meridians and these circulate through the organs and tissues of the body.
The energy which flows along the meridians is called Qi (Chi). These meridians were mapped out by the ancient Chinese. Modern technological methods such as Kirlian photography, electronic, and thermal readings are now being used to detect these meridians.

There are over 506 acupuncture points that lie along the meridians, by stimulating these points with needles the quality and quantity of energy (Qi) and fluids can be normalised. Often an area or acupuncture point is warmed and stimulated by a Chinese herb, this process is called Moxibustion. Suction cups and massage may also be utilised to enhance the treatment.

Price list

Initial Consulation and on-going acupuncture $80

Acupuncture 5-pack $350

 
 

Our Meditation Groups are not running until further notice.

Take a moment to a moment to disconnect from the world and its troubles and honor the spirit that you are. Meditation brings new energy, vitality, vision and clarity into your life. This will be a fortnightly class to begin with on wed nights.

 
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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

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a safe, drug free way of dealing with things that are going on in your life. Things that need to be sorted out.

By learning more about yourself, you gain the ability to release negative emotions and at the same time identify hidden strengths that we sometimes forget we have.
Sometimes we have uncomfortable feelings that originated a long time ago, at a time when we didn’t have the resources to deal with them.

Hypnotherapy helps you to get to the cause of the emotions, deal with them and bring in the required resources so that there are more options, more ways to handle similar situations and feelings as they arise. At all times you are in control of yourself, even though you are allowing your unconscious mind, your inner mind as I call it, to be accessed.

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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.

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Dry needling is an effective and efficient technique for the treatment of muscular pain and myofascial dysfunction.  Dry needling or intramuscular stimulation (IMS) is a technique developed by Dr. Chan Gunn and is extremely effective for relaxing overactive muscles, which contain trigger points.

In simple terms, the treatment involves needling of a muscle's trigger points without injecting any substance.

The approach is based on Western anatomical and neurophysiological principles. It should not to be confused with the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) technique of acupuncture. However, since the same filiment needles are used in both dry needling and acupuncture, the confusion is understandable.

Please note: 
Dry needling is used as part of the remedial massage and not on its own. Tomomi Adare is our Dry Needling Therapi