This two hour treatment is designed to work through all regions of the body utilising a variety of soft tissue and myofascial techniques. Body patterning in posture and movement can be addressed through musculoskeletal assessment, while all muscles, ligaments and tendons are worked on for the ultimate release in tension. Via a high degree of accuracy, this treatment incorporates yoga stretches and sequences allowing the structures of the whole body to fully relax.
Using remedial techniques such as deep tissue, trigger point therapy and sports based massage, this treatment is adapted to treat issues specific to you. Always working toward your level of depth, you know you can get a good deep massage to unwind. Also ideal in resolving long term chronic problems or acute sports injuries, emphasis is given towards strategies for a lasting change.
Chi Nei Tsang
Originating in the Taoist monastries of China, CNT literally means working the energy of the internal organs. It is primarily an abdominal massage that assists to release excess stagnation, aid in detoxification, improve digestion and stimualte circulation. It also addresses the visceral structures by gentle alignment of internal organs. It can be soothing as well as deep, depending on the intention of the treatment. Very beneficial for elimination, cleanses/colonics, digestive complaints, fatigue and nervous disorders.
This method of massage comes from the work of the legendary Dr Ram Bhosle. It is a gentle vibrational massage technique that balances the natural rhythms of the body and enhances overall health. An ancient indian practice that was brought to light in the 1930’s, it uses elemental touch, tuning forks and other tools to align the body and mind. It effectively tunes the person as if they were a musical instrument from subtle movements and entrainment from the practitioner.
Manual lymphatic drainage is a technique of massge that uses delicate, circular strokes to stimulate lymph flow. It encourages the natural drainage of lymph back to the cardiovascular system and uses a specific amount of pressure along the lymphatic channels and nodes. Recognised as a primary tool in managing lymphodema, MLD is very helpful with swelling post surgery as well as with sprains and circulatory impairment. It also is recommeded for detoxing and supporting the immune system.
Head and Neck Release
This treatment is ideal for people who have headaches, jaw pain and chronic neck issues. Employing myofascial release and osteopathic techniques such as MET and craniosacral holds, it facilitates a deep release of neck tension and other holding patterns. Very accurate touch to points along all muscles of the neck, jaw and skull, enable a new freedom of movement and reduction in pain.
This approach utilises acupuncture needles at specific locations throughout the body to release pain and tension. It works on the theory of Myofascial triggerpoints, which are tight bands of muscle tissue that result from injury or over use. Muscles and tendons benefit from this treatment when there is acute pain. Dry needling allows the muscles to let go by interrupting nerve signals and increasing endorphine responses. It has excellent outcomes for longstanding musculoskeletal problems.