Massage

Are you tired, sore and stressed out?
Most people would agree a massage makes them feel good. But many probably wouldn't realise exactly how good a regular massage is for their overall health. How about if they knew massage could improve performance, aid recovery, prevent and eliminate injuries, reduce stress and even enhance metabolism and circulation! With so many alternative health treatments available it's little wonder people get confused about where to go when they're not feeling the best. But, while new health therapies continue to emerge, think about this the Chinese began using massage to heal the human body as long ago as 5,000BC and it's still being used today. Now there has to be something to be said for that. 

Massage has so many other benefits;

  • Increase the blood's oxygen capacity by 10-15%
  • Help loosen contracted, shortened muscles and stimulate weak, flaccid muscles. This muscle "balancing" can even help posture and promote more efficient movement
  • Speed recovery from exercise-induced fatigue
  • Increase production of gastric juices, saliva and urine
  • Increase excretion of nitrogen, inorganic phosphorus, and sodium chloride (salt). This suggests that the metabolic rate increases
  • Balance the nervous system by soothing or stimulating it, depending on which effect is needed
  • Improves function of the oil and sweat glands that lubricate, clean and cool the skin. Though, inflexible skin can become softer and more supple
  • Indirectly or directly stimulating nerves the supply internal organs can dilate the organs' blood vessels, improving blood supply

 

Types of treatment offered

Relaxation / Swedish Massage

Relaxation
As the name suggests, this massage is designed to merely relax your body and mind and it’s perfect for those who have had a stressful day or week and just want to get away from it all with some R&R. The therapist uses gentle to medium pressure, kneading and rubbing all over your body without making you cry out in pain and gasp.

Swedish
This is apparently the most common type of massage and is the basis for many Western massage techniques like Remedial and Aromatherapy. The therapist uses gentle but firm pressure through kneading, vibrational tapping and long gliding strokes. The main objective is to increase your body’s circulation while eliminating toxins.

Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage / Deep Tissue Massage focuses on releasing the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on contracted areas, by either following or crossing over the muscle fibers, fascia and tendons. This modality is most commonly used to address specific problems associated with chronic muscular pain, injury rehabilitations, sporting and occupational injuries, RSI, and physical and mental fatigue. Various treatments such as trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques, myofascial release can be merged in a remedial massage session. Stretch and exercise prescriptions may be given at the end of a session to help strengthen weaker muscles.
Movements involve stroking, kneading, friction, vibration and compression. Remedial massage stretches muscles, inhibits muscle spasms, increases flexibility and helps break down scar tissue. Therefore it can help you recover from injury, either from an accident, sport or surgery.

What Injuries can Massage Treat?
• Headaches & migraines
• Frozen shoulder
• Sore shoulder and neck
• Back pain & sciatica
• Tennis and golfers elbow
• Sprains, strains and tears
• Over-use injuries
• Shin splints

Sporting Massage

A sports massage is a type of therapy geared toward active individuals, usually those who present with common strains resulting from strenuous exercises and movements. Sports massage assists in reducing the risk of injury, cools the body down after exertion and helps enhance the overall physical performance of an athlete by increasing overall motion and flexibility. Whether you are looking to keep an active lifestyle or reach your sporting potential, regular sports massage is vital to your success.
If you play sport, regular massage can help prevent injury. A remedial massage therapist can develop a massage program in conjunction with your training to maximise performance and rehabilitation.

Corporate Massage

On-Site Corporate Massage is the preferred way to manage stress for companies worldwide. The positive effects of workplace massage create lasting results and contribute to the well-being & success of your workplace. Your staff will feel relief from muscle tension, stress, headaches and back pain which are common symptoms brought from an office environment. Corporate massage is well worth your investment, create less absence in your workplace and improve your overall workplace moral. Places where out therapist massage Hobart, Launceston & Devonport

 

Massage pricing list

Thirty minutes (30min)         = $35
Forty five minutes (45min)    = $50
One hour (60min)                = $60
The above pricing is set for sessions between the hours of 0600-1800  Any session to be conducted outside of these hours will be at an extra cost of $25.00
(All prices can be discounted further depending on the method of payment)

Massage pack deals
Thirty minute (30min) treatment packs
Five (5) treatment pack = $160.00 or Ten (10) treatment pack = $299.00


Sixty minute (60min) treatment packs
Five (5) treatment pack = $275.00 or Ten (10) treatment pack = $499.00

 

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