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A gentle and mindful massage that offers support to anyone with cancer, a history of cancer or any chronic health illness. A specially trained therapist can work safely, adapting techniques for each individuals needs. Oncology massage can help alleviate unwanted side effects from chemotherapy and radiation, including nausea, anxiety, fatigue and pain. The benefits may include improvement of sleep, neuropathy, mental clarity, alertness and quality of life. Positioning of the client for their comfort is a major part of this treatment to help bring relaxation, calmness and emotional nourishment.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Lymphatic Drainage Massage uses a light rhythmical touch to help lymph circulation that may be impaired from injury, surgery, cancer treatment, oedema, lymphoedema or illness.
It is effective in decreasing swelling and bruising after cosmetic surgery. Beyond its uses for specific conditions this gentle yet powerful technique can be used for anyone wishing to relax and improve overall health and wellbeing.
Remedial massage uses a combination of techniques to treat stress or particular problems on areas of the body. This massage can help break the chronic pain cycle which can develop over time, limiting movement and function. It helps soothe tired aching muscles, headaches back pain & muscle soreness. It increases blood circultation and promotes general well-being.
A safe natural way to help cope with the stresses of pregnancy and associated aches and pains. It is a wonderful way to relax, increase energy and relieves discomfort. Pregnancy massage helps with fluid retention, lower back pain, calf cramps, sciatic pain, insomnia and more. This massage can be performed while you are laying on your side or laying in a pregnancy belly bag.
A non-invasive technique which heals indirectly through the feet or hands. Reflexology is based on the principle that congestion or tension in parts of the feet mirror congestion or tension in a corresponding part of the body. Stimulation of these reflex points can calm, balance and boost the entire body. This allows the natural healing process to rebalance and repair.
Scar Tissue Release
A simple scar, whether from a childhood fall or from major surgery as an adult, can have a lifelong effect on the body. Scar tissue has the potential to spread in any direction, including internally. It restricts movement or function anywhere in the body from a joint to an organ. Scar management is another way to help remodel scar tissue. This is done by loosening any adhesions between the scar and the underlying tissue and fascia and lengthening and realigning the tissue.
Hot Stone Therapy
A treatment that brings a deep level of relaxation to the muscles and connective tissue. The stones are heated to a comfortable temperature and come in different shapes and sizes. Stones are placed on the client according to their needs and when used with massage can provide many benefits, such as increased circulation of the blood, helps with the elimination of toxins, reduces inflammation, calms the nervous system, increases range of motion, adhesive tissue is softened. Cool stones can be introduced for a more energised treatment.
Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds all muscles,organs, bones and ligaments within the entire body. The goal of myofascial release is to elongate and soften connective tissue (fascia) allowing muscles to move more freely, helping with postural and alignment complaints, soft tissue injury, range of motion issues, back, neck and shoulder complaints.
Myofascial cupping is a therapy where cups are applied to lubricated skin. Using a small hand held pump the pressure in the cup is reduced. The skin and superficial muscle are drawn up into the cup. The cup may be stationary or moved while the suction is still active. This causes a gentle pulling of the skin and muscle allowing many beneficial effects such as prevention of scarring or fibrosis in local areas, chronic injuries, complaints with chest and thoracic conditions, passivly stretches soft tissue. This modality can be used alone or combined with other modalities.