bodywork + massage

These body concentrating treatments will be sure to alleviate any aches and pains. We offer clinical treatments such as osteopathy, physiotherapy, sports and deep tissue massage as well as relaxing and restorative treatments including Thai, yoga massage, Swedish and Ayurveda.

osteopathy & physiotherapy

Osteopathy is a system of healing which realigns the musculo-skeletal system through massage and manipulation, allowing the body to heal itself. After a comprehensive case history + examination, a diagnosis, prognosis + treatment plan will be provided.

Mother and Baby Osteopathy
Mother and baby osteopathy can see women through both pre and post-natal complications including gestational diabetes, pelvic girdle pain/symphysis pubis dysfunction, birth after cesarean and breech presentation, making this time in a woman’s life an enjoyable and healthy experience. Benefits of these gentle treatments are felt by both mum and the baby equally. After birth, the treatments can help to relieve symptoms of colic, reflux, feeding issues, tongue tie, sleep problems and more.

cupping & soft tissue therapy

Cupping
Used for thousands of years and is an important part of Chinese medicine. It is a method of creating a vacuum on the patient’s skin using warm glass cup to dispel stagnation and improve Qi (energy) flow. It is a great treatment for headaches, pains and aches, relieving tension and more.

Soft tissue therapy
Soft tissue therapy is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, tendons and ligaments. it’s applicable for anybody wishing to guard against or recover from soft tissue injury.

massage

Swedish

A traditional massage using a medium pressure to aid relaxation

Deep tissue

This is a massage technique that works on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. Similar to Swedish massage, deep tissue massage uses slower, firmer strokes and pressure than other treatments. It involves deep finger pressure that concentrates on particular areas and follows or goes across the fibers of muscles and tendons. Often used medically by physiotherapists and chiropractors, helps to refresh and relax muscles, increasing the blood flow and therefore the oxygen flow around the body. This gets rid of toxins in very sore and strained muscles, which helps them to strengthen and heal.

Pregnancy

Suitable for clients in their 3rd trimester onward

manual lymphatic drainage (MLD)

A gentle technique that works through the body’s fluid system to activate the circulation of the tissues and stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems. These subtle manual manoeuvres activate lymph and interstitial fluid circulation, reducing oedemas and detoxifying the body. Some of the disorders that can be treated with manual lymphatic drainage are; fluid retention conditions, swollen tissue conditions, arthritis, sinus problems, sprains and injuries (where manual lymphatic drainage is a very useful adjunct to physiotherapy) and post cancer therapy

myofascial release & neuromuscular therapy

Myofascial
Fascia is a tough tissue that surrounds every muscle, bone, organ, nerve, + blood vessel in the body. Myofascial release is a highly effective form of structural bodywork which seeks to create good function by undoing fascial restrictions, which may have occurred from injury, inflammation, as well as over time from poor postural habits or repetitive motion. Therapist works using slow, steady pressure with minimal oil or lotion, locking into the restricted tissue until release occurs. Therapist may use subtle or indirect work, deep and direct work, as well as active or passive client movement. Myofascial release creates greater mobility and function, relieves pain, gives new freedom to movement and a sense of ease and space within the body.

Neuromuscular
This therapy is a mix of trigger point therapy, myofascial release and muscle energy technique.This therapy brings balance to the nervous and muscular-skeletal systems to alleviate pain and return injure tissues to normal function. A holistic approach, it utilizes specific, targeted soft tissue treatment, flexibility stretching and self-care to eliminate the causes of most muscular aches and pains.

sports + remedial massage

Sports + Remedial Massage involves the use of massage, soft tissue manipulation + exercise advice to reduce physical aches + pains, whether they’re caused by sport, injury, or simply the stresses of modern life. People all over the world are discovering its wide ranging benefits which can also help a variety of medical conditions. It addresses specific areas of tension within soft tissue to help facilitate muscle balance + postural health.

Thai yoga, Ayurvedic + Indian head massage

Thai Yoga Massage
stimulate, open + balance the flow of energy through the sen lines to assist the body in its natural tendency towards self-healing. This is achieved through rhythmic manipulation of sen lines; mobilization of joints; passive stretches + applied Hatha Yoga asanas. Thai Massage balances the elements of the mind + body.

Ayurvedic massage

Based on traditional Indian techniques and medicine systems

Abhyangha – warm oil massage
Shirrodhara – pure relaxation using warm oil onto the 3rd eye of the forehead

Indian head massage (champissage)
Massage and stimulation of the the acupressure points on the head , neck and shoulders