Remedial massage holistically treats the whole body and traces the discomfort to the original cause, healing both the cause of the disorder as well as the symptoms using gentle or strong, deep or shallow pressures. Muscular and skeletal dysfunctions often addressed with Remedial Massage include; muscle tightness, frozen shoulder, muscular cramps, whiplash and sports injuries.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Manual lymphatic drainage is a very gentle massage technique used to stimulate the flow of lymphatic fluid ‘lymph’ – around your body. Using specific slow, light strokes, manual lymphatic drainage works on the connective tissues immediately below the skin (not the deeper muscles). Manual lymphatic drainage is relaxing and useful for treating a wide range of health conditions, and illnesses including;
- Breast surgery (segmental, simple or total mastectomy),
- Lymphoedema, Oedema/Swelling during pregnancy)
- Pre-surgery (to soften and relax tissues to be operated on)
- Post-surgery (to reduce healing times and scar tissue formation, and reduce chance of infection)
- Sports injuries e.g. bruises, sprains and even fractures (in acute stage where remedial massage possible
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
Mastectomy Aftercare: Get connected and feel empowered as you navigate the breast cancer journey.
At times it can be overwhelming and confusing to navigate the challenging & unexpected changes to your body as you move from diagnosis, active treatment, into remission and recovery. Experience gentle treatments to assist with scars, reduce tenderness and discomfort, encourage shoulder and arm movement.
Do you have concerns about persistent fluid? Cording? Unsure what your new “normal” is meant to look and feel like? Mastectomy aftercare draws from a range of integrated body work to assist those through all stages of breast cancer recovery including breast reconstruction preparation and post op care.
Offering Lymphoedema education and individualised care which includes;
- Skin care
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
- Compression therapy
Oncology Massage (OM) is ‘mindful massage’ focusing on eliciting the relaxation response in clients who have cancer, are in treatment for cancer or who have a history of cancer. OM can improve bowel movements and modify the unwanted side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. The benefits of oncology massage continue for several days after the massage is experience and can create moments of stillness and peace in the midst of the emotional chaos of a diagnosis of cancer.
A combination of Swedish and Remedial Massage techniques, to assist with the tensions and pains experienced during pregnancy. Massage reduces swelling, soothes the nervous system, helps to prevent insomnia, muscle cramps and back pain.