REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPY + BODYWORK CRONULLA

your body is talking,
are you listening?

As we move through life, we collect and carry tension – whether that’s from injury, repetitive activities, beliefs and attitudes, surgery or other emotional circumstances. These tensions held within our body (and our mind) contribute to misalignments, pain, and other particular presentations in the body.

Massage and bodywork provide a physical reconnective and therapeutic approach to treating the body. Discussions around the psychosomatic (body mind communication) relationship can add greater depth to understanding and relief. A combination of approaches and assessments are used to assess the body as a whole, as well as focusing on the individual area or areas of concern.

Using a range of techniques and modalities, you can :

// experience relief + release of tension and pain from within the body

// restore balance and function

// become aware of any compensatory patterns

// improve alignment

// experience more ease of movement + greater flexibility

BODYWORK TREATMENTs

REMEDIAL MASSAGE + MYOFASCIAL RELEASE


There is often confusion around what the definition of 'remedial massage' is. As the name indicates, it is to 'remedy', to 'improve' or to 'set right'.

Deep Tissue Massage is common to remedial massage work. It involves the use of (generally) firm pressure to reach the deeper muscles and muscle fibres to release physically held tension and energy from within the body, increase the circulation of the blood and lymph to the area, assist in rehydrating the tissue and for detoxification purposes.

The 'deep' can also signify the effect that the treatment can have on, not only the restoration and healing of the body holistically, but also on the overall mental, emotional and physical condition of the body.

Myofascial Release techniques focus on the fascia that surround the bulk of the muscle and muscle fibres. The techniques are usually more slow and firm, with the intention of targeting the release and separation of the fascia from the muscle.

FASCIAL RELEASE TECHNIQUES


Similar to myofascial techniques, fascial release techniques target the fascial 'web' of the body. This is the tissue that 'hold' the muscles and other connective tissues in place. It is common for the fascia within the body to become restricted and 'stuck down' to bone and other tissues both bio-mechanically and emotionally.

To free the fascia from its restriction, slow and firm techniques targeting these areas with little to no use of oil/balm will assist in releasing and separating the fascia to create more space within the body, more flexibility and more freedom of movement. Some of these techniques involve the client performing easy movements and/or stretches to assist in the release of the tissue adhesion and to benefit the overall effectiveness of the treatment.

EMOTIONAL RELEASE TRIGGER POINT THERAPY


Trigger points are taut bands (more commonly known as 'knots') of hyper-irritable, sensitive muscle tissue. They may be active (ie: felt by the individual as tenderness at rest or experiencing referred pain) or latent (not felt until pressure is applied to a particular area).

Trigger Point Therapy (or Emotional Release Trigger Point Therapy) is used to release the taut band/s and to encourage the flow of energy through the area. 'Emotional release' does not necessarily mean a client will become emotional (although it can be common for some people experience feelings such as anger or sadness, or laugh in response), the release simply means that the energy (emotion = energy in motion) is released from the held tension within the body through the use of applying pressure and movement to the area. 

relaxation massage therapy


In times of mental, emotional or physical stress, or for general well-being and health maintenance, relaxation bodywork is intended to assist in the balancing of the stress response, to assist in calming the nervous system, and to bring the client back into feelings of greater balance and stability.

The benefits of massage for mental health and well-being has been widely and undeniably proven with significant positive holistic shifts within a persons sense of self, mentally, emotionally and physiologically.