Massage

Remedial Massage and Myotherapy

Our Massage Therapists are trained and qualified in Remedial Massage. We currently also have a Therapist undergoing further training in Myotherapy whilst working as a Remedial Massage Therapist.  Our therapists will assess you and discuss your needs and provide a tailored treatment to each client. If you wish to have a specific form of treatment, please mention this at time of booking to ensure you are booked with the most appropriate Therapist.

 

We Offer

Remedial and Deep Tissue Massage

Remedial massage is used to treat issues different to those targeted during other styles of massage, instead focusing on chronic muscular pain and tension. Utilising various soft tissue techniques (including deep tissue massage), the deep layers of fascia and muscles are addressed, aiming to restore length and flexibility to tightened fibres. It can be purely therapeutic or used to correct a specific issue, and is useful for treating chronic soft tissue problems by reducing muscle tension, improving blood flow, and shifting any toxins that may build up in the muscles.

Swedish Relaxation Massage

A gentle relaxing massage which relieves stress and relaxes the nervous system. This style of massage is designed to quiet the mind, producing a deeper sense of restfulness.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is an excellent way to enhance sporting performance and decrease the likelihood of injury while preparing for a major event. Used by athletes to address muscular tension and prevent injury by keeping the muscles free from adverse tension. Sports massage is great for relieving acquired muscle dysfunction stemming from your sporting event.

Pregnancy

Jessica has additional training and special interest in pre and post natal care, and uses pregnancy support cushions to allow for safe and comfortable treatment right through pregnancy and postnatally. Pregnancy is a time of huge change in the body, and remedial massage can be a great way to relieve the physical symptoms, reduce any stresses, and aid in recovery following birth.

A unique type of massage is also available once a pregnancy reaches full term (40 weeks) known as induction massage. Using a combination of essential oils and specific pressure points, induction massage provides a natural alternative to medically induced labor.

Cupping

Cupping is a therapy that utilises suction on the skin and superficial tissues of the body. Cupping is used to mobilise these superficial tissues, to promote blood flow to an area to optimise healing, and is sometimes used as an alternative to deep tissue massage if the person does not tolerate other modalities.

Availability and Fees

Massage is available:
Monday : 10am – 5.30pm
Tuesdays 1.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Fridays: 9am – 5.30pm
Saturdays:  occasionally by appointment

These times can vary so please ask if you require a different time option

Fees are billed by time booked. Please ensure you arrive a few minutes early to be ready for the start time.

90 Minutes

$125

60 Minutes

$90

45 Minutes

$75

30 Minutes

$68

All appointments are eligible for private health fund rebates if you have Extras Cover for remedial massage or myotherapy.

Trigger Point Therapy

Also known as myofascial trigger points or ‘knots’, these are areas of contacted tissue that form through overuse or injury. They result in a shortening of the affected tissue, reducing the blood flow to the area and causing a range of symptoms, most commonly pain and muscle spasm. Trigger point therapy is incorporated into a session with the aim of dispersing these knots and the symptoms they cause, returning function and length to the area.

Myofascial dry needling

Dry needling involves the insertion of a very thin needle into specific areas in muscles known as myofascial trigger points. The insertion of a needle into the body creates a reaction within the nervous system resulting in an inhibition of pain signal transmission and a reduction of pain related symptoms. Dry needling is an effective way to manage pain and reduce tissue tension.

Myofascial Release (MFR)

Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy in which a superficial stretch is applied to the target tissue in the direction of resistance. This technique aims to relax contracted muscles and fascia, and improve the flow of blood and lymphatic fluid.

Lymphatic drainage

Lymphatic drainage is a form of light massage used to promote the flow of lymphatic fluid throughout the body. This therapy is used to treat oedema (swelling) which can be caused by conditions such as pregnancy, injury and some diseases.

 

For bookings and enquiries, please contact us.

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  • About Us

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    Carolyn Merritt is practice director and is a credentialed McKenzie Therapist and Certified Clinical Pilates practitioner with over 30 years experience as a Physiotherapist.

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  • Contact info

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    Our Phone
    For bookings/enquiries: 0412994419
    Fax number: 03 9497 3861
    Open Hours
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8am – 7.30pm
    Wednesday: 1pm – 8.30pm
    Saturday: 8am – 3pm
  • Location

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    32 Wingrove St, Alphington
    VIC 3078, Australia