Massage therapies promote balance on physical, mental, emotional and energetic levels of the body. Many of the modalities we offer can be blended within a single treatment. Our highly skilled Practitioners offer the following massage treatments:
To calm, relax nerves and relieve the body of tension and stress. Remedial massage is a holistic treatment and one of the most effective ways to prevent and treat muscle injuries, pain and soreness. Remedial massage is based on the fact that soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) respond to touch. Muscles not only move our joints, they stabilise them, and they provide protection for the internal organs. A remedial massage therapist uses skilled manipulation combined with in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology to bring about pain relief, as well as correcting and normalising the body's muscles and soft tissues. Remedial massage has both short and long-term effects, so it is also extremely useful for relaxation and general well being.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is an advanced form of Remedial Massage where there is more focused work, deeper into the soft tissue, treating the presenting problem and releasing chronic patterns of muscular tension.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Manual Lympathic Drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage which encourages the flow of lymph, which carries wastes and excess fluid away from the cells and tissues and helps to reduce blockages and improve the immune system.
It is indicated in a wide variety of situations and conditions, including people recovering from colds and sore throats, those with sluggish immune systems and chronic lack of energy, post surgery (esp. Removal of axillary lymph nodes as seen in breast cancer) and post radiation, swelling in extremities due to pregnancy or inactivity, oedema, sports injuries and assisting healthy scar formation. MLD can also help reduce puffiness in the face leaving you looking fresh and vibrant again!
As with any massage there are some contraindications, so to find out whether MLD is for you or to find out more please give us a call. It is a gentle technique that has a profound and deep impact.
Sports Massage is the manipulation of the body's ligaments, tendons and muscles as part of one's training programme and health maintenance, and also before, during and after a sporting event. The aim is to help the individual achieve peak performance, optimise recovery and minimise injury. In helping the muscles return to normal function, activity can be resumed sooner and peak performance sustained.
It is beneficial to both elite and everyday athletes.
Relaxation Massage is relaxing and invigorating designed to increase blood flow, calm or invigorate the nervous system and release toxins from the muscles. A deeply relaxing massage promotes quality sleep, which in turn promotes calming of the mind and repair of tissues. Relaxation Massage reduces stress, both emotional and physical.
Massage in any trimester of pregnancy can be a huge benefit as the body goes through many physical and physiological changes resulting in aches and pains, joint issues, muscle imbalances, fluid retention, circulation issues and lack of energy. At Bangalow Remedial Massage we have a pregnancy massage table allowing you to lay on your tummy during your treatment! Absolute bliss for pregnant women! Two people now depend on your health and vitality, so make Pregnancy Massage an integral part of your pregnancy health management.
Trigger Point therapy can be incorporated into one of our therapeutic massage styles. Trigger points are spots of hyper-irritability in a muscle. Trigger point therapy is a very effective way to relieve pain and tension in the muscle, by using pressure on an active trigger point it can release the entire muscle.
Needles are inserted into muscle trigger points to release deep tension patterns in the soft tissue, helps release muscle tension and speed up injury recovery time.
Reiki & Chakra Balancing
Reiki is a method of directing universal healing energy to the body through laying of hands. The harmonious energy is stabilising & replenishing.
Chakra Balance focuses on clearing & balancing the outer morphic field of the body, initiating inner silence where vitality & peace can be restored.
Types of Massage
Healing for body, mind and emotion
Ballina & Bangalow Remedial Massage