Improve awareness, restore function and regain wellbeing through massage and movement
Each massage session will be discussed and determined by the client and therapist. Your needs are paramount and together we build a "therapeutic alliance", working together to help you back to wellbeing.
Below are some of the techniques that I use in my sessions.
Pregnancy massage is helpful to address aches and pains, reduce discomfort and promote relaxation. Specific areas can be targeted, or it can be a full-body protocol to help you relax, rebalance and unwind. My pregnancy massage sessions address areas of pain and achiness, educate on good movement strategies and stress-reduction, promote mindfulness-based behaviour and encourage self-efficacy and self-belief.
Neuromuscular therapy is a precise treatment of muscular aches and pains using deep tissue massage to muscles and tendons.
Postural assessment and muscular length and strength testing are conducted prior to and during the session. Psychosocial factors and stress levels are discussed.
A postpartum massage/rehab session is a minimum of 60 mins. It covers a thorough assessment to determine what your needs are, followed by corrective exercises and massage to soothe, nurture, realign, rebalance you.
If your baby needs attention during your session, this is no problem, we can work around this.
Muscle Energy Technique
Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is a form of soft tissue therapy that seeks to improve joint mobility or musculoskeletal function by using the energy of the client. In MET the practitioner will hold a joint in a specific position that lengthens tight, stiff or short muscles, and will ask the client to move towards this resistance. This will be held for three or so breath cycles. The client will then relax and the practitioner is able to move the joint into a more optimal position as the muscles will have relaxed.
Mild inflammation can be reduced by joint mobilisation. Movement of synovial fluid is encouraged by gentle mobilisation, bathing the joint in nutrients, reducing inflammation.