THE BENEFITS OF MASSAGE

Sure, it can help you relax. But massage therapy can do much more than that. Here are six healthy reasons to book an appointment
  1. It counteracts all that sitting you do: Most individuals are dealing with some kind of postural stress. More often than not that stress tends to manifest in the shoulders and neck. Desk workers are most at risk. More advanced forms of postural stress show up as pain or weakness in the low back and gluteals caused by prolonged periods of sitting.
  2. It eases muscle pain: Massage therapy can help. Massage increases and improves circulation helping to relieve the pain.
  3. It soothes anxiety and depression: Human touch, in an environment that is safe, friendly and professional, can be incredibly therapeutic and relaxing. A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, found that patients who were depressed and anxious were much more relaxed and happy, and had reduced stress levels after massage.
  4. It improves sleep: Not only can massage encourage a restful sleep—it also helps those who can’t otherwise comfortably rest. Also, if you’re a new parent, you’ll be happy to know it can help infants sleep more, cry less and be less stressed, according to research from the University of Warwick.
  5. It boosts immunity: A 2010 study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that massage boosts patients’ white blood cell count (which plays a large role in defending the body from disease).
  6. It relieves headaches: Next time a headache hits, try booking a last-minute massage. Massage decreases frequency and severity of tension headaches. Research from Granada University in Spain found that a single session of massage therapy has an immediate effect on perceived pain in patients with chronic tension headaches.

Considerable amounts of research clearly suggests that regular massage, can re-train the body to ‘switch off’ during periods of inactivity and in many cases effectively treating these conditions.

Remedial
Massage

This service focuses on determining the underlying holistic causes for many musculoskeletal & myofascial dysfunctions and then developing a treatment program designed to; decrease pain, increase range of motion and restore balance to the soft tissue structures of the body. A significant support to both yoga and corrective chiropractic care.

This form of treatment utilises numerous specialised techniques including;

Neuromuscular Trigger Pointing,
Myofascial Release,
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation,
Positional Release,
Joint Mobilisation.
Gua Sha

Is an ancient therapeutic practise that began in China centuries ago. The skin is pressured, in strokes, by a round-edged instrument.

It creates a suction on the skin that pulls stagnant intercellular fluid to the surface, removing toxic by-products, and replacing it with fresh oxygenated, nutrient-rich fluid, which in turn accelerates regeneration and revitalizes the regions where the Gua Sha is applied.

Benefits include:

Moves stagnant blood; assist poor circulation
Promotes normal circulation to the muscles, tissues and organs
Immediate changes in stiffness, pain and mobility
Normal metabolic processes are restored by the movement of fluids as nutrients are carried to the tissues and metabolic wastes are carried away
Cupping Therapy
Ancient Chinese method of causing local congestion.
Draws out the cold, wind and damp from the body, rebalancing Yin Yang and Qi energy.

Cupping works by lifting/stretching the body’s connective tissue, loosening muscle adhesions and restoring blood flow to restricted areas. We use cupping in conjunction with Remedial Massage to treat tight muscles by enhancing the body’s ability to drain toxins and inflammatory fluids and stimulate nerves facilitating increased blood flow.

Is the application of thermal stimulation to certain areas or points on the body to restore balanced function.

It consists of burning the processed leaves of mugwort either directly or indirectly on the skin.

Used for the following purposes:

To warm meridians and expel cold
To induce the smooth flow of Qi and blood
To strengthen yang from collapse
To prevent diseases and maintain health

Moxibustion is also a very powerful healer for the skin and underlying tissues. It can be used post-surgery or after a trauma to the skin to prevent scar tissue from forming.

Time to find a solution to your concerns!!

OUR MASSEURS

Naoko

Naoko Bartlett

Naoko Bartlett was lured to Australia in 1988 by the World Expo and never left!

She made a home and a family here on the Gold Coast and never looked back. After a long career in banking, she decided to explore her passion – helping people. Her journey has led her to become an incredible massage therapist.

Naoko is a registered remedial massage therapist (AAMT) and has her provider numbers so you can claim massage from your ‘extras’ options on your private health fund BUT her skills don’t stop there. Naoko is also highly skilled in relaxation, pregnancy & post-natal, shiatsu, aromatherapy and deep tissue release/trigger point therapy. She continues to learn and grow her skills each year and has mastered her talent.

She is renowned as an incredible massage therapist, chiropractic patient and a wonderful hot yogi – so she understands the needs of our members. Naoko works closely with the Chiro team also to ensure that any corrective chiropractic care cases can be augmented by specific soft tissue release – creating amazing outcomes in long-term spinal and full-body health.

Book an appointment to see Naoko today. She is looking forward to meeting you!