I offer remedial massage, and sports massage while also addressing trigger points and using dry needling. I offer rock tape and general straps depending on clients needs.
My treatment is not only hand manipulation, but a combination of pilates stretches and exercises, yoga stretches and asana, and general rehabilitative strength exercises to eliminate the root problem for a reduction in pain and aches.
Location: 25 Silky Oak Court, Mooroobool
Price: $70 per hour
I am a private health provider for BUPA (MBF, Mutual Community and HBA) and Medibank.
The Benefits of Massage
Remedial massage therapy is a treatment oriented therapy which deals with the assessment and treatment of injuries and musculo-skeletal conditions. It involves the treatment of the muscles, fascia (connective tissue), ligaments and tendons which are prone to overuse, overloading, shortening or lengthening and this can produce all kinds of aches, pains and injuries
Sports massage therapy can be used as a means to enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event. Athletes have discovered that specially designed sports massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares their body and mind for optimal performance.
Dry needling is a unique procedure intended to specifically target and restore muscle function, with an emphasis on improving tissue healing and restoring normal tissue function. This is important as continued activity with poor muscle function may lead to further tissue damage and increased pain. Dry needling is not meant to replace conventional medical procedures such as physiotherapy or surgery. However, when combined with conventional treatment options, dry needling can be an influential method to accelerate pain reduction, healing and the restoration of normal tissue function.
There is a growing body of scientific evidence that supports the positive effect inserting a needle has on the electrical and chemical communications that take place in our nervous system. These include inhibiting the transmission of pain signals in our spinal cord and increasing the release of our own pain relieving chemicals within our brains. The pain relieving effect of dry needling is gaining strong support in mainstream Western medicine, with public hospital systems now directly funding its use.
Trigger points are areas which feel like “knots” or tight bands in the muscle and are usually very tender. Healthy muscles usually do not contain knots or tight bands, are not tender to pressure, and when relaxed, they feel soft and pliable to the touch, not hard and dense, even if you work-out. When trigger points are present, on the microscopic level, part of the muscle fiber is contracted into a small thickened area, and the rest of the fiber is stretched thin. Several of these muscle fiber contractures in the same area are probably what we feel as a “knot” in the muscle. These muscle fibers are not available for use because they are already contracted, which is why you cannot condition (strengthen) a muscle that contains trigger points. The sustained contraction probably leads to the release of sensitizing chemicals, producing the pain that is felt when the trigger point is pressed.3 Eventually some of the structural changes may be irreversible if trigger points are left untreated for long enough. The contractile portions of the fiber in the middle of the knot may separate and retract to each end, leaving an empty portion of the cell in the middle.