Frequently Asked Questions
A relaxation massage helps de-stress and loosen up your body and is great for those who have had a hard working week or feel like treating themselves. The treatment consists of flowing strokes, kneading and gentle manipulations of the muscles performed at your chosen pressure. It is a pain free way to relax both your muscles and your mind.
If you have particular muscle tension or chronic pain a remedial massage may be for you. Your remedial massage therapist will assess where you need treatment and what may be causing your pain. They’ll perform some tests to see exactly which muscles are giving you trouble and will tailor a treatment plan to suit. The treatment itself may involve deep tissue work for short periods of time, but the results are definitely worth it!
Conditions such as sciatica, carpal tunnel, stiff necks, headaches, sports injuries and many more can be eased with a remedial treatment.
What are the different types of massage?
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue uses many of the same movements and techniques as lighter styles eg Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots.
A quality deep-tissue massage helps to:
- loosen muscle tissues,
- release toxins from muscles, and
- get blood and oxygen circulating properly.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is a bodywork technique that involves the application of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. Trigger points are active centres of muscular hyperactivity, which often cross-over with acupuncture points. You will also find that your muscular "knots" are commonly trigger points.
Sports massage is done with the principal mandate of returning you to your desired sports activity with the same or an even better level of function. Sports massages can include more aggressive techniques that approach muscles more deeply. This type of massage will often utilise a variety of modalities such as remedial massage, trigger point therapy, cross fibre techniques and deep tissue work. Primarily though, the difference lies with function. That is, returning you to your chosen activity in optimal functionability.
Pregnancy massage is a combination of relaxation massage and deep tissue. The massage therapist adapts their techniques to address changes a woman goes through during her pregnancy.
For instance, in the early stages the therapist will work on relaxing the body and loosening the muscles related to stress and any niggling injuries the mother may have so these are not a concern in the later stages of the pregnancy. In the second trimester, the therapist will change the technique to work on not only the upper body area but focus more on the lower body region, hips and legs.
As the pregnancy progresses to the third trimester the treatment will accommodate more flowing movements to move any problematic fluid areas, focus on the lower body region to loosen tight muscles in preparation for the birth, and may also incorporate the arms, hands and feet in the cases of swelling.
How does Pregnancy Massage help you?
Pregnancy massage helps you by targeting specific areas of the body that needs to be relaxed or allow more movement. As your body changes during this time it is important to prepare the body and aid the changes instead of trying to fight it. Pregnancy is a joyful time in everyone's lives but it is also the most taxing on the body so it makes sense to keep your body moving and at optimal health during this time
What Conditions Benefit from a Pregnancy Massage?
- Stress and anxiety about the pregnancy
- Sore back & hips
- Headaches associated with Pregnancy
- Pregnancy related RSI
- Pubic symphysis
- Restless Legs
- Sleep deprivation and tiredness
How much is a massage?
$140 / 90 minutes
$120 / 75 minutes
$100 / 60 minutes
$80 / 45 minutes
Do you have Gift Vouchers available?
Yes, Gift vouchers are available on request.
Can I claim my massage on private health?
Yes, but that also depends on your cover. Please check with your provider if you are unsure if you are covered for Remedial Massage.
These Hands Remedial Therapy has provider numbers for all private health funds.
Where can I find These Hands Remedial Therapy?
4 Randall Way, Langford
This is my home and I have a comfortable, clean room set up for clients. There is plenty of parking - but please try to keep to the left of the main driveway in front of the tree.