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Therapeutic Bodywork

Background

For over a decade I have provided much needed relief addressing a variety of conditions in the area of Sports, Therapeutic Massage and Manual Lymph Drainage.  My focus on Massage combined with Acupuncture can bring profound results for pain syndromes like chronic back, neck & shoulder or sciatica problems. Therapeutic Massage treats acute and chronic musculoskeletal issues and can increase the effectiveness of your acupuncture treatment.

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These are hands-on treatments primarily used to address musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction, and include manipulation and mobilisation of muscles and joints. I often incorporate Sports and Therapeutic Massage for the management of pain, muscular tension and injury rehabilitation, and Lymphatic Drainage Massage as a way to detoxify the body, encourage the elimination of metabolic waste products and excess fluid, and stimulate immunity. Lymph Drainage clears fluid retention and congestion, and improves conditions such as hay fever and other allergies, sinusitis, arthritis and skin conditions such as acne rosacea.

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I normally provide massage therapy in combination with acupuncture where indicated, but it can be used as a stand alone treatment if applicable and/or with patients who do not wish to have acupuncture.

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Please note: I am a professional health care provider and the bodywork treatments I offer are strictly therapeutic.

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Manual Therapies

Sports/Remedial Massage

Customised to suit your sport and needs, it enhances performance and flexibility, relieves fatigue and can be used in the prevention and/or treatment of muscle strain and specific injuries by focusing on those areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.

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Sports Massage Therapy is gaining popularity as a vital component in the training routine of those participating in regular physical activity. It can be used as a means to enhance pre-event preparation, for maximum performance during training or after an event to reduce recovery time. Sports Massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares the body and mind for optimal performance.  

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Great also for those occupational athletes who suffer from RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) in one of its many forms such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tennis Elbow / Golfer’s Elbow (Epicondylitis), Rotator Cuff injuries, etc.

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Manual Lymph Drainage

An effective way to detoxify the body, this light rhythmical massage encourages the lymphatic system to eliminate metabolic waste products and excess fluid while stimulating vital immune defences and promoting deep relaxation. Clears congestion and improves conditions such as hay fever and other allergies, sinusitis, arthritis and acne rosacea.

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Cellulite/Detox Massage

A highly effective combination of manual lymph drainage and deep tissue techniques delivered with an organic detoxifying blend of essential oils. Toxins stored in problem areas are broken down and flushed out naturally by this non-invasive alternative to surgery.

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A course of treatments, after an initial consultation, is recommended for best results. Generally, there is visible improvement after 5 sessions.  Single maintenance sessions are also available.

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Facial Rejuvenation

A deeply relaxing treatment using a unique blend of lymph drainage, Oriental and Western massage techniques with amazing results. Skin will appear rejuvenated, wrinkles reduced and complexion improved, helping you to feel and look younger.  A course of 5 treatments is recommended for maximum results.

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This treatment is also indicated after plastic surgery due to its effectiveness in helping to repair soft tissue and minimise scarring.

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Seated Massage

It concentrates on the head, back, shoulders, neck, arms and hands, making it ideal for people who spend long hours at a computer or suffer from tension headaches. The treatment is non-intrusive and is performed with the client fully clothed and comfortably seated in an ergonomic chair.  The perfect choice for those who are pressed for time and or for those who do not wish to disrobe or have massage oil used during treatment.

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Dietary Therapy

Specific dietary and nutritional recommendations are necessary to effectively treat many health disorders, including gastrointestinal problems, allergies, chronic pain, fatigue, and mental health conditions. Recommendations are personalised for all patients and the approach is always from a holistic, whole-foods based perspective.

Dietary Health
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