Massage Pilates in Elwood

REMEDIAL MASSAGE

Remedial massage or ‘soft tissue therapy’ is a great way to maintain flexibility and alleviate the aches and pains of daily life, whether they are from your training load or just sitting at your desk.
It focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue.
Techniques such as trigger point, cross fibre friction and stretching may be used. Depending on your individual needs a deep tissue treatment may include the use of Vacuum Cupping or dry needling.The use of these techniques can mobilize restricted myofascial tissue to restore mobility and assist in restoration of joint range of motion.
Massage will treat problems that produce pain, stress and muscular tension, especially for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness and sore shoulders and much more.
Sports massage Pre event & Post event Recovery.
Sports is a deep vigorous massage designed to prepare your body to function optimally before an event or to relax and recover after a strenuous workout. Massage will reduce stiffness, speed recovery time and minimized risk of sporting injury.
Massage appointment can be booked for 30, 60, or 90 min lengths, depending on your needs.
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RELAXATION MASSAGE

During a relaxation massage there is less emphasis on working out serious adhesions or knots in the muscle tissue and the therapist won’t push your pain limits in order to get the muscle to release. Sometimes people even fall asleep during a relaxation massage. There are substantial health benefits to a relaxation massage, including calming the nervous system providing deep relaxation and stress relief, promoting a sense of well being. It also eases and tones muscles and improves blood circulation and encourages healthy sleep patterns. A great way to unwind the mind and body.

LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE

Soothing treatment to help fluid retention and congestion, stimulates the body’s lymphatic circulation, responsible for removing waste aiding the body’s defense. It also assists with sinusitis, digestive ailments and healing after surgery.
A soothing, non invasive and relaxing massage to help us cope in today’s hectic lifestyle with the influences of stress, unbalanced food intake and environmental factors.
The basic concept of this treatment is to stimulate the body’s * lymphatic system, which is responsible for removing foreign bodies and waste that inevitably get into our circulatory system.
*The lymphatic system is a major part of our immune system, that pumps lymph (a clear fluid) through nodes that filter and clean our circulatory system.
This type of massage reduces fluid retention causing undesirable weight and measure gains, assists with congestion, sinusitis, digestive ailments and post surgery healing. In conjunction, with decongestive therapy, it is an effective treatment for lymphedema.
Lymphatic appointments can be made anywhere from 60min $105 or 80 min $125.

More detail on Lymphatic Drainage

We have a silent system working to keep us healthy the lymph system. Without it our bodies would swell up like balloons, swamping our cells with stagnant fluid. The lymph system’s impact is so far reaching that many don’t even realize that minor achesand pains, low energy or susceptibility to colds and flu may be due to a sluggish lymph system and a compromised immune system. Contrary to a muscular massage a Lymph Drainage treatment commences on the neck area on the front of the body and then proceeds from proximal to distal. The back of the body becomes a “secondary” importance with Lymph Drainage.
We have all experienced having minor edema in our faces, that puffy feeling and baggy eyes when we first wake in the morning after a long night. Usually after a few minutes of being vertical the lymph system starts to drain the face. A great way to see the power of lymph drainage is to apply a few strokes on one of those mornings, and watch in just a few minutes the tissues drain right before your eyes,leaving you looking vibrant and healthy.
This type of massage was developed in the 1930’s by Hans Vodder, a Danish doctor. He noted an association between lymphatic congestion and immune system dysfunction. He developed a series of massage techniques to improve the functioning of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is responsible for the elimination of waste products from the body, in turn enhancing immune function and general wellbeing.
The massage technique consists of light rhythmic strokes that follow the superficial path of the lymphatic vessels and also concentrate on the clusters of lymph nodes such as those in the neck and axilla. It is a light form of massage yet the results are marked and longstanding. Lymphatic drainage is excellent for those undergoing detoxification therapies or suffer from lymphatic and immune dysfunction. By being able to address the lymph system directly, client’s immune system function can be significantly increased. When we have a strong immune system, we are happy, balanced and whole. Lymphatic drainage massage can go where Deep Tissue and Swedish cannot into swollen areas. The paradox is that such a superficial technique has such a deep impact.

PRE & POST PREGNANCY

Especially designed for this special time in your life,this gentle massage takes into consideration the little miracle growing within.You are treated in positions that are comfortable for both you and your baby the lower back, legs and feet comfortably supported by pillows.
With baby growth, there is strain and tension is placed on your back, legs and your skin’s elasticity. It is highly recommended to have a regular program of massage throughout your pregnancy and after birth to reduce stress, alleviate discomfort and prevent the development of stretch marks. Our therapists all are trained in pre & post pregnancy and here to take care of you through this special time in your life.
Massage appointments can be booked for 60 min $90 or 90 min $120.
Massage gift vouchers also available online.

EAR CANDLING

Ear candles evoke a fascination and have been used by many cultures as an effective natural therapy since ancient times. Two special candles will be gently placed onto your ears by a therapist and they will be lit inducing a pleasant feeling of warmth and a balance of pressure in the ears, forehead and sinuses. The physical effect is often described right after the treatment as a soothing pressure and pain relieving sensation, mainly in the ear and head area.
Excellent in the treatment of vertigo, nose and throat congestion, earache, sinusitis, T.M.J. pain, headaches, ear noise (Tinnitus). It is also a relaxation treatment for stress or anxiety related symptoms and may spontaneously cause freer nasal breathing and an improved sense of smell, even when the nose was blocked before. Ear candling is a noninvasive treatment, which is often explained as such a relaxing beautiful treatment.
Ear candling appointments can be booked for 75 min $ 100.