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I have worked on thousands of athletes at sports events such as the Busselton Ironman, Cape to Cape Mountain Bike Race and the
Dwellingup 100 Mountain Bike Race and Mighty Trail Run.
In my clinic, I help to fine tune athletes before competitions and help with recovery afterwards.
I also help with sports and gym related injuries.
Some spas give a nice nurturing massage. But mothers-to-be often experience pain during pregnancy! My version of pregnancy massage is working with you lying on your side with supporting pillows if you can no longer lie face down to have lower back pain treated.
I also help with post natal massage, something often neglected by new mothers. It can be very beneficial. All of your ligaments are loosened during pregnancy, and tighten up again after giving birth.
However, sometimes the ligaments don't tighten up evenly, and the sacrum can end up slightly askew. (The sacrum is your tailbone, the triangular shaped bone at the end of your spine that ends with the coccyx).
If the sacrum ends up at a slight angle, it can create a curvature in the spine, called scoliosis.
You are on an island, on a massage table in the shade, a few metres from the beach. You can feel a cooling sea breeze, and hear the gentle sound of wavelets lapping on the shore. That is the ambience I create in my clinic. In summer I use 3 oscillating misting fans for the sea breeze, and relaxing music with the sounds of waves lapping the shore.
In winter, I use three heaters to keep the temperature around 27 degrees when it is cold, wet and windy outside. All this without the drama of air travel and the expense of accommodation in Bali or Thailand!
My own version of Relaxing Massage developed over many years.
A truly head to toe Full Body Massage.
Uses some stress relieving CranioDural Therapy to qualify for health fund rebates.
Some of the massage is with you lying on your side. I have tried Swedish massage, Balinese Massage in Bali, Thai Massage in Thailand and Chinese Massage locally, but none of them have ever used the sidelying position, which, to me, is a key component of massage! There is so much more of the body which needs massaging which is best done lying on your side! Massaging more of of your surface area increases the benefits of improved circulation, better lymphatic drainage and immune system, and massages the rib cage, hips, inside and outside the legs, knees and ankles. There are so many benefits of working in the side lying position! Ideal if you are pregnant, too!
A face massage relieves stress, can help with tight jaw muscles and can help line removal such as frown grooves etc.
A focus on your hands! A most important part of the body often overlooked, the hands have so many nerve endings that take up a lot of your brain's sensory input. Important to give your fingers the best massage around. Massaging all the joints correctly in the fingers prevents and alleviates arthritis, and keeps your fingers flexible and strong!
A focus on feet also and ankles in particular. Ankles are designed to be flexible for walking on rough terrain, but lose that flexibility when we walk mainly on flat surfaces!
I use a special oil for relaxing massage.
Cupping can be included at no extra cost. If you have never had cupping before, this is a great way to check it off your bucket list.
A very relaxing environment from the music, great temperature control, Moroccan lamps etc
Tailored to any special requirements you have
I attended a Thai Massage course in Chang Mai, Thailand.
reduces muscle tension
stimulates the lymphatic system which improves your immune system
increases joint mobility and flexibility
improves skin tone
improves recovery of soft tissue injuries
heightens mental alertness
improves cardiovascular health
can improve balance in older adults
lowers blood pressure
reduces anxiety and depression
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