Massage:

 

 

Yada Cheng Massage Therapist

Ph: 0413 004 537 

 

Massage has been used for thousands of years as a simple and effective method of attaining and maintaining good health and its benefits have long been recognised in many cultures throughout the world. Most people regard massage as a luxury. Instead, view it as a lifesaver. In daily life our bodies are flooded with stress hormones that make our heart beat faster, divert energy away from digestion and cause us to indulge in `ail or nothing'  thinking. Massage restores equilibrium.

 

Massage releases muscular and mental tension, reducing toxins and stress levels, leaving you mentally and physically relaxed and energised. It will open up a new world of relaxation and well-being for you.

Our massage therapist holds a minimum qualification of a Diploma in Remedial Massage and is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) and Association of Massage Therapists (ATM). Recognised by most major health fluids, works with the physiotherapist, ensuring you are in good hands.

 

The biological and mental effects of massage, the latest science shows, that massage therapy is more "medicine" than pleasure after all.

 

Because a good massage does far more than relax tight and aching muscles... it can cause biological changes as well.

According to the study published in the Journal of Alternative and complementary Medicine, the blood samples showed that the "deep tissue massage" caused significant decreases in the blood levels of the stress hormone cortisol and increases a type of white blood cell (lymphocytes) that are part of your immune system.

 

Cortisol is released by your adrenal glands, it's good in short doses, it gives you a quick burst of energy, heightens your memory, increases your pain tolerance, and improves your immunity.

 

Too many people are in constant state of stress, cortisol levels are constantly too high and causes a suppressed immune system, a decrease bone density, decrease muscle tissue, high blood pressure thyroid function and an increase in belly fat.

 

Adults who received 45 minutes of light massage experienced benefits including decreased levels of hormone adrenal corticotrophin, which increases oxytocin.

Oxytocin is that famous "hormone of love" which is known to help facilitate bonding between people. It also reduces cortisol levels.

 

We offer a variety of Massage treatments


Swedish Massage:
A relaxing massage relieving your body of tension and stress. Restores and revitalises your body, leaving you relaxed and calm.


Remedial Massage:
A deep tissue massage used to assist with soft tissue problems. Remedial massage softens and mobilises muscles which have became tight and contracted due to injury, the stresses of daily life or sedentary occupation.


Sports Massage:
A specialised therapy designed to assist the athlete in maintaining a healthier physical state. Used to release muscle tension and restore balance to the musculo-skeletal system.

 

Positional release:

A modern musculo-skeletal technique to restore muscular balance and there by releaseing tension and pain (similar to trigger point release)

 

(An onsite Physiotherapist can provide assistance with particular problems if required - at no extra cost).

 

Benefits of Massage:

  1. Promotes relaxation, both physical and psychological.
  2. Promotes either sedation or stimulation of the nervous system, depending on the technique.
  3. Gentle massage can trigger the release of endorphins (endorphin = endomorphine) the body's natural feel good hormone which, induces a feeling of comfort and wellbeing.
  4. Stronger more vigorous massage helps to stretch tense and uncomfortable muscles and eases stiff  joints, improving mobility and flexibility.
  5. Alleviates pain and brings relief to tired or aching body parts. 
  6. Aids in elimination of the waste products of muscular activity. 
  7. Promotes tissue regeneration
  8. Promotes muscle recovery from fatigue
  9. Relieves or reduces the possibility of cramps and muscle spasms.
  10. Helps to reduce swelling.
  11. Stimulates the circulatory system-improving the supply of oxygen and nutrient to body tissues.

Self care techniques


Your massage therapist might teach relaxing breathing techniques or gentle exercises to increase flexibility and teach your muscles more efficient movements. Other common techniques show how to release tension by contracting and releasing muscles or pressing "trigger points" or using hot packs.