Massage Therapies

The Benefits of Massage

Whether you are old or young, everyday living can create a lot of tension in your body.

Massage is known to have a wonderfully therapeutic effect on the entire body, restoring harmony in both mind and body and providing a means to relax and counteract the relentless pressures of home and working life.

LifeForce health solutions boasts a number of WorkCover and Allianz accredited Remedial Massage Therapists.

Remedial Massage

Remedial massage can help relieve specific muscular aches and joint problems that are chronic or related to overuse; release painful muscle spasms; relieve tension headaches and neck pain; break up adhesions and scar tissue that cause pain and stiffness in muscles and tendons; relieve joint pressure caused by osteoarthritis and mental tension; assist in the rehabilitation of sprained joints and strained muscles.

Myofascial Release

Interacts with the fascial wrappings of the body. Fascia covers every muscle group, lines body cavities, and wraps the body just under the skin. Tight fascia can restrict or skew muscle movement and cause different areas of discomfort or pain. Myofascial release works to free up tight fascia so that muscles have all their freedom of movement available to them.

Swedish Massage

This is a gentle, flowing massage technique that is particularly effective for people suffering from work-related or personal stress. Swedish massage can relax and tone your sore tired muscles; assist the flow of blood and oxygen within your body; encourage lymphatic flow (the body’s natural defence and detoxifying system), and leave you feeling calm and energised.

Aromatherapy Massage

The combination of essential oils and gentle hypnotic massage nurtures and soothes the body and nervous system, releasing tension and relaxing the mind, body and spirit. It also stimulates the functions of the lymphatic system and blood circulation, increasing oxygen and nutrient supply to the body.

Sports Massage

Is for anyone who is involved in weekend recreational sporting activities right through to the professional athlete. Sports massage can help athletes prevent sports related injuries from occurring by warming-up and stimulating the soft tissues (Pre-Event Massage); toning muscles, improving blood and lymphatic flow that helps respiratory performance; improving flexibility; aiding in stress reduction; helping prevent muscular adhesions; clearing lactic acid build-up which improves recovery time; assisting in the rehabilitation of sporting injuries such as sprains, strains and muscle weakness; relieving painful muscle spasms; improving performance & endurance.

Fertility Massage

Fertility Massage draws from many traditional indigenous cultures and techniques including abdominal-sacral massage, pulsing, rebozo, reiki and guided visualisations. Combined with a bit of intuition this blended therapy results in a unique nurturing massage that assists in increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs, helping to properly position the womb, remove blockages and open up the pelvic and hip region, and in this way becomes the ideal therapy for those on their fertility journey.

Pregnancy Massage Therapy

Pregnancy is a time of excitement and joy, but it can also be a stressful time for a mother to be, and massage is a great way to help women through this time of physical, hormonal and psychological change.

Massage throughout a woman’s pregnancy can prevent or minimise the symptoms of pregnancy and the discomforts experienced during the more advanced stages may also be eased. Massage is able to achieve this by helping to resolve or manage areas of weakness that may be secondary to old injuries or past surgeries and posture related dysfunction. For example Pregnancy Massage has proven to be beneficial in reducing the severity of pregnancy-related back pain and the swelling consequent to fluid retention all of which are commonly experienced by women whose bodies progress through this time of dramatic change.

At Lifeforce we use specially shaped pregnancy support cushioning that enables the pregnant woman to be positioned comfortably in the prone position (ie lying on her belly) so that she can truly relax and enjoy her massage.