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Enjoy a therapeutic massage from a qualified remedial massage therapist
As of the 1st of January 2022, these are the new prices
Massage with Michelle
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Massage with Michelle
Massage with Michelle
First time clients will received a link to an online booking form in their confirmation email. Please fill in the details before you attend.
$5 surcharge applies for Sunday Massages
On-the-spot healthcare rebates to most major funds via our HICAPS system.
Types of Massage
Remedial Massage is the application of a range of diagnostic strategies to identify clients and their conditions as suitable for remedial massage therapy. The trained therapist will then apply the appropriate Remedial Massage Techniques, such as Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Release, Sports Massage, to name a few. Therapists have achieved a Diploma of Remedial Massage from a recognized Training Organisation.
The beauty of a trained Remedial Massage Therapist is that they may use one or more of the above listed techniques to suit the needs of the individual client.
Our sessions include Assessment, Massage, Exercises/stretches and reassessment. So, yes, there may be homework in the form of stretches, strengthening exercises or revision of work set up or postural advice.
We do work closely with other Health Professionals, so will refer when necessary if we believe the condition is beyond our scope.
Remedial massage is used to treat soft tissue injuries such as back pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow or postural issues that are work or activity related - such as office workers, musicians, gardeners or tablet and mobile phone use.
Sports Massage is a form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics, or anyone undertaking strenuous physical activity. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition. It also helps athletes recover from workouts and injuries. Sports massage has three basic forms: pre-event massage, post-event massage, and maintenance massage.
At Hills Massage we treat everyone from weekend warriors to elite world class athletes.
Deep Tissue techniques are to reach deeper muscles in the body. It is a common belief that Deep Tissue Massage is painful; this is not always the case. The techniques used are mostly slower than the more superficial Swedish techniques and use less oil. Transverse frictions, which are applied across a muscle or joint, are the only ‘faster ’deep tissue technique. These are very helpful to use on scar tissue as well as helping post injury adhesions.
Trigger Point Therapy
Dr's Travell and Simons defined a Trigger Point (also known as a myofascial trigger point) as a" hyperirritable spot in a skeletal muscle". The spot is painful on compression and can give rise to characteristic referred pain, referred tenderness, motor dysfunction and autonomic phenomena. This means, you might push on a part of a muscle, and you get pain somewhere else in the body, or it can cause restriction of movement.
Myofascial trigger points are commonly seen in both acute and chronic pain conditions. Common Trigger Points in the Upper Trapezius muscle (top of your shoulders) often have referred pain that travels to the temple and therefore causing a headache if active.
Our skilled therapists are trained to locate Trigger Points and release them as well as looking at stretches and advice on how to minimize or stop their return.
Swedish Massage is a massage technique that is used to relax the superficial muscles in your body. A therapist will use palms, heels of hands, knuckles and forearms to glide over your skin and reach that top layer of muscles underneath. Swedish Massage is considered a great foundation to transition into more technical remedial massages or stand alone to provide a great relaxation feeling.
Benefits of Swedish massage may include:
Lowered blood pressure
Decreased stress hormones
Reducing physical and emotional stress
Increase nutrient supply to muscles
Myofascial Release is an interactive hands-on technique for evaluating and treating the whole body via its fascial network. This technique focuses on the fascia, a type of connective tissue, to help balance the soft tissue and body, and increase flexibility and promote ease of movement. It again is a VERY slow technique, where the therapist may sit for a few minutes in a stretch like position.
Myofascial Techniques aim to:
Reduce adhesions in the fascia/connective tissue
Increase range of motion of joints
Lengthen contracted tissue
Our experienced team can help you at various stage of your pregnancy. We have a pregnancy pillow that allows the client to lie face down.
Please note if you are considered a high risk pregnancy please have written clearance from your Doctor. If you are unsure please seek medical advice.