Studio Health offers a variety of types of massage including:
Remedial MassageThis massage uses several specialised techniques to locate and repair damage and to support and speed up the body's own repair mechanisms. The massage is applied directly to the skin using a lubricating medium, usually oil, which ensures that the muscles associated with the disorder and mobilisation of the joint are deeply penetrated. Key benefits include stimulation to the blood supply, removal of toxins and calming of the nervous system to ease pain and discomfort.
Dry NeedlingDry needling is an invasive procedure in which a thin filament needle is inserted into the specific skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point. This action creates a mechanical response, which results in the stimulation of tissue. Tissue stimulation leads to physical and psychological responses that promote balance or healing within the body. Many factors will determine how many treatments. Recommended treatments should be 3 to 4 weekly or fortnightly sessions depending on the severity of the condition and the client expectations.
Pregnancy MassageUsing a combination of Swedish and techniques, this massage assists with the tensions and pains experienced during pregnancy. These are often caused by the extra weight and shift in the centre of gravity. Massage reduces peripheral swelling, soothes the nervous system, helps to prevent insomnia, muscle cramps and back pain. Care must be taken during the first trimester but Pregnancy Massage is beneficial throughout the whole pregnancy. Studio Health is now providing pregnancy cushion for pregnancy massage. This supple body cushion is ideal for comfortable positioning during a pregnancy massage, or for anyone who can't lie comfortably on their stomach. The pregnancy cushion comprises two torso sections, shaped to accommodate the breasts and stomach. Side wedges allow the cushions to be raised as the pregnancy progresses. It includes an adjustable face crest ensures perfect positioning for head and neck, removable chest cushion, pelvic support, leg bolsters take pressure off the lumbar region and side armrest to ensure all Mums-to-be in their most comfortable position and enjoy the best therapeutic massage.
Deep tissueDeep Tissue Massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It is designed to reach the deep sections of thick muscles, specifically the individual muscle fibres. Water helps to eliminate toxins from the body so it is important to drink plenty of water after a Deep Tissue Massage to help this process along.
Therapeutic (Swedish)Swedish Massage reduces stress, both emotional and physical. Designed to increase your body’s blood flow, it is relaxing yet invigorating and enlivens the nervous system and releases toxins from the muscles. A deeply relaxing massage promotes quality sleep, which in turn promotes peace of mind.
Trigger PointTrigger points are areas of hyperirritability in the soft tissue structure. These can be acute sources of pain or latent and unnoticed until pressure is applied. Trigger points are manifested as small contraction knots in the muscles, that control the state of contraction and active ones may cause muscle spasm and referred pain. Treatment consists of physical therapy and stretching. Massage therapy is extremely beneficial to people leading busy lifestyles who encounter personal and work related stress. Massage will not only help your mental well-being but will also improve physical symptoms of back and neck pain that comes from sitting for an extended period of time at a desk or from physical labour. Many people wait until they are already in pain or suffering injuries before turning to massage, but it is a good idea to take regular massage as a preventative measure so that such injuries do not occur. Regular massage maintenance will increase your overall sense of wellbeing for optimum physical and mental health, helping you to achieve your personal goals. Massage is used to treat a wide range of disorders, such as:
- Muscular tension
- Headaches and migraines
- Work related stress
- Repetitive strain injury
- Pre-natal pregnancy conditions
- Frozen shoulder
- Sports and dancing injuries
Remedial Massage (30 mins) - $60
Remedial Massage (1 hour) - $88
Remedial Massage (1.5 hours) - $130
Remedial Massage (1 hour) - $88
Remedial Massage + Dry Needling (1 hour) - $98
Hot Stone Massage (1 hour) - $120
Pregnancy Massage (1 hour) - $100
Relaxation Massage (1 hour) - $80
Relaxation Massage (1.5 hours) - $110
Home Visit Callout Fee* - $100