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Treatments

 

Remedial Massage

Our specialty, Remedial Massage, involves the manipulation of body muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments to relieve pain and injury. When muscles and tendons become damaged or impaired, knotted and tense or immobile, Remedial Massage provides a healing treatment that can be gentle or strong, deep or superficial. Remedial massage holistically treats the body healing both the cause of the disorder as well as the symptoms.

Remedial Massage is an excellent therapy for muscular tension or injury from from stress, poor posture or any prolonged or repetitive activity including breast feeding and over-work! It is often used effectively in the treatment of arthritis, frozen shoulder, muscular cramps, whiplash, fibrositis, spondylitis, muscular atrophy and sports injuries.

Remedial Massage incorporates a variety of specialized techniques to locate and repair damage and to support and speed up the body’s own repair mechanisms.

Our multi-skilled Remedial Massage Specialists will tailor your massage to address your particular requirements using a combination of the following techniques.

  • Swedish Massage
  • Trigger point Therapy
  • Deep tissue
  • Myofascial release
  • PNF Stretching

 

Swedish/Relaxation Massage

This beautiful, smooth, flowing full body massage is an excellent treatment for stress and exhaustion or for a luxurious treat. A Swedish massage at massage by the sea will induce a state of deep relaxation and a heightened sense of well-being. Other benefits include release of muscle tension and increased circulation.

 

 

 

Sports Massage

Remedial techniques are used specifically for pre and post event treatment to help prevent injury, repair damage and speed recovery. The treatment will usually include PNF stretching.

 

 

 

Pregnancy Massage

With extensive body changes and extra tension in the muscular skeletal system, caused by hormones and a shift in your centre of gravity, regular massage often makes for a much more comfortable and enjoyable pregnancy.

Massage is beneficial at all stages of pregnancy from 0 to 40+ weeks. Please let us know on booking how many weeks pregnant you are. A consent form is required to be signed before a treatment within the first 13 weeks.

 

Post natal massage improves the health and wellbeing of a new mum by promoting relaxation, relieving anxiety and having a positive effect on postpartum blues. The demands on the mother, particularly with breastfeeding, can cause strain on the upper back neck and shoulders.

 

Heated Stone Massage*

A combination of remedial and Swedish massage incorporating the use of heated smooth flat stones placed on key points of the body and used with oil to massage the body. The combination of the heat from the stones and massage gets deep into the muscles inducing a deeply relaxing effect. 1 ½ hours is recommended.

 

 

Detox Massage*

Our specially designed detox massage treatments incorporate a combination of dry skin brushing to stimulate the lymphatic system and remedial massage techniques using a detox oil blend to further promote relaxation and detoxification. The initial treatment includes a natural bristle dry skin brush. Your therapist will instruct you on how to use the brush so you can continue to receive the benefits of this wonderful cleansing technique at home.

 

 

 

Facial/Massage Treatments*

You will look and feel amazing. We use high quality dermalogica™ skin care products. Our unique facial massage combining acupressure points, lymphatic drainage and other specialized techniques will leave your skin softer, tingling and vibrant.

Deluxe
Try our Deluxe ½ hour facial with ½ hour face, head, neck, back shoulders arms and hands massage

Royale
Or the Royale treatment ½ hour facial and 1 hour full body massage
*Only available at our Clovelly indoors centre

 

 

 

Paediatric Massage*

Infant (0-2) and non-infant (2-18) paediatric massage is the ‘manual manipulation of soft tissue intended to promote health and well-being’ for children, providing nurturing touch that helps them develop into well-adjusted adults. Research has shown that the benefits of paediatric massage can include reducing anxiety and chronic pain. Healthy touch is vital for optimal growth and development.

 

 

 

Oncology Massage*

Oncology massage is a highly specialised and very gentle/light tough modification of massage techniques which may be able to assist people with a diagnosis or history of cancer with their pain, stress, anxiety and discomfort. Research has shown Oncology Massage improves the quality of life for people, and can be used for symptom management (Cassileth & Vickers, 2004). It can help reduce the side effects experienced from conventional treatment of cancer and the symptoms of the disease process itself.

 

 

 

Kahuna Massage

Kahuna bodywork is an ancient massage style, which originated in the south pacific islands. It follows a holistic approach to healing, and incorporates work on physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions.

Kahuna bodywork has positive effects on all body systems, improves flexibility, increases injury healing, helps to release emotions, balances body and mind, decreases stress manifestations, and helps to reach clarity, self-awareness, confidence and joy.

During the treatment the practitioner applies the massage with long, flowing strokes of hands, forearms, and elbows while moving around the table. Each treatment includes soft and deep tissue pressure combined with under-body work.

Often the practitioner will take audible breaths throughout the treatment, and clients are encouraged to follow this example. Combined with the dance-like moves that the practitioner follows, the breathing is part of gaining and moving energy through the client’s body to achieve a harmonised and balanced energy flow.

As Kahuna is a powerful form of healing, the client might experience a range of emotions in the days following the massage. Clients are encouraged to be mindful and gentle with themselves during this time.

Outdoors Massage

Relax under skilful hands to the soothing sounds of the ocean on the decks of Wylie’s Baths…

Our summer specialty and the ultimate holiday like experience! From October through May, these treatments are performed outdoors under a marquee, literally “by the sea”, at our beautiful Wylie’s Baths location.

Treatments available at our outdoors centre include Remedial Massage, Swedish – Relaxation, Sports and Pregnancy Massage. Please let us know on booking if you would like a pregnancy massage. See above for more details on the different treatments.