Remedial massage - Health Care Rebate available on Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage Therapy is a highly individualised massage using specialised
techniques that are ideal for treating specific musculoskeletal problems and injuries which can assist the body in its own healing processes, where disease or injury has occurred in muscles, connective tissues, bones, joints and internal organs. Massage can also assist healing through its effect on the psychological condition of the patient, increasing a sense of confidence, well-being and relaxation as well as pain relief and increased range of movement.
30 minutes - $50
60 minutes - $80
90 minutes - $100

Pregnancy massage

A soothing and comforting massage to nurture and relax the expectant mum, using relaxation or remedial techniques. The body is supported and comforted throughout the massage using a pregnancy belly bag, allowing you to lay face down, and taking pressure off those aching muscles.
1 Hour Pregnancy Massage - $80

Oncology Massage

Oncology Massage is the adaptation of massage to safely nurture body, mind and spirit of anyone who is dealing with cancer, and their carers."

Oncology massage refers to massage tailored to the needs of individuals with cancer.
It is very gentle and slow, more so than in other therapeutic massages, and
treatment times are sometimes shorter. It focuses on minimising the patients' discomfort and those with fragile bones or other physical changes brought on by their medical treatment. Oncology Massage is a commonly sought therapy by patients with cancer. Recent research indicates that massage is a valid application
for cancer pain, anxiety, nausea and vomitting, lymphedema, and carer support.

Why Oncology Massage?

For Sympton Management, research has shown Oncology Massage improves the quality of life for people with a history or diagnosis of cancer.

It reduces the side effects experienced from conventional treatment of cancer and the symptoms of the disease process itself (Cassileth and Vickers, 2004)

- Pain Improved 47%
- Fatigue Improved 42%
- Anxiety Improved 59%
- Nausea Improved 51%
- Depression Improved 48%

Other (including shortness of breath, memory problems, dry mouth or disturbed sleep) improved 48%
Light touch massage, as taught by Oncology Massage Traning (OMT) was the most effective form of massage therapy offered in this study. (OncologyMassageTraining)

Lymphoedema and Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy

M.L.D.T. is a treatment that has been around GLOBALLY for many years. It is painless and has wonderful results for reducing the swelling in Oedema limbs.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is a very gently effleurage massage technique.

For lymph fluid to be transported around the body through the lymphatic system, it needs muscular contraction to stimulate the lymph valves to open and shut, pushing the fluid in an upward movement towards the neck area. This is done quite easily with just your hands, gently moving over the skin, draining the excess fluid into another area of the body that is not congested and overloaded with excess fluid.

The 4 main components used in M.L.D.T. are:

- Skin care
- Lymphatic drainage
- Compression bandaging & garments
- Exercise and diet
- New ideas and research are always been trialed to help improve a better quality of life for lymphoedema patients.

It is important for all Oedema patients to continue with self-care management after their reduction has been achieved by the Therapist.

Lymphoedema is not curable it is only treatable. To maintain the results from the treatment, there are drainage sequences you need to apply every day. If this is not continued on a regular basis, then the fluid will slowly return causing the limb to swell again.

Special care is also needed in protecting any limb that is at "Risk" of getting lymphoedema, or has already experienced a swollen limb.

Injections, blood pressure machines and heat should be avoided on a limb at "Risk" of getting lymphoedema.
Tight fitting clothing or support garments that tourniquet any part of a limb should not be used.
(http://www.lymphoedematrainingaustralia.com.au/lymphatic-drainage-therapy)