Massage therapy

Massage therapy Surrey Hills || We offer remedial and relaxation massage. Relaxation speaks for its self. Remedial massage therapies include deep tissue and sports massage; trigger point therapy; myofascial release; lymphatic drainage; cupping and dry needling.

We treat sports injuries; back pain, shoulder and neck tension; tension headaches and migraines; improve flexibility and offer pregnancy massage. All you need to do is tell us whether you’re looking for pain relief or you’re simply in need of some pampering and we’ll do the rest.


Relaxation massage

Is all about relaxing. We focus on giving you time to recover from the stresses of daily life. When you experience a relaxation massage, you can expect a treatment that involves long smooth gliding strokes that are rhythmic and flowing, pressure that is deeply relaxing, but not painful. This is generally a treatment that is designed to soothe and relax you, not to relieve chronic pain or other underlying ailments. (Source)

Remedial massage

If you have a specific pain or injury relating to your muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues, myotherapy or remedial massage may be for you. You can expect any one of the following techniques to be used:

Deep tissue massage

Focuses on the deeper layers of your muscle tissue. You may feel the release of chronic patterns of tension in your
body, through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas. This type of massage may address specific
problems associated with:

  • chronic muscular pain
  • injury rehabilitations
  • sporting and occupational injuries
  • RSI
  • physical and mental fatigue

Sports massage

Designed to prevent and relieve your injuries and conditions that are associated with exercise. It can often be quite
strenuous and is meant to relieve and reduce the stress and tension that can build up within your body’s soft tissues
while exercising. We use techniques that are designed to increase endurance and performance, to minimise the chances of
injury and to assist with recovery. A sports massage is not only utilised if you are a professional sports person or a
person that exercise heavily. It’s also an option if you participate in mild exercise such as regular walking. Some
benefits that sports massage has provided include:

  • draining away fatigue
  • relieving swelling
  • reducing muscle tension
  • promoting flexibility
  • reducing injuries that occur as a result of overexertion or overuse
  • relieving pain
  • preventing injuries
  • improving heart rate and blood pressure
  • increasing blood circulation and lymph flow
  • treating injuries such as shin splints, tennis elbows, sprains and strains, corked thighs etc (Source )

Trigger point therapy

Trigger points are areas of hyperirritability in your soft tissue structure. These can be acute sources of pain that are
unnoticed until we apply pressure. Treatment consists of physical therapy, manipulation and stretching. We apply firm
digital pressure. We are able to locate the specific points causing pain and restricted movement and these may be
located in places different to where you actually feel the pain. Conditions that will benefit from this modality

  • sports injuries chronic
  • headaches
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • TMJ dysfunction (jaw)
  • neck pain
  • stress and fatigue (Source)
  • Myofascial release therapy

A very gentle yet effective hands-on manual therapy using sustained pressure into restrictions in your fascial system to
eliminate pain and restore motion and function to your body. This therapy is based on the principle that poor posture,
physical injury, illness and emotional stress may shift your body out of alignment and cause the intricate web of fascia
to become tight and constricted. (Source)

Lymphatic drainage

A gentle whole body treatment which may relax your nervous system and aid your body’s immune system. You may feel a
range of specialised and gentle rhythmic pumping techniques to move skin in the direction of the lymph flow through a
network of lymph vessels and lymph nodes. Benefits of this modality include:

  • helps healing after an operation or surgery
  • assists with lymph edema and helps reduce swelling
  • assists with protection from skin disease or acne
  • supports the body to naturally eliminate excess toxins, dead cells, viruses, bacteria and chemicals
  • relieving stress and anxiety ( Source )

Cupping massage therapy

Uses glass cups, held by suction, to massage your body to expel toxins from areas of pain and tightness in your body.
The action on the nervous system can be sedating and you may experience a deep state of relaxation. Traditionally the
cups are placed on your back, shoulders and lower back. After treatment you can experience a feeling of lightness and
flexibility in the area which was creating pain or range of movement restrictions. Cupping can be either stationary or
in massage. Stationary cups are left on your skin for 5 to 15 minutes to facilitate the release of stagnant blood,
pathogenic factors and dispel internal heat. Massage cupping uses oil so the cup can glide over the skin to release
tension and congestion in the muscles. Conditions that respond well to cupping massage therapies include:

  • fibromyalgia
  • anxiety
  • insomnia
  • chronic pain
  • sciatica
  • asthma ( Asthma )

Pregnancy massage

We are specially trained to use a combination of remedial massage techniques and therefore may assist you with the
tensions and pains experienced during pregnancy that are often caused by your extra baby weight and shift in your centre
of gravity. You may gain many physical benefits from a pregnancy massage including:

  • reducing peripheral swelling
  • soothing the nervous system
  • helping to prevent insomnia, muscle cramps and back pain
  • ‘Regular massage throughout your pregnancy may shorten labour time and the return to optimal fitness after birth’. ( Source )

Skin rolling

A therapeutic approach in which our hands lift, stretch, and squeeze your bodily tissues. During the technique, we use
one or both hands to draw tissue in our direction while using the thumbs to roll over the gathered tissue. This
technique is best applied in your bodily regions in which your tissue is positioned tightly to the structures that lie
underneath (e.g., directly above the shoulder joint). ( Source )

At your first visit to Spring Osteo Clinic, we will ask for your detailed medical history because we want to determine
your treatment priorities. Most importantly, we will also ask you what you want to achieve so we can work together to
provide the right therapy for you.

We offer onsite and virtual appointments
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