Convenient mobile physiotherapy, recovery and massage services.

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Convenient mobile physiotherapy,
recovery and massage services.

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Massage

ON THIS PAGE:

  1.  When Should I get a massage?
  2.  What are the benefits associated with massage?
  3.  Specific conditions massage has a particular benefit
  4. Our massage techniques
  5.  Workplace massages
  6.  Costs & availabilities 

When should I get a massage?

There are many reasons WHY you should get a massage which we will talk about later, but now lets talk about WHEN is the best time to have your massage:

1.  Your muscles feel tight after sitting for a long period of time.

When you’re sitting down for most of the day, some of your muscles can ‘turn off’ (become inactive) for a time period, which puts more strain on active surrounding muscle groups.  This means your muscles will become tighter from not using them! A lot of people who have office jobs, or do a lot of driving can suffer from particular muscle tightness in the upper back, lower back, hamstrings and gluteal muscles. If this is you, we recommend you have regular massages to help your muscles release tension, feel less tight and reduce the risk of an injury. Chronic tight muscles can cause injury to the muscles, joints, tendons or ligaments surrounding the tight muscles, especially if no action is taken to reduce this tightness.  

2. Prior to a sporting event.

Some sports require a huge demand from your muscles. If you play a sport and regularly have tight muscles or areas of pain, you should have a particular routine prior to your sporting event (especially if a longer or more intense session or event). This routine includes warming up the muscles in a particular way specific to your sport (our physiotherapists can help you with this) and incorporating massage the morning of or day prior to your event.  Massage before your sporting event assists to increase blood flow, reduce the tissue tension and passively warm up the muscles and tissues ready for the high demand of a sporting event.  

 

3. After a sporting event.

Recovery massage is a specific technique that aids in increasing blood flow to the tissues and muscles to reduce post muscle soreness, restore muscle length & optimises recovery.  It is recommended to have your massage within the following 2 days of your sporting event.  The technique used includes long strokes throughout most of the body’s muscle groups to relieve overall muscle tightness.  Depending on the sport, particular muscles will be targeted for a greater impact on the muscles most affected by that sport.

4. You have a very busy life where you are stressed and don’t have the best sleep. 

 Both a relaxation massage and deep tissue massage are a great option if you have a stressful home life or occupation but also helpful if you have a busy period coming up where you need to be productive and on your “A” game 24/7. This is because when you are stressed your hormone levels change which then stress and tension further builds up in your muscles and joints within your body. Decreasing this tension and stress throughout massage will in turn encourage a more restful sleep resulting in more energy and productivity the following day. Sleep is extremely important for cell repair and growth, concentration, energy and productivity. So if you are lacking in one or more of these areas, massage will benefit you. 

5. You have headaches every week. 

Headaches can be a huge disruption to your day and cause pain. A massage will decrease or stop that disruption meaning you can continue on and live the life you want to live. A headache specific massage will focus on releasing tension throughout the head, neck and shoulders but can also involve other muscle groups in the body if affected. By using massage to manage your headaches you will see areas of your life change, it may be feeling more refreshed when waking up, getting out of work on time because you were more productive or enjoying playing with the kids when you get home instead of feeling annoyed and bothered by them.

WHY? What are the benefits associated with Massage?

  • Reduces stress:  You will feel more on top of your workload and feel emotionally lighter.
  • Increases relaxation:  Allows you to switch off and relax without thinking about outside factors.
  • Reduces pain:  Releases muscle tightness to be able to move more freely
  • Improves circulation:  Your body is able to have blood pumping for freely and to more locations in the body.
  • Decreases muscle soreness and tension
  • Increases energy and alertness
  • Lowers heart rate 
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Improves immune function
  • Kick start recovery
  • Decreases anxiety
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Improves range of motion and flexibility
  • Enhance exercise/sport performance

Specific Conditions

There are MANY conditions that massage has a positive affect on, some of these are listed below.  If your condition is not listed below, send us a message to enquire about your specific condition and if massage is the right option for you.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches / migraines 
  • Insomnia
  • Low back pain
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Vision loss (blindness)
  • Nerve pain
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Upper back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

FAQ- Will my NDIS fund cover my massage?  Depending on your condition, massage can be used in conjunction with your physiotherapy treatment plan.  We are able to communicate between our physio’s and masseuse’s to ensure we give you a personalised treatment plan to ensure you get the most benefit out of your therapies.  

Our Massage Techniques

Deep Tissue Massage (Remedial)  – Deep tissue massage is used to target specific tight muscles that have been causing pain and soreness, or have been tight for some time.  During this type of massage, the therapist will use slow long strokes and increasing pressure throughout the problematic muscle groups to relieve tension to the deeper aspect of the muscles and connective tissue.   The duration of the massage can be spent in one particular tight area (for example – neck / shoulder & upper back region) to give you the most benefit.  This type of massage can include pressure point release with firm pressure.  Your therapist will talk to you before your session about what techniques they will use throughout your session.  Every person is different and has a different pain tolerance which is why our therapists will always check in with you throughout.  

There is a specific type of pain that may arise throughout this style of massage, however this isn’t always the case.  Your therapist will work within your expectations to give you the best experience.  Education will be given throughout about what types of pain are okay to experience and other types of pain that may need further investigation from our physiotherapists.

Sports style Massage – Sports style massage incorporates some aspects of deep tissue massage.  These aspects focus on a firmer pressure throughout the muscle and utilises long strokes for the benefit of increasing blood flow and oxygenation which is beneficial before or after playing sports. A sports massage can be done as a full-body massage or can focus on particular areas of the body, which your therapist will ask you prior to starting your massage.   

Relaxation Massage – Relaxation massage focus’s on the entire body from the scalp down to the feet.  The purpose of a relaxation style massage is to apply light to medium pressure throughout and cover all muscle groups in the body to give an overall sense of relaxation.  This style of massage runs through a timed sequence of techniques through each muscle group to ensure the desired overall affect.   This massage is generally done de-clothed (keeping underwear on) to allow the therapist to work on all muscle groups.  We use a natural massage oil recommended from Discover Massage Australia to allow the therapists hands glide through each muscle group with ease and create a relaxing feeling.  

Our massages are generally 60 minutes long, however a longer time frame is available on request *additional fees apply

Workplace Massages

Our massage therapist offers these different styles of massage at your workplace! 

The self-care trend is booming and business owners are looking for a way to increase their teams productivity and promote maintaining healthy habits to reduce stress and fatigue.  An excellent way to incorporate this is workplace massages!  So what does this look like?

  • Short duration massages (15 – 20 minutes  per person) to focus on a specific sore area, or commonly stress held area (neck / shoulders)
  • Can be done in a seated position at their work desk or
  • Utilise a private area within the workplace to use the massage table (especially for back and lower limb massages)
  • Available on the Gold Coast, Monday – Friday
  • Minimum of 2 hours 
  • All staff will need to complete our indemnity consent form 

 

Want to utilise this service, but have no room?  We can bring our MOBILE PHYSIOTHERAPY CLINIC to you!  Additional fees may apply

You decide!

Our massage therapist can travel to YOUR HOME on the Gold Coast OR you can come to us!  

Massages available Monday – Friday.

Contact us to enquire or book your massage.

Our Prices-  1 hour massages from $80.00

Please note: You cannot claim for massages under your private health with our massage therapist.  If you wish to claim this service, you can do this by booking a session with our physiotherapist.

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Book Your Appointment Today!

Just let us know your contact details, where you are located and what type of service you are interested in. We will then get back to you as soon as possible to discuss a date and time that suits both yourself and our travel schedule.