Myofascial dry needling is a therapy uses fine needles applied to the musculoskeletal system in order to deactivate myofascial trigger points. It can help to establish a painless range of movement during the treatment, relaxes the muscles, gives pain relief, and improves kinesthetic sense (the sense that helps us detect pressure).
Myofascial release concentrates on the fascia of muscle. Form of soft tissue therapy used to treat somatic dysfunction and resulting pain and restriction of motion
Manual Mobilisation Techniques
When the muscles are incredibly tight- it causes a restriction of movement and can limit the body’s function and mobility. Manual mobilisation technique is a combination of massage and stretching the
muscles to increase the range of motion and return the body to its standard level of flexibility.
Baby & Infant Massage Training
Katrina and Mizuki are our two qualified infant massage instructors. They are able to teach parents’ and their children the benefits of infant massage. Not only does massage increase the bond between parent and child, it can also reduce unknown crying, help the baby settle quicker before sleep, promote better and longer sleep as well as increasing immune function, dopamine release and reducing stress.
Massage and gentle movement can also be used to treat cholic, wind, reflux and constipation. This type of intensive one-on-one time also helps parents to learn their baby’s cues and understand when massage treatment is appropriate and when to stop- as it is hard for them to communicate.
Kinesiotape is a thin, elastic tape that imitates the skin (and is therefore does not restrict movement) and can be used to support the body in its recover from inflammatory conditions and sports injuries. It can also be used to lift the skin away from the muscles to aid in swelling reduction.
It is stuck to the skin at the site of inflammation following the shape of the muscle in order to support the muscle and take some of the ‘pressure’ off the muscles, which allows them to heal faster. Tape is usually left on for between 3-6 days.
Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)
This massage is very light and slow and stimulates the body’s drainage system which is located just below the skin, not inside the muscles.
This light style of massage encourages the lymph system to circulate fluid and decongests the lymph nodes which helps boost the immune system and remove toxins from the body.
This form of massage is especially suited to patient who have recently undergone surgery such as mastectomy or patients who suffer from fluid retention, fatigue, oedema swelling or sports injuries.
Muskuloskeletal therapy looks at not only the muscles but also the muscles’ affect on the skeletal system, joints and nerves to identify, treat and correct imbalances. To do this an initial assessment will be done to determine mobility, flexibility and alignment followed by a combination of massage techniques such as mobilisation, trigger point therapy and soft tissue work to return patients to optimum health. This form of therapy often involves prescribed at home stretches for the patient to complete in between treatment to assist in returning the body to normal function.