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Abrosia Therapies

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Abrosia Therapies

BALANCE = WELLNESS

Abrosia Therapies

Remedial & Sports Massage

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Aromatherapy Massage & Treatments

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Relaxation & Therapeutic Massage

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Pre Natal & Post Natal Massage

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage

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Chakra & Vibrational Therapies

Balance = Wellness

ABOUT ABROSIA

YOUR WELL-BEING IS OUR FOREMOST PRIORITY

The Abrosia Story

Abrosia Therapies was established in Point Cook, Victoria in 2015 by Fabian & Ross as a small home-based part-time business and in late 2016 became a full-time business, renamed Abrosia Therapies Wellness Clinic. “Abrosia” was chosen as the name, from a combination of the letters from the first names of fABIAn and ROSs.

In May 2021, the clinic was relocated to a bright new premises in Point Cook, Victoria, with larger treatment rooms and a fresh new look. In October 2021, the business expanded, opening another home-based clinic in Golden Bay, south of Perth in Western Australia, where Fabian & Ross have built a new home and are now permanently based.

From little things big things grow and since it was established, Abrosia Therapies has gained a reputation for excellence and care above and beyond, with close affiliations with key state-based care organisations such as Carers Victoria & WA, Beyond Blue, Cancer Council, and supporting other local organisations and businesses in the immediate local & surrounding areas.

Growing year on year with a skilled team of therapists and a customer base in excess of 2500 clients in Victoria and over 500 clients in WA, Abrosia Therapies has earned a reputation for quality treatments and customer service. The consistent 5 star reviews and recommendations bear testament to the commitment with which the business prides itself.

Whether you need a relaxation ‘time–out’ treatment after a stressful day or something more focused like a Remedial, Sports or Therapeutic Massage, Dry Needling Therapy, Pre-Natal or Post-Natal Massage, Bowen Therapy or even the benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, Myofacial Cupping  or Aromatherapy, Abrosia Therapies can provide a treatment to cater to your exact needs.

The Abrosia Therapies oils and creams used in the clinics, have been specially formulated by Ross, Abrosia’s qualified aromatherapist, which means that we know exactly what is going on your skin, especially helpful for those with skin sensitivities and allergies. This assures that you always receive the safest care possible.

Abrosia Therapies Wellness Clinic will strive to be your complete wellness solution and help you BE WELL today.

REMEDIAL MASSAGE & WELLNESS

. POINT COOK, VIC . GOLDEN BAY, WA .

FIND YOUR BALANCE

Services & Treatments

See our range of services below. For information on rebates click here.

 

REMEDIAL & SPORTS MASSAGE

REMEDIAL & SPORTS MASSAGE

Remedial massage utilises a number of very focused techniques applied to a specific area of the body or muscle group to achieve pain relief, muscle...

REMEDIAL & SPORTS MASSAGE

REMEDIAL & SPORTS MASSAGE

Remedial massage utilises a number of very focused techniques applied to a specific area of the body or muscle group to achieve pain relief, muscle recovery and more freedom of movement. It involves medium to high pressure with techniques such as trigger point, soft tissue, active resistance and myofacial release with attention on specific muscle groups. May be combined with other therapies such as dry needling, cupping & aromatherapy.
     

Choose 30, 60 or 90 Min Duration

 
DRY NEEDLING & TRIGGER POINT THERAPY

DRY NEEDLING & TRIGGER POINT THERAPY

Dry Needling is a targeted treatment that involves use of an acupuncture needle. Trigger Point Therapy uses ischemic pressure to activate specific locations in an...

DRY NEEDLING & TRIGGER POINT THERAPY

DRY NEEDLING & TRIGGER POINT THERAPY

Dry Needling is a targeted treatment that involves use of an acupuncture needle. Trigger Point Therapy uses ischemic pressure to activate specific locations in an affected muscle.

These forms of therapy are used to release tight muscle bands within the muscle fibers and target trigger points within the muscle which cause pain and discomfort, quickly releasing the tension and increasing mobility and is a very effective means of addressing a wide range of acute and chronic conditions.

(Dry Needling is not available to Point Cook clinic)

Choose 30, *60 or *90 min duration

* combined with remedial massage

MYOFASCIAL CUPPING THERAPY

MYOFASCIAL CUPPING THERAPY

Myofascial Cupping Therapy uses soft silicon vacuum cups to gently lift and separate the layers of skin, myofascial and muscle tissue to free up movement...

MYOFASCIAL CUPPING THERAPY

MYOFASCIAL CUPPING THERAPY

Myofascial Cupping Therapy uses soft silicon vacuum cups to gently lift and separate the layers of skin, myofascial and muscle tissue to free up movement between the layers. It also increases blood flow and helps to simulate the elimination of toxins from tight, stagnant muscle tissue. The cups may be left briefly in one position or moved over a light layer of oil to work the entire length of the muscle and the myofascial tissue. The silicon cups usually do not leave dark marks on the skin like traditional Chinese cupping techniques. (Myofascial Cupping is only available at Point Cook clinic)

Choose 30 or 60 min session.

MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE

MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE

Manual lymphatic drainage is a gentle touch therapy which is powerful, yet subtle and can reduce fluid retention, enhance the body's ability to eliminate toxins...

MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE

MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE

Manual lymphatic drainage is a gentle touch therapy which is powerful, yet subtle and can reduce fluid retention, enhance the body's ability to eliminate toxins from tissues and also support the immune system. Manual lymphatic drainage uses light, rhythmic touch to enhance lymph circulation, improving the flow of lymphocyte cells through the immune system, assisting the body in fighting disease and infection as well as reducing toxin load. (Manual Lymphatic Drainage is only available at Point Cook clinic)

Choose 60 or *90 min session

*Note that for lower body and legs, a full body 90 min session is required to achieve maximum benefit.

PREGNANCY MASSAGE

PREGNANCY MASSAGE

Reduces stress, promotes relaxation, and facilitates transitions through emotional support and physical nurturing during pregnancy.  It reduces negative effects due to changes in the circulatory...

PREGNANCY MASSAGE

PREGNANCY MASSAGE

Reduces stress, promotes relaxation, and facilitates transitions through emotional support and physical nurturing during pregnancy.  It reduces negative effects due to changes in the circulatory system, including oedema, varicose veins, and helps regulate blood pressure. It facilitates hormonal, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary and other physiological processes during pregnancy and reduces musculoskeletal strain and pain. Massage contributes to developing flexibility and the kinesthetic awareness necessary to participate actively in the birth process and fosters nurturing maternal touch and healthy bonding.
     

Choose 60 or 90 min session

RELAXATION & THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

RELAXATION & THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

Relaxation massage is all about stress relief, allowing the mind and body to relax. It involves light pressure and flowing strokes, kneading and gentle manipulation...

RELAXATION & THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

RELAXATION & THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

Relaxation massage is all about stress relief, allowing the mind and body to relax. It involves light pressure and flowing strokes, kneading and gentle manipulation of the muscles giving the client the opportunity to escape the stresses of daily life in a calm relaxed atmosphere. Therapeutic massage uses specific techniques to both stretch and lengthen muscle tissue to help reduce the symptoms associated with muscle tension and pain. It utilises focused movements to release muscle tension and stimulate blood flow and oxygen to specific muscle groups whilst eliminating toxins. Both therapies target issues such as work related stress, exercise recovery and other muscular related conditions depending upon what the client desires.
     

Choose 30, 60 or 90 Min Duration

 
AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE

AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE

Aromatherapy massage involves similar techniques as used in relaxation massage with an emphasis on connection and energy flow in conjunction with both the aromas and...

AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE

AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE

Aromatherapy massage involves similar techniques as used in relaxation massage with an emphasis on connection and energy flow in conjunction with both the aromas and the therapeutic attributes of essential oils. Using the Micheline Arcier method, this therapy is suitable for many ailments including muscle & joint pain, respiratory conditions, stress & anxiety, sleep disruptions, period pain, assisting concentration and some skin conditions. Your therapists will select from and extensive range of appropriate oils to address clients individual needs. Clients are left feeling relaxed and revived. (Aromatherapy is not available to Point Cook clinic)

Choose 60 or *90 min session - *can be modified to include facial treatments.

FACIAL & SPA TREATMENTS

FACIAL & SPA TREATMENTS

Aromatherapy is used in combination with traditional cleansing, refining, detoxification, toning and moisturising techniques to boost the effects of these treatments and also add the...

FACIAL & SPA TREATMENTS

FACIAL & SPA TREATMENTS

Aromatherapy is used in combination with traditional cleansing, refining, detoxification, toning and moisturising techniques to boost the effects of these treatments and also add the therapeutic qualities of essential oils and other natural ingredients to the treatments. A typical facial consists of a cleansing exfoliant scrub, a facial massage using essential oils and a detoxifying clay mask. The skin is toned and clarified using natural hydrosols and then finished with natural moisturiser to suit the skin type, leaving the complexion feeling refreshed and glowing. (Aromatherapy Facials are currently not available at Point Cook clinic)

Choose 60 & 90 min session.

SUBTLE & VIBRATIONAL THERAPIES

SUBTLE & VIBRATIONAL THERAPIES

Vibrational therapy utilises the energy of the individual, the healer, the environment and the mode of application to heal, balance and maintain the physical, emotional,...

SUBTLE & VIBRATIONAL THERAPIES

SUBTLE & VIBRATIONAL THERAPIES

Vibrational therapy utilises the energy of the individual, the healer, the environment and the mode of application to heal, balance and maintain the physical, emotional, conscious and subconscious health and well-being of the body. Often vibrational energy imbalances can indicate physical illness long before any physical manifestation occurs in the body. At Abrosia we use chakra and crystal therapy techniques, often in conjunction with subtle aromatherapy, to help adjust and balance the individual’s vibrational energies. (Vibrational & Chakra therapies are only available at the Golden Bay clinic)
       

Choose 30, 60 or *90 min session.

*combined with crystal aligning & chakra aromatherapy massage

When First Impressions Count

Our Clinics

POINT COOK FRONT ENTRY
POINT COOK RECEPTION 1
POINT COOK RECEPTION 2
POINT COOK MAIN HALLWAY
POINT COOK THERAPY ROOM 1
POINT COOK THERAPY ROOM 2
POINT COOK THERAPY ROOM 3
POINT COOK RESTROOM
POINT COOK COURTYARD
GOLDEN BAY FRONT PARK ENTRY
GOLDEN BAY FRONT PORCH & GARDEN
GOLDEN BAY MAIN ENTRY
GOLDEN BAY THERAPY ROOM
POINT COOK FRONT ENTRY POINT COOK RECEPTION 1 POINT COOK RECEPTION 2 POINT COOK MAIN HALLWAY POINT COOK THERAPY ROOM 1 POINT COOK THERAPY ROOM 2 POINT COOK THERAPY ROOM 3 POINT COOK RESTROOM POINT COOK COURTYARD GOLDEN BAY FRONT PARK ENTRY GOLDEN BAY FRONT PORCH & GARDEN GOLDEN BAY MAIN ENTRY GOLDEN BAY THERAPY ROOM

2 CONVENIENT CLINIC LOCATIONS

Abrosia Therapies’ flagship clinic is conveniently located at Spencer Street in Point Cook, Victoria with the second sister-clinic located at 22 Bundarra Way, Golden Bay, nestled between Secret Harbour and Singleton, about 50 mins south of Perth in Western Australia.

Both offer the same high level of professional massage and customer service in a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere, conducive to achieving your desired wellness outcome.

A plentiful supply of soft white towels, Himalayan salt lamps, ultrasonic aromatherapy diffusers and relaxing music, complete and compliment the calming atmosphere, making every treatment a welcome escape from the hectic world outside. A chair and convenient space is provided for clients to store their belongings and their attire during treatments.

All our treatment rooms are heated and cooled with lighting which can be adjusted to client’s individual preference.


ABROSIA THERAPIES, POINT COOK, VIC

The Spencer Street clinic in Point Cook, Victoria, has a spacious, comfortable reception area, 3 well appointed therapy rooms and client restroom. A range of handmade aromatherapy therapeutic products are available to select and purchase as well as therapeutic aids, pillows and aromatherapy heat packs.

We offer immediate private health fund rebates through HICAPS for all major health funds and the convenience of an easy to use online booking system where you can decide the best date and time available to suit your schedule. We also offer tap’n’go health fund access through our HICAPS terminal using your smart phone. We are also an approved Worksafe remedial massage provider.

We can accept payments in cash as well as eftpos, VISA, MASTERCARD, AMEX with paywave, PayPass & ApplePay for even more easy ways to pay. We also use Stripe payment portal for online payments via the website & online booking system.

FRONT ENTRY & SENSORY GARDEN

When you walk up to the front of the clinic from the street, you are welcomed by a colourful garden with an array of sensory aromatherapy plants including French and English Lavenders, Rosemary and Geranium. We encourage you to feel the textures and take in the fresh uplifting aromas which emanate as you run your hands across the foliage.

Just be careful of the bees because they love the garden as much as we do.

RECEPTION & WAITING ROOM

Once you enter our reception area, you will feel right at home.

We pride ourselves on keeping on time so you are not sitting around for long while waiting for your treatment.

THERAPY ROOMS 1, 2 & 3

These natural light filled rooms all feature comfortable hydraulic massage treatment tables, with rooms 1 and 2 having arm rests and separate head support cushions for those clients who require additional neck support as well as views of the private courtyard garden. Room 3 features an extra-long multi sectional table which can be converted to a seated position if required.

All tables can be adapted for pre-natal & post-natal massage for side lying position with additional cushion support. There is seated massage chair available for use if you are not able to lie down due to physical restrictions.

CLIENT RESTROOM FACILITIES

Private restroom facilities are available for clients immediately adjacent to reception with vanity basin and full size mirror for client’s convenience.

Hygienic disposable paper towels and our own aromatherapy hand soap is available for client comfort and health.


ABROSIA THERAPIES, GOLDEN BAY, WA

The 2022 HIA Award Winning ‘Hampton inspired’ Golden Bay clinic in Bundarra Way, enjoys elevated views of Kingscliff Park and features a relaxing sensory cottage garden, where the aromas of lavender, rosemary, jasmine and frangipani lift your spirits you as you enter the gate and make your way up to the front entrance.

Facilities include a stylish outdoor front waiting area overlooking the garden and park, a light and airy treatment room with a hydraulic massage table and separate client restroom. The room also features double French doors, which offer natural light and views of the front garden and Kingscliff Park.

Services include remedial & sports massage, therapeutic & relaxation massage, pregnancy and post natal massage, aromatherapy, vibrational therapies and dry needling therapy.

*Private Health Fund Rebates are available on remedial massage services from most major health funds and the clinic also offers easy and convenient online bookings so you can choose the day and time that works best for you. *HICAPS with tap’n’go is available for instant health fund claims as well as manual claiming.

Payments in cash as well as eftpos, VISA, MASTERCARD, AMEX with paywave, PayPass & ApplePay are welcome.


OPENING HOURS

Point Cook

Monday – Friday 10am – 8pm and Saturdays 9am – 1pm

Closed Sunday and some public holidays

(Please check online for booking availability on public holidays.)

Golden Bay

Monday – Friday 10am – 7pm and Saturdays 10am – 5pm

Closed Sunday and some public holidays

(Please check online for booking availability on public holidays.)

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Our Team

Team Abrosia.

Team Abrosia.

Abrosia Therapies is more than just great treatments, it's also about the team being there for you when you need us. We will work together to make sure that you receive the most appropriate therapies to suit your individual needs. If we think that you would benefit from a different type of therapy from another therapist, we are happy to let you expand your experience. So, mix it up and try out different therapists and treatments until you find what works best for you. Our team members: Fabian, Ross, both based in Golden Bay WA and Liz, Steve and Amone, based in Point Cook VIC, are here to help you achieve your wellness goals and importantly to ......BE WELL!


   

Fabian.

Fabian.

Hi my name is Fabian and I am based at the Abrosia Therapies, Golden Bay clinic. I have been in a corporate background for most of my working life but have always been interested in a health and well-being. I decided a few years ago I wanted a stress free work environment and needed to feel the reward of making people feel better. I completed my Cert IV Massage Therapy Practice with the AIAS in late 2014 and then obtained my Diploma in Remedial Massage in 2015. I completed an advanced qualification in dry needling therapy in 2016 and have found that this greatly compliments remedial therapy for my clients. I now treat clients from many varied backgrounds with remedial, sports and therapeutic massage and I am also a registered member with Massage and Myotherapy Australia. The fulfilment I now receive in my work is greater than I could ever have expected, and I hope to continue with studies in other specialised areas to further develop my skills. My motivation is to help people improve their well-being through massage and remedial therapies.


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Ross.

Ross.

Hi my name is Ross and I am based at the Abrosia Therapies, Golden Bay clinic. I have worked in food & beverage manufacturing and quality systems most of my adult life but have always had an interest in Alternative Therapies, Aromatherapy and essential oils since I was in my early 20’s. I decided to finally pursue my interest in Aromatherapy and completed my Cert IV in Aromatherapy with AIAS in mid 2015. In June 2017 I completed my Certificate in Pregnancy Massage with Pregnancy Massage Australia and most recently completed my Remedial Massage Diploma with Gordon TAFE in mid 2020. I plan to further enhance my skills in prenatal and perinatal massage as a Practitioner of Pregnancy Massage. I am a member of Massage & Myotherapy Australia. I find the combination of aromatherapy with massage to be an energising and wonderful way to connect with clients and that essential oils can have such profound effect on a person’s health. This, when combined with vibrational and other subtle therapies such as chakra and crystal healing, can have many beneficial effects on one’s spiritual, psychological and physical well-being. I also formulated the creams and oils that are used on clients in our clinics.


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Liz.

Liz.

Hi, my name is Liz and I am an owner manager for Abrosia Therapies, Point Cook clinic. I have been working in retail for over 20 years and finally decided it was time to follow through on one of my earliest passions – massage therapy. In 2015 I started a weekend course in massage at the Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy and before the end of the first day I signed up to study the full two year Diploma course. I had found my calling! Learning from passionate teachers who still work in the industry, I graduated in 2017 with a Diploma of Remedial Massage with up-to-date knowledge and skills in a variety of areas including sports massage and cupping. In 2019 I completed my advanced skills certificate in manual lymphatic drainage, which is a therapy I find very beneficial for my clients. I have just completed my qualification of Certificate in Pregnancy Massage with PMA to compliment the skills I have already obtained and look forward to helping all those mums-to-be with their aches and pains during their pregnancies. In February 2024, both myself and Steve, took on the management of the Abrosia Therapies Point Cook clinic and we look forward to helping you with your therapy needs. I am a registered member of the Association of Massage Therapists.


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Steve.

Steve.

Hi, my name is Steve and it's great to be part of the Abrosia Therapies Team. I am an owner manager at the Abrosia Therapies, Point Cook clinic. I completed my Diploma in Remedial Massage with the Melbourne Institute of Massage & Myotherapy in 2020 and am also a member of Massage & Myotherapy Australia. I am passionate about helping people achieve wellness through massage and I am excited to be able to use my skills as a remedial massage therapist to realise this. I have also recently begun using Myofascial Cupping to assist with my clients' physical issues and have found this to be an invaluable addition to my skillset and hope to expand my range of modalities and I am currently studying for my qualification in reflexology. In February 2024, both myself and Liz, took on the management of the Abrosia Therapies Point Cook clinic and we look forward to helping you with your therapy needs. I really enjoy the opportunities I am presented with as part of the Abrosia Team and continually growing my client base.


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Amone.

Amone.

Hi, my name is Amone, and I am based at the Abrosia Therapies, Point Cook clinic. I first became interested in massage as a career after I met Fabian and Ross and was a client at the clinic in Point Cook. A few years ago, I asked them how I could go about becoming a Remedial Massage therapist and they gave me some guidance on what was involved and their experience while gaining their qualifications. So, I went away, did some research and eventually took the plunge and relocated to Sydney to study.  In 2023 I completed my Diploma of Remedial Massage with Tafe NSW in Sydney and recently relocated back to Melbourne to work at Abrosia Therapies with Liz and Steve. My passion is to work with older clients and with aged care, so a place like Abrosia Therapies gives me a wonderful opportunity to fulfil my ambition. I am a registered member of the Association of Massage Therapists.


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Choosing a Massage Therapist

Choosing a Massage Therapist

Finding a suitably qualified therapist especially when you need urgent treatment can be a daunting task especially with the number of therapists claiming to have relevant qualifications in a particular...

Choosing a Massage Therapist

Choosing a Massage Therapist

Finding a suitably qualified therapist especially when you need urgent treatment can be a daunting task especially with the number of therapists claiming to have relevant qualifications in a particular modality. Ensuring that your therapist does have the appropriate qualifications and relevant skills and experience is very important particularly if you have other pre-existing or unknown conditions which could be aggravated by the incorrect treatment. One of the ways to save some time and also be assured that the therapist you have engaged has the right skills and qualifications is to go through an association or other member organisation where the relevant certifications, qualifications, training, experience and most importantly insurance is verified and membership granted only after these relevant points have met the set criteria. One such organisation is Massage & Myotherapy Australia. Members must be able to prove that they have received all the relevant training including practical hands on skills under the supervision of industry professionals, studied with a recognised training provider or college, have completed the required practical clinical hours, have met all of the industry and ethical standards and also taken out relevant insurances to protect themselves as well as the well-being of their clients. When you find a therapist with a membership to an organisation such as Massage & Myotherapy Australia, the hard work is done and you can rest assured that you are in safe hands when you receive your treatment. Massage & Myotherapy Australia is also one of the key administrators of qualifications for Private Health Insurance provider numbers for therapists, which allow claiming of rebates for recognised therapies by customers. Look for the Massage & Myotherapy Australia logo when visiting your therapist and for more information, visit us at the Australian Massage Directory, Australia’s only directory of Massage & Myotherapy Australia accredited massage therapists. FABIAN PORTESE
Bowen Therapy

Bowen Therapy

What is it?This gentle Australian healing system, ISBT-Bowen Therapy, is applied to treat a broad range of physical ailments including muscular, structural and visceral (internal) complaints. It is a dynamic...

Bowen Therapy

Bowen Therapy

What is it?
This gentle Australian healing system, ISBT-Bowen Therapy, is applied to treat a broad range of physical ailments including muscular, structural and visceral (internal) complaints.

It is a dynamic fascia and muscle release modality, with single gentle cross-fibre moves being applied to specific muscles, tendons and ligaments to improve flow of blood, lymph and energy. These moves are usually applied in precise sequences. When required, these sequences often create self-correcting structural changes to promote overall body balance.

It is a minimalist approach to bodywork, doing away with the need for repetitive and often invasive action. It is especially useful with its ability to be effectively applied when many other therapies cannot, such as with extreme trauma, the frail, elderly, and very young babies.

The philosophy behind ISBT’s modality is based on the osteopathic principle that the structure of the body governs its function. Correcting the structure to improve overall wellbeing is often the aim.
The visceral impact of correcting basic structural imbalance can, in itself, often be profound. Add to this, specific ISBT sequences aimed at visceral dysfunction and a truly holistic approach to many health problems results.

Bowen Therapy treatments are dictated by the ailment or the problem that the client has. Think more here like a physio or osteo. In Bowen Therapy, less is more. The client will present with a specific problem and the treatment will be dictated by that.

Bowen Therapy is also suited as a maintenance program as an alternate to massage if the client has no known ailment or presenting problem or just wants to keep body aligned and healthy.

How Often Should I Be Getting Treated?

How Often Should I Be Getting Treated?

Something which has been brought to our attention of late is the increase in unscrupulous ‘therapists’ who insist on their clients returning for multiple treatments, often with very short time...

How Often Should I Be Getting Treated?

How Often Should I Be Getting Treated?

Something which has been brought to our attention of late is the increase in unscrupulous ‘therapists’ who insist on their clients returning for multiple treatments, often with very short time frames between visits and performed with high frequency over an extended period, often for many months. Over prescribing treatments simply for the sake of gaining repeat bookings is not only unethical, it can be as damaging as not having any treatment at all, and in some cases, can actually cause long term damage to joints, muscles and nerves especially if the therapist is not suitably qualified. The treatment plan should be something which both the therapists and the client are comfortable with to resolve the muscular and joint issues in question over a reasonable timeframe. And your therapist should be prepared to refer the client on to another health professional should they feel they are unable to alleviate the condition. If your therapist is unable to resolve the condition after a reasonable number of treatments (3 treatment visits would be reasonable for minor muscular conditions due to repetitive tasks) then you should be asking why. If you are told that you need to come back every week for the next 4 months, the alarm bells should be ringing as this kind of treatment plan is likely to cause more harm than good. Some complex conditions may require some additional treatments and possibly work in conjunction with another health professional to resolve the condition, for instance a chiropractor or physiotherapist may be engaged to perform structural or postural corrections and the massage therapist then compliments this treatment with soft tissue manipulation and other therapeutic or remedial techniques to help maintain the correction over the longer term. Maintenance plans are generally scheduled at 4 – 6 week intervals in most cases however some patients, such as those engaging in competitive or professional level sports may require more frequent treatments. The key is to listen to your body and decide when you feel you are in need of a maintenance treatment, not because someone told you that you needed one based upon their booking calendar or availability. Lastly, make sure your therapist is suitably qualified and has a current membership with one of the complimentary health regulatory bodies such as the M&MA, ANTA, IAAMA or similar, has current insurance for both product and professional liability and malpractice and also has the ability to claim on private health insurance (the funds covered will vary depending upon the qualifications but having this is a good indicator of whether they are legitimately qualified or not as the health funds require very rigorous checks before issuing provider numbers). For further information on how to ensure you have the right therapist for your needs feel free to message us or give us a call and we will be happy to discuss possible treatment options.
Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage

What is pregnancy massage?Pregnancy massage can help you cope with the changes to your body that occur while you are pregnant. It can be especially useful to ease discomfort at...

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage

What is pregnancy massage?
Pregnancy massage can help you cope with the changes to your body that occur while you are pregnant. It can be especially useful to ease discomfort at a time when you cannot use some medicines or some other medical options.

Pregnancy or prenatal massage is used to reduce stress, reduce swelling in the arms and legs and relieve muscle and joint pain in pregnant women.

Massage in pregnancy can involve many different massage techniques. It is usually a gentle massage.

What does a pregnancy massage involve?
Pregnancy can put a lot of stress on your back, shoulders, neck and abdominal muscles. Pregnancy massage is designed to relieve some of the aches and pains that are common during pregnancy. A qualified pregnancy massage therapist will understand the areas to target, how much pressure to use and which areas to avoid.

Before the massage begins, your therapist will talk to you about your health and lifestyle. They will ask you to lie on a specially prepared massage table with extra pillows and supports to keep you comfortable and stable during the massage and will also cover you with towels to protect your privacy and to keep you warm. They will use creams or pregnancy safe essential oils to help them to massage your skin smoothly and help you relax.

It is not recommended to lie flat on your back while you are in the second half of your pregnancy since this can put pressure on the vein that runs from your legs to your heart and may make you feel light-headed.

Side lying during massage is recommended after 10 weeks with about 60% of the massage time is spent on the left side and the remainder on the right side to minimise the pressure on the vein running from the legs.

What are the health benefits of pregnancy massage?
Massage during pregnancy may reduce stress, relax and loosen the muscles, increase blood flow and improve the lymphatic system. It can also improve mood, lower anxiety and improve sleep. Aromatherapy when used correctly can also assist in reducing the symptoms of morning sickness, nausea and other digestive issues which can occur.

Pregnancy massage has also been shown to be very effective during labour to help manage pain and improve your emotional experience of labour.

Is pregnancy massage safe?
It is important to make sure your massage therapist is properly trained in pregnancy massage. They should avoid pressing certain pressure points and should only use gentle movements on your abdomen (tummy).

Heated beds or electric blankets are not recommended in pregnancy. You may also need help to get on and off the table safely.

Always talk to your doctor before you have a pregnancy massage, especially if:

  • you are in the first trimester
  • you have nausea, vomiting, or morning sickness
  • you are at high risk of miscarriage
  • you have a high-risk pregnancy (such as due to preeclampsia or high blood pressure)
  • you have a blood clot, for example deep vein thrombosis
  • you have abdominal pain or bleeding
  • you have swelling of one or both legs
What is Aromatherapy Massage?

What is Aromatherapy Massage?

The concept of massage is well known. Therapeutic and remedial massage techniques stimulate oxygen uptake and blood circulation throughout the body, help eliminate toxins and waste compounds via the lymphatic...

What is Aromatherapy Massage?

What is Aromatherapy Massage?

The concept of massage is well known. Therapeutic and remedial massage techniques stimulate oxygen uptake and blood circulation throughout the body, help eliminate toxins and waste compounds via the lymphatic system and release muscle tension by relaxing muscle fibres. Aromatherapy Massage works in a more gentle and holistic way through a number channels, all combining together with the aim of achieving stimulation of the body systems and relaxation of the body which allow the essential oils used in the massage to penetrate and target particular areas and organs in the body. Aromatherapy Massage is a combination of relaxation or Swedish massage techniques, acupressure, lymphatic drainage, polarity therapy and reflexology, developed in Europe in the 1940’s and 50’s by Michline Arcier in conjunction with Madame Marguerite Maury, a French biochemist and one of the pioneers of the use of essential oils to treat specific ailments. The massage sequence itself involves slow rhythmic movements and soft tissue manipulation to heal and provide relief from muscular aches and pains, stress and tension as well as improving blood and lymphatic circulation and energy flow of Qi (Chi) in addition to balancing the electromagnetic field of the body. The sequence generally used is as follows starting with the subject face down in the prone position.
  1. Attunement; this relaxes the subject and establishes contact and energy flow and is a simple laying on of hands along the back and lumbar areas.
  2. Massage of base of the cranium; alleviates muscle contractions and fluid infiltration.
  3. Sweeping fingers up to the top the cranium and through the hair; stimulates cranial nerves, releases energy flow and negative electrical charges.
  4. Application of the oil blend to the back and shoulders using light effleurage massage strokes to distribute the oil.
  5. Stimulating the spinal nerve ganglia and the sympathetic nervous system which is responsible of the body’s fight or flight responses which in turn create stress in the body.
  6. Decongesting the tissue in the back; this promotes blood and lymphatic flow to help remove toxins.
  7. Spinal Column Release; this liberates the nerve impulses along the spine.
  8. Hip, kidney and lumbar massage; this relieves areas around the lumbar and kidney region including the bladder and helps release tension in the lower hip and increase circulation of energy.
  9. Acupressure points on shoulders, arms and palms; these affect lymph circulation, metabolism, heart and lung functions.
  10. Soles of feet and backs of legs; this uses polarity therapy to charge 2 poles with the same charge in the persons magnetic field and also stimulates lymphatic flow from the feet and ankles through to the lymph nodes in the groin. After this the subject is turned to the supine or face up position.
  11. Scalp and facial pressure point massage; stimulates the endocrine system in particular the pituitary gland, stimulates blood flow and nerve impulses around the scalp as well as releases magnetic charges from the head.
  12. Facial Massage; revives the muscles particularly around the eyes, relieves sinus congestion and stimulates blood and lymph flow in the facial muscles and skin.
  13. Upper Chest and shoulder massage; this stimulates the lymph nodes, lymph vessels and nerves that affect the heart, liver, thyroid and lungs. It also relieves muscle tension and improves circulation.
  14. Clavicle and diaphragm massage; stimulates the lung acupressure and neurolymphatic reflex points and helps loosen breathing.
  15. Foot and leg massage ; this stimulates acupressure points in the feet which affect a number of other body systems including digestion, kidney, lung and other functions as well as movement of lymph to carry toxins up towards the nodes in the groin. Final placing the palms of the hands flat against the soles of the feet to rebalance the energy a Qi (Chi) is the completion of the massage.
The techniques above, when combined with the therapeutic qualities of specifically selected essential oils, give not only an uplifting and energising experience but also impart many healing benefits to the body through stimulation of the body systems. References: The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy by Salvatore Battaglia
The Trapezius Muscle

The Trapezius Muscle

(This muscle is named for its trapezoid shape) The trapezius is one of the major muscles of the back and is responsible for moving, rotating, and stabilizing the shoulder blade...

The Trapezius Muscle

The Trapezius Muscle

(This muscle is named for its trapezoid shape) The trapezius is one of the major muscles of the back and is responsible for moving, rotating, and stabilizing the shoulder blade also called the scapula it also allows us to extend the head at the neck. It is a wide, flat, superficial muscle that covers most of the upper back and the back of the neck. Broad muscle bands cross the back providing upright posture support. This triangular muscle lies just beneath the skin and covering the upper back of the shoulders and neck. The trapezius is comprised of two muscles – a left and a right trapezius – that are symmetrical and meet at the vertebral column. What can cause Trapezius Muscle Pain?
  • Stress. Stress. Stress
  • Holding a phone between your ear and shoulder
  • Carrying a heavy purse or back pack
  • Bra straps that are too tight
  • Breastfeeding a baby
  • Sleeping on your back
  • Bending forward while working
  • Too high keyboard
  • Whip lash
  • Playing violin, piano, backpacking, bike riding
Tip of the day You can prevent and relieve pain in your trapezius muscles by exercising and stretching them Exercise and stretching them it brings circulation to the muscles, and it relaxes them. Try some shoulder shrugs and upright rows Here's how to stretch tight traps, Positioning: You can do this sitting or standing. Always have your hand on the shoulder which side you want to get stretched to prevent your shoulder from moving up. The other hand is on the top of your head with your fingers pointing towards the back. Your neck should always remain inline with your back and the only body part that is moving is your head Forward stretch: Gently pull your head forward with your chin towards your neck as if you were nodding. Hold that position for some seconds. Side stretch: Gently pull your head to the side so that your ear approaches the opposite shoulder. Switch sides. Hold that position for some seconds. Diagonal stretch: Gently pull your head diagonally forward so that your chin approaches the opposite shoulder. Hold that position for some seconds. Repeat these stretches for the other side, again starting with the forward stretch but this time your hand is on the opposite shoulder. Go through these stretches two to three times in one set and repeat throughout the day.
Which common essential oil may inhibit COVID infection?

Which common essential oil may inhibit COVID infection?

A research study conducted in PG dept of Biotechnology, Lyallpur Khalsa College Jalandhar by Arun Dev Sharma and Inderjeet Kaur has found Eucalyptol (1,8 cineole) from eucalyptus essential oil to...

Which common essential oil may inhibit COVID infection?

Which common essential oil may inhibit COVID infection?

A research study conducted in PG dept of Biotechnology, Lyallpur Khalsa College Jalandhar by Arun Dev Sharma and Inderjeet Kaur has found Eucalyptol (1,8 cineole) from eucalyptus essential oil to be a potential inhibitor of COVID 19 corona virus infection. Eucalyptol (1,8 cineole) is one of the compounds found in Eucalyptus Globulus also known as the common Blue Gum. Eucalyptus has long been used by indigenous cultures to fight off infection, for respiratory and muscular ailments and it is well known for it’s beneficial effects in relieving symptoms of the common cold and flu through inhalation and topical application. Click HERE to read the complete research paper

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