Treatments & Techniques
Treatment / Technique
Remedial / Myotherapy Assessment
Your therapist will assess your treatment needs via verbal input and physical assessment (including orthopedic and range of motion tests) and formulate a treatment plan with you. Reassessment at the end of treatment may be incorporated to assess treatment effects.
Swedish Relaxation Massage
Bri, Cecilia, Daniela, Jess, Lauren, Leanne
Flowing light to medium pressure techniques designed to trigger the parasympathetic "rest and digest" response. Often used to warm up the tissue before applying deeper techniques.
Gentle sustained pressure is applied to the muscles and fascia your therapist has determined is contributing to your pain or movement restriction.
Trigger Point Therapy
Areas of tightness in the muscle belly are located and either sustained pressure or alternating pressure-release is applied to loosen the muscle fibres and decrease sensitivity
Deep Tissue Massage
Bri, Cale, Cecilia, Jess, Lauren, Merryn, Ryan
Broad, firm pressure is gradually applied into the areas of the body where multiple layers of muscle exist, such as the back or glutes, with the aim of loosening deep muscle tension
Bri, Cale, Cecilia, Jess, Leanne, Merryn, Ryan, Sahe
A range of techniques are applied to assist in sports event preparation or training recovery. Treatment style will vary greatly depending on where in your training cycle you are.
A technique to "trick" tight muscles into releasing: the muscle is held at stretch, then your therapist asks you to activate the muscle as they resist your pressure. This process is repeated several times to increase range and muscle length.
Muscle Energy Techniques (METs)
Bri, Cale, Cecilia, Daniela, Jess, Leanne, Merryn, Ryan, Shae
Similar to PNF stretching, your therapist will place a joint at stretch and ask you to resist their pressure for a few seconds before relaxing and repeating. METs can be used to gently reset and stabilise joints.
Bri, Cale, Cecilia, Jess, Leanne, Merryn, Ryan
Pressure is gently applied to a joint capsule in a repetitive way to encourage the joint to slide and glide naturally and ensure the joint is sinovially lubricated and moving well.
Hot Stone Therapy
Bri, Cecilia, Daniela, Jess, Lauren
Warmed stones are a great way to bring heat into your remedial massage. Your therapist will work warm stones into myofascial release and deep tissue techniques. The heat assists ischemic muscles to relax and allows the therapist to work deeply with less discomfort for you.
Strapping / Taping
Cale, Cecilia, Merryn, Leanne, Ryan
Strapping tape is used to support lax joints and encourage ideal posture. Rocktape (a type of kinesio-tape) is used to lift the superficial layers of fascia away from deeper myofascial tissue, encouraging fluid flow into the area and improving healing as well as supporting tendons and joints and encouraging optimal kinetic movement to prevent injury.
A form of IAST (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue therapy) suited to gently loosen fascial layers - incorporates well into sports treatments
Bri, Cale, Cecilia, Jess, Leanne, Merryn, Ryan, Shae
Suction cups are applied over tight tissue to lift and stretch the superficial myofascial layers, encouraging healthy sliding and gliding of fascial layers. Most of our practitioners apply Western cupping methods, which incorporate flash cupping and sliding rather than stationary cups. This means less chance of bruising and no octopus marks.
Brianna, Cale, Jess, Leanne, Merryn, Ryan, Shae
Acupuncture needles are inserted into trigger points and tight muscles and adjusted to encourage muscular release
Bri, Leanne, Merryn
Acupuncture needles are applied to either end of a muscle, and a small pulsing electric current is applied to the needles to force the muscle to contract and relax. This has similar benefits to TENS but with more precise outcomes, as insertion of needles ensures the current is contracting the exact muscles needing release.
Muscle testing is used to allow your body to answer questions and clear blockages
Hawaiian-style massage (ka huna)
A beautiful flowing and deeply relaxing form of massage focussed on integrating body, mind and spirit. Your therapist literally dances around the table as they use forearms and elbows to apply firm rhythmic strokes. Note: no health fund rebates apply to Hawaiian massage unless combined with remedial assessment and treatment.
Vagal Nerve Stimulation
The vagus nerve system counteracts your "fight or flight" response and stimulating it can enhance relaxation and encourage self-soothing. Electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve is achieved via clips attached to the ears transferring TENS impulses
NKT is a method of manual muscle testing combined with a specific protocol designed to stimulate the body-mind complex to resolve injury and pain. NKT aims to resolve to the source of the problem by reprogramming dysfunctional movement patterns.
Cecilia, Leanne, Merryn
Formerly known as Low Level Laser Therapy - used to treat neurogenic pain and desensitize areas that may be tender post-treatment due to neural involvement.
Self-care and Therapeutic Exercise Prescription
Your therapist may suggest specific stretches or muscle activation exercises, or lifestyle changes to assist your recovery from / prevention of injury.
0.5 hour treatment
0.75 hour treatment
1 hour treatment
1.5 hour treatment
2 hour treatment
Our therapists have all agreed to offer you a 10% discount if you attend within 31 days of your previous appointment.
(Any other discounts are at the discretion of the therapist and do not apply when treated by other therapists)