"CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It was pioneered and developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University where he served as professor of biomechanics.
Using a soft touch practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it's effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction."
- Upledger Institute International
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Lymphatic Drainage Massage helps the lymphatic system work at its optimum once again. Toxins can build up in the body creating feelings of aching heavy limbs, feeling sluggish and low energy, swelling often around the feet, ankles and knees, suppressing the immune system. This massage is extremely relaxing, uses very light pressure and rhythmic strokes that move the lymphatic fluid to the organs that can properly remove these toxins and excess lymph fluid. Benefits include: reduce swelling and oedema; improve cellulite, reduce stress and fatigue, reduce fluid retention, treatment for lymphedema, assists with post-exercise recovery, pre and post-surgery, assist with digestive issues, reduce pain from arthritis, boost energy and reduce symptoms of fibromyalgia. This form of massage is highly recommended when lymph nodes have been removed or compromised as an ongoing support and maintenance treatment.
Remedial massage is a holistic therapy comprising a variety of techniques that help the whole body by identifying and treating the cause of the discomfort or disorder and not just the symptoms. When muscles become knotted, tense, or damaged, remedial massage provides an appropriate treatment that restores function and improves the range of movement around joints. The use of specialised techniques such as trigger point work, joint mobilisation, deep tissue, plus relaxation techniques enhance and speed up the body's own repair mechanisms to affected muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints.
Ortho-Bionomy is a gentle, non-invasive system of healing which is helpful in addressing many pain and stress conditions. Developed by Dr. Arthur Lincoln Pauls, a British Osteopath, Ortho-Bionomy supports the self-correcting capacity of the person through the use of gentle movement and positioning of the body as well as light compression into joints. Ortho-Bionomy stimulates long-lasting changes by reeducating the clients body so that it can effectively maintain balance and optimal functioning on its own.
Relaxation massage is suitable for anyone at any time! It is a flowing gentle style of massage that promotes deep relaxation and a sense of calm. The main purpose of relaxation massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release cellular waste products from the muscle. It is gentle, soothing and leaves you feeling restored, rejuvenated, de-stressed and relaxed.
The Federation of Bowen Therapists Australia states "Bowen Therapy is a holistic remedial technique that aims to treat the cause of joint pain, muscle issues, sports injuries, ongoing or intermittent pain. The technique involves gentle soft tissue movement in a very specific way, stimulating the connective tissue around muscles and successfully addressing the concerns presented. It is safe for children, adults, and seniors.
Bowen Therapy is widely used to relieve and resolve both long-standing and also sudden onset pain. As a stand-alone or as a complementary therapy to existing chiropractic or physiotherapy programs, Bowen Therapy has proven to be an effective technique".