Massage Therapies in Balwyn


Massage Therapy

Our clinic provides different types of massage therapy to suit your needs. These include remedial massage, Tui Na (Chinese Massage) and pediatric massage (Shiatsu).

 remedial massage, Tui Na and pediatric massage

Different types of massage: Remedial Massage, Tui Na and Pediatric Massage

Remedial Massage

Remedial massage is a treatment modality that manipulates the soft tissues of the body including movement for a specific therapeutic effect, rather than a general therapeutic. Our remedial massage therapist will examine your condition to understand the causes of problems and will tailor a treatment plan to suit. The treatment may cause pain and discomfort for a short period of time due to deep tissue stimulation, but the results can be worthwhile. Assessment will be done after the treatment to ensure progress of healing is on track.

Tui Na (Chinese Massage)

Tui Na therapy is a form of Chinese style remedial massage. It is a hands-on body treatment that uses Chinese Taoist and martial arts principles to bring the body to balance. The practitioner may brush, knead, roll/press and rub different locations of the body, including the areas between joints to try to open the body’s defensive Qi and get the energy moving in both the meridians and the muscles. The main difference between Tui Na massage and conventional remedial massage is that Tui Na works holistically for the whole body and conventional remedial massage gives more specific therapeutic effect.

Cupping and Gua Sha may sometimes be included in remedial massage and Tui Na sessions to enhance the treatment outcomes.

Pediatric Massage (Shiatsu)

Pediatric massage performed in our clinic is based on Japanese tradition following the ancient meridian theory. It is a very gentle therapy specifically designed for infants and young children with primary focus on inner equilibrium and energetic development. Pediatric massage attempts to stimulate children when they need stimulation and calms them when they need to settle down. The gentle touch may help to bring about emotional balance and create a feeling of safety.

For pediatric massage, the therapist uses fingers or the palms of the hands to touch the baby or child. Gentle and deep pressure is applied to particular points along the meridians. Strengthening the weak areas and loosening the blocked areas may help balance the body and achieve free flow of energy.

During the pediatric massage session, you can learn some simple massage techniques to be used at your own time for your child. They can be used regularly to try to and calm and relax your child, with specific purposes such as stopping a cry or preventing a tantrum.

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