At WA Massage we like to keep it simple. There is one treatment option to book. During your appointment you can still have a focus on Relaxation, Deeper Pressure, Trigger Point Release or with selected therapists include a Hot Stone or Dry Needling Treatment. The Remedial Massage is usually a combination of different techniques to get the best result, so why limit yourself to just one focus during your treatment. Please have a read of the different techniques and let the therapist know, if you are after a specific treatment. Otherwise let the therapist recommend a treatment tailored to your current preferences.
Also known as a Swedish massage is a systematic treatment of the soft tissues of the body to induce a state of deep relaxation. It works mainly on the muscles, ligaments and tendons. Increases the body’s blood and lymphatic circulation. This classic massage incorporates long rhythmic gliding strokes, kneading and some compression to alleviate tension and tiredness, flushing toxins and worries away.
This massage is ideal for de-stressing and nurturing your mind and body.
This deep muscle/connective tissue massage releases the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deeper pressure on contracted areas. Once the muscles are warmed up this massage focuses on kneading and deeper compression’s.
This massage is ideal for more long-term problems of the back or specific muscle aches. This treatment usually focuses on body areas compared to the head to toe relaxation treatment. This is simply due to the time needed to warm up the muscles to get to those deeper layers. If you wish to have a full body deep tissue it’s recommended to book 1.5hr session.
This massage is designed for people wanting more specific results. It’s a combination of techniques from the deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and stretching. An assessment on the focus area is carried out prior to the massage, so that a treatment plan along with expected results can be advised. This treatment requires active participation from the client, so that the treatment can reduce physical pain and discomfort and increases range of motion.
This massage is ideal for clients who are suffering from deep and chronic tension, recovering from sports injuries and clients who are after specific results.
Dry Needling is a valuable, effective and efficient adjunct treatment to inactivate myofascial trigger points. It is a procedure in which a thin solid filament sterile needle is used. Dry Needling involves insertion and repetitive manipulation (to the comfort level of the client) of the needle in the myofascial trigger point. The purpose of this technique is to inactivate the myofascial trigger points by producing a local twitch response. This local twitch response then releases the shortened bands of muscle fibers. The result is muscle relaxation and pain relief. Eliciting this local twitch response is key for successful deactivation of the trigger point. No medication of any kind is injected. Inactivation of the trigger points can bring immediate relief of symptoms. The advantages of dry needling over other treatments are that we can treat parts of the muscle, and deeper layers of muscles, which our hands and fingers cannot reach. Also, this method is far superior in achieving a local twitch response over other manual techniques. Thus, results are achieved with dry needling which cannot be obtained with any other treatment.
Dry Needling must not be confused with any type of acupuncture (which is founded on Traditional Chinese Medicine). Dry Needling is based on Western anatomical and physiological principles. It is founded by scientific concepts and it continues to evolve using the latest research.
Dry Needling is offered in combination with a remedial massage.
Myofascial cupping is a soft tissue therapy that involves the application of decompressed cups on the skin, creating a vacuum effect that lifts up underlying tissues such as the fascia ( connective tissue ) and muscles, blood and other fluid, close to the surface of the skin.
Using massage techniques, areas of muscular restriction and tension are located and myofascial cupping techniques are then applied by moving the cups in a gliding motion over the surface of the skin or, where fascial adhesion and trigger points are found, the cups may be left on specific areas for short periods of time to reduce or eliminate those adhesions or trigger points. Cupping therapy is still very effective even if the cups are not left in place for very long.
Cupping works by stimulating inhibitory neural pathways, altering pain thresholds, promoting blood circulation, relieving swelling and increasing tissue temperature. The myofascial cupping technique reduces discomfort in the target tissues and has been shown in multiple scientific research studies that it has good effect in relieving chronic pain and consequently improving a patients quality of life.
This is a combination process that uses various sizes of heated stones. Those smooth stones are used to massage the body and be placed on key points of the body. The heat of the stones warm and relax the muscles, they improve the circulation and calm the nervous system.
This massage is ideal for clients who have muscle tensions but prefer a lighter massage. The heat relaxes the muscles, which allows working on the muscle without using deep pressure.
Keep in mind that all of the treatments can be combined and customised to preferences and individual requirements.
Our treatments are not only effective and customised, but are focused on results. After all you are having a massage for a reason. Whether it’s an old sports injury you can’t shake off, tightness and muscle ache caused by work or an unbalanced body/mind due to too much stress. The benefits of regular massages and that important time out are proven.