Relaxation massage ultimately relaxes the body and mind by the use of long, smooth gliding strokes, which are rhythmic and flowing. It is a form of massage which aims to deeply relax the body without causing pain. Relaxation massage is beneficial for improving day to day living and taking control over the body’s response to stress. It boosts circulation around the body which pumps oxygen and nutrients to the muscle tissue. Massage releases a hormone called serotonin, it helps to regulate mood, sleep, a sense of well-being and contentment. Relaxation massage can help to reduce anxiety by lowering levels of the stress hormone cortisol. With the shift in hormones alongside muscular tension release, our clients leave feeling simultaneously relaxed and refreshed. Relaxation massage is the perfect mind and body rejuvenation.
Remedial & Deep Tissue Massage
Remedial massage is a more advanced form of massage. The therapist has a deeper understanding of anatomy and physiology to physically assess, treat and manage various musculoskeletal conditions. Remedial massage is effective for reduced range of movement, pain and soft tissue dysfunctions. Our therapists aim to provide a thorough and specific massage by focusing on areas of tension.
Remedial massage is beneficial as it targets muscles specifically to return them to their normal resting lengths. It will ensure the body is being used at its optimal level and free of pain. Our therapists use a broad range of remedial and deep tissue techniques that target specific dysfunctions within the tissue. Each treatment performed at Body Align Myotherapy & Massage is tailored specifically to the client based upon their needs.
Sports massage is a form of massage aimed at creating minimal inflammation and soreness pre or post event. Lighter, longer strokes are used to flush out muscles to increase muscle recovery time. This is accompanied with stretching and muscle energy techniques to lengthen the muscles and increase range of movement. Sports massage helps to improve performance, increase range and quality of movement and also prevent injury.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a physical therapy technique that is aids the natural drainage of the lymph fluid. The technique includes gentle massage in the area of the healthy lymph nodes, followed by a technique that is a gentle, circular, stretching of the skin motion that aims to push fluid out of the area of swelling, across to the healthy lymph nodes. It is quite different to normal muscular massage and is a slow and gentle technique.
At Body Align Myotherapy & Massage we are proud to be a leading provider in Remedial, Deep tissue, Sports and Relaxation Massage to our local communities of Clifton Hill, Collingwood, Fitzroy, Abbotsford, Northcote and Fairfield.