Full Body Relaxation Massage - soothing techniques to relax your mind and body, relieve stress, tension headaches and muscle stiffness.Welcome to Windchime Massage Therapy
Massage – one of the oldest forms of relaxation therapy – uses soothing techniques to relax your mind and body, relieve stress, tension headaches and muscle stiffness. Massage is also beneficial in treating conditions such as depression and chronic fatigue syndrome……. by producing a calmer mind there is the capacity for clearer thinking which in turn creates harmony within oneself. The more you learn about massage, the more you will benefit from each of your sessions.
Benefits of Massage
Improves blood supply and circulation
Assists in increasing joint mobility
Eliminates and assist in removal of toxins
Improves recovery time and immune function
Promotes and assists rest and sleep
Assists in the promotion of well being and balance
Enhances the health and nourishment of the skin
Treats musculoskeletal problems
Rehabilitation post operative & after injury
Soothes the nervous system
Aids the lymphatic system
Reduces the risk of chronic injuries (Fibrosis and soft tissue adhesions)
Research has demonstrated that touch is necessary for normal infant development and the need for touch continues throughout our lives. With as many as five million touch receptors in your skin relaying messages on to your brain, your body’s initial response to massage is to relax and de-stimulate, lower blood pressure and reduce the heart rate. Massage encourages a better exchange of nutrients at the cellular level and more thorough detoxification, maintains flexibility in your joints – knee, hip, spine, shoulder and neck – freedom of movement allows energy and blood to flow unimpeded. As you can see, massage offers more benefits than you imagined. Isn’t it good to know that something that feels so great can contribute to your long-term health as well?
The most obvious benefit shared by virtually everyone is that a full body massage makes you feel great!!
Massage can be beneficial for the following conditions:
• Neck - Headaches, muscle contraction, restricted movement.
• Shoulder - Muscle strain, muscle tightness, tendon tear.
• Arms - Tennis/golfer elbow, RSI, muscle fatigue and strains.
• Back - Muscle spasm, sciatica.
• Hips - Arthritis, pain, restricted movement.
• Legs - Shin pain, calf pain, knee pain, muscle strains.
• Feet - Sprain, strains, tendonitis.
• Stress - Relaxation massage is especially effective for stress.
The services provided by Windchime Massage Therapy are many & varied & can include:
Full Body Relaxation Massage
Sitting Neck & Shoulder Massage
Asthma & Sinus Treatment
Compression massage (Fully clothed)
On initial consultation a history form will be completed, your problem areas determined (if any) and if you have any concerns these will be discussed.
All necessary towels and draping are provided. You disrobe to a level you are comfortable with, after draping oneself with towels you lie on the padded massage table then call the masseur back into the room. Only the area being treated will be undraped, ensuring your modesty is respected at all times.
Jewellery and glasses should be removed.
Treatments For :
TMJ (Temporo-Mandibular Joint)-Pain
Achilles & Patella Tendonitis, Shin Splints
(TMJ) Temporomandibular Joint
Temporomandibular joint syndrome or disorders are medical problems related to the jaw joint. The TMJ connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull (temporal-bone) in front of the ear. Certain facial muscles control chewing, problems in this area can cause head and neck -pain.
The TMJ is comprised of muscles, blood vessels, nerves, and bones. There are two TMJs, one on each side of your jaw. Muscles involved in chewing (mastication) also open and close the mouth. The jawbone itself, controlled by the TMJ, has two movements: rotation or hinge action, which is opening and closing of the mouth, and gliding action, a movement that allows the mouth to open wider.
Teeth grinding as a habit can result in muscle spasm and inflammatory reactions, thus causing the initial pain. Changes in the normal stimuli or height of the teeth, misalignment of the teeth, and changes in the chewing muscles may cause temporomandibular joint changes.
The hamstring muscle is a group of large, powerful muscles that span the back of the thigh, from the lower pelvis to the back of the shin bone. The hamstring is the important muscle that functions to extend the hip joint and flex the knee joint.
The hamstring is used in many sporting activities, as well as normal daily activities. A hamstring injury usually involves damage to muscle fibres or occasionally tendons. These muscle fibres are either torn partially or sometimes completely. A hamstring injury (posterior femoral muscle strain, hamstring tear) is any injury to the hamstring muscles, the muscles in the back of the thigh.
The hamstrings, which extend the hip and bend the knee, are weaker than the opposing quadriceps (the muscles in the front of the thigh). If the hamstrings are not at least 60% as strong as the quadriceps, the quadriceps can overpower and injure them. A hamstring injury usually causes sudden pain in the back of the thigh when the hamstrings are contracted suddenly and violently, as can occur when a person sprints.
A very rough three point grading system is used to indicate how bad the hamstring injury is.
The grading can be described as:
Grade 1 Tear: Athlete can walk and possibly slow run with very little or no pain. Fast running may cause pain.
Grade 2 Tear: Athlete feels pain when walking. Any running causes definite pain.
Grade 3 Tear: Athlete can't walk without aid or with definite pain.
Achilles tendonitis is inflammation of the Achilles tendon. In most cases, it is a type of overuse. The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It attaches the calf muscles to the heel bone (calcaneus) and is very important because it lets you lift your heel when you start to walk. It also helps you to walk, run or stand on tiptoe.
Symptoms of Achilles tendonitis include:
• Pain in the back of the heel
• Difficulty walking – sometimes the pain makes walking impossible
• Swelling, tenderness and warmth of the Achilles tendon.
The patellar tendon connects the kneecap (the patella) to the shin bone. This is part of the 'extensor mechanism' of the knee, and together with the quadriceps muscle and the quadriceps tendon, these structures allow your knee to straighten out, and provide strength for this motion. The patellar tendon, like other tendons, is made of tough string-like bands. These bands are surrounded by a vascular tissue lining that provides nutrition to the tendon.
What causes patellar tendonitis?
Patellar tendonitis is the condition that arises when the tendon and the tissues that surround it, become inflamed and irritated. This is usually due to overuse, especially from jumping activities. This is the reason patellar tendonitis is often called "jumper's knee."
Shin Splints (medial tibial stress syndrome)
Shin splints is the general name given to pain at the front of the lower leg. Shin splints is not a diagnosis in itself but a description of symptoms of which there could be a number of causes. The most common cause is inflammation of the periostium of the tibia (sheath surrounding the bone). Traction forces occur from the muscles of the lower leg on the periostium causing shin pain and inflammation.
Tenderness over the inside of the shin.
Lower leg pain which goes after a period of rest but comes back when running starts again.
Sometimes some swelling.
Lumps and bumps may be felt when feeling the inside of the shin bone.
Pain when the toes or foot are bent downwards.
A redness over the inside of the shin.
Treatment for shin splints is as simple as reducing pain and inflammation, identifying training and biomechancial problems which may have helped cause the injury initially, regular massaging helps restore muscles to their original condition and gradually returning to training.
Tennis elbow is a condition where the outer part of the elbow becomes painful and tender. It's a condition that is commonly associated with playing tennis, though the injury can happen to almost anybody.
The condition is more formally known as lateral epicondylitis ("inflammation to the outside elbow bone"), lateral epicondylosis, or simply lateral elbow pain.
• Lateral epicondyle (‘tennis elbow’) – the bump on the outer side of the elbow. The muscles on the back of your forearm, responsible for curling your wrist backwards, are anchored to this bony point. Pain in this bump is called lateral epicondylitis. This area is particularly susceptible to tennis elbow because it has a poor blood supply.
• Medial epicondyle (‘golfer’s elbow’) – the bump on the inner side of the elbow. The muscles on the front of your forearm, responsible for curling your wrist up, are anchored to this bony point. Pain in this bump is called medial epicondylitis.
Some of the symptoms of elbow pain include:
• Pain in the elbow joint, especially when straightening the arm
• Dull ache when at rest
• Pain when making a fist (medial epicondylitis)
• Pain when opening the fingers (lateral epicondylitis)
• Soreness around the affected elbow bump
• Weak grip
• Difficulties and pain when trying to grasp objects, especially with the arm stretched out.
While regular massage may help to relieve the symptoms from the above problems, massage alone however should not be considered a cure.
30 min. Consultation - $50.00
60 min. Consultation - $80.00
90 min. Consultation - $120.00
mobile Consultation - $140.00 (1Hr)
mobile Consultation - $165.00 (1.5Hrs)
10% Discount for pensioners and health care card holders.
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Windchime Massage Therapy
ABN 18 945 428 100
Certificate in Deep Tissue & Common Injuries
Certificate in Full Body Massage
Certificate of Advanced Treatments
Diploma of Advanced Massage Treatments
Diploma in Therapeutic Massage
Massage Association of Australia Ltd.
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