Over 25 yrs experience in the healing arts. A session can be any one or a combination of the following modalities depending on your needs.
REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPY
Experience the soothing flow of deeply releasing bodywork that is custom designed for your needs to encourage alignment, restore energy flow, relieve body aches and pain and increase your sense of wellbeing. Includes remedial work that concentrates on acute or chronic pain and injury, working on specific areas to ease pain, increase movement, and re-align structural integrity. Myofascial release, as well as postural rebalancing and positional release work may be included. Includes pre and post assessment.
KAHUNA BODYWORK / SACRED HAWAIIAN LOMI LOMI
Kahuna Massage is an experience. It enlivens your body, honors your soul, and opens your heart. Moving with rhythmic, flowing, wave-like soft and deep release massage along the body's energy lines, I work with breath, total focus, awareness and loving intention, to perform a healing massage like no other!
Originating in the Hawaiian Islands, it was practised by the indigenous healers/master priests or "kahuna". Using breathing techniques, sacred intention, flowing hula movements, loving focused touch and compassion, they were able to channel and direct healing energy as they worked.
This style of bodywork was traditionally used as a Rites of Passage transformational massage and healing system. It is also known as Sacred Hawaiian Temple LomiLomi or Ancient Hawaiian Temple Style Bodywork. A beautiful form of bodywork that provides a holistic approach to healing by balancing the body-mind in its physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions.
It is unique in a number of respects. I use my hands and forearms in soothing long flowing wave-like strokes as I move around the table using flowing Hula movements. Working with energy, breath and soft and deep release massage, I dance to music as I massage and attune the flow of the massage to harmonise the various rhythms within my client's body, mind and energy system.
Everybody regardless of body shape, age or state of health can receive a session and it is great when you are feeling lack lustre, disconnected, in pain, suffering stress or depression, physical discomfort and injured, confused, or experiencing grief or loss. It can also assist if you're dealing with chronic illness, stress, work or relationship issues. Or if you just want a blissful relaxing massage!
Come and experience it as words alone do not convey the magic and beauty of this wonderful form of healing massage!
ZEN THAI SHIATSU THERAPY
Zen Thai Shiatsu Therapy is a whole-body therapy which aims to deeply relax and release muscular tension, increase joint mobility, move stagnant blood and revitalise the energy flow throughout your body. It is done with you fully clothed on a comfortable futon mat.
I aim to stimulate and activate your body's natural healing force and may use my hands, thumbs, fingers, forearms, knees and feet in a quiet, gentle and relaxed state to restore the body's energy flows and harmonise imbalances in the meridian lines.
I may also use gentle joint mobilisations, rolling, stretching and compressions encouraging alignment and stimulating the self-corrective reflexes of the joints, ligaments and muscles to assist you to release deep seated neuro-muscular tension and pain, creating the space for energy and fluids to pulse joyously through your body again!
HOT STONE MASSAGE THERAPY
This beautiful treatment addresses the many levels of healing necessary to restore balance in the body, mind and soul. It combines the long rhythmic strokes of Hawaiian style massage with the placement and gliding of hot stones along the body. This unique style of hot stone therapy is one of the most requested massage treatments in spas and practices around the world.
The stones I use are smooth-surfaced naturally shaped stones made of basalt and granite. These stones are heated in sanitizing water before use. The high iron content in basalt helps the stones retain heat during the massage. Hot stone massages are beneficial on the physical, emotional and psychological levels. Some benefits include:
Muscle Relaxation - The heat from the stones penetrates the layers of your tissues helping your muscles relax, allowing me to massage your deeper muscles more effectively. Overly tense muscles can hinder the massage procedure, so if your muscles are extremely tight or stiff, the heated stones can provide the extra relaxation you need for the massage to be beneficial in releasing tension and easing sore muscles.
Pain Relief - While all types of massage help relieve pain caused by tense muscles, stiff joints or injuries, a hot stone massage may provide greater relief because the hot stones allow me to penetrate deeper. You may find that a hot stone massage leaves you feeling physically more relaxed and pain free than a massage that does not incorporate heat.
Improved Circulation - Typically, during a session I allow the heated stones to rest on your body before beginning the actual massage. As the heat from the stones penetrates into your deeper body tissues, your blood vessels open, resulting in improved circulation. Poor circulation can lead to fatigue, which tenses the muscles, and a buildup of fluid and lactic acid in the muscles. Increased circulation delivers more oxygen to the muscles, which can help ease aches and pains and encourage more energy to flow throughout your body.
Mental and Emotional Benefits - Massage therapy can result in mental and emotional benefits as well as physical ones in many people. You may find that the relaxation afforded to you through a hot stone massage helps ease your mental stress and tension. A hot stone massage may also help you combat some of the symptoms of anxiety disorders and depression. While massage therapy is not a substitute for counselling or psychiatric care, it can be an integral part of your treatment plan.
BENEFITS OF WHOLE BODY OIL MASSAGE
Having a regular therapeutic whole body oil massage has SO MANY long term health benefits for your body, mind and emotions, including:
Call 0413 185 626 to invest in your long term health and wellbeing! Sessions available at Maroochydore and in the green rolling hills of the Noosa Hinterland, near Cooran.