Remedial massage is a therapeutic massage that that can be gentle, strong, deep or shallow. Combining several massaging techniques it can relieve muscular pain, headaches, tension, stress, sleep problems and fatigue. It can also restore the normal functioning of your joints, skin, nerves, muscles, circulatory and lymphatic systems. It is a calming massage and provides a wonderful relaxation if you are stressed. So come and visit us in our Double Bay practice to unwind at the end of a busy week.
Deep Tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction. The purpose of a deep-tissue massage is to loosen the fibres of a muscle while releasing deeply held patterns of muscular tension; it is often focused on more specific areas rather than the whole body. This type of massage will help reduce pain, reduce injury recovery time, improve mobility, improve blood, lymph and oxygen circulation, reduce scar tissue and other myofascial adhesions which can impair both circulatory and nerve function. At certain points during the massage there can be some discomfort and pain however this is only brief and will always be within your comfort range.
Massage helps recovery from soft tissue injuries by increasing circulation to the injured muscular tissue. Increasing circulation accelerates tissue growth and repair, decreasing recovery time. Of course injuries don't just occur during sporting activities - they can also occur during our everyday lives. Whether its doing too much computer work, carrying the children, lifting heavy suitcases, gardening or simply hauling the shopping bags home, they can all contribute to a weakness and subsequent injury; as of course, can overdoing it in the gym or any other sporting activity that you do.
Sports Massage is a special form of massage and is typically used before and after athletic events. The purpose of this massage is to prepare the athlete for peak performance. Because this massage is tailored to suit individual athletic events or sports each massage will vary and focus on different areas of the body. Sports massage can help prevent or reduce those niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement, whether a person is an athlete or a once a week jogger.
Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy
Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy is a bodywork technique that involves the applying of pressure to tender areas located within a muscle. Applying pressure to theses areas can help relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. Trigger points can exist in two states, either active or latent. Active trigger points cause muscular pain and will refer pain, tingling or numbness to other areas of the body when pressure is applied. In this case the therapist works on the trigger point rather than on the site of pain. Latent trigger points only exhibit pain when compressed; they do not refer pain to other areas of the body. Trigger points differ from acupressure points. Acupressure points are concentrations of energy or blockages of the energy pathways in the body. Trigger points are physical phenomena that can be felt by touch.
Swedish massage uses firm but gentle pressure; long flowing strokes, kneading, friction and shaking motions are used to promote relaxation, soothe tired muscles and revitalise the body and mind. The main purpose of Swedish massage is to calm and relax and should be incorporated into a regular stress management program. A Swedish massage is ideal way to unwind at the end of a busy week. So come and see us in Double Bay at the end of your busy week.
Pregnancy massage can be performed at any stage of the pregnancy and offers relief from common conditions such as peripheral swelling, insomnia, muscle cramping, back pain, sciatic pain and relieves the strain on weight-bearing joints. It is combined with the relaxing, flowing strokes of Swedish massage and the benefits of remedial massage. Pregnancy massage is usually performed with the client lying on her side but at our Double Bay practice we have a pregnancy massage table. This is exactly like a normal massage table except there is an area in the middle designed to accommodate the baby and allow the mother to lie face down, pure luxury in the later stages of pregnancy; of course, if preferred massage can always be preformed with mother lying on her side.
Post Natal Massage
This is a time when a new mother can relax and be indulged. The trauma on the body during pregnancy and labour often leaves the body feeling tight and tender especially in the lower back, neck and shoulders. Added to this, the postural corrections the spine has undergone during pregnancy and the pressure on the upper body when feeding can result in poor posture and stress and strain on the muscles. Massage will ease the muscle tension allowing them to relax, repair and cope with the challenges of motherhood.
Conveniently located in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney in close proximity to Darling Point, Rose Bay, Point Piper, Vaucluse, Edgecliff, Paddington, Potts Point, Rushcutters Bay, Woollahra and Sydney CBD
Sally Birdling Massage Therapy, Double Bay, Sydney
Sally Birdling Massage Therapy, Double Bay, Sydney