Our massage therapist, Luke Gray, is trained in remedial massage, relaxation massage, cupping and pregnancy massage. All appointments attract a health fund rebate. Luke is available for appointments in Rockhampton Monday – Thursday and Yeppoon every Friday.
What is a Relaxation Massage?
A relaxation massage helps de-stress and loosen up your body and is great for those who have had a hard working week or feel like treating themselves to some TLC! The treatment consists of flowing strokes, kneading and gentle manipulations of the muscles performed at your chosen pressure. It is a pain-free way to relax both your muscles and your mind.
What is a Remedial Massage?
If you have particular muscle tension or chronic pain a remedial massage may be for you. Your remedial massage therapist will assess where you need treatment and what may be causing your pain. They’ll perform some tests to see exactly which muscles are giving you trouble and will tailor a treatment plan to suit. The treatment itself may involve deep tissue work for short periods of time, but the results are definitely worth it!
What is cupping?
Cupping is a gentle and effective technique that aims to restore function, movement and flexibility to the body. Derived from traditional Chinese medicine, cupping uses suction to create a vacuum effect in a glass or plastic cup, which is placed on the skin. The vacuum acts to gently lift the skin and underlying tissues, to break up ‘knots’ between the tissue layers that limit our flexibility.
It is not uncommon for clients to occasionally have residual marks, similar to bruising, from cupping, on the surface of their skin, but these are usually painless and will clear within 2 to 7 days.
What is pregnancy massage?
Pregnancy massage is a combination of relaxation massage and deep tissue. The massage therapist adapts their techniques to address changes a woman goes through during her pregnancy.
Pregnancy massage is tailored to exactly the areas that you and your therapist agree need to be relieved and is a great lifestyle inclusion to help optimise your wellness during this exciting time!