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Massage

Massage Therapy is used to improve a patient’s health by applying appropriate pressure on muscles, connective tissues, tendons and ligaments. 

Our Massage Therapy offers a variety of health benefits including pain relief, relaxation, improved muscle tone and stimulation of circulatory and lymphatic systems. We also use it to reduce stress and anxiety, help with pain, relax the muscles and rehabilitate injuries.

Many of our patients also find massage calming and relaxing. Massage reduces levels of cortisol (a stress inducing hormone) while increasing other hormones (including dopamine and serotonin) which have a positive effect on wellbeing.

Our massage therapists are experienced and highly qualified and are able to tailor the massage to suit your individual needs and get the very best results.

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Research shows that massage can help with:

  • Back pain

  • Headache

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Digestive disorders

  • Strains or soft tissue injuries.

The Team

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Audrey Lambert

Remedial Massage Therapist

Audrey, a dedicated massage therapist, obtained her Massage diploma in 2019 and has since been practicing mobile massage. Her commitment goes beyond the physical – she strives to create a safe and inclusive environment where both your body and mind can relax.

 

Specialising in remedial and deep tissue techniques, Audrey's touch is both sensible and intuitive. This unique combination allows her to provide personalised and targeted massage treatments tailored to your specific needs. Her extensive experience enables her to address various concerns, ensuring a comprehensive and effective session. Audrey's passion lies in fostering well-being, and her clients benefit from not only her technical proficiency but also her empathetic approach.

 

Whether you seek relaxation or targeted relief, Audrey's therapeutic skills and compassionate touch make each session a rejuvenating experience.

Thursday   9:30am - 7pm

Friday   10am - 6pm

Saturday   8am - 1pm

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Roxana Bestrin Fuentes

Remedial Massage Therapist & Naturopath

Roxana trained as remedial massage therapist at Randwick TAFE and as a naturopath at Nature Care College. She then achieved a postgraduate certification in evidence-based medicines at the University of Tasmania.

Roxana started massaging at a large chiropractic clinic during her studies, and has continued this service along side her naturopathic practice for over 9 years. She enjoys giving massage as a way to ground and nurture the client, offering the healing power of touch as well as utilising a targeted approach to relieve specific physical complaints. She utilises myofacial release, deep tissue and remedial techniques.

As a naturopath she is specialised in a root-cause resolution approach to assist with neurological conditions, including movement disorders and other associated symptoms. She has a special interest in Lyme disease and co-infections. Her other modalities include herbal medicine, nutrition, flower essences and tissue salts.

Tuesday   9am - 2pm

Wednesday   10am - 6pm

Thursday   10 - 4pm

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Yukiko Mika

Remedial Massage Therapist & TCM Practitioner

Japanese born Australian resident Yukiko Mika (TCM Practitioner) is dedicated to bringing the treasures of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Remedial massage with her culture’s approach to treating disease into modern clinical practice in Australia.

She can help with common conditions including pain management and relief from musculoskeletal pain, women's health conditions, digestive problems and assisting overall health and wellbeing. Yukiko is passionate about the benefit of combing Chiropractic Therapy with TCM medicine and Remedial Massage philosophy. Yukiko uses a very gentle and unique needling technique, which will help you feel at ease if acupuncture is new to you.

Monday   10am - 6pm

Saturday   2pm - 6pm

News, Tips & Advice

  • How can a chiropractor help you?
    Chiropractors are highly trained in diagnosing and treating neuromusculoskeletal complaints. They study for 5 years at university including a 1-year supervised internship before graduating. Chiropractic is widely recognised as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints.
  • What do chiropractors do?
    Chiropractors help restore balance in your body and nervous system. A session with a Chiropractor typically includes a physical exam which can include measuring range of movement and strength, assessing posture and alignment as well as functional movement assessments. This allows the Chiropractor to identify health problems and diagnose what is going on within the whole system.
  • What is a chiropractic adjustment?
    Chiropractic adjustment is a procedure in which our Chiropractors use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. The goal of this procedure is to improve spinal motion and improve your body's physical function.
  • What to expect at your first visit?
    On your initial visit, we will have some paperwork with further details of your health history. Our practitioners will conduct a physical examination, functional movement assessments as well as take some posture pictures to help form a diagnosis. Our practitioners can refer out for further MRI or ultrasound imaging if its deemed necessary. If it's appropriate our practitioner may provide treatment on the first session.
  • Do I need to bring anything to my first visit?
    There is no need to bring anything to your first visit. If you have any previous imaging or reports, you may bring them along for the chiropractor to view.
  • Is Chiropractic safe?
    Yes, chiropractic is safe and effective. Our chiropractors undergo 5 years of study at university to become qualified. In order to remain registered with the Chiropractic Board of Australia and AHPRA, chiropractors are required to keep up to date with current evidence and best-practice approaches. Each year they complete continued professional development to revise current research and techniques.
  • What is the difference between a remedial massage and a regular massage?
    Remedial massage therapists are diploma-qualified to provide a more targeted treatment. Your therapist will balance your whole body in order to prevent pain and dysfunction, rather than simply focusing on the sore area. Your therapist will assess your posture and may quickly test specific areas of the body before treating you, as well as consider any relevant health and lifestyle factors. While the approach is more clinical, the treatment itself is just as relaxing as any other massage, and often more effective!
  • How can a remedial massage therapist help you?
    Remedial massage can be highly effective in managing pain and tension throughout the body through addressing root imbalances. It can also be great in the treatment of headaches and migraines, the rehabilitation of injuries, and management of other chronic pain conditions. Massage therapy has also been proven to reduce stress and alleviate insomnia. Remedial massage therapists can additionally prescribe you exercises, postural cues and advice to help you manage your musculoskeletal health on your own.
  • Do I need to get undressed for my massage session?
    No - your comfort is what matters most, and your therapist can work over or around any clothing you choose to keep on. While a lot of people opt for treatment with oil or cream, dry treatments can be equally effective. At a minimum, we suggest removing your shoes and any outer garments, and wearing softer clothing to your session.
  • Should I get remedial massage regularly?
    Remedial massage, like other therapeutic modalities, should be seen as a tool for maintenance rather than a one-off cure. Many physical and lifestyle factors contribute to the build-up of tension and pain throughout the body. Depending on your condition, your therapist may suggest you have a massage every couple of weeks to every couple of months.
  • Should I get remedial massage and chiropractic treatment together?
    Remedial massage and chiropractic treatment complement each other very well. Chronically shortened muscles can gradually bring the bones out of alignment, so getting a massage before your adjustment can result in a more effective treatment with longer-lasting results. Similarly, imbalances throughout the skeletal system can worsen muscular imbalances, so getting a chiropractic adjustment with your massage can prevent the build-up of tension and pain.
  • What is hot stone massage?
    Combining hot stone therapy with remedial massage enables a more thorough warm-up of the muscles, which allows a more comfortable build of pressure. It additionally brings a more luxurious and nurturing feel to the treatment. Our massage therapists are experienced and highly qualified and are able to tailor the massage to suit your individual needs and get the very best results.
  • What is Remedial Massage?
    Remedial hot stone massage combines the benefits of heat with the benefits of massage, to offer a deeply relaxing and healing treatment. Remedial massage offers a variety of health benefits including pain relief, relaxation, improved muscle tone and stimulation of circulatory and lymphatic systems. It can additionally reduce stress and aid in rehabilitating injuries.
  • Conditions we treat with acupuncture
    Acupuncture as part of your health plan may help with: Muscle & structural pain and injury: ​ Neck, lower back, Sciatica pain Recovery from old injury Improvement of joint mobility General Health Relief from: ​ Allergies Digestion and gut complaints Headache Acute and chronic stress Depression Sleep problems Menstrual pain Energy imbalances
  • Is acupuncture safe?
    When performed by a suitably trained practitioner, acupuncture is generally considered to be safe for most people, but any procedure that involves puncturing the skin with needles or manipulating the human body carries some risk. ​ Potential side effects of acupuncture can include: Bleeding or bruising at puncture sites Infection at puncture sites Nerve damage Transmission of blood-borne diseases, such as hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS Puncture of organs ​ Acupuncturists should use sterile, disposable needles to prevent the transmission of blood-borne diseases and reduce the likelihood of infection at the puncture site.
  • Does acupuncture hurt?
    Acupuncture needles are very thin, and most people feel no pain or very little pain when they are inserted. They often say they feel energised or relaxed after the treatment. However, the needles can cause temporary soreness.

Frequently Asked Questions

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