Acutherapy & Remedial Massage Clinic
Servicing areaSt Albans, Victoria
Bachelor (Degree) of Health Science
Our therapists are well experienced with many years in the health care industry.
- Health Fund Rebates Apply
- WorkCover Accredited
- Gift Vouchers Available
For more information or to order, please call 03 9382 7022 or send us your enquiry
- Remedial Massage
- Remedial Sports Therapy
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Sports Massage
- PNF Stretching
- Lymphatic Drainage
- Cross Fibre Mobilisation
- Structural Aligning
- Relaxation/Swedish Massage
- Pre and Post Pregnancy Massage
- Corporate/Workplace Massage
Each massage experience is enhanced with the use of essential oils, hot towels and ambient music that will relax, de-stress and uplift your senses. At the completion of all treatments a complimentary bottle of water is provided to all customers.
- Acupressure stimulation
Acupressure is an ancient healing art using the fingers to gradually press key healing points, which stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities.
Acupressure releases tension, increases circulation, reduces pain. Acupressure uses gentle to firm finger pressure. When these acupressure points are stimulated, they release muscular tension, promote circulation of blood, and enhance the body's energy to aid healing.
Acupressure relaxes the tight muscles that result from emotional or physical stress and trauma, which cause the body to contract its muscles and harden them causing unwanted restriction in movement and pain.
We use specific and targeted acupressure point stimulation massage without the use of painful or sometimes dangerous needles.
Advanced Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is the use of various methods to relax and release trigger points in the body. This can include:
Deep massage stimulation, massage utilising various devices, stretching techniques ,laser stimulation and advanced electric Silver Spike Point (SSP) stimulation.
Trigger points are hypersensitive areas in muscles, tendons or connective tissue that usually are tender to the client. They also limit the normal range of motion or use of a muscle.
The pain from a trigger point usually radiates in a distinctive pattern near or around the trigger point.
Trauma is a common cause of these points. Trauma can be from an injury or repetitive motions.
Trigger point therapy works by relieving and relaxing these hypersensitive areas. Often trigger points are located by the location of reported pain and by massaging or palpating an area. Clients can often give feedback on the exact location of the point, the amount of pain experienced and when the pain has decreased due to deactivation of the point.
Trigger point therapy is especially good for people who tend to overwork their muscles. Athletes, musicians and some workers are prone to developing trigger points.
Clients with trauma, poor posture, repetitive injuries and those who overwork particular muscles benefit from this therapy.
Advanced Non-needle Trigger point Therapy
Needle free/Pain free/Fear free!
Includes the use of Silver Spike Point (SSP) electro-trigger point pressure stimulation. Does not involve the use of painful and sometimes dangerous needles.
SSP electro-trigger point stimulation is the most advanced form of needle free (pain and fear free) trigger point therapy in the world today. It uses specially designed contact probes which transmit gentle low frequency electrical pulses to selected trigger points on the body surface.
Do you suffer from tension headaches, muscular pain, fibromyalgia, arthritic pain, tennis and golfer's elbow, tendinitis, trigeminal neuralgia, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, wry neck, thoracic outlet syndrome,achilles tendinitis, sciatica, spinal disc buldge, post-operative pain, bursitis, rib pain (costochondritis), jaw pain (TMJ syndrome), knee pain, hip arthritis -you may benefit from this needle free, pain free and drug free trigger point treatment.
Other natural treatments
- Cupping Therapy
- Heat Therapy
- Ear Candling
- Cryotherapy (Cold Therapy)
- Natural Fertility Management
- Weight Management
- Body Composition Anaylsis
- Life Coaching
Heat therapy is the application of heat to specific areas or points on the body. The warmth that is generated can move deeply into muscles giving ease to aching areas.
Conditions that heat therapy can treat include:
- Muscle pain and/or injury
- Painful joints
- Reduce the symptoms of menstrual cramps
- Abdominal pain
Cupping has been used by various populations for many thousands of years. There is evidence of the Egyptians, Native Americans, Africans, Romans and French all practising cupping.
Cupping Therapy uses glass cups which are applied to the surface of the skin. Air is sucked out of the cup and this action draws skin and flesh into the cup. This stimulates the blood circulation and the underlying musculature. Cupping has been traditionally used for blood stagnation with fantastic results.
By creating suction and negative pressure, cupping therapy is used to drain excess fluids and toxins; stimulate the peripheral nervous system; bring blood flow to stagnant muscles and skin; loosen adhesions, connective tissue and stubborn knots in soft tissue.
The sensation of cupping is often characterized as deep warmth and tingling, long after the treatment has ended. Cupping draws the inflammation out yet does not add to it.
The treatment is sedating, and you can find yourself descending into a profound state of relaxation. The strong vacuum can mimic the rolling action of deep tissue massage. The movement may be long and draining, or circular and stimulating, for stubborn knots and areas of rigid tissue.
Conditions that cupping can help treat include:
- Muscle pain
- Stiff Shoulders
- Stiffness in upper and lower back
- Gastric Disorders
- Intercostal Neuralgia
- Intestinal Disorders
- Gynecological Disorders
- Dermatological Disorders
If suffering from muscular pain, after the treatment you will feel the results. You will feel a lot looser . The feeling of sore aching muscles will in many cases be replaced with a deep feeling of relaxation and well-being.
Natural Fertility Management
With infertility on the rise in Australia there has never been a better time to learn how Natural Medicine can help to balance your hormones, regulate your cycle, improve male fertility and help you and your partner to improve your health and fertility in preparation for a happy healthy pregnancy.
By improving your overall health and wellbeing to enhance your fertility you will in turn improve the condition of your body and mind.
Our natural treatments help you achieve optimum health at the cellular level. What does this mean for your fertility? The female's eggs and the male's sperm are made from cells - the building blocks of our existence.
By providing nutrients to these cells and removing or minimising substances that can harm the health of the cells, we allow our body to produce cells that can eventually form into healthy eggs and sperm which are more likely to help rid of the problems getting pregnant by creating a healthy embryo.
We offer Natural Medicine programmes for both men and women to treat reproductive problems, improve fertility, prepare for a healthy pregnancy and support you during pregnancy and in the postnatal period.
IVF support – Natural medicine is ideal to help support you through your IVF journey. We ensure that you are fully supported by helping you to achieve optimal nutrition, maintain good health, manage stress to increase your chance of a successful outcome.
You deserve to have a vibrant and fulfilling life. Your body is constantly eliminating toxins, nourishing organs, and struggling to regenerate new life for you.
Many people take their bodies for granted, until something goes wrong, we often put our physical well being last on our list of priorities.
But, if you can start giving back to your body, if you can start to give your body the attention it deserves, you can set yourself up to accomplish absolutely anything. This is the path to becoming stronger, more vibrant and more energetic in order to achieve every dream you have.
Your physical health is the foundation for everything else you do in life.
When you have energy, you simply feel good, and that momentum touches every other part of your life.
Our weight management program is based on:
- Achieving better physical fitness
- Renewing your maximum levels of energy
- Creating balance in your body
- Reducing your susceptibility to disease
We will educate, motivate and empower you to take charge of your body and truly unleash the power within.
Whether you are currently overweight or underweight, we will help you become more fit and full of life.
Body Composition Analysis
Weight alone is not a clear indicator of good health because it does not distinguish between kilograms that come from body fat and those that cme from lean body mass or muscle.
The Body Composition Analysis will help you to understand what is going on inside your body by categorising weight into muscle mass, water, and body fat.
More specifically the analysis will provide your:
- Metabolic age
- Full body fat %
- Segmental body fat% (including right arm, left arm, right leg, left leg, and trunk)
- Total body water %
- Full muscle mass
- Segmental muscle mass (including right arm, left arm, right leg, left leg, and trunk)
- Physique rating
- Basal metabolic rate
- Bone mass
- Visceral fat
The magic of fire has fascinated people from the very beginning of time and control of this element gave light and warmth. Ear candles evoke a similar fascination and have been used by many cultures as an effective natural therapy since ancient times.
The ear candles are carefully crafted in Germany from a traditional Hopi Indian recipe. The pure linen roll is impregnated with 100% beeswax and powdered medicinal herbs including sage, St. John's wort and camomile. Ear candling is both gentle and relaxing.
Ear Candling relieves conditions in the head and ear area and helps to calm and revitalise the Chakras.
Do you have or suffer from;headache and migraines, sinus irritations, ear-aches, colds, anxiety and sleep disturbances, , hyperactivity in children, imbalance in pressure, T.M.J. pain, otitis externa, tropical ear, tinnitus, and many stress related symptoms.
Characteristics of Ear Candling
- Relieves pressure and pain
- Opens up nasal breathing
- Warmth stimulates blood and lymphatic circulation
- Important energy points are stimulated
- Breaking up energy blockages
- Soothing and calming
All ear candling treatments include ear candling in both ears followed by a gentle massage.
What do you really need to maximise the quality of your life?
What are the strategies that will give you the edge physically, emotionally, financially, and with your relationships?
- transform negative emotions into positive ones,
- change weaknesses into strengths, and
- move from ordinary to extraordinary living
Your life coach will assist you to implement the proven strategies and tools for achieving the results you want and deserve.
Reduces discomfort from tight and fatigued muscles. This is a deeper style of massage that concentrates on specific tension areas to promote efficiency in the body's systems which in turn enhances the functioning of your entire body.
- Reduces pain.
- Improves mobility; increases range of motion (ROM); restores ease of movement.
- Reduces muscle hypertonicity, tension, and spasm.
- Reduces scar tissue and other fascial (connective tissue) adhesions.
- Promotes circulation (of both blood and lymph).
- Reduces ischemia (by releasing hypertoned muscles and reducing fascial adhesions, thereby improving circulation).
Deep Tissue Massage
Hones in on relieving tension from muscles located under the surface of top muscles, as well as tension from fascia, or connective body tissue. A variety of different techniques are used to loosen the hard-to-reach muscles and relieve a great amount of tension, ultimately with the goal of realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue.
Sports massage plays an important part in the life of you the sportsman or woman whether you are injured or not. With over 15 years experience treating elite athletes, we will assist in:
- Maintaining your body in better condition.
- Prevent injuries and loss of mobility.
- Restore mobility to your injured muscle tissue.
- Boost your performance.
- Extend the overall life of your sporting career.
Physical Effects of Sports Massage
Pumping - The stroking movements in massage suck fluid through blood vessels and lymph vessels. By increasing the pressure in front of the stroke, a vacuum is created behind. This is especially important in tight or damaged muscle tissue as a tight muscle will squeeze blood out like a sponge, depriving the tissues of vital nutrients and energy to repair.
Increased tissue permeability - - Deep massage causes the pores in tissue membranes to open, enabling fluids and nutrients to pass through. This helps remove waste products such as lactic acid and encourage the muscles to take up oxygen and nutrients which help them recover quicker.
Stretching - Massage can stretch tissues that could not be stretched in the usual methods. Bundles of muscle fibres are stretched lengthwise as well as sideways. Massage can also stretch the sheath or fascia that surrounds the muscle, so releasing any tension or pressure build up.
Break down scar tissue - Scar tissue is the result of previous injuries or trauma and can affect muscle, tendons and ligaments. This can lead to inflexible tissues that are prone to injury and pain.
Improve tissue elasticity - Hard training can make tissues hard and inelastic. This is one reason why hard training may not result in improvements. Massage helps reverse this by stretching the tissues.
Opens micro-circulation - Massage does increase blood flow to tissues, but so does exercise. What massage also does is open or dilate the blood vessels and by stretching them this enables nutrients to pass through more easily.
Premium massage creams currently used by several AFL and NRL clubs will be used during your Sports Massage.
Remove the stresses of life and indulge in a pampering aromatherapy massage to ease tension and sooth the soul. By their fragrance and absorption through the skin, essential oils can have effects on the mind and emotions, helping to give feelings of relaxation, balance and harmony.
It’s time to relax and let your mind and body be transported to a serene, calm place. You’ll be pampered as your massage therapist moves tension out of your body and allows you to feel relaxed and rejuvenated! Relaxation massage is a soothing and nurturing massage that gently melts away your stress and tension from the mind and body.
Long, soft and flowing strokes to sooth, pamper and relax. Your massage therapist’s arms, forearms, elbows and hands will flow over you like waves of the ocean, working gently yet deeply into the muscles, totally nurturing the body and enabling you to relax and completely surrender.
Trigger Point Massage
Combined positioning and specific finger or thumb pressure into trigger points in muscle and connective tissue, to reduce the hypersensitivity, muscle spasms and referred pain patterns that characterize the point. Left untreated, such trigger/tender points often lead to restricted and painful movement of entire body regions.
Stimulation of specialized lymphatic-drainage pathways, which improves the bodies removal of edemas and effusion.
Friction techniques applied in a general manner to create a stretching and broadening effect in large muscle groups; or on site-specific muscle and connective tissue, deep transverse friction applied to reduce adhesions and to help create strong, flexible repair during the healing process.
Pregnancy & Post Pregnancy Massage
Motherhood starts not from the day your baby is born but from the moment when you know that you are pregnant. Whether this is your first baby or your fourth, you are now embarking on a nine-month mothering journey. Unless you take good care of yourself, it can be a hard and demanding experience that takes its toll on both mind and body. That is one good reason why you must actively make time to nurture yourself and focus on your wellbeing.
A specialised pregnancy bed is used to provide support for your belly and legs while you receive the most comfortable therapeutic massage.
(When was the last time you were able to lie on your stomach)?
Post Pregnancy Massage- Poor posture, tension and carrying the extra load of pregnancy all contribute to back, shoulder and neck pain. After the birth you can find rocking your baby, slouching while feeding, carrying and lifting your baby imposes a new kind of strain on the body.
A gentle massage while you are pregnant or after you have had your baby will relax, calm and sooth you.
- Enhances circulation thus reducing fluid retention and swelling
- Decreases possibility of Postnatal Depression
- Relieves neck and back pain caused by muscle imbalance and weakness
- Lessens sciatic pain
- Relieves headache and sinus congestion
- Assists in maintaining proper posture
- Relieves stress on weight-bearing joints, such as ankles, lower back and pelvis
- Reduces calf cramps
- Relieves muscular tension and stiffness
- Increases energy
- Encourages better quality of sleep
Vibrosaun- A Natural way to Health and Fitness
The "Vibrosaun Machine" simulates the effect of exercise in a reclining position. A therapeutic dry sauna consisting of a padded vibrating bed, & dry heat which circulates through the unit over & under the bed. Whilst cold air keeps your head & face cool, the rest of the body is inside the machine.
By combining the two together you increase the blood flow & oxygen.
The body cells use oxygen to burn up carbohydrates such as starch, etc.
It also accelerates the kidney function in the removal of lactic acid & body wastes.
Your circulation will increase, fluid retention relieved, blood pressure lowered, relieved muscle aches & pains, greatly relieving tension & stress, you will be left rejuvenated & on your way to total well being.
Also great results are achieved with insomniacs. Back pain greatly relieved by the gentle vibration , while using the machine, it separates the vertebra allowing unobstructed blood flow throughout the spinal column & also relaxes all stressed & tightened muscles. Sports & other injuries heal quicker as increased blood flow helps your body to heal quickly.
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- Many more funds, please provide your insurance details for confirmation
Whether it’s for a special occasion or just to say thank you. Our Gift Vouchers make the perfect gift.
Choose your gift voucher to be of a dollar value or from a selection of treatments and packages for your convenience.
- professional gift cards
- tailored packages available to suit your needs.
- valid for twelve months and fully transferable
- express posted to you or directly to your loved one
- postage free
Memberships - Associations
- Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
- Massage Australia (MA)
Hours of Operation
- By Appointment only
- (03) 9382 7022 or mobile 0425 765 518
- 7 days
- Extended hours of operation with pre arranged appointment 8am - 8pm
- Ample parking
- Only 10 minutes from Melbourne Airport
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