Remedial/Hawaiian Massage for Women
Pre & Post Natal Massage
Paula has worked extensively as a professional massage therapist for over 30 years. Working & networking with other practitioners including chiropractors, acupuncturists, yoga teachers & health practitioners. Includes training & teaching a range of massage workshops to massage therapists in Australia & Hawaii. Incorporating Hawaiian cultural arts and performances with school children and at a health resort.
Remedial Massage & Traditional Hawaiian Massage
Remedial massage is a therapeutic treatment that offers a range of benefits. Some of the benefits women can experience from receiving ongoing Remedial massage sessions include:
Traditional Hawaiian massage & their cultural practices of the healing arts, includes; lomi lomi as a healing massage & spiritual practice traditionally conducted on the chiefs/kahunas and included traditional chants and dance (story telling). The massage ritual often lasting up to 10 days, performed on a stone slab and involved several practitioners. Traditionally one of the main purposes of this elaborate sacred ritual was to seek guidance from the Polynesian gods & godesses to then be conveyed to the tribe in their every day lives. Due to a decline in hawaiian traditional cultural practices, hawaiian practitioners began teaching westerners and modified the massage practice to suit a shorter time frame. I was taught a modified form of lomi lomi massage as well as other cultural hawaiian traditional practices. I attended an intensive training in Hawaii for 1 month and a 6 month training in Australia. I only incorporate lomi lomi massage techniques using forearm and flowing movements as therapeutic techniques and for the purpose of nurturing the client.
I incorporate remedial massage techniques & hawaiian massage techniques in therapeutic sessions with women clients.
Pre-&Post Natal Massage
There is no other time in the life of a woman where her body will go through such significant change in the short space of 9 months. These physical changes will affect women different throughout each trimester. A Pre Natal-Massage is specially designed to suit the physical changes of pregnancy. Pre Natal-Massage can start at around 12-14 weeks of being pregnant. A massage session is customised according to the trimester and needs of every mother.
Post Natal Massage is also open to mothers who need some recovery following birth. Methods are applied to help in promoting structural re-alignment of the spine and the pelvis. Post Natal Massage is also able to reduce fatigue following giving birth and support women throughout this time of mothering.
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