Do you have a niggling injury that hasn't come right?
Are you feeling the strain of juggling family, work and other commitments?
Do you just need some Time-Out?
An effective treatment for aches and pains and dealing with stress is through massage.
Deb Rowe runs BodyWise Health, which offers a range massage services including:
- Remedial Massage
- Sports Massage
- Swedish Massage
- Corporate Massage
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Corrective Exercise Therapy
- Dorn Therapy
An athlete herself, Deb can identify with many of her clients. BodyWise Health offers an holistic approach to treatment and has helped many clients with the following:
- Sports injuries
- Back pain / Sciatica
- Migraines / headaches
- Shoulder pain / injuries / tightness, e.g. rotator cuff, shoulder impingement, general muscle tension
- Recovery from operations
- Pregnancy massage
- Fitness & sports advice
What is Massage?
Massage is an important element in maintaining good health. It is a safe and natural antidote to the stresses and strains of daily living. In recent years the benefits of this therapy have developed and expanded.
Massage incorporates scientific massage techniques to alleviate discomfort and pain in the body’s musculo-skeletal system, which in turn enhances the whole person.
Massage is an intrinsic part of an attitude that embraces preventive care as well as repair to torn and damaged muscles. Massage Therapy is now recognised by the medical community as an injury therapy as well as a stress reliever.
What are the Different types of Massage?
There are many different types of massage. The most popular fall into the following groups:
A gentle massage with a soothing touch which assists with relaxation and stress relief. This type of massage does not penetrate deep into the muscles, so is not used to treat injuries or chronic conditions.
A deeper type of massage that targets specific muscles. This type of massage comprises several different techniques and is used to treat injuries, chronic conditions, muscle overuse, tight muscles and provides general maintenance to prevent muscles becoming tight and painful.
The benefits of massage have always been recognised by the sports/athletic communities. A massage therapist is an integral part of the team. Sports Massage comprises various techniques to assist recovery, injury prevention and enhance sports performance.
Trigger Point Myofascial Release is a massage technique that releases muscle spasms and knots in muscles that have built up over time. This promotes unrestricted blood circulation through the muscles, toxins are removed and nutrition is restored to the muscle cells enabling them to function correctly. In turn, discomfort and pain in the body’s musculo-skeletal system is alleviated. It can be used as an injury therapy, an aid to optimum health as well as a stress reliever.
Recipients of this massage may feel light-headed and euphoric afterwards. This is due to endorphins (the body's natural pain killers) being released as the trigger points are being worked on and released. This is quite normal and is part of the healing process.
Benefits of Massage
Massage has been used since the beginning of time as a simple yet effective method of attaining and maintaining good health. Its benefits have long been recognised in many cultures throughout the world. Therapeutic massage can be used to promote general well being and enhance self-esteem, while boosting all systems in the body to perform to their utmost potential.
Massage has been incorporated into many health systems, and different massage techniques are developed and integrated into various complimentary therapies.
The benefits of massage therapy are too numerous to list, but here are a few of the most basic ones:
- Reduces stress
- Calms the nervous system
- Stretches connective tissues
- Improves muscle tone
- Reduces chronic pain
- Speeds recovery from illness & surgery
- Increases flexibility
- Relieves tired, achy muscles
- Improves skin tone
- Promotes better sleep
- Improves circulation
- Reduce smoking related anxiety, stress and cravings
- Ease anxiety, stress and mental fatigue.
- Relieve migraines, headaches, RSI and eyestrain
- Reduce health care costs; better mental and physical well being
- Increase Productivity,
- Relieve Stress,
- Boost Morale and
- Increase Attendance in YOUR work place -
in only 15 minutes!
Corporate or On Site massage is a convenient way for employers and employees to reduce the stress on their bodies and their minds by giving them access to a qualified massage therapist on a regular basis. On site massage is convenient. We come to you with our special equipment. No need to undress - in fact a chair massage won't disrupt your work day at all - in just 15 minutes (the average coffee break!) you and your employees can partake in a wellness program that will leave you feeling energised and ready to go for the remainder of the day.
Today’s office environment has changed. Many companies have downsized with more tasks being done by fewer employees. Technology has increased the time we spend in front of computers – contributing to eyestrain, poor posture and tight muscles. This habitual seated crouch overstretches the back muscles and connective tissues, all of which distorts the human spine.
Many repetitive motions can lead to painful muscles and joints which inevitably will decrease productivity. The headaches that come with demanding schedules of trying to balance home and office is often the major stressor of people seeking help with medical practitioners and contributes to missed days at work.
Non stop stress on the body and mind always diminishes our ability to perform at our best.
Benefits of Corporate Massage:
- Increased productivity, creativity, and efficiency
- Ease anxiety, stress, and mental fatigue
- Reduce health care costs, less sick days; better mental and physical well being
- Creates a happy co-operative work environment
- Relieve migraines, headaches, RSI, and eyestrain
- Reduces smoking related anxiety, stress, and cravings
A quick 'wellness break' can:
- Increase your ability to think and concentrate better. Sparks your creative juices!
- Invigorate your employees so they're ready to get back to work - and working more productively.
- Loosen tense and painful muscles. Easing the pain of such ailments as carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia and sports related injuries.
- Promotes an atmosphere of wellness and caring. Your employees look forward to 'massage day' and absenteeism begins to fall. Morale is raised.
- Help you understand how your body holds stress and teaches simple exercises and stretches to help you manage stress on a daily basis.
Making a commitment to health and wellness is everyone's business. When employees are motivated, healthy and happy in their working environment, everybody wins. Corporate massage can help you achieve your productivity goals and help educate your employees about healthy habits that will keep their stress levels down and productivity up.
What a great incentive for your staff! Keep them happy, healthy, and productive with a regular weekly visit from our practitioners to loosen those stiff backs, shoulders, and necks. We can massage at their desks or set up a massage table in the office and do full body relaxing or remedial massages.
Corporate Massage is ideal for:
Functions & events, rewards, parties, conventions, exhibitions, seminars, meetings
- 30 mins -- $50
- 60 mins -- $90
- 90 mins -- $140
- 120 mins -- $170
Please ring for Corporate Massage & Mobile rates
Health Fund Rebates apply
If you would like more information
about my services please call or email.
Diploma Sports Therapies
Cert IV Remedial Massage
Trigger Point Therapy
Corrective Exercise Therapy
Member ATMS 14811