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Freedom Chinese Medicine

Dr. Elaine Hickman

261 Waterdale Rd
Ivanhoe VIC 3079

Servicing area: Everywhere!

Freedom Chinese Medicine

Chinese Remedial | Shiatsu | Therapeutic

Relaxation | Pregnancy | Connective Tissue | Deep Tissue

No matter what type of Massage Treatment you're looking for, we here at Freedom Chinese Medicine are the ones to call!

Freedom Chinese Medicine - Massage Treatments


Cats may be great a giving massages, but we are better (Click here to see a funny video of cats giving massage). We are fully qualified, speak your language, have male & female massage therapists who have extra qualifications in Acupuncture, Myotherapy, Aromatherapy, Shiatsu & Reiki so we are bound to be able to help you. Freedom Chinese Medicine is open 6 days per week including evenings and all day Saturday. Want to know more? Give us a call on (03) 9486 5966 or click here to book your appointment online.

Massage Therapy

Massage is a general term for pressing, stroking, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage therapists typically use their hands and fingers for massage, but may also use their forearms, elbows and even feet. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure.  It can be done on bare skin with oil or through clothing.

Benefits of Massage

Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It's increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.

Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.

Massage may also be helpful for:

Click the links above to read research which supports these benefits of massage.

Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often involves caring, comfort, a sense of empowerment and creating deep connections with their massage therapist.

There are many different types of massage, including Swedish, Chinese, deep tissue, sports and trigger point massage.  Here at Freedom Chinese Medicine we like to keep things simple and effective, so have made it easy for you by categorising our massage by the outcome you most want:

Remedial = Help fix my.. pain, injury, tension, headaches etc. Our experienced massage therapists will use a variety of remedial techniques, tailored to what will benefit you the most.

Relaxation = Please help relax me, calm my nerves, help me sleep etc.  We'd be happy to. This form of massage is more gentle & soothing.

What if I'm pregnant?  Congratulations!  We can help you too.  Pregnant women often suffer from neck, shoulder, back and hip pain due to hormonal changes and the increasing physical load. Pregnancy massage helps to alleviate tension and pain, relieves headaches, leg cramps, insomnia, fluid retention, stress and fatigue.

Click here to read research supporting the benefits of pregnancy massage.

Health Maintenance with Massage

Massage is essential maintenance for everyone. Most people wait until they are in pain before they have a massage, thinking it is all about their muscles. However, we know that regular therapeutic massage helps to maintain muscle integrity and posture, provides emotional relief and helps you to manage stress.

To make it easy for you to have regular massage, we provide massage services in our clinic 6 days per week (until 8pm M-F, and all day Saturdays).

Ten good reasons to book yourself a regular massage:

  • Massage feels really good!
  • Promotes release of "feel good" chemicals in the brain such as endorphin (pain control) & serotonin (mood stabiliser)
  • Increases energy - energy used in holding muscle tension is energy that is not available for living life
  • Reduces stress, anxiety, pain & injury
  • Increases circulation
  • Balances nervous system
  • Improves lymphatic drainage & elimination of toxins from the body
  • Stimulates immune system
  • Decreases blood pressure and heart rate
  • Improves concentration and mental alertness


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