Gilly combines her skills in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Massage and Cupping to tailor a treatment specifically suit you and your body's needs.
What is massage?
It is a term for pressing, manipulating and rubbing your muscles, skin, tendons and ligaments. It varies in pressure from light strokes to deeper pressure.
What are the different types of massage that Gilly uses?
Swedish massage is a gentle form of massage that utilizes long strokes, kneading and deep circular movements to relax you and energize your body systems.
Deep Tissue massage, as its name suggests, uses slower and more focused techniques to target deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue.
Trigger Point massage targets areas of chronically or acutely tight muscle fibre and uses specific points and shifting techniques to release muscles and muscle groups.
Hot Rocks Massage is a specialty massage using warmed basalt stones. They are used as an extension of my hands as well as placing them on the body. The heat can be deeply relaxing and help to warm and release tight muscles allowing me to work the muscles without applying deep pressure. The warmth of the stones improves circulation and lymphatic drainage and calms the nervous system.
Cupping is an ancient Oriental Therapy using small vacuum cups to create suction pressure in specific areas. It is used to soften tight muscles and tone attachments, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, bring hydration and blood flow to body tissues, move deep inflammation to the skin surface for release, and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways.
Pregnancy Massage can be done at any stage of pregnancy to relieve symptoms such as back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, oedema and high blood pressure to name a few. I use a special pregnancy pillow that can accommodate an expanding belly. It is lovely because you can lie on your front and take the weight off for a while and really allow your body to relax.
How will I benefit from massage?
Massage is more than just a feel good pampering session. It is a powerful tool to help you to take charge of your health and well-being, whether you have a specific issue or are just looking for stress-relief.
Massage decreases pain and improves function with the following conditions:
Back, Neck and Shoulder pain
Pregnancy-related back pain and other discomfort
Soft Tissue Strains,
Tight muscles (knots) and other aches and pains,
Massage can help you psychologically, emotionally, and physically in the following ways:
Reduces Anxiety and lowers Stress levels,
Enhances immune system
Improves sleep patterns and decreases sleep disturbances,
Improves athletic performance and enhances recovery
When I am not massaging I am a wife, and a mother to 3 beautiful kids. We live on a little farm where I grow lots of veggies and herbs and keep free range chickens.
I love massage and all types of body work and healing because I am passionate about empowering people to overcome body obstacles and to help them to live healthier happier lives.
I practice yoga (nearly) every day as my spiritual practice to keep my mind, body and soul aligned and sane!
I am constantly learning and evolving my skills to better understand the body and its amazing complexity.
Please feel free to contact me on 0413643579 if you would like more information and to book a treatment. Thank you!
Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies Diploma Course, 2000 (European Shiatsu School, Devon, UK)
BSc. (Hons) Biology,1996 (University of Manchester)
Swedish and Remedial Massage, 2001 (Massage School of Queensland)
Level II First Aid - current, 2015
Sports Trainer Worksafe AFL - current, 2015
Shoden First Degree Reiki, 2015