Welcome to Green Lotus Therapies
Green Lotus Therapies Massage and Wellbeing Centre is located at the Higgins Shops, Belconnen, 5 minutes from the Belconnen Town Centre or 15 minutes from Canberra City centre. Green Lotus Therapies offers you more than just a massage. We will talk with you about your injury or pain and assist you to understand why your body may not be feeling 100%. Individual treatment plans can be designed to ensure you feel better, are more relaxed and ready to face the world again.
Swedish massage is a technique that is the basis of all Western forms of massage treatment. It can help maintain muscles in an optimum state of nutrition, flexibility and vitality whilst relieving muscle tightness and stiffness that may restrict full movement. This is the type of treatment often received in day spas.
The techniques used in Swedish massage are designed to have a relaxing effect. It is a rhythmic and fairly superficial style and while the muscles are not worked too vigorously, great benefits to the body can still be felt.
Stimulated circulation of both blood and lymph may be achieved through Swedish massage. The increased blood circulation to the skin and muscles delivers vital nutrients, helping the skin and muscles to maintain optimum health.
Swedish massage can invigorate and nourish the skin, relieve fatigue, calm the nervous system reduce tension, improve and promote relaxation to give you a sense of renewed energy.
Therapeutic massage encompasses body, mind and spirit by normalising body systems. The therapeutic touch increases well-being by stimulating the nervous, circulatory and respiratory systems. Stress reduction occurs due to a decrease in muscle tension and improvement in circulation. A therapeutic massage session may contain a large relaxation element to it but advanced techniques are used to target pain, tension and assist with chronic health issues.
Your therapist will discuss your current requirements with you and develop a treatment plan to assist you with your needs on the day. Your treatment plan will be explained to you prior to treatment starting and you will have the opportunity to ask questions and confirm your understanding of the treatment plan.
Benefits of Massage
Massages and other related treatments provide many benefits to the mind, body and soul.
The benefits are extensive and have been utilised as natural remedies for many years as far back as Egyptian times.
Some of the benefits are set out below:
- alleviating back pain and improving range of movement;
- easing pain and assisting with reducing medication dependence;
- enhancing immunity by stimulating lymph flow;
- exercising and stretching weak, tight, or atrophied muscles;
- aiding athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts;
- improving the general condition of the body;
- increasing joint flexibility;
- assist to lessen the affects depression and anxiety;
- promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks;
- pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation;
- reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling;
- reduce spasms and cramping;
- assisting with a shorter and easier labour for expectant mothers and can shorten maternity hospital stays;
- relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles;
- release endorphins, amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller; and
- relieve migraine pain.
There’s no denying the power of massage. Regardless of the intent (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen. This should not be considered a special treat, it should be seen as an important step to maintaining good health and a subtle body.
Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits
Having a massage can do you a world of good and getting massaged frequently can increase the benefits. Looking after your body regularly with scheduled self-care can play a huge role in how healthy you will be and how youthful you will remain with each passing year.
Just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary part of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.
Your massage therapist is Brett Byron. Brett has had a varied life with many challenges including beating Leukaemia in 1995. However he has always maintained a focus on helping the community, volunteering with many Emergency Service organisations over the last 25 years. In 2009 after a round-the-world trip Brett decided life was not just meant to be a 9–5 work day and his passion to help people was set for a new direction. The change was needed not only to focus on his own life and health but to help others understand life is about quality and living each day as well as you can.
While working full time and running a small confectionary business, Brett took up studying massage. He has found massage to be very rewarding not only for the clients but for himself as well. In August 2010 Brett decided he would like to open a Massage and Wellbeing Centre. In October 2010 this dream came true with Green Lotus Therapies Massage and Wellbeing Centre opening its doors for business in the west Canberra suburb of Higgins ACT. In May 2011 Brett left full time employment to run the Massage and Wellbeing Centre on a full time basis.
Since opening a steady stream of people have become regular clients finding Brett’s style of massage a great benefit to their wellbeing. Brett will take time with each client to develop individual treatment plans, to meet their needs, and to help them understand the joys of positive living.