I am pleased to introduce myself. My name is Nicole Callinan. I am a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist and am registered with the Australian Association of Massage Therapists. I have been running my business since 2003 and have extensive experience in remedial, relaxation, sports, corporate and pregnancy massage.
I am currently working alongside Chiropractors, a naturopath and psychologists/councillors which create a great network and support for what I do. I enjoy my job immensely and love the being able to help people.
Whether it be pain relieve, increased blood flow, increased joint mobility, muscle loosening, decrease stress and tension levels or just for general relaxation, I am able to apply certain techniques to help this and to make you feel better. Therefore giving you a greater sense of well being.
Align Wellness Practices
258 Maribynong Road, Moonee Ponds.VIC. 3039
HOURS: Monday- 2pm till 6.30pm, Tuesday - 2pm till 7pm, Wednesday – 3pm till 7pm, Thursday – 9am till 1pm, Friday – 9am till 12.30pm and Saturday – 9am till 12.30pm.
Benefits of Massage
Massage can be used as a preventative therapy and can be received on a regular basis to maintain good health and quality of life. There is a range of benefits that massage can have an effect on your body, both physical and mentally:
It increases and regulates blood and lymph throughout the body. Draining away waste products and any excess fluid.
Increases the range of motion of joints, by relaxing and increasing the length (stretching) of the muscles that attach to the joints. Improves flexibility.
Stimulates the nervous system.
Helps to create better breathing by increasing and maximising the use of oxygen throughout the body.
Helps with general maintenance of the body.
It reduces stress and anxiety levels.
Alleviates pain and stiffness due from repetitive strain injuries & poor postures.
Relieves muscle tension and improve muscle tone.
Remedial Massage Therapy
Massage involves healing by touch. Working with the soft tissues of the body including muscles, tendons and ligaments, the massage therapist helps the body improve the functioning of joints and muscles, helps break down scar tissue, as well as promoting circulation and general body tone and relieving mental and physical fatigue. In your massage we can address shoulder and neck pain, lower back soreness, even sciatica and general stiffness. A remedial massage is more hands-on, manipulating the soft tissues to address injuries and dysfunctions. So therefore remedial massage can help you recover from injuries accidents, sports or surgery. Movements involve stroking, kneading, friction, vibration and compression. Sports Massage
I am an experienced sports massage therapist having treated a wide range of sports related injuries. In 2006, I was selected as part of an elite core group of massage therapists at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and provided massage support to athletes from many Commonwealth counties. Sports Massage will prepare an athlete prior to a competitive event through energising and stimulating techniques. After an event, the massage will calm and relax the competitor with a goal of easing pain and soreness and reducing inflammation. Sports enthusiasts rely on regular massages as an important part of their health maintenance routine. As an athlete who has performed personally at the highest national and international level, I am fully aware of the importance of regular massage to assist and prevent injuries. If you are a performing athlete or just working within a personal training program at your local gymnasium, injuries can occur anytime. I can help you get over your injuries and assist with an ongoing massage therapy program and advice to safeguard you against future injury problems.Relaxation Massage
Relaxation massage is about relaxing you and allowing you to de-stress. It can help eliminate the production of stress chemicals in the body. Using soft, effleurage techniques relaxation massage can help relieve tension and allow you to wind down and feel revitalised.Pregnancy Massage
Pregnancy introduces a time of great change. Massage during pregnancy is a wonderful way to relax, increase your energy and relieve discomfort during this time of change. Massage will also address lower back pain and also sciatic issues which are a common problem, especially during the later pregnancy term. Though, it is advised by healthcare professionals not to have massages during your first trimester. Massage will provide care and will nurture you during this special time of physiological change. Manual Lymphatic Drainage
This is a type of massage that helps reduce swelling and helps those with the condition lymphedema. It’s a gentle, rhythmic technique that cleanses the connective tissue of inflammatory materials and toxins.
It enhances the activity of the immune system and reduces pain.Corporate Massage
More and more companies are including massage therapy within the workplace as part of an employee health and well-being program. Massage within the work area reduces stiffness and soreness which arises from poor desk posture and inappropriate workstation set-up. It can help reduce workplace stress and anxiety, improve circulation and alertness which can improve overall productivity. Overall, employee loyalty towards the company improves where health and well-being programs are adopted.
Please enquire how I can introduce an effective massage program into your workplace.
Ninety Minutes $100
One Hour $75
Forty Five Minutes $65
Half Hour $52
Ninety Minutes $90
One Hour $70
Forty Five Minutes $60
Half Hour $50
As a registered and insured massage therapist, I am able to provide my clients with recognised receipts for claim under Health Insurance Extras.
Work Cover Provider
Any work related injuries that need to be addressed and that are going through Work Cover Insurance.
Massage Gift Vouchers are a great idea for birthdays, Christmas and special occasions. Please enquire when you make your next appointment.
I will reward my regular clients with a unique loyalty program. When you arrange a massage with me, please ask me how you may be part of this loyalty program and receive great discounts!