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Sandra Rather Massage

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Sandra Rather is a qualified Remedial Therapist with over 30 years experience.

Sandra Rather Massage

Her therapy room is set in the tranquil grounds of her lush garden, with quiet surrounds and the sounds of birds and soothing music. With only one step to climb and easy parking you are on your way to a healthier life when you have a treatment with Sandra. Her massages are genuine, deep remedial style / or relaxing. With many happy clients whom she has treated for many years, see the testimonials.

Remedial Massage uses several specialised techniques to repair muscular damage, to support and speed up the body's own repair mechanisms, and to relieve general aches and pains. 

When muscles and tendons become damaged, impaired, knotted, tense or immobile,  Remedial Massage provides a healing treatment that can be gentle or strong, deep or light. 

Sandra uses various techniques, as part of her overall Remedial Massage treatment, such as:

  • Remedial Massage

  • Swedish Massage

  • Accupressure

  • Reflexology

  • MyoFascial Release

  • Stretching

  • Polarity Therapy

  • Pregnancy Massage

Muscular and skeletal dysfunctions often addressed with Remedial Massage and associated techniques include:

  • Back, neck, body pain, tension or restricted movement 

  • Sciatica,  fibrosis, spondylitis, arthritis, frozen shoulder, muscular cramps

  • Poor circulation, fluid retention, cold feet or hands

  • Whiplash, muscular atrophy, Sinus, migraines, asthma, headaches
  • Anxiety, tension and general life stress

Benefits of Remedial Massage

  • calming of the peripheral nervous system to ease pain and discomfort

  • toning and relaxing of muscles to improve joint mobility

  • reduced muscle stiffness, stress and tension 

  • improved circulation 

  • reduced toxicity 

  • improved immunity 

  • After a session, over the next few days, you will become aware of the changes taking place as toxins released from congested systems are processed and eliminated; therefore adequate water should be consumed to aid healing.

    A Remedial Massage Session with Sandra is for 75 minutes,  longer or shorter if requested,

    The main purpose of Swedish Massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Other benefits include shortening recovery time from muscular strain, increased circulation without increased heart load, stretching of ligaments and tendons, skin stimulation and soothing of the nervous system. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested as part of a regular program for stress management. 

    Trigger Point is one of the oldest and most widespread healing methods in the world. By using deep finger pressure at certain points of your body, Sandra can reduce tension, increase circulation and offer relief for many complaints

    There is no need to get undressed for this treatment when used as a treatment by itself, altho I usually incorporate Trigger Point into a Rememdial Masage session.

    Reflexology is based on the principle that congestion or tension in any part of the foot,  mirrors congestion or tension in a corresponding part of the body. These reflex points can also be found on the hands and ears, however the most commonly treated area is the feet.

    Reflexology has many beneficial and lasting effects. It is a healing process that can be safely used when it is not convenient to treat other body parts. As a non-intrusive technique, it heals indirectly. Reflexology can be a relaxing therapy that works on many levels, soothing, calming, balancing and boosting the entire body. There is no need to get undressed for this treatment, only shoes and socks are removed. 

    Myofacial Relaease focuses on the fascia that surrounds the muscles. It is designed to reach both the deep sections of thick muscles, specifically the individual muscle fibres, and also the  fascial web that conncects the whole body.  Using deep muscle compression along the grain of the muscle, the purpose of deeper myo facial relaease is to unstick the fibres of the muscles and release both toxins and deeply held tension points. It helps to get blood and oxygen circulating properly. It is both corrective and therapeutic. It is beneficial for many physical problems, including sports injuries and chronic pain. Because it works very deeply, emotional issues can also be addressed, when these have been stored in the body.

    Myofacial Release usually focuses on specific areas and may cause some soreness during or after the session, however, you should feel better within a day or two. Water helps to eliminate toxins from the body so it is important to drink plenty of water after a  deep massage.

    Polarity Therapy heals the body by activating the Chi energy and balancing the natural life force energy fields around the body. Universal energy flows through all of nature, and as we are a part of nature, the energy also flows through and sustains us by the law of opposites. 

    Pregnancy Massage uses a combination of Swedish and Remedial Massage techniques. Sandra assists with the tensions and pains experienced during pregnancy which are often caused by the extra weight and shift in the centre of gravity. There are many physical benefits to Pregnancy Massage, in addition to the nurturing and emotional support provided.  Massage reduces peripheral swelling, soothes the nervous system, helps to prevent insomnia, muscle cramps and back pain.

    Care must be taken during the first trimester but Pregnancy Massage is beneficial throughout the whole pregnancy. Massage may be performed whilst you are lying on your side or

    Regular massage throughout your pregnancy is also said to shorten labour time and the return you to optimal fitness after birth.

    Client Testimonials

    Sandra has been my angel, massaging me for 15 years now, and as a sufferer of Lupus, I’m sure she has kept me alive!  I see her religiously each fortnight, and miss her when she’s on holidays.
    JG (Lupus surviver)

    Over the past 15 years, Sandra has helped me through 2 hip replacements, a divorce, stressfull job changes and she really is a healer!
    GJ (truck driver)

    I felt like a truck hit me for the first few days after a Deep  Massage from Sandra, but after my body recovered, I felt better than I had in 20 years!
    RK (Plumber)

    My fortnightly massages with Sandra are my special time that I give to myself – I can’t do without it.
    SK  ( 25 years of loving Sandra’s massages - and still comes monthly!)

    I have 2 children, and Sandra massaged me throughout both pregnancies – absolutely essential!
    CP ( Accupunturist and Chinese Herbalist)

    I am 86 years old, and suffered a stiff neck for days, before my daughter took me to see Sandra.  30 minutes later, the treatment over, and I awoke the next day - pain free!
    PT ( Mother of JG)

    Mum always fixes me up when I hurt my back or have neck tension from school and study!  Thanks mum!
    JR & DR  (my kids !) 

    She’s awesome!
    PK  (partner)

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    Qualification details

    * Diploma of Remedial Massage
    * Certificate of Sports Injuries
    * Certificate of Touch for Health

    ATMS Association Member No: 11584 since 1984
    Private Health Fund Rebates Available

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