Robyn Parkes Dip.RM - Massage Therapy
Relieve those tight, aching muscles and relax that stressed busy mind with a therapeutic massage that will improve function and well-being.
WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF MASSAGE?
Massage is an ancient healing art with reference to its use for medicinal purposes dating back thousands of years. In recent times, bodywork has come into common usage by combining ancient techniques with scientific knowledge.
WHAT IS THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE?
Massage is manipulation of soft body tissue that promotes health, corrects and improves. But we now also realize that massage assists in the functioning of the body's physiological systems such as the lymphatic system, digestive system, circulatory system and even the respiratory system. Massage manipulates fascia which is a major sensory organ of the body. The relaxing benefits of massage assists with healing and promotes wellness and well-being. It assists the body into a balanced state called homeostasis.
WHAT IS THE AIM OF MASSAGE THERAPY?
There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular therapeutic massage therapy. The aim can be to relax the body, reduce stress and release "feel good hormones" and boost immunity . Massage reduces muscular tension due to stress, anxiety or illness, releases toxins and attains relief from chronic pain. It helps find the cause and treat it by assessing and treating muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue. These issues may be caused from injury, structural or chronic pain. The outcome will be a reduction and elimination in pain and restored function and mobility. Massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being as well as your quality of life.
HOW WILL I BENEFIT FROM MASSAGE THERAPY?
While it benefits the injured, the ill, and the stressed, the strength of therapeutic massage in preventing illness and conditions before they develop cannot be overlooked. Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic conditions. The benefits are far reaching, including boosted immunity, relief of neck and back pain, improved flexibility and athletic performance, stress reduction and general sense of well-being. It is beneficial to everyone regardless of age, condition or health status. I can always plan a treatment to aid and benefit anybody. Most of my treatment are an integration of different styles of massage. I look forward to caring for you.
DO YOU SUFFER FROM POSTURAL STRESS?
Do you suffer from a sore neck, aching shoulders or back pain from work or study? These are signs and symptoms of tension in the muscles. The solution is a therapeutic massage to relax those muscles and release the toxins. Massage also improves flexibility and alleviates muscular dysfunction.You will also notice fewer headaches, improved function and a reduction in tightness and stress.
DO YOU SUFFER FROM A CHRONIC PAIN, DISCOMFORT OR ACHES?
With muscular dysfunction that has been present for a long period of time, or that stems from a serious injury, you cannot expect speedy healing. You will experience temporary relief from one treatment but for long lasting changes that will truly make a difference, massage must become a regular part of your wellness routine. Massage is healing to the mind, body and spirit. It eases stress, which in turn will begin to impact any chronic pain symptoms that you may be experiencing.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM MY TREATMENTS.
My treatments are customized to help ease a myriad of ailments and pains. I will address your areas of concern , relieving aching muscles, releasing stress and toxins and calming your mind. You will feel relaxed, restored and re-energized. Ideal for anyone suffering from health concerns including back and neck pain, aching shoulders, anxiety, sluggishness, muscular tension, poor mobility, chronic conditions and life changing illnesses. My treatments are holistic and benefit the mind, body and soul. Guaranteed to assist improvement with function and well-being.
Conditions which benefit:
- Identifies areas of dysfunction
- Releases tension and restores balance
- Improves athletic performance
- Improves posture
- Promotes muscular balance and flexibility
- Addresses the cause and treats the symptoms
- Frozen shoulder
- Tension/stress headaches
- Sprain/strain injuries
- Post operative rehabilitation
- Arthritic disorders
- Stroke paralysis
- Constipation/ thoracic lumbar spine
Pre and post event massage focuses on specific muscles used in sport or fitness activity.
- Helps prevent injury
- Enhances performance
- Aid's recovery
- Promotes muscular/posture balance
- Improves flexibility
Trigger Point Therapy
A practical approach to pain therapy. Identifies areas of hypersensitivity within the muscle or fascia. Focus on source of chronic pain or spasm in muscle or muscle group. Ischaemic pressure in these sites releases muscle or fascia, releasing pain and tension and stops pain refering to other areas of the body and improves mobility.
Trigger Point Therapy may be included with remedial or sports massage.
- Releases pain and tension
- Restores bio-mechanical balance to the body
- Improves mobility
Oncology light touch therapy, reduces pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression, nausea, with is being of particular benefit to clients with cancer or a history of cancer or any life changing illness.
Oncology massage offers a moment when peace and relaxation fuse together. It provides an opportunity for the individual to reconnect with their physical, emotional and spiritual self. It is a light touch therapy for people with cancer or a history of caner or any life changing illness.
Oncology massage is a complimentary therapy. It is used together with conventional or mainstream medicine. It is not used instead of cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery or drug therapy.
- Helps reduce pain, fatigue and anxiety
- Helps reduce depression
- Helps reduce nausea
- Improves sleep
- Helps reduce the symptoms of nerve damage in feet and fingers
- Improvement in quality of life, mental clarity and alertness, meaningful social interaction
- Stress and strain from postural changes.
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Leg and foot pain
Therapeutic/ Relaxation Massage
Restores, relaxes, recharges, calms the mind and body. I use a mixture of modalities and relaxation techniques tailored to the individual needs
- Muscular pain
- Psycho emotional stress
- Chronic pain
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