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Massage Techniques

Relaxation and Swedish Massage

Treatment to increase the health & wellness of the body with no specific concerns. Massage technique works on circulation & mild pressure to enhance relaxation.

Pregnancy Massage

Working from the 1st to the 3rd trimester in treating issues related to morning sickness, headaches, joint and pelvic pain. Or general Swedish massage for relaxation.

Deep Tissue Massage

Techniques used to reduce mild to high muscle tension related to sports & exercise, work related posture issues or specific muscular injuries.

Myofascial release

Facia is connective tissue that surrounds muscles and is the muscle’ transport system. You can have tension in your connective tissue which affects the tension in your muscles. Conversely- it works the other way around. If you have muscle tightness it may come from tightness of connective tissue in another part of your body which is all connected. Working on releasing the connective tissue can often

Trigger point release

This is a more specific technique that focuses on blockages or ‘knots’ in the muscle and works on their release. This technique combines localised compression with the patient breathing through the pain until the pressure on the pain-scale decreases from a 8/10 to a 2/10. This helps your body release tension and toxins that have built up in the muscles.

MET and PNF

2 types of active and passive stretches for sports injuries relating to muscle tightness. It combines the stretching of a muscle to the point of tightness, the tensing of the muscle held for a few seconds and then released, allowing the muscle to be stretched further.

Manual Lymph Drainage

Very light style of massage where only the skin is stretched working the lymph system which is located just below the skin. This benefits people who experience swelling due to acute injury, water retention, lymphadema as well as assisting the body recover pre and post surgery.

Lymph & Kinesiotaping

These are rehabilitative taping technique that facilitates the body’s own healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. Lymph-taping the tape lifts the skin a little from the underlying muscles and allows the lymph capillaries to open and encourage movement of fluid. In supporting the body- it also extends the benefits of soft tissue work administered by a therapist.

Sound interesting? Please contact our Maddington practice to make an appointment.


Massage Therapy Techniques at Maddington | Messenger Chiropractic- part of Complete Care Health | (08) 6161 2793