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MASSAGE THERAPY

Are you
suffering
from
pain?

Massage Therapy is the practice of kneading or manipulating a person’s muscles and other soft-tissue in order to improve their wellbeing or health. It is a form of manual therapy that includes holding, moving, and applying pressure to the muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. With a goal of slowing down your nervous system, massage therapy can be used to release stress and tension, provide relief from symptoms, heal injuries and support wellness. 

 

Massage therapy has been studied for several types of pain, including low-back pain, neck and shoulder pain, pain from osteoarthritis of the knee, and headaches. 

 

Some other known physical benefits of massage therapy include:

 

  • reduced muscle tension

  • improved circulation

  • stimulation of the lymphatic system

  • reduction of stress hormones

  • relaxation

  • increased joint mobility and flexibility

  • improved skin tone

  • improved recovery of soft tissue injuries

  • heightened mental alertness

  • reduced anxiety and depression.

Help your body heal and recover faster, with an individualised remedial massage treatment plan. Kristal offers a variety of healing modalities and massage techniques from deep tissue, sports and relaxation to help you move better, feel better and be pain free. 
Remedial Massage
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A systematic assessment and treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue to help remove blockages, damaged cells, and adhesions. If you have suffered an injury, remedial massage therapy can help reduce pain and restore full function.

Sports Massage
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A specific type of massage treating and preventing sports injuries, sports massage aids in reducing stress and tension, and correct soft tissue muscle imbalances. It works by stretching and stimulating tight muscles thus improving the condition of soft tissue.

Deep Tissue Massage
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A deep tissue massage aims to penetrate through layers of muscle to break up knots and scar tissue causing pain. Additionally, it treats chronic aches, pains and contracted areas causing stiffness, soreness and muscle tightness.

Relaxation Massage
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A relaxation massage is a smooth, gentle treatment that relieves muscular tension, increases circulation, and promotes a general sense of relaxation. Its primary goal is to assist the client in escaping the demands of their mundane tasks and taking quality time to recover from the stresses of everyday life.

 

A relaxation massage won’t relieve chronic pain, but it will help you unwind with a series of long rhythmic strokes and a deep, pain-free pressure.

 

Benefits of a relaxation massage include;

 

  • Reduces muscle tension such as the relief of muscle tension headaches

  • Improves sleep

  • Supports healing of minor skin abrasions

  • Speeds up recovery of soft tissue injuries

  • Alleviates anxiety and depression

  • Improves range of motion

  • Relieves any stress related symptoms

  • Promotes relaxation

Dry Needling
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Dry needling penetrates the skin to treat underlying muscular trigger points, manages neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairment.

Dry needling is known to help with:

  • Low back pain/tension

  • Neck pain

  • Tennis elbow

  • Migraines

  • Spinal dysfunction

  • Joint dysfunction

  • Sciatica 

And more!

Myofascial Cupping
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Cupping traditionally used in Chinese medicine, is a therapeutic modality aiming to remove stagnation and stimulate the flow of qi (chi); free flow of vital energy circulating through the body and surroundings. Cupping increases blood flow, loosens fascia and stimulates healing.

Posture & Functional Movement Analysis
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Your posture is how you hold your body when standing, sitting or lying down. Have you always wanted to work on your posture, body alignment and structural integrity? Then a postural assessment is for you. A Posture analysis investigates any abnormalities and deficiencies in the body to assess how you are moving and functioning so we are able treat the underlying causes.

Your movement journey accelerates here.

 

Complimenting a postural analysis assessment, a Functional Movement Screening (FMS) is a scientifically validated screening tool that identifies weaknesses, imbalances, limitations or asymmetries in an individual. Equipped with corrective exercises, the benfit of an FMS is to improve your movement patterns and reduce the risk of injury or sustaining a musculoskeletal disorder. This type of functional assessment creates a baseline measurement which can be monitored over time.

Kristal Stirling

MASSAGE THERAPIST

Goodlife Health Clubs Toowong

Suite 3, Level 2/9 Sherwood Road

Toowong Towers

info@kristalstirling.com

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