The team at both our Gold Coast and Underwood clinic’s provide a broad range of massage therapy options to ensure that we can provide the right massage for your condition.
Our qualified massage therapists will discuss your condition and your desired outcome, and then explain the therapy that will provide the best pain relief or restore the mobility and function as necessary.
Other services include:
Lymphatic Drainage is a very gentle form of massage therapy that stimulates the body’s lymphatic system. The lymphatic system produces special white blood cells, generates antibodies and filters blood by removing waste products. This gentle body treatment relaxes the nervous system and through the stimulation of lymph nodes, aids detoxification.
Lymphatic Drainage can:
It can benefit those who suffer from:
It can also benefit those who are convalescing or who are sedentary.
Cupping / Myofascial Decompression
MFD works in the decompression of adhesions; reducing inhibition of fluids and nutrient exchange. It is effective in decreasing stiffness and pain, improving tissue health and increasing mobility.
We use MFD clinically to:
Almost everyone, athletes included, is left with circular marks from the negative pressure of the cups.
Dry Needling involves placing a fine acupuncture needle into the trigger point of a muscle. The aim of Dry Needling is to elicit a twitch response which causes the muscle to contract slightly and then release, thereby relieving the pain the trigger point was causing.
Does it hurt?
When a needle is inserted into a healthy muscle there is usually very little discomfort. In the case of tight muscles and those with active trigger points, there may be a little sting or feeling of a cramp which is the twitch response. Sometimes the pain that brought you to the clinic in the first place is reproduced by the needling. This is a good sign that your therapist has located the source of your pain and is treating it effectively by deactivating the trigger point and restoring normal length and function to the muscle.
Dry Needling can generally help to break down tight muscle, trigger points and sources of pain for patients quickly and easily. It is sometimes quicker and less painful than massage or cupping.
Consider dry needling if you suffer from:
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