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Relaxation

Massage is one of the oldest forms of relaxation therapy that we know, and for good reason. Optimal Body operates on the Gold Coast and Underwood with specialised massage therapists who can help your body get of stress and tension fast!

Aromatherapy Massage

During an Aromatherapy Massage, your therapist will use an essential oil or blend of your choice to appeal to your senses and deliver stimulating or sedating messages to your nervous system. Using slow, flowing strokes, and hot stones when requested, you will see stress and tensions disappear fast!

Massage Therapy - Gold Coast - Brisbane - Aromatherapy Orange
Massage Therapy - Gold Coast - Brisbane - Aromatherapy Old Woman

Aromatherapy can address numerous physical and emotional concerns. Essential oils have the ability to attend to all needs:

  • mental
  • emotional
  • physical

Whether it is deep relaxation you are after, or perhaps just a change from your normal massage routine, incorporating aromatherapy oils in your next massage can transport you away from daily concerns and free your mind for the duration of the treatment and beyond.

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is a system of long strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, percussion, vibration and shaking motions that apply pressure between muscles and bones, rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. Swedish Massage feels good, is relaxing and invigorating.

Massage Therapy - Gold Coast - Brisbane - Massage Man
Massage Therapy - Gold Coast - Brisbane - Massage Man1

The main purpose of Swedish Massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and stimulate muscle regeneration. Some 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.

The patient is required to be appropriately unclothed for the massage treatments, which would usually be for an hour, although longer or shorter treatments are also possible.

Stone Therapy Massage

Stone therapy massage utilises both hot and cold stones incorporated with massage techniques in order to bring about a feeling of deep relaxation and wellbeing. The hot stones are usually volcanic rocks such as basalt and cold stones are marble or cool sedimentary stones. The stones are heated or chilled to varying temperatures and come in all shapes and sizes. The stones are placed on the client according to their needs and, when used with massage, can provide benefits that are not possible through normal massage.

Stone therapy is a thermotherapy, using stones to provide both heat and cold as the combination of alternating temperatures can be very beneficial.

Massage Therapy - Gold Coast - Brisbane - Stone-Therapy Woman
Massage Therapy - Gold Coast - Brisbane - Stone-Therapy Woman1

All five senses are catered for in a stone therapy massage, with aromatherapy oil and other relaxing tools being used when the massage is carried out. The therapist’s goal is to bring about deep relaxation in the client so that negativity is removed and the client feels an overall sense of wellbeing.

Stone therapy massage can be used to treat a variety of conditions including:

  • improving the lymphatic and immune systems
  • normalising body functions
  • helping your body to heal itself
  • increasing of cellular activity
  • improving the flow of blood
  • inflammation and muscle injury
  • removing stress and inducing a feeling of well-being
  • balancing the male and female energies

Visit our Gold Coast or Underwood clinic, and Optimal Body can help your body relax!

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