Is a form of manual healthcare which recognises the important links between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissues and internal organs function as a holistic unit.
Using skilled evaluation, diagnosis and a wide range of hands-on techniques, Osteopaths may identify important types of dysfunction in your body. Osteopathic treatment uses techniques such as stretching and massage for general treatment of the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments) along with mobilisation of specific joints and soft tissues.
Osteopaths can help treat back and neck pain, headaches, sporting injuries, digestive problems, Repetitive Strain injuries (RSI), Arthritis, Herniated Discs, Slipped Discs, Sciatica, Pregnancy related problems, Breathing difﬁculties and elbow, wrist, knee, hip, feet and ankle pain.
Is simply the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body – the muscles, tendons and ligaments. A massage therapist’s hands are his most important tool through which he not only treats the patient but also detects physical and emotional problems. The massage therapist palpates the patient’s body to determine the condition of the tissues and the likely source of any pain, and thus the correct form of remedial treatment.
The healing treatment can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow and generally uses a lubricating medium (oil/cream), which ensures that the muscles associated with the disorder can be deeply penetrated. Flower Essence Therapy (using Australian Bush Flower essences) is the application of flower essences to the Acu-points of the ear. The powerful healing properties of the flower essence harmonises with the Acu-point’s meridian channel (life-energy flow) and the corresponding organ. This is turn speeds up healing,enhances relaxation, relieves stress and restores balance.
Prenatal massage can be a wonderful way for an expectant mother to pamper herself, and help to ease some of the discomforts of pregnancy.
Massage therapy performed during pregnancy can help reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, and help relieve aches and strains. Mothers-to-be often experience unique emotional and physical changes from adjusting hormone levels, increased weight and postural changes.