Therapies

Denese Mentor massage offers a wide range of relaxing and restorative treatments by our qualified and experienced practitioners. Massage heals and regenerates the human body by improving the harmony between mind, body and spirit.

Select from the therapies listed below or at your appointment, explain the issue and our therapists will use our repertoire of treatments to relieve the symptoms and help address the problem.

Remedial

Muscular and skeletal issues can be addressed with Remedial Massage include neck and lower back problems, fibrositis, spondylitis, arthritis, frozen shoulder, muscular cramps, whiplash, muscular atrophy, sports and dancing injuries.

A restorative and preventative treatment that works specifically on problem areas as well as the entire body, muscle and tendon techniques combine to gently release problem areas commonly found in the neck, shoulders and lumbar regions.

Some techniques used during remedial massage might include:

  • Myofascial massage to restore body alignment
  • Scalp massage to release tension
  • Trigger point therapies for sore knotted muscles
  • Muscle energy techniques, a gentle method of releasing tight muscles and tendons
  • Manual lymphatic drainage for detoxification process to treat Lymphedema, particularly after breast surgery.

Deep Tissue

For more severe muscular congestion and pain, deep tissue massage works right into the muscle to detangle the individual muscle fibres, release toxins, get blood and oxygen circulating properly and relieve tension and pain.

Some techniques used during deep tissue massage might include:

  • Deep muscle compression and friction along the grain of the muscle
  • Breathing and movement techniques

Sports

Contrary to its name, sports massage is suited to anyone who exercises, even those who do easy-going exercise like walking! It is designed to prevent and relieve injuries and conditions that are associated with exercise and can be quite vigorous to relieve stress and tension in the soft tissues.

This kind of massage can treat sport related injuries such as shin splints, tennis elbow, sprains and strains, corked thighs etc.

Some benefits of sports massage might include:

  • Relieve swelling
  • Reduce muscle tension
  • Promote flexibility
  • Relieve pain
  • Prevent and treat injuries
  • Increase blood circulation and lymph flow.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

This is a gentle whole of body treatment that relaxes the nervous system and aids the body’s immune system by manually moving the lymph from the glands at the neck, armpits and groin through the body.

Lymphatic drainage helps to detoxify the body by transporting metabolic wastes, excess water, bacteria and toxins.

It is highly recommended for:

  • The physically inactive
  • On-going tiredness
  • Excess fluids
  • Lymphedema for example after breast surgery
  • Those prone to sore throats, colds and infections and those with low immunity
  • Swollen nodes.

Neuro Emotional Techniques

This mind-body stress reduction treatment identifies and alleviates the internal stressors that are creating barriers to health.

The body as well as the brain retains a memory of stressful events. The patient forms a mental picture of the original triggering event and the body will then assume an emotional state similar to the way it originally reacted. Our therapists then treat the specific body point’s storing the emotion to help the body release the unresolved emotion linked to the event.

Many patients report feeling that a heavy weight has been lifted from their shoulders following this treatment.

Foot Joint Mobilisation Therapies

Because the feet are the foundation of the body, any instability or misalignment in the feet can affect the whole body.

Micro changes in the feet and joints are often due to daily use, work or sports stress and trauma, rather than more obvious events such as sprains and breaks. It’s these tiny changes that initially cause feet discomfort and if left to worsen, cause consequent structural problems.

The effects of foot joint mobilisation can be felt not only locally in the feet and ankles, but also through the legs, pelvis, back and even the head and neck, fixing these problems rather than resorting to surgery.

Foot joint mobilisation applies gentle pressure and manipulation to the various structures of the foot to:

  • Re-align the bones within the feet
  • Reduce pain
  • Reduce swelling
  • Increase mobility
  • Restore normal gait
  • Increase range of motion.

Relaxation Massage

Relaxation massage increases the oxygen flow in the blood and releases toxins from the muscles. It feels good, is relaxing and invigorating.

This massage uses 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.

Some benefits of Relaxation massage include:

  • Shortened recovery time from muscular strain
  • Increased circulation without increased heart load
  • Stretching of ligaments and tendons
  • Skin stimulation
  • Soothing of the nervous system
  • Stress reduction – both emotional and physical.

Emmett Technique

Emmett Therapy is a muscle activation technique used to unlock muscle memory. A practitioner has the skills to asses a client to find the initial activation that created the neuro muscular problem.

Light pressure sequences are used to release the problem areas and the effect can be almost instantaneous. This activation gives the brain the opportunity to set up a new state of homeostatis and provides an opportunity for realignment of the body.

Symptoms that can be relieved include:

  • Neck and shoulder restriction and referred discomfort
  • Lymphatic congestion and breathing
  • Migraine and cluster headaches
  • Abdominal cramps and bowel discomfort
  • Persistent heel and foot pain
  • Headaches, dizziness and sinus congestion
  • Back and hip discomfort
  • Knee and ankle restrictions
  • Fluid retention
  • Pregnancy related issues
  • And many more!

Reflexology and Foot Massage

Reflexology is based on the principle that congestion or tension in any part of the foot’s reflex points mirrors that in a corresponding part of the body.

Some treatments are gentle in nature, aiming to restore systems for better function while others are more specific, addressing a particular condition.

It is a healing process that can be used when it is not convenient to treat other body parts. As a non-intrusive technique, it heals indirectly.

Reflexology can be a relaxing therapy that works on many levels, soothing, calming, balancing and boosting the entire body.

Reflexology can facilitate relief for:

  • Sinus pain
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Migraines
  • Pre-menstrual syndrome and other menstrual irregularities
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Sciatica
  • Asthma
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain

Myopractic Techniques

This therapy allows the release of particular muscles and for the body to be brought into balanced structural alignment.

It works to relieve chronic pain working with the deep muscle tissue in combination with structural integration or harmony between the individual’s body and the surrounding gravitational field.

The fascia, a web-like connective tissue in the organs, bones, muscles, and blood vessels are manipulated into a position of harmony and balance.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy is a very special time in a woman’s life. 

Pregnancy massage uses techniques to help a woman feel more comfortable during this ever-changing phase of a woman’s life. 

Our professionally trained therapist with Pregnancy Massage Australia aims to support the mother through her own body changes which may present as muscular aches, pains and anxiety.  The specialised massage techniques use alleviates pain and discomfort, whilst highlighting a sense of relaxation. 

Some of the benefits of Pregnancy Massage are:

  • Reduced back pain.
  • Reduced joint pain.
  • Improved Circulation.
  • Reduced edema.
  • Reduced muscle tension and headaches.
  • Reduced stress and anxiety.
  • Improved oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles.
  • Better sleep.
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