Massage

Services

Relaxation Massage

A profoundly deep relaxing full body massage using rhythmic flowing combinations of massage techniques to relieve stress and tension. Light to moderate pressure to enhance oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical. This is a great everyday massage and also recommended as part of a regular program for stress management.

Therapeutic Massage

Therese has 20 years experience as a physiotherapist. If you have any current injuries, chronic pain/dysfunction or a health condition, she can provide appropriate and individualised massage to target areas of restriction and stimulate the body’s natural healing process. Promoting relaxation, stimulating circulation and producing therapeutic effects on the respiratory and nervous systems and the subtle interactions between body systems using various massage modalities, stretching, breath and joint range of motion.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage combines trigger point therapy, myofascial release, deep kneading and stretching to release stiffness and target painful, stiff, blocked and tight areas.

Chi Nei Tsang – Abdominal Energy Detox Massage

From the Thai tradition, with roots in Taoism, this massage combines deep touch, breath and vocalisation to activate internal organs and energy meridians. It is a powerful cleansing on all levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. This is a relatively active therapy and can be uncomfortable at times. The effect is often expansion and elation. Also appropriate for abdominal and pelvic conditions and emotional release.

Instructions:
Eat 2-4 hours before the massage (includes smoothies).
You may drink water or herbal tea up to 1 hour before the massage.
You must eat within 30 minutes after the massage.
Advise the therapist of any existing or recent health problems.

Do Not Take This Massage If:
you are pregnant
you are menstruating
you have had surgery within 6 months

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy uses light touch to tune into the rhythms of the central nervous system. In this biodynamic approach you can relax into a safe space where your body is given the opportunity to reattune to a state of balance and harmony in accordance with the innate wisdom of your being. You may experience deep relaxation and awareness of movements in fluids and tissues, heat, tingling, emotional release and energy movement.
This is beneficial for many conditions including headache relief, spinal alignment, nerve function, psychological or emotional insight and support in times of change.

Pregnancy Massage

A gentle therapeutic or relaxation massage tailored to any stage of pregnancy. If you are no longer comfortable or advisable to be on your stomach or back, the massage is done in sidelying with pillows under your legs, arms and head for comfort. 

Lymphatic Detox Massage

The lymphatic system is a major detoxification system of the body, helping to excrete waste products and toxins from the body. When it is working at its peak it provides us with a strong immune system and radiant healthy skin. This massage combines lymph node activation, light touch over the skin, deep breathing and gentle movement, to stimulate the lymphatic system. It also provides a connection to the water element – the lunar, emotional, feminine and receptive self, coming into contact with the subtle aspects of your being. Perfect to enhance a cleansing program, for swelling and problematic skin.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release facilitates the connective tissue of the body to resume a normal healthy state in which the fascia is relaxed and soft, mobile and unrestricted. Fascia can become tight and restricted after accidents, immobilisation, stress, illness or operations. Because it adjusts to the environment fascia can also become tight from postural habits and daily movements. Tension in the fascial system influences comfort and function of our body, which may present with numerous symotoms such as pain, headaches, stiffness, postural changes, emotional distress and digestive problems. With myofascial release we can optimise flexibility, stability, ability to withstand stress and performance of daily activities. This treatment can be tailored to be a gentle or deep release depending on your current state.

Emotional Release & Balance

This is a specialised combination of bodywork to assist awareness and release of emotions. A safe space is created in which you can relax, open and listen deeply to yourself. We allow for your intuition to guide the session. Typically it will involve a combination of abdominal chi detox massage (chi nei tsang) and craniosacral balancing, with lymphatic, deep tissue or relaxation massage depending on your current needs. This session may also include talking, sound/voice therapy, movement and breathing practices. It is advisable to have a quiet and nourishing day/night after your session.

Please take note of the above advice for Chi Nei Tsang if you would like to include it in the session.

Couples Massage

Share the time and space with a friend and loved one. Typically with two beds in a shared room, we can also offer massages at the same time in different rooms on request. You can have a deep tissue or relaxation massage tailored to your request. If one or both of you are interested in another specific type of massage please send a message in advance so that we can confirm availability. 

Four Hands Bliss Massage

Enjoy the euphoric experience of two therapists massaging you simultaneously. This massage combines deep tissue and relaxation techniques flowing with synchronicity and harmonised with love. For those who have a hard time letting go of thoughts during massage, the sensory stimulation invites you into a mindful state where body and mind are unified. This is a memorable and special treat for yourself or a loved one.

Home Visit

In the comfort and convenience of your home or vacation accommodation, if you have space for a massage table to be set up, we can arrange a home visit. Couples or group massages are available simultaneously if you have space for 2 or more massage tables. Please provide your own heating, extra blankets and extra pillows if needed. 

Prices

1 hour – $90

1.5 hours – $135

2 hours – $180

Couples massage – $180 / hour

4 hands bliss – $180

5 session package – $365

10 session package – $670

Extras

Add 15 minutes – $23

Home visit – $20