Massage & Body Treatments
Massage can reduce muscle tension, improve circulation, stimulate the lymphatic system and much much more!
Massage Therapy is a complementary or a standalone therapy, the practice of Massage involves more than the manual manipulation of the soft tissues, as a health care approach it sits within the wellness scope and aims to supports clients balancing mental, emotional and physical ailments. Often a variety of techniques and styles are incorporated into a single massage session depending on the experience level and qualifications of the therapist, their scope of practice, and the principle requirements of each clients needs.
Remedial massage is the combination many styles to achieve a result, some techniques include swedish, deep tissue, stretching, myofascial release, aromatherapy and reflexology. At Salty Kisses, our remedial therapist will integrate these multiple styles into the massage session in order to stimulate the lymphatic, circulatory, respiratory and endocrine system.
Some of the physical benefits of massage include:
• reduced muscle tension
• improved circulation
• stimulation of the lymphatic system
• reduction of stress hormones
• increased joint mobility and flexibility
• improved skin tone
• improved recovery of soft tissue injuries
• heightened mental alertness
• reduced anxiety and depression.
We have a variety of aromatherapy massage oils to help you relax, soothe sore muscles and invigorate your senses.
There is no extra charge for this service, so please ask your therapist about the oils that would be best for you on the day.
Some precautions must be taken with certain health conditions, a health care provider should always be consulted prior to your appointment for the following conditions:
• During pregnancy
• After recent surgery
• Deep vein thrombosis
• Contagious or irritable skin conditions
Relaxation massage is a smooth, gentle, flowing style that promotes general relaxation, relieves muscular tension, plus improves circulation and range of movement.
This is the style of massage you’ll find performed at day spas. Your therapist will aim to relax, revive and rejuvenate you at a massage depth that does not cause discomfort.
Swedish massage is probably the best-known form of relaxation massage.
While relaxation massage is wonderful for you, it is less effective than the deeper styles for changing soft tissue tension. We normally recommend deeper styles when you are suffering pain and leave relaxation for when you just want to … relax!
Please discuss your needs with our massage therapists. They’ll be happy to tailor a massage solution for you that can combine relaxation massage with other styles that address your issues.
Remedial massage provides a healing treatment that can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow. When muscles and tendons become damaged, impaired, knotted, tense or immobile, remedial massage provides an effective healing treatment.
Remedial massage holistically treats the whole body and traces the discomfort as far as possible back to the original cause, healing both the cause of the disorder as well as the symptoms.
If you haven’t ever experienced a quality remedial massage, we thoroughly recommend it. Remedial massage for chronic, long-standing conditions can be performed at any time. Ideally, your massage should be performed on a regular basis to promote mobility and improved function and to stop conditions from becoming problematic and painful.
Pregnancy massage is a combination of relaxation massage and deep tissue. The massage therapist adapts their techniques to address changes a woman goes through during her pregnancy.
For instance, in the early stages the therapist will work on relaxing the body and loosening the muscles related to stress and any niggling injuries the mother may have so these are not a concern in the later stages of the pregnancy.
In the second trimester, the therapist will change the technique to work on not only the upper body area but focus more on the lower body region, hips and legs.
As the pregnancy progress to the third trimester the treatment will accommodate more flowing movements to move any problematic fluid areas, focus on the lower body region to loosen tight muscles in preparation for the birth, and may also incorporate the arms, hands and feet in the cases of swelling.
Pregnancy Massage is just as important for mother as it is for the child.
Please discuss your needs with our massage therapists. They’ll be happy to tailor a massage solution for you that is effective as well as addressing your individual ever changing needs during this amazing time of your life.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Lymphatic Massage is commonly referred to as Lymphatic Drainage. Lymphatic drainage is a gentle, rhythmical massage treatment performed by a specially trained lymphatic massage therapist to stimulate the circulation of lymph fluid around the body. This helps to rapidly speed up the removal of wastes and toxins from a sluggish lymphatic system. Lymphatic massage can also aids in the prevention of swelling after injury or surgery. It is also thought to provide a major boost to your immune system.
Lymphatic massage aims to increase the efficiency of your lymphatic and circulatory system. By reducing the volume of retained fluid and the pressure associated, it can reduce the risk of impeded circulation. This increases your circulatory system’s capacity to rapidly move out retained fluids and any toxic waste build ups. In some cases, we have found that a client feels quite “energised” post-drainage.
Lymphatic massage improves circulation, increases your metabolic rate, and. Has the potential to improve your immunity.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue.
Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as lighter styles eg Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots.
A quality deep-tissue massage helps to:
- loosen muscle tissues,
- release toxins from muscles, and
- get blood and oxygen circulating properly.
A deep tissue massage is likely to be a bit more uncomfortable than a lighter style Swedish massage especially if you have some large chronic knots.
Most people report unbelievable relief immediately after their very first deep tissue style massage. It is normal to feel mildly bruised in the 1-3 days following a deep massage, you may experience some soreness you can experience when you first start back into exercise and slightly overdo it. After that things will normally only get better… and you’ll feel much looser, rejuvenated and energetic.
It’s always hard to gauge just how firm your first deep tissue massage should be, so keep your massage therapist informed if you feel it is too much or too little.
It’s important to drink a lot of water after a deep tissue massage to help flush lactic acid out of the tissues. If you don’t, you’re more likely to be sore the next day.
Hot Stone Massage
A hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy. It’s used to help you relax and ease tense muscles and damaged soft tissues throughout your body.
During a hot stone massage, smooth, flat, heated stones are placed on specific parts of your body. The stones are usually made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat.
Massage therapists may hold heated stones as they massage your body using Swedish massage techniques such as:
Sometimes, cold stones are also used during a hot stone massage. Cold stones may be used after hot stones to calm any engorged blood vessels and to soothe the skin.
1. Helps relieve muscle tension and pain
2. Reduces stress and anxiety
3. Promotes sleep
4. May help relieve symptoms of autoimmune diseases
5. May help decrease cancer symptoms
6. May boost immunity
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1/75 Channon Street, Gympie, QLD
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Tuesday: 9am - 4pm
Wednesday: 9am - 4pm
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Friday: 9am - 4pm
Saturday: 8am - 1pm
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