Massage & Stress Management
Massage & Stress Management
Massage & Stress Management
6 Feb, 2020

Hello, everyone! I’m Elise.

I’m a Remedial Massage Therapist and I have recently joined the wonderful team at Naturally Massage & Wellness.

Can you believe it is already February? It doesn’t take long for our schedules to fill up, whether it is long work hours, family or study commitments, or the impending busy festival season.

It can sometimes feel as though there aren’t enough hours in the day!

One thing that many of us don’t account for in our busy schedules is looking after our mental and emotional health.

So often, we put everyone and everything else first, and then find ourselves trying to catch up on our own energy and happiness throughout the year.

This can leave us feeling stressed and can even lead to more serious concerns such as burn-out.

We can also experience physiological concerns associated with stress, including muscle tightness and pain.

Over the past few years, I have experienced many physiological and emotional problems associated with stress.

Thankfully, I have been able to make some lifestyle changes, including scheduling in regular massages for myself.

I love having this dedicated time in my schedule to help manage stress and look after my physical health.

I am sharing my experiences with you, in case you have been feeling a little overwhelmed, or are experiencing muscle pain or tightness that we can help you with.

Massage therapy can assist us to manage our feelings of stress, and associated muscle pain and tightness.

This treatment method has been demonstrated to help us reset our nervous and emotional states to better be able to heal, rest and recover.

Remedial massage, in particular, is effective in addressing many ongoing pain concerns, such as sore neck and shoulders, tightness in the back and sore legs.

If you think that you or someone you know could benefit from a massage, give our friendly team a call to discuss your concerns and book in.

We can help you to prioritize looking after yourself in 2020.

I look forward to meeting you, to help you feel better and move easier.

 

Elise Marchant

Dip. Rem. Massage

The Top 5 Benefits of Hot Stone Massage
The Top 5 Benefits of Hot Stone Massage
7 Aug, 2019

Hot Stone Massage is an ancient technique which has been developed and perfected over centuries into it’s current practice.

Smooth stones made of basalt volcanic rock are warmed up in water in advance, and the basalt stones retain heat well, which means long-lasting warmth during your massage!

Your massage therapist will incorporate them into almost any massage treatment, from Swedish (relaxation) massage, remedial massage, deep tissue massage and sports massage.

They can be used for the entire duration of the massage, or used intermittently.

The result is a soothing and deeply relaxing massage, but what else is great about Hot Stone Massage?

 

Read on to find out our top 5 benefits of hot stone massage!

 

1. Achieve Ultimate Relaxation

Heat is a natural relaxant. It sends signals to the brain, telling the mind to relax.

This, in turn, tells the body to relax, allowing your muscles to loosen up and for muscular tension to be released.

For those feeling stressed or suffering from anxiety, hot stone massage may be very beneficial.

It can help to reduce stress and anxiety as it promotes deep relaxation.

Hot stone massage is the ultimate relaxation massage.

 

2. Relieve Muscular Aches and Pains

Hot stones can be incorporated into most types of massage, including remedial massage.

As heat promotes relaxation, your muscles relax, making it easier for your massage therapist to work through your muscles to relieve tightness, aches and pains.

Remedial massage is a firm to deep pressure massage which focuses on releasing tight muscles and the tension in the surrounding structures.

Sometimes the muscles can be so tense, that they are difficult to work through.

The use of hot stones may provide an extra layer of relaxation that is sometimes needed to be able to effectively ease sore muscles.

Our therapists are already well respected in the community for being able to provide amazing results in freedom from pain and tightness.

The use of hot stones adds another amazing element to the high-quality treatment you expect from us. 

 

3. Improve Circulation

Massage has been shown to improve circulation in the body, and the heat provided by hot stones can help to improve circulation even more!

As the heat from the stones penetrates the muscle tissues, your blood vessels may open more.

The result is improved circulation, as more oxygen is able to reach your muscles, improving their functionality and easing muscular discomfort.

 

4. Energy Healing

A great hot stone massage not only benefits the body; it may also benefit the mind.

Traditionally, hot stones have been used for energy healing, during which they are placed on key energy points of the body.

The muscle is warmed and energy is released, further improving your body’s natural healing.

 

5. Promotes Better Sleep

This ultimate relaxation massage may help to improve your sleep!

Not only can massage help to promote getting to sleep by getting rid of the ‘wired and tired’ feeling of your body, but it can also improve the quality of your sleep.

This means you may have a far more restful sleep, and feel more energised and alert when you wake up!

 

Don’t miss out on our amazing deal this Winter.

 

This August receive

$10 OFF One Hour Winter Warmer Massages!

Treat yourself to a one hour full body massage including warmed oil, hot stones and our doTERRA ‘On Guard’ Essential Oil with Clove & Cinnamon to improve circulation & help ward off seasonal threats!

 

JUST $85 this August (SAVE $10) 

 

Save time click here to Book Online

Select “Winter Warmer Massage”

 

 

*Private Health Fund Rebates apply*