This type of massage is a combination of techniques that are used to address the causes of musculoskeletal dysfunction. It is a holistic approach that uses several assessment techniques to locate the source of the dysfunction while also supporting the body’s own healing mechanisms. In particular, it is the specific manipulation of soft tissues including muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia that can help restore proper function to the body.
It can also play an important part in helping prevent further injury and maintaining optimal health and performance, it is safe for most people and presenting conditions. The most common conditions that Remedial Massage can help are: achilles tendon pathologies, tendonitis, shin splints, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, hamstring injuries, plantar fascitis, adhesions, whiplash, chronic back pain, sciatica, arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, neck pain, headaches and sore muscles.
“After my massage with Bernie today I feel so relaxed and centered. It is truly one of the best massages I have ever had thank you Bernie. I will be back and I have no hesitation to recommend you to others. Thanks so much.”Rene
“What my fortnightly massage means to me. I’m 55 years old with good old Osteoarthritis helping itself to my body, plus I work in a reasonably physically demanding job, so my frame does suffer from constant aches and pains. But, I am so lucky to have found Bernie to help keep me functioning at a reasonable level….and let’s not overlook how much it helps the mood as I feel those stress knots in my shoulders melt away. Thanks Bernie.”Kym
Massage is one of my favourite indulgences. However, until I was encouraged by a friend to “give Bernie a go”. I usually only had a massage about twice a year. With Bernie I have struck the perfect balance between a remedial and relaxation massage.
Now, ever since my first appointment with Bernie about two years ago, I have a regular monthly appointment and I haven’t looked back. I can highly recommend treatment with Bernie, it is indulgent but also extremely beneficial for my general well- being.
A great way to take time out and let your mind and body catch up and relax. Relaxation massage helps de-stress and loosen up your body and let go of tension. Often this is the only time in a week or even a month where we take time out for ourselves, a very important thing to do. In order to take care of others we need to take responsibility for our own care by taking this time out to really relax.
“I have been going to Bernie for nearly 3 years now, basically I have told her that she is not allowed to leave town. Unfortunately I have had a major health issue that gave me paralysis on the left side of the face and weakened my body on the same side causing a lot of side effects. Bernie has been there for me through it all including massaging my face to increase circulation and facial movement to taking care of all my twists in the body due to my imbalance. I have approached Bernie on many occasions feeling very broken including my spirit and have actually walked literally walked from the clinic feeling amazing including my spirit. Bernie you have been blessed with an amazing skill and people who pass up the opportunity are missing out.”Bec
“I highly recommend Bernie as a massage therapist . I just love how she manages to give every part of me the most wonderful and nourishing massage. It is a total , ‘ Me Time” and I look forward to it so, so much. Bernie is highly skilled and offers a variety of techniques. She is a genuine, caring and kind person who wants to massage to meet your needs . Just make that phone call and lock in a regular time !!!! My 81 year old mother also enjoys regular massages with Bernie.”Donna Harridge
Warm Stone Massage
This is a Native American Indian Technique used to treat aching muscles. The heat from the stones enables the muscles to loosen up and relax which allows for easier manipulation of soft tissues as needed. This can help enhance sleep, relieve pain and is beening recommended for arthritis, fibromyalgia, hypertension and musculoskeletal problems.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
A very gentle form of massage to encourage the natural drainage of the lymphatic sytem which carries waste products away from the tissues and back towards the heart area. Our lymphatic system is our front line of defence in fighting infections, detoxifying our bodies and transporting wastes, excess fluid, bacteria and toxins out of the body. This is a very gentle whole body treatment that relaxes the nervous system and aids immune function.
Indian Head Massage
This ancient technique has been used by men and women in India for thousands of years. It is believed that a daily routine massage helps rejouvenate the body. It is a fast and effective way to de-stress and very calming. We often store a lot of tension in the shoulders, neck and scalp areas, which in turn can cause headaches, hair loss, eyestrain, jaw, neck and shoulder pain.
This massage can be done sitting or lying down which makes it ideal for those that have difficulty lying down. It is a great idea for office workers as you can do it with clothes on and without oil.
Sinus Treatment using a Tiger Warmer
So what is a Tiger Warmer? It is a portable hand held acu-point heating device which contains a lit moxa stick. This used on the sinus points of the face to help unblock the sinuses giving relief from congestion and pain. It is very relaxing and works very well in conjunction with ear candling.
Cupping dates back to ancient Egytian, Chinese and middle Eastern Cultures. Suction is created on the skin which feels kind of weird for a start but can hugely benefit someone with super tight muscles that just won’t release with general remedial massage.
It helps mobilise blood flow which in turn helps to promote healing. It is one of the best deep tissue therapies available and is thought to affect tissues up to four inches deep below the surface of the skin. It can help toxins be released, blockages be cleared and veins and arteries be refreshed within this four inches of affected soft tissue.
“I would like to thank Bernie for the great service she provides, Bernie makes you feel relaxed and comfortable on arrival at her clinic. There are lots of different massage and therapy packages to choose from however be guaranteed whatever you have done it will be the best relaxing treatment you can ever dream off. i would highly recommend if you’re looking for expert advice and massage treatment then please give Bernie a try, you won’t be disappointed. Also Bernie has great Gift Vouchers, I give these to my family all the time on special occasions and they just love it.”Wayne
“I have had many massages over the last 20 years since working in the natural health field, from some wonderful Therapists. But I have to say I have just had the most amazing massage from Bernie Rutland. It really just made my skin feel alive and rejuvenated at the same time as deeply relaxing me. I really cannot wait to have another massage like that again. It was an Infused Body Scrub Massage. Wow, Wow, Wow.”Wendy
For 9 months I have suffered from acute shoulder pain with little help from remedial massage or acupuncture alone. Bernie treated me once with here Gua Sha technique and I walked out 100% pain free. Some of the pain returned possible from occupational problems but it has been manageable, not acute like before. Looking forward to more ongoing treatments to enjoy results.