Massage

Are you PROACTIVE or REACTIVE with your health?

Regular massage is an excellent way to maintain good function throughout your body and help prevent dysfunction escalating into pain. We offer a variety of massage treatments including remedial and relaxation. For clients already exercising with us, it is a great way for us to work holistically with your body- your massage therapist provides your Personal Trainer or Exercise Physiologist with feedback so your exercise becomes more tailored to what you need to rebalance your body.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Massage

30 min treatment                               $55

45 min treatment                               $65

60 min treatment                               $80

90min treatment                                $125

TREATMENT FOCUS

Remedial Massage

Remedial massage focuses on specific problematic areas in the body to unwind the compensations resulting from poor or altered biomechanics. It is very effective in treating soft tissue injuries, tendonitis, headaches, back pain and many more conditions.

Remedial massage is the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. It’s performed to create favourable conditions for the body to return to normal health after injury and is defined by the premise that the treatment can reasonably reverse certain physical effects a patient may be presenting.

If a patient has suffered a moderate injury resulting in structural pain and/or loss of function, then remediation is required to reduce or eliminate pain and restore that function. Remedial massage is designed to balance muscle/soft tissue length, tension, tone which will in turn promote the return to normal joint/capsular/bone position; increase the flow of blood and lymph, particularly in the injured areas, thus removing blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions resulting from injury.

Bowen Therapy

Bowen is a holistic remedial body technique that works on the soft connective tissue (fascia) of the body. Bowen therapy can be used to treat musculoskeletal or related neurological problems including acute sports injuries and chronic or organic conditions. It is gentle and relaxing and does not use forceful manipulation. 

Bowen therapy is performed on the superficial and deep fascia. The fascia, or soft tissue, is the part of the connective tissue that envelops, separates and influences every organ and tissue in the body. 

The Bowen technique is safe to use on anyone, from newborns to the elderly and for any musculoskeletal or related neuromuscular complaint. It is a holistic treatment that treats the whole person and aims to treat the cause of problems, rather than the symptoms. 

Oncology Massage

Oncology massage is the modification of existing massage therapy techniques in order to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatment.  Anyone who has ever received cancer treatment, from those in active treatment to those in recovery or survivorship, as well as those at the end of life, are best served by a massage therapist who has received training in oncology massage.  

Essential aspects of an oncology massage therapist's skill set are an informed understanding of the disease itself and the many ways it can affect the human body; the side effects of cancer treatments, such as medications, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation; and the ability to modify massage techniques in order to adapt for these side effects, as well as for the disease.

Sports Massage

Whether you're a weekend park runner or a seasoned athlete, sports massage can help you improve your recovery and enhance your sports performance! This is a whole body massage designed to loosen and lengthen your muscles and help you move more efficiently.

Contact us today to book online, by phone, email or simply submit an enquiry form at the bottom of the page with your preferred date / time and we will arrange a time that suits you.

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Footprints in the Sand by Leigh McCosker

Phone 0415 916 552 Email leigh@footprintsinthesand.net

Leigh has worked extensively with people of all ages in a variety of roles as a teacher, mentor, advisor and carer. She has a Bachelor of Human Movement studies and is a qualified Swedish massage therapist. She has undertaken further studies in Aromatherapy and foot, hand and ear Reflexology.  She uses 100% pure essential oils to complement each treatment to meet your specific emotional and physical needs and creates personalised skin care products, creams, lotions, sprays and oil blends from pure essential oils and natural ingredients to enhance your health and wellbeing.

Available Tuesday by appointment at Proactive Life

Reflexology - 60 mins $75

A natural healing therapy based on the principle that different reflex points in the hands, feet and ears correspond with different areas of the body.  Through gentle pressure on these points using the fingers and hands only, the nervous system is stimulated, reducing stress and tension in the body, improving nerve and blood supply and restoring the body’s natural balance.Reflexology is a gentle, non-intrusive therapy which promotes a deep state of relaxation which can be felt throughout the entire body.

Aromatherapy - 60 mins $80

Holistic Aromatherapy utilises naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonise and promote wellbeing and health.  Aromatherapy uses essential oils in the treatment of both emotional and physical ailments. Application of essential oils can include massage, inhalation, baths, ointments, gels and creams but is not limited to these. Our focus is on improving your wellbeing through an individual consultation including a relaxing aromatherapy massage utilising the therapeutic and subtle benefits of  essential oils. These oils are chosen and blended according to your specific requirements and can assist with various health conditions.   

Relaxation - 60 mins $80

Take the time to switch off, relax your body and mind. Allow yourself to give in to the healing power of relaxation massage.

Leigh is available by phone or email for appointment bookings and enquiries.