Aches Away! Co Ltd is one of Whangarei's leading clinics for Massage Therapy since 1999 providing Swedish Massage Therapy, Muscle Release Technique, Positional Release, and Manual Mobilisation techniques for your aches and pains and relaxation.
Muscle Release Massage Therapy
Massage helps to increase the circulation of blood into a tight area bringing nutrients and oxygen to the tissues and taking away carbon dioxide and acid buildup. It also helps lymphatic circulation which helps with immunity and removal of what the body doesn't need any more.
Massage is relaxing for your mind and your body, easing aches and pains. Your muscles attach to bone via tendons. If a muscle is tight, it will pull on the bone structure it is attached to, causing tightness and pain. Loosen the muscle with specific massage techniques and it will stop pulling on the bones.
When some people think of massage they think of it as a luxury, or a pamper session. Some massage therapists do offer just that. When therapists are trained in post graduate techniques which help with clinical health problems massage is much more. Most of my clients think of massage as a necessity to help keep the muscles from tightening up, which prevents aches and pains, with the added bonus of feeling relaxed! Positional Release Technique, Muscle Release Technique and Manual Mobilisation are incorporated in your Massage treatment, which are the main techniques to help your aches and pains. We are sometimes asked if we do deep tissue massage therapy, we do the equivalent in results, except without it making you want to tighten up against the pain that deep tissue can often cause.
Positional Release Technique
We use positional release technique where we put your tight muscle into a loose position before working into it, which means it won't hurt like deep tissue does and it has the effect of readjusting the tension mechanism in the muscle to reregulate how tight it sits. If it has been sitting that tight for a long time, it thinks that is it's normal position and will readjust to that unless positional release technique teaches it to readjust how tight it sits.
Muscle Release Technique
Muscle release technique is where we get you to use the muscle very gently against us resisting your push. You then relax and we give the muscle the tiniest stretch to help your muscle relax and lengthen. This method is a very gentle way of doing assisted stretches to teach your muscle to not sit so tight.
Here we move problem areas passively (you don't use your muscles to help with the movement) to unlock tight areas, improve circulation into the area to bring in nutrients and oxygen and increase the range of movement so you have less pain and stiffness.
If you don't have any aches and pains and just want a pamper session or need to relax from stress and tension, we can do that for you too! We play Mozart for you quietly in the background (unless you don't want us to) and use essential oils as well as organic cold pressed grapeseed oil in your treatment. Sometimes we find tight areas you didn't know you had, so we gently work with these areas aswell.
For your first visit, you will be asked to arrive a little early to fill out a form to save time in your massage therapy session. This will ask for details of your past accidents, injuries and health problems. We will discuss this briefly before you get ready for your massage. Suzanne will leave the massage area for your privacy. There will be a large towel for you to put over top of you and you will can leave your underwear on. The towels and covers are changed for each client. When you are on the massage couch and covered, you will let Suzanne know you are ready. You will be covered the whole time except for the areas being worked on. If you dont want a particular area worked on, just let us know.
Your case history notes are kept in a locked, safe place and will not be shown to anyone else. Your information is private, we do not discuss your health problems with anyone else.
BodyTalk & Massage in the same session
Alot of our clients prefer both BodyTalk and Massage therapy in the same session for best results, it's entirely up to you. As a BodyTalk Practitioner I do prefer you to have had a full 1st session of BodyTalk before we have mixed sessions (especially iif you have any health problems or injury related aches and pains).
Alot of our clients prebook their appointments so they can come along at a time that suits them best. We will ring you the day before your appointment to check that the time is still OK with you and to remind you about your appointment.
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