Therapeutic Massage

There’s nothing quite like a good therapeutic massage.  Here at Quiescence we offer remedial & deep tissue massage, tuina (Chinese remedial massage) and pregnancy massage.  All these styles aim to ease muscular aches and pains, reduce stress and calm the mind.  Talk to our experienced practitioners about how they can help you.

Therapeutic and deep tissue

Therapeutic massage is an age old treatment for the reduction of muscular pain, stiffness and fatigue.  It works to improve circulation, bring blood and oxygen to areas of tension, release knotted fibers and help clear lactic acid build up.

Regular treatments are a fabulous way to combat emotional as well as physical stress.  A good treatment can restore a sense of peace and general well being, allowing you to perform at you peak mental and physical capacity.

Tui Na

Tui Na is Chinese remedial massage.  It works in a similar way to acupuncture but using hands instead of needles.  During a treatment you generally remain fully clothed or covered by a towel. Tui Na seeks to establish a harmonious flow of Qi through the meridians, allowing the body to naturally heal itself.

In a typical session your practitioner will first take a detailed consultation and may ask to see your tongue or feel your pulse to assist the diagnosis.  The practitioner will rub, knead, roll or press areas of concern to get energy moving in both the meridians and the muscles.  Depending on the individual, traction, acupressure, cupping therapy or moxibustion may also be incorporated.

Many conditions may benefit from Tui Na including musculo-skeletal problems, digestive disorders, arthritic pain, migraines, anxiety and stress.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy, along with many joys, can also bring discomforts.  Pinched nerves, strained or stretched muscles and edema to name a few.  Specific pregnancy massage aims to alleviate these discomforts by increasing blood flow and reducing muscular tension.

Approaching birth, massage aims to develop mind body awareness – promoting a quick, efficient labour; while post-natal massage helps to encourage a speedy recovery.

Hands of a masseuse massaging a woman's back.

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