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Massage

Red Dragon Alternative Medicine offers pregnancy, post-natal, hot stone, remedial and lymphatic drainage massage treatments. To make a booking for massage therapy call us on 0421 305 399 or click here to send us a message.

Remedial Massage

Remedial massage is more specialised then relaxation massage and is used to treat an array of musculo-skeletal conditions. Specialised techniques are applied in order to promote a smoother and quicker healing time, reduce aches and pains, reduce peripheral swelling, promote better circulation, decrease toxins within the body and to assist in elimination of toxins. Massage also assists in tissue repair and to ease joint stiffness. Muscular and skeletal dysfunctions that are often relieved with Remedial Massage include Fibrositis, Spondylitis, Arthritis, frozen shoulder, muscular cramps, whiplash, muscular atrophy and sports injuries.

Sports Massage/Deep Tissue Massage

Sports massage is designed to prevent and relieve injuries and conditions that are associated with exercise. This type of massage can be quite strenuous and vigorous at times. Sports Massage techniques include joint mobilisations, stretching (active and passive), strengthening, corrective exercises, heat and cold therapy and jostling. Key benefits to sports massage/deep tissue massage is to release toxins from the deeper muscles layers, relieve swelling and muscle tensions, help promote flexibility of the joints, promote better blood and lymph flow, reduce pain and can also help to drain away fatigue. Injuries that can be treated include sprains and strains, corked thighs, tennis and golfers elbow, shin splints etc.

Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage uses a combination of warmed stones and massage techniques to relax tense muscles, relieve pain and stiffness, and improve circulation. Hot stone massage treatment is a form of alternative medicine massage therapy and involves placing heated stones on the body for the purpose of pain relief, relaxation and therapy.  The stones are very smooth so they do not irritate the skin in any way. The heated stones help the body to relax while providing a warming sensation. This treatment can help relieve muscle tension and pain, and reduce stress and anxiety. Hot stone massage therapy may relieve painful conditions such as fibromyalgia and symptoms of other autoimmune diseases.

Woman lying face down with black massage stones placed along spine

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage can help support a mothers changing body. As our centre of gravity changes due to growing a tiny little person our muscles and spine also change to compensate the change. This change can load areas of the body often leaving the mother feeling unbalanced, tight, tense and strained through the joints and muscles.

Using a combination of techniques we can help to reduce these associated pains, reduce peripheral swelling, help to reduce muscle cramps and spasms, relax and soothe the nervous system, reduce hip and back pain along with encouraging a better sleep for mum to be.

Lymphatic Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage is a gentle type of massage focused on the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. This type of massage encourages encourage the natural drainage of the fluid in the lymphatic system which removes waste and toxins from the bodily tissues. Many health conditions can interrupt the normal flow causing fluid to build up in a particular area of the body, often in the arms or legs, where it may result in swelling - a condition known as lymphedema. 

Manual lymph drainage massage uses a specific amount of pressure and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate the circulation of lymphatic fluid flow and relieve painful swelling in your arms and legs caused by lymphedema. Lymphedema often affects people recovering from breast cancer surgery and other types of surgery. Lymphatic drainage aims to help the body maintain proper blood circulation, body fluid balance, and immune functions. This type of massage can benefit people with lymphedema, fibromyalgia, and many other conditions. 

Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy

If you’ve often heard of “muscle knots’ these are what people are referring to. Triggers points are small areas within the muscle tissue that have contracted and gone into small spams. When this occurs it essentially cuts off blood flow to the area of tissue trapping in toxins and leaving the blood stagnated. They can be quite painful in the area and are also known to radiate pain/sensation to another area of the body. These are described as referral patterns. Trigger points can be released by applying digital ischemic pressure to the direct point within the tissue. 

This process can take under a minute to release, however some areas require more patience and the process may last for several minutes. When pressure is applied to the trigger point, the client will often notice a feeling radiating into the trigger referral pattern of that point and soon will feel a release of the muscle tissue. At this time blood flow to the dysfunctional area is also increased so that oxygen and nutrients can come along to begin healing and repairing the tissue.