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At Enrich, I tailor massage sessions specific to your needs and goals.

If you are interested to learn more about a specific style please read the treatment list below.

Massage

Massage is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, which includes muscles, tendons, ligaments and facia.
Massage improves circulation of the blood and lymph, and inturn the elimination of toxins.  It reduces or eliminates muscle pain, tension and spasm, calms the nervous system reducing anxiety and the production of stress hormones.  It improves immune system functioning and energy flow and supports and speeds up the bodies own repair mechanisms.

Myofacial Release

Superficial techniques without oil are used to address tension in the bodies facia – the connective tissue that wraps the muscles and organs throughout your body.
Tension in the facia is almost always present where there is chronic muscular tension and therefore myofacial release is a technique that I like to add to each treatment.

Swedish Massage

Flowing techniques are applied to either relax or revitalise the body.  Kneading, effleurage, tapotement and gentle mobilisation may be applied depending on the goal of the client.  

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep, firm pressure is applied to reach deeper layers of muscle fibres and tendons.  Movements are slow and usually directed at specific areas of tension.  Deep tissue is one of my specialties but you must be someone who enjoys that ‘good pain’ that goes hand in hand with this style.  If your body allows me to work very deep into the muscle then you will quite likely be slightly tender in the areas that received treatment between 24 – 48 hours after the massage.  Once this fades you will notice a huge reduction in the original pain and tension and a greater freedom of movement.

Hotstone

Smooth basalt stones are heated to the perfect temperature to soften the muscles and induce deep relaxation. At Enrich I use the stones therapeutically to heat areas of tension before deep tissue and to melt any remaining tension following remedial treatment.

Sport Massage

Designed as a pre or post event treatment.  The style is fast and aimed at increasing circulation to warm and prepare muscles for the sporting event, or to flush out toxins built up during an event.  During this treatment I may also ask the client to assist by contracting and relaxing certain muscles as I treat them.  It is a great massage for a general detox however not as relaxing as its counterparts.

Neuromuscular Therapy

This is a series of specialised techniques that I like to incorporate with any client whose goal is reduction or elimination of pain.  It aims to have a therapeutic effect on the autonomic nervous system leading to spontaneous release of contracted muscles.   My most commonly used techniques are: Trigger Point therapy – identifying localised hypersensitive points in the muscles called Trigger Points and releasing them through specific compression techniques.  Soft Tissue Release which involves passive stretching and some active movement and compressions.   Breath work is important in these treatments and therefore involves some client participation.

Pregnancy Massage

Massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health.  Massage supports the mother’s postural alignment that is ever changing as the baby grows, it improves cardiovascular health and alters hormone levels associated with relaxation and stress, leading to improved mood regulation.  It is a wonderful way to support your body during a time of change.  At Enrich I use lovely cushions to allow you to comfortably lie on your side and if you are comfortable in the yoga position Balasana or Child’s Pose, I also offer the option to have a treatment in this position.  If you are heavily pregnant this can be an extremely comfortable and easing position that is safe for your precious baby, and also allows me access to your whole spine for a luxurious treatment.  Please remember to consult your doctor before booking in.

Massage is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, which includes muscles, tendons, ligaments and facia.
Massage improves circulation of the blood and lymph, and inturn the elimination of toxins.  It reduces or eliminates muscle pain, tension and spasm, calms the nervous system reducing anxiety and the production of stress hormones.  It improves immune system functioning and energy flow and supports and speeds up the bodies own repair mechanisms.

Superficial techniques without oil are used to address tension in the bodies facia – the connective tissue that wraps the muscles and organs throughout your body.
Tension in the facia is almost always present where there is chronic muscular tension and therefore myofacial release is a technique that I like to add to each treatment.

Flowing techniques are applied to either relax or revitalise the body.  Kneading, effleurage, tapotement and gentle mobilisation may be applied depending on the goal of the client.  

Deep, firm pressure is applied to reach deeper layers of muscle fibres and tendons.  Movements are slow and usually directed at specific areas of tension.  Deep tissue is one of my specialties but you must be someone who enjoys that ‘good pain’ that goes hand in hand with this style.  If your body allows me to work very deep into the muscle then you will quite likely be slightly tender in the areas that received treatment between 24 – 48 hours after the massage.  Once this fades you will notice a huge reduction in the original pain and tension and a greater freedom of movement.

Designed as a pre or post event treatment.  The style is fast and aimed at increasing circulation to warm and prepare muscles for the sporting event, or to flush out toxins built up during an event.  During this treatment I may also ask the client to assist by contracting and relaxing certain muscles as I treat them.  It is a great massage for a general detox however not as relaxing as its counterparts.

This is a series of specialised techniques that I like to incorporate with any client whose goal is reduction or elimination of pain.  It aims to have a therapeutic effect on the autonomic nervous system leading to spontaneous release of contracted muscles.   My most commonly used techniques are: Trigger Point therapy – identifying localised hypersensitive points in the muscles called Trigger Points and releasing them through specific compression techniques.  Soft Tissue Release which involves passive stretching and some active movement and compressions.   Breath work is important in these treatments and therefore involves some client participation.

Massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health.  Massage supports the mother’s postural alignment that is ever changing as the baby grows, it improves cardiovascular health and alters hormone levels associated with relaxation and stress, leading to improved mood regulation.  It is a wonderful way to support your body during a time of change.  At Enrich I use lovely cushions to allow you to comfortably lie on your side and if you are comfortable in the yoga position Balasana or Child’s Pose, I also offer the option to have a treatment in this position.  If you are heavily pregnant this can be an extremely comfortable and easing position that is safe for your precious baby, and also allows me access to your whole spine for a luxurious treatment.  Please remember to consult your doctor before booking in.

Cautions for massage therapy.

Massage therapy is generally considered a safe treatment however it is important that massage is performed by a properly trained therapist and that appropriate cautions are followed.
Some possible side effects of massage therapy are temporary pain or discomfort, bruising, headaches and a sensitivity or allergy to massage oils.

Total Contraindications – 
When you have any of these conditions, massage therapy should be avoided:

Fever
Contagious or Infectious diseases, including cold or flu
Skin diseases or infections
Acute conditions requiring first aid or medical attention

Local Contraindications – 
The therapist can massage but not over any areas affected by:

Varicose veins
Undiagnosed lumps or bumps
Cuts or Abrasions
Psoriasis or eczema
Sunburn
Recent surgery and acute injuries
Inflammation

Medical Contraindications
 – If you suffer from any of the following conditions then massage can only take place once it has been approved by your Doctor.

Cardio-vascular conditions (thrombosis, phlebitis, hypertension)
Osteoporosis
Cancer
Heart conditions, angina, those with pacemakers