Treatment

HOLISTIC MASSAGE TREATMENT

What can I expect from a Massage treatment?

The Massage at Zest East West is a holistic form of treatment working on the entire body/system, balancing and regulating function on three main levels:

  • Structural Level – the skeletal system.

  • Soft Tissue Level – muscles, tendons, ligaments, organs.

  • Energetic Level – energy flow in the body’s meridians (Energetic Pathways).

Your body receives the benefits from the very best treatment techniques available to meet its many needs.

 

What problems can this Massage treatment help solve?

Whether it be a bad back, frozen shoulder, sciatica, migraine, anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia, Brooke’s skills enable clients to experience relief from a wide range of physical ailments, as well as stress, fatigue, energetic, mental and emotional problems which are alleviated.

Positive long-term changes can be sustained by committing to regular treatments.

What takes place in a Massage treatment?

Based on an initial consultation discussion and pulse diagnosis based in terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Qi, Elements, Meridians) appropriate pressure is applied to various parts of your body that correspond to the energy channels (Meridians) to activate or disperse the energy flow as appropriate.

This treatment takes place at floor level on a soft futon with the aid of a specially designed body supporter to support the neck and back when in face-down position (this can also be used to treat pregnant woman on their front right up until they give birth). Treating at floor level is more relaxing for clients, it provides greater scope for stretches, and mobilisations unlike a traditional Massage table. The practitioner moves you between face-down, face-up and side-lying positions.

Most often physical aches and pains are simply the external manifestation or surface ‘action’ required in meeting a deep underlying physical need or psychological pattern. The treatment, whilst working with the specific problem, ultimately aims to work on resolving the underlying cause or need in the body eliminating the resultant action.

When applying remedial techniques with the aid of oil and herbal liniments, removal of clothing will be required. Drawing from a combination of advanced Massage techniques that go beyond the superficial muscle layer to realign muscle fibers, break up adhesions and increase range of motion and flexibility. Using firm, deep pressure, Massage will not only deeply relax your body, but also release tension from problematic areas and associated muscle groups.

Having said this, at Zest East West we do not believe in the saying “no pain, no gain”, therefore pressure will be applied slowly, allowing your tissue to unwind and relax as the Massage intensity increases.

Each treatment is specifically tailored to your needs at the time, therefore if we agree that you would receive added benefit, Cupping or Moxa may be incorporated (which will require you to remove your shirt to access the skin on your back).

Our treatments in conjunction with successive lifestyle advice are focused on implementing long lasting and sustainable changes.

What are the different tools used?

The Japanese word ’Shiatsu’ means “Finger Pressure” and is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Fingers an…

Thai Massage is believed to have been developed by Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, a physician to Buddha more than 2500 years ago in Ind…

Oils and Liniments have been in existence for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine. A liniment is an alcohol-bas…

Relaxation Massage is about drifting away and feeling good. The therapist uses long, flowing, nurturing strokes in the directi…

Traditional Eastern Cupping treatment is a method of stimulating Acupuncture points by applying suction through a glass ‘cup’ …

Remedial/Deep Tissue Massage helps you get to the root of intense or long-standing pain and bring about health and healing. Yo…

What are the benefits of the Massage treatment?

On a physical level: 

  • Reduces muscle tension and loosens stiff joints.

  • Loosens the fascia (Connective Tissue) to allow your body to move more freely.

  • Increases lymph and blood flow, effectively improving the supply of nutrients and removing toxins.

  • Re-energises stagnant tissue,

On an emotional level:

  • Release of mental tension leaving you feeling mentally refreshed, relaxed and open.

On an energetic level:

  • Balances and restores flow of energy throughout your system, hence boosting your vitality and sense of wellbeing.

  • Makes you feel more focused and centred, enabling you to live your life with less stress and improved energy.

 

How much is a Massage treatment?

One hour treatment (60 mins): $100 

One and half hour treatment (90 mins): $145 (When visiting for the first time book a 90 min session, allowing time for a thorough consultation to obtain a clear picture of your current state and prior history.)

To book online click here.

 

Can I claim treatment on my private health fund?

Members of participating health funds can manually claim health fund rebates for Massage Treatments, saving you around $25 off the cost of each treatment depending on your level of health cover.

Contact your private health fund for more information.

 

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You can order Gift Vouchers in the following ways:

  • Submit an order via our Online Store.

  • Visit us by appointment only at 148 Roslyn Avenue, Blackmans Bay (enter via Home Avenue)

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  • Physically Mailed
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