Services

 
 
Fertility Massage

Fertility Massage is a specialised massage  and aims to improve a woman’s health and function by focusing on areas of stagnation and tension within her body which offers the best outcomes for her conception, pregnancy, birth, and postnatal period.

Fertility Massage focuses on the lymphatic system and the abdominal area, as these are the key areas in implementing  inner health changes. The abdominal massage helps to relieve tension in the soft tissue areas, aiding digestion, detoxification, elimination and tonifying the digestive and reproductive organs and returning the organs to their normal positions. The massage also focuses on removing scar tissue, helping to loosen harden debris (that has been accumulating in your gut for years) encouraging a natural movement and clearing both physical and emotional congestion, leaving you and your abdomen feeling lighter and freer. Abdominal massage can be further enhanced by castor oil cloth applications and topped with  hot water bottle, and left for 30 minutes. This massage will also aid circulation, ease musculo-skeletal aches and pains, improve flexibility, and create an overall sense of relaxation which will help reduce stress and to assist a woman’s health to be as optimal as possible. Sessions are 90 minutes long and are recommended to start day 5 of your cycle (once your bleed/period finishes) and before ovulation, if you are actively trying to conceive. 

 

Some benefits of Fertility Massage:

  • Increases circulation to the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes

  • Increases circulation to the digestive system thereby enhancing immune system

  • Promotes hormonal balance

  • Helps the body to rid itself of old stagnant blood, tissues and scar tissue

  • Helps to re-position a tilted uterus

 

 
Relaxation Massage
Relaxation massage – is focused on just that – relaxing, nurturing, calming the body, mind, emotions, and every aspect of your being and  it has the goal to relax and de-stress a person.The treatment consists of flowing strokes, kneading and gentle manipulations of the muscles performed at your chosen pressure. It is a pain-free way to relax both your muscles and your mind. My aim is to have you enjoy every minute of your massage and you leaving feeling lighter and freer, with a full, open heart.

 

Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage focuses on actually correcting a physical problem, pain, or dysfunction and involves the manipulation of body muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments to relieve pain and injury and speed up the body’s own repair mechanisms. Remedial Massage provides a healing treatment that can be gentle or strong, deep or superficial. Remedial massage holistically treats the whole body healing both the cause of the disorder as well as the symptoms. Remedial Massage is an excellent therapy for muscular tension or injury from  stress, poor posture or any prolonged or repetitive activity including breast feeding and over-work. It is often used effectively in the treatment of arthritis, frozen shoulder, muscular cramps, whiplash, fibrositis, spondylitis, muscular atrophy and sports injuries. Remedial Massage incorporates a variety of specialized techniques to locate and repair damage and to support the recovery. Passive stretching moves are also used.

 
 

 

 

Pregnancy Massage

During pregnancy, a woman’s body is in a constant state of change. By reflecting on what is occurring for each client, at each visit, I am able to massage my clients safely and confidently. Pregnancy is the ideal time to seek out massage to support the various changes you will experience as a pregnant woman.

NurtureLife® Pregnancy Massage can address the various physical challenges of pregnancy that often cause discomfort, stress, and anxiety. It can act as an overall tonic and increase the expectant mother’s body awareness. Some of the many benefits of pregnancy massage are:

  • Helps to soothe and relax nervous tension, helping the mother-to-be to sleep more easily and more deeply

  • Relieves discomforts experienced during pregnancy such as backaches, hip pain, leg cramps, oedema, carpal tunnel etc.

  • Promotes greater vitality and less fatigue

  • Relaxes tense muscles, tones loose muscles, and can increase muscular flexibility – flexibility will be most helpful during the last trimester and birth itself

As a NurtureLife® Pregnancy Massage Practitioner, I am able to offer positive and nurturing support for the mother-to-be during this very exciting time. Pregnancy Pillow Support Cushion System is available for prone position massage.

 

 

Natural Labour Induction  Massage

If you are overdue , anxious and  want to avoid a medical induction, Natural Labour Induction Massage can help encourage you and the baby into labour. The best time for a massage is close to the due date and after it. Certain therapeutic points and moves can be used to encourage a natural labour induction within a massage treatment. Not only does that give your body a gentle push in hopefully the right direction, it helps your mind to relax so both you and the baby will be in excellent condition on the big day. A combination of certain essential oils, acupoints, reflexology, stretches and body movements make a difference to create a positive labour response. Moreover Uterine massage involves placing  my hands on your lower abdomen and stimulating the uterus by repetitive massaging or squeezing movements. Massage is thought to stimulate uterine contraction, possibly through stimulation of local prostaglandin release. The mind is a powerful tool; the process of creating and visualizing a positive mental image can in turn manifest a physical response. You will be  encouraged to use simple visualization techniques  that are  conducive to ‘letting go’ and preparing you into the flow of labour. The more relaxed and safe you feel the more likely for your body to begin the birth process.

Labour may happen within hours or days.  If it doesn’t, you can repeat the treatment.

 

Postnatal  Massage

The early postnatal period is a time for your body to readjust and recover from the birth and pregnancy. New motherhood is both joyful and exhausting, as the body is undergoing many changes. It is an important time to enhance the mother’s physical and emotional wellbeing through  focusing on massage. The revitalizing postnatal massage includes remedial massage of the lower, mid, upper back, Neck and shoulders the use of heat, specific postpartum abdominal massage, aromatherapy, and belly binding. For mothers who delivered vaginally, you are able to receive postpartum massage as soon after you deliver your baby, as you are comfortable. Most women receive a postpartum massage within the first week or two after delivery. I use abdominal massage and heat treatments to this area designed to increase circulation and to aid in the proper realignment of the organs. Bengkung belly binding is the art of wrapping a postpartum women's belly for physical support and to help hasten the recovery process after childbirth.  This belly binding technique uses a long strip of cloth to wrap around the abdomen from the hips to the rib cage.  Women are traditionally wrapped as soon after birth as possible, ideally on day five and then worn for 10 days or as long  as needed.

 

Some of the benefits of Postnatal Massage are:

• Relieves soreness and muscle tension from labor
• Provides deep relaxation
​• Reduces weakness and fatigue
• Helps internal organs to resume proper placement
• Re-establishes pelvis structural integrity
• Helps to restore the uterus to it's original state
• Relieves neck, shoulder, hand, and wrist pain from caring for a newborn
• Eases lower back and pelvic pain
• Supports healthy lactation
•Aids in the reduction of excess body fluids
• Increases blood circulation and stimulates the lymph system
• Reduces stress and anxiety
• Facilitates healing after a Cesarean birth
• Offers a natural way to sooth and nurture mothers as they adjust to shifting hormones and motherhood
• Reduces the occurrence of postpartum depression
• Enhances the attachment and bonding experience between mother and baby

 

Benefits of Bengkung Belly Binding:  A Therapeutic Approach to Postpartum Care

  • Helps the body heal faster by assisting the uterus, pelvic organs and all other internal organs return to its pre-pregnancy size as it speeds the process by the constant pressure and tight support

  • Assists the abdominal walls to retract which helps prevent diastasis recti (separation of the abdominal wall)

  • Helps shrinks cells by getting rid of excess water retention and fat storage

  • Encourages body to expel blood naturally by lessening lochia and its duration

  • Helps prevent pubis symphysis diastasis by supporting the pelvic area and pelvic floor

  • Helps realign posture to it’s pre-pregnancy state while encouraging good posture

  • Helps prevent back pain

  • Lessens after birth pains

  • Improves circulation

  • Hormones are more easily balanced

  • Closes the pelvis and rib cage

  • Helps prevent the “empty” feeling after giving birth

  • Beneficial for a still-birth or miscarriage as it provides physical and emotional support

  • It provides a feeling of being safe and secure

 

Infant Massage

The postnatal period is also an important time for the mother-baby connection to develop. Promoting mother/ father-baby bonding is just one of the wide range of benefits Infant Massage can offer.

It is important to understand the differences between massage for adults and massage for infants. Learn the correct strokes, timing and length of massage. It is essential that the correct techniques are learned from a qualified instructor.

Learn about the areas to be avoided, the best oils to use, how much pressure to use.
Learn how to understand your baby’s body language so that you can maximize the benefits of massage for your baby.

Experience some of the many of benefits of infant massage:

  • Improves wind, colic, reflux and constipation

  • Improves sleep and regulates sleep patterns

  • Boosts immune system

  • Can aid early diagnosis of potential health issues

  • Enhances coordination

  • Enhances emotions and improves mood, and reduces stress hormone levels

  • Promotes confidence, decreases stress and enhances bonding for caregivers

 

 
Abdominal / Pelvic Massage
Abdominal/Pelvic massage is a special kind of massage that seeks to alleviate all these problems associated with the abdomen.  Abdominal massage focuses on applying direct pressure on the organs located within the abdominal cavity to stimulate and promote their functioning and addresses position and health of the pelvic and abdominal organs. The Abdominal Massage is a deep yet gentle, non-invasive therapy that works by bringing the organs within the abdominal area back into alignment, releasing pressure and strengthening the surrounding muscles and ligaments. This improves blood, nerve and lymph flow. Toxins are flushed and nutrients that help to tone tissue and balance hormones, are restored to normal order. The massage also focuses on removing scar tissue, helping to loosen harden debris (that has been accumulating in your gut for years) encouraging a natural movement and clearing both physical and emotional congestion, leaving you and your abdomen feeling lighter and freer.

When reproductive organs shift, they can constrict normal flow of blood and lymph, and disrupt nerve connections. Just a few extra ounces sitting on blood and lymph vessels can cause havoc throughout the different systems in the body. By shifting the uterus back into place, homeostasis, or the natural balance of the body, is restored in the pelvic area and the surrounding organs.

Old adhesions from invasive treatments to the pelvic and abdominal area, including fibroid tumors, endometriosis, and caesarean delivery are diminished when addressed by uterine massage. In addition, urinary and bladder problems can be helped as well by abdominal massage.

Individuals with digestive disorders benefit greatly from Abdominal Massage. Many of our common disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Indigestion, Constipation, and heartburn, dysfunction and inflammation in the digestive system can negatively affect many other areas of the body. Our digestive organs are an important part of our immune system and are also part of our nervous system (the enteric nervous system is sometimes referred to as our “second brain“).  By using the techniques of Abdominal Massage, the upper abdomen is also given a deep, thorough massage to loosen the tight muscles around the stomach and the arteries that feed the digestive and eliminative organs with their vital blood supply. The diaphragm is gently massaged allowing relaxation of tight musculature. By improving circulation, lymph flow, and nerve conduction in the abdomen, we can make improvements in overall health and wellbeing. The massage can also release emotional and energetic tension held in the abdomen, a common place to hold stress.

The abdominal muscles also work in conjunction with the back muscles to help keep the spine erect. Any weakness in them can lead to chronic back ache, as the muscles of the back get over-stressed from sharing the majority of the load.

Menstrual pain refers to pain in the lower abdomen and hip region during the menstrual period. TCM believes the problem is mainly due to non-smooth flows of blood and qi in the pelvic region. Massage aims at promoting the flows and resolving the obstructions. Miscarriage can be a difficult experience to move through. Your body has entered a processes of mothering, if even for a short period of time. A woman should be held with love & nurture at this time. I offer a beautifully nurturing massage, including 'closing of the bones' rebozo ritual, to help you release, replenish and recenter.

Reflexology

Reflexology focuses on reflex maps of points and areas of the body in the feet, hands, and ears using unique micromovement techniques, such as thumb or finger walking, with the goal of creating a response throughout the body. Reflexologist's application of pressure to feet, hands, or ears sends a calming message from the peripheral nerves in these extremities to the central nervous system, which in turn signals the body to adjust the tension level. This enhances overall relaxation, brings internal organs and their systems into a state of optimum functioning, and increases blood supply (which brings additional oxygen and nutrients to cells and enhances waste removal). It positively affects the circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, immune, and neuropeptide systems in the body. Reflexology may be beneficial in restoring balance and harmony in the body and releasing tension. It helps facilitate a deep state of relaxation, calm the emotions, and produce a serene mind. Research studies support many of these benefits.

Here are some  ways that reflexology can help you:

  • Stimulates nerve function

  • Increases energy

  • Boosts circulation

  • Eliminates toxins

  • Prevents migraines

  • Cleans urinary tract

  • Speeds up recovery time from injuries

  • Treats sleep disorders

  • Reduces depression

  • Relieves pain

  • Relives PMS, hormonal imbalances.

 
 

Ear candling

Ear candling is a holistic procedure used to remove excess wax, draw out toxins and pollutants, cleanse the sinus cavities, improve hearing and other senses and revitalize the nerve endings. It is also thought to have a psychic, emotional and spiritual impact on a person as it draws out negative toxins and revives the energy flows throughout the body. The basic premise in ear candling is the spiral of the cone causes the smoke to be pulled down in to the ear canal. This causes the ear canal to warm up and loosen the wax and any other material. As it heats it up, the candle causes a suction by creating a vacuum in the ear canal. Air is drawn up from the Eustachian tube into the middle ear then through the porous membrane out into the outer ear.  As it burns down you will hear a lot of cracking and hissing which is the process of removing the wax etc. The warmth feels soothing and relaxing during the process.

Some of the benefits those undergoing ear candling have experienced include:

  • Removal of excess wax and allows better hearing, usually immediately

  • Stimulation and detoxification of the lymphatic system

  • Help in removal of parasites growing in the ear

  • Help in clearing mold caused by Candida yeast allergy

  • Sinuses are able to drain and flow freely reducing pressure

  • Improved balance and rejuvenation of the equilibrium

Beneficial relief may be obtained from ear candling for the following conditions:

  • Sinus discomfort congestion (reduced)

  • Head colds, flu and discomforts

  • Yeast infections

  • Parasites

  • Swimmers Ear

  • Earaches

  • Headache and sore throat

  • Allergy discomfor

Cupping Therapy

Cupping is an ancient form of alternative treatment  in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. Dry Cupping involves placing glass jars on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air with a pump. You usually will feel a tight sensation in the area of the cup. Often, this sensation is relaxing and soothing. Depending on your comfort and your practitioner's assessment of the problem, cups may be moved around or left in place. They may remain on your body briefly or for longer amounts of time. Each treatment is unique to you on that particular day. One very common area to be cupped is the back, although cups work well on other areas, too — particularly on fleshy sections of the body. Cupping causes the skin to temporarily turn red, blue or purple, especially if there is an injury or energetic blockage under the area that was cupped. The skin discoloration can last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks, but is rarely painful. Once the marks have cleared, the procedure can be repeated until the condition or ailment is resolved.

 

Cupping has numerous benefits — it can help remove toxins from the body and stimulate the flow of fresh blood, lymph, and Qi to the affected area and throughout the body. It often works wonders for clients with the flu, colds, coughs, back and muscle pain, poor circulation,  allergies, fevers, aches and myriads of other pains.

 
 
Reiki

Reiki is a therapy often described as palm healing or hands-on-body healing in which a practitioner places hands lightly on or over a patient's body to facilitate the patient's process of healing.  One of the basic ideas held by those who practice Reiki is that this vital energy can be channelled to support the body's natural ability to heal itself. Through the channelling of universal life force energy, Reiki has the capacity to heal every aspect of the body - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Reiki helps to unblock and align the chakras, and balance your energy centres. It encourages ‘shifts’ in energy leading to feelings of calm and ease, a sense of clarity and inner strength. 

A Reiki treatment can assist with:

  • deep relaxation and a greater sense of wellbeing and peace 

  • relief from stress, anxiety or overwhelm

  • deeper, more restful sleep

  • feeling energized, emotionally stronger and a sense of clarity 

  • faster recovery or healing from illness, by relieving symptoms and uncovering possible causes – each physical ailment the body has an energetic cause 

  • aiding recovery from injuries and easing muscle pain

  • bringing relief from chronic pain

  • regulating blood pressure and strengthening the immune system

Healing Hands Studio    

04 01 933 950

1/6 McLennan Ave

Randwick NSW 2031                        

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