Remedial massage - is designed to “correct imbalances”. It can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow, whatever is needed to get your body to return to working at its optimum at this present time.
If you are suffering from aches, pains, stiffness or headaches caused by muscular tension then remedial massage can help.
Remedial massage can be considered as a generic phrase as there is not one specific type/style of remedial massage, and any massage that provides "remedy" for the presented ailment is considered to be a remedial massage.
Sharon incorporates all her training within her intuitive remedial massage so a session could include some deep tissue massage, some myofascial release or some trigger point therapy depending on how the muscles and soft tissues of your body present on the day. Whilst remedial massage may involve a firmer pressure than a relaxation massage, Sharon works within your pain tolerance levels with the emphasis being on improving muscle function without you feeling battered and bruised.
Can be relaxing but sometimes not (you may need to contribute by stretching, standing, being actively involved), remedial massage treats the body holistically and seeks to identify the source of discomfort (whether that be knotted, tense muscles or a more specific injury) allows the cause as well as the symptoms to be treated.
- Relaxation Massage - Although many people prefer a deep strong massage, there are many massage recipients who just like to relax and de-stress with a Swedish relaxation massage. Sharon will adapt your massage depending on your particular needs at the time of the appointment.
- Deep Tissue - Deep Tissue is similar to Swedish massage, but the technique focuses on the deepest layer of muscles to target knots and release chronic muscle tension. Most people who book in for a deep tissue massage in Sydney expect to receive a massage that is strong, focused and will cause them some degree of pain and discomfort. And whilst Sharon can provide an intense strong massage, deep tissue bodywork is much more extensive than this.Strictly speaking, deep tissue massage is about working the deeper layers of muscles and soft tissue to enhance muscle function, improve posture and reduce pain. It is not (necessarily) about working with a lot of pressure. In order to reach the deeper layers of muscle the practitioner is required to cultivate a touch that can penetrate through superficial layers at the same time as working to release adhesions and restrictions at the deeper level.Sharon’s 20 years+ experience has proven that by working slowly within your pain tolerance level, will provide you with more comfort and ease in your everyday life through effective deep tissue massage.
- Pregnancy Massage - There are significant benefits from having a massage during pregnancy. The advantages are amplified for women through out pregnancy, with the additional load and stress on the body physically of which massage alleviates in preparation for the birth and becoming a Mum.
Many women who are after more of a remedial and therapeutic experience (rather than a nurturing massage) appreciate the benefits of intuitive remedial massage - as they just want great massage, not to be touched if they about to break!
Sharon, being a mother of 3 herself, has personally experienced and is trained in pregnancy massage and is available most days of the week (including evenings).
Sharon uses pillows and cushioning to allow lying face down for a more balanced massage until safe side-lying position is required in later stages of the pregnancy using cushions and pillows for support and comfort.
- Trigger Point Therapy uses techniques to release tight, knotted, tender spots in a muscle, known as “trigger points.” Trigger point pain is very common, and the effects can be debilitating. That’s because although the trigger point itself may be confined to a specific area, the symptoms it generates, including pain, numbness and tingling can radiate or “refer” symptoms to other areas of the body. Many trigger points are easily palpable, feeling like knotted bands or painful lumps within the muscle fibres. Trigger point therapy focuses on these spots, breaking up the tight fibres, releasing pain and tension, and promoting healthy circulation. Since trigger points are very tender, massage can be uncomfortable at times. But because trigger point symptoms can become worse over time, most patients find the discomfort is well worth the long-term benefits that result.Trigger Point Therapy can help to:
- Relieve pain at the site of the trigger points along with referred pain that occurs in other areas
- relieve chronic pain due to stress or occupational-related muscle strain.
- Sports Techniques - For athletes of every kind, each massage is specific to your sport/training of choice, with focus on a particular troublesome area like a knee or shoulder. Sports massage can be applicable for anyone who exercises and participates in sports at any level. You do not have to be performing at a high level to benefit from sports soft tissue therapy. Sports massage is not just relevant around competition time. It is relevant for performance maintenance, recovery from heavy training, injury recovery/prevention as well as pre- and post-event. The techniques and pressures used will be adapted to your personal circumstances and your particular activity.
Sharon has trained and has extensive experience in sports therapies. She can incorporate a range of techniques relevant to your requirements at whatever stage of training or competition you are at.
- Fascia Release - focuses primarily on the fascia and connective tissue. Our fascia is the biological fabric that holds us together. It is a thin, tough, but elastic type of tissue that wraps around most of the structures in our body, including our muscles, providing support.It is believed that our fascia can tighten as a result of overuse, disease, trauma, infection or inactivity. This tightening can constrict muscles, decreasing blood supply, resulting in pain and decreasing range of movement. The glueing/tightening accumulation of fascia is what we experience as "getting old" as our body becomes less flexible, heavier and constricted over time.Myofascial Release can help to:
- relax contracted muscles
- improve lymphatic and blood circulation
- stimulate the ‘stretch reflex’ in our muscles