Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Feeling sluggish & run down? It may be time for a system reboot. When indulging in poor food choices, a lack of exercise or finding ourselves under stress, our bodies filtration system, known as the “lymphatics” can slow down. A specialised Lymphatic Drainage treatment can assist in promoting the removal of toxins and build up that these things can cause. Lymphatic Drainage differs from a standard massage in that it is oil free, light and rhythmic. This surprisingly relaxing treatment has the added benefits of being able to assist in the healing process before & after surgery, decrease fluid retention, decongesting and to help reduce the appearance of cellulite. It is also a very effective treatment for frequent travellers with fatigue and excess fluid.
MLDT (Manual Lymphatic Drainage Treatment)
Our therapists have been extensively trained in caring for clients suffering from Lymphoedema and Lipidoedema. Using this specific massage technique, combined with bandaging, skin care and at-home maintenance, Total Essence therapists can work with your health team in managing this condition to promote your long term health of the limbs and organs affected by these conditions. Doctors consent is required, however, extensive consultation & medical history will be established before commencing treatment. With 2-3 weekly visits over a period of approximately 4 weeks, we aim to achieve the best results, be it pre or post surgery.
Massage is great to alleviate all those pregnancy aches and pains often felt during this physically challenging time, providing many benefits to reduce peripheral swelling, to help prevent insomnia, reduce muscle cramps, back pain, and shoulder pain. As your body changes and extra tension is felt in the muscular skeletal system, which is caused by hormones and a shift in your centre of gravity during pregnancy. When you receive a relaxing prenatal massage, the body naturally secretes endorphins. These “feel good” hormones will ultimately soothe and relax you and your baby. Massage can be the difference between being continuously uncomfortable and in pain or having a comfortable and happy pregnancy. Regular massages during pregnancy can also shorten labour time and make the return of your optimum fitness quick and easier.
Hot Stone Therapy
Hot basalt stones provide a healing climate for muscle repair, as well as a very deep level of relaxation. The heat infuses into the muscles giving a greater range of movement and lowering pain levels, including arthritis pain. It is the ultimate relaxation massage – it is said that one stroke with a hot basalt stone is equivalent to ten normal massage strokes.
Remedial Foot Massage
For neglected and problematic feet this treatment soothes and revitalises, whilst stimulating circulation. Focused on relieving pain in the feet and legs from conditions such as bunions, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, heel pain and arthritis. Your feet will be immersed in our amazing Spearmint and Gingko Foot Treatment to help relieve fatigued and stressed feet.