Creating independence for quality of life.
At Complete Health Cairns we strongly believe in massage therapy as a vital part of creating a happy, healthy, independent lifestyle. We provide a thorough assessment prior to your massage to identify your areas of concerns, your goals and then come up with a detailed plan targeted to you.
About Our Massage Therapy Services
Massage is an ideal way to relax the body and mind, optimise your health, and improve recovery. Whether you have a hectic lifestyle and recognise the importance of self-care or “me” time, are suffering from an injury or niggle that you simply just can’t shake, massage is a great resource. Just like regular visits to the doctor or dentist, massage is recognised as a professional and effective treatment option to restore and maintain your quality of life. It is no longer considered just as a luxury item. In fact, regular massage can help prevent ailments arising and maintain your optimal wellbeing.
Massage is ideal for everyone, whether you are:
- Chronic pain sufferer
- Recovering from an injury
- In need of some ‘me time’
- Wanting to relax or destress
- Feeling increased tension or muscle soreness
- Suffering from cramping
- Wanting to improve posture
Types of Massage
We have a range of Massage services at Complete Health Cairns, below is an overview of each service. Simply click on the service title for more information.
About Relaxation / Swedish Massage
This massage offers light to medium pressure helps relieve stress, reduce pain, boost mood and promote pure relaxation.
If your muscles are very tender to the touch, a traditional Swedish massage (or relaxation massage) is best because it stimulates blood and lymph circulation, bringing newly oxygenated blood to tender areas. This oxygenated blood helps to “flush out” toxic waste (in the form of lactic acid) in your muscles, which is the cause of typical soreness. Sore muscles are essentially the result of micro-tears in the muscle fibres and the inflammation those tears cause. Inflammation is due to the release of certain substances into the body called cytokines, but massage has been shown to suppress these molecules from being released, which decreases inflammation.
About Remedial Massage
A deep tissue massage with techniques focusing on the deepest layer of muscles to target knots and release muscle tension.
Remedial Massage is all about providing relief from pain and tension. The word ‘remedial’ means the intention to correct something that is wrong or improve a bad situation through a remedy. Also known as a ‘deep tissue massage’, remedial massage is our most popular type of massage, ideal for relieving muscle tension and tightness. Whether it is from sitting at a desk daily, a big gym workout or class, sporting event or a tired worker’s lower back, we can help target those painful areas and get you moving and feeling great again.
At Complete Health Cairns you can expect a visit with our remedial massage therapists to involve a physical assessment and discussion of your treatment plan, focussed on uncovering the source of your complaint, followed by hands on treatment that can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow. We also provide private health rebates for most health funds on site.
About Reflexology (Foot Massage)
Reflexology works on application of pressure to specific parts of the feet. It is really relaxing, improves circulation and helps you normalise the body from the inside out.
Reflexology, also known as zone therapy, treats nerves located on the feet. Each nerve signals the brain to affect change at the corresponding area, whether it’s muscle, bone, joint, organ or system.
A Reflexology massage involves the application of pressure to specific points on the feet. This is done using thumb, finger, and hand massage techniques without the use of oil or lotion. This massage treats the physical, mental and emotional features of the body.
Our Reflexology massage is accompanied with a 15 minute foot spa.
About Aromatherapy Massage
Indulge, Rejuvenate and Revitalise
Aromatherapy massage is Swedish massage using massage oil or lotion that contains essential oils (highly concentrated plant oils).
During an aromatherapy massage, you inhale these essential oil molecules or absorb them through your skin. Aromatherapy massage is used for a variety of different reasons, including relaxation, pain management, and improved mood. These are also some of the basic benefits of massage therapy. Adding essential oils enhance such benefits.
This massage is a whole body massage, including the face and the feet.
About Sports Massage
For athletes of every kind, where your therapeutic massage is specific to your sport of choice, with particular focus on those troublesome areas.
Sports massage is ideal for all active individuals anywhere from the leisurely stroller, to an intense gym session, the weekend warrior, the 70.3 trainer and all things in between. Perfect if you are experiencing any niggles, muscle aches and pains, fatigue, cramping or injury. It is designed to invigorate and rejuvenate, awakening the muscles to achieve optimal athletic performance.
At Complete Health Cairns our therapists are trained extensively in sports massage to improve your function. Our therapists have a sound understanding not only of anatomy and physiology but also of the particular sport demands placed upon the body by the client and their specific sport.
Sports massages can include a range of techniques that approach muscles more deeply, such as trigger point therapy, myofascial release and deep tissue release. Timing is important dependent on what stage you are at in your training program. We may also focus is on flushing toxins and working through the muscles to improve general circulation and mobility for pre and post events.
How often should you get a Massage?
A question often asked by most clients, and although we’d like to say “Everyday!”, the truth is it depends. Every body is different and therefore each body has different needs (and wants) when it comes to massage.
Our Massage Therapists will be able to assist you in putting together a treatment plan including how often you should get a massage following your initial appointment.