At Mosaic Health, our massage therapists are fully qualified and members of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists.How can Massage help me?
Massage is simply the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body – the muscles, tendons and ligaments. A massage therapist’s hands are his most important tool through which he not only treats the patient but also detects physical and emotional problems. The massage therapist palpates the patient’s body to determine the condition of the tissues and the likely source of any pain, and thus the correct form of remedial treatment.The benefits of massage include:
- Pain management
- Increase in blood and lymphatic flow
- Reduction of stress and anxiety
- Shorter recovery time after exertion
- Reduction in headaches
- Boosts the immune system
- Increase range of motion
- Relief from muscle tension and stiffness
- Improved posture
Remedial Massage deals with pain and discomfort. Remedial massage uses a range of techniques, such as trigger point therapy and myofascial release, to address pain associated with injury and disease, and problems such as postural alignment and scar tissue.Swedish Massage
Swedish Massage, also referred to as ‘relaxation massage’ is a wonderful massage that deeply relaxes through lighter pressure and slow soothing strokes. Swedish Massage is particularly helpful in reducing anxiety and stress, leaving you feeling balanced and refreshed.
Sports massage assists with every stage of your fitness program. Sports Massage aids in the removal of toxins post sport, and reduces the risk of injury in pre sport massage. Sports Massage is also great for maintaining the body, ensuring mobility, and flexibility of muscles, tendons and joints. Sports massage also reduces injury recovery time.Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage focuses on the deeper layers of the muscle tissue. It breaks up scar tissue and loosens contracted muscles. Deep Tissue Massage is a very popular form of massage as it is relaxing, however at the same time addresses problems which contribute to reduced range of motion, postural imbalances and generalised muscle pain.Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Massage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a very specific technique that stimulates the body’s lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is the body’s first line in defence against disease and infection; it transports metabolic waste, excess fluid, toxins, and bacteria, out of the body.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a specialised technique which involves light mechanical stretching of the connective tissue. This moves the lymphatic fluid under the skin towards the lymphatic nodes, where the fluid is filtered. Manual Lymphatic Drainage is great for detoxification, reducing oedema due to injury or lymphedema and is great for pre and post-surgery.Massage Therapists
Catherine is qualified in remedial, sports, relaxation and deep tissue massage. She is also skilled in Manual Lymphatic Drainage, a type of massage which can be very helpful for women recovering from surgery for breast cancer. Her interests include not only sports and relaxation massage, but also supportive treatment for systemic conditions including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and cancer.
Catherine joined the team at Mosaic Health in September 2011 as a remedial massage therapist after completing a diploma of remedial massage therapy at Endeavour College of Natural Health.
Catherine’s experience as a massage therapist has included treating patients recovering from spinal injury at the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre, corporate massage, relaxation and pregnancy massage, deep tissue massage and remedial massage. Catherine has also participated in charity fund-raising events for Breast Cancer Australia and Cerebral Palsy Australia.Massage Fees
- 30 minute massage: $65
- 45 minute massage: $85
- 60 minute massage: $95
- 90 minute massage: $125 (suitable for full body MLD massage or the ultimate relaxation massage)
Health insurance rebates are available under the extras table for most major health funds which provide coverage for Remedial or Therapeutic Massage. For your convenience, HiCAPS facilities are available at Mosaic Health, enabling you to claim your private health rebate on the spot with participating health funds.For enquiries and bookings please contact us on 9510 1722.
Note: A 50% fee will be applied for cancellations where less than 24 hours notice is provided. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please contact us as soon as possible.