Haikoo Massage & Float specialises in Remedial Massage, Osteopathy and Floatation Therapy. All of our therapists are minimum Diploma or University educated and trained in various modalities. Health Fund rebates available through HICAPS. This busy 4 room clinic is situated in the vibrant hub of Charing Cross just a 10 minute walk from Bondi Junction.
Massage Therapy involves a trained practitioner manipulating the soft tissues of the body to improve the clients health and wellbeing. It involves specialized techniques putting pressure on muscles, connective tissues, tendons and ligaments. When massage is used to improve someone’s health, it is know as massage therapy.
Perfect for those with a busy and stressful lifestyle. This treatment incorporates Swedish massage techniques which uses long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. A gentle massage that goes beyond relaxation as it increases circulation & removes metabolic waste.
This is a strong massage used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles. This invigorating experience is a process of detection of tight or painful areas and slowly working into the deep layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia. Great for chronic pain sufferers of neck, back and shoulders. A regular one hour deep tissue massage works wonders for stiffness of the joints and poor flexibility.
This massage is beneficial for everyone ranging from the elite athlete to the office worker. It’s tailored to your specific sport or body type by focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive movements. A variety of techniques may be used during this treatment including Swedish, deep tissue and stretching depending on the individual. It will help alleviate headaches, neck and lower back problems, sciatic pain and postural tension.For athletes it also helps improve recovery from training and treats common overuse injuries. Let our experienced therapists tailor a treatment especially for you.
Reflexology is based on the principle that the foot has “reflex” points that correspond to various structures and organs through your body. It is a healing process that can be safely used when it is not convenient to treat other body parts. A Reflexology treatment can facilitate relief for: stress, digestive disorders, menopausal symptoms, migraines, pre-menstrual syndrome and other menstrual irregularities and back and neck pain.
Massage can ease a lot of discomfort pregnancy can bring such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and oedema (or swelling). In addition, massage reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes. Our therapists take extra care to ensure our prenatal clients are comfortable. Sideline positioning with supportive pillows are used which alleviates the extra strain on the lower back and pelvic areas. Women with normal pregnancies can benefit greatly from this treatment after their first trimester up to their final weeks before giving birth.
trigger point therapy
Trigger points are described as hyper-irritable spots in muscle tissue that refer pain to other parts of the body. Your therapist deactivates these points and elongates the structures affected. The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain. Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries while increasing range of motion, flexibility and circulation.
Sports massage is designed to prevent and relieve injuries and conditions that are associated with exercise. It can be carried out before or after an event and uses techniques that are designed to increase endurance and performance and reduce recovery times. Sports massage is not only utilised by professional sportspeople or people that exercise heavily, it is also beneficial for the weekend warriors. It is beneficial in treating injures such as shin splints, tennis elbows, sprains and strains and corked thighs.
Manual lymphatic drainage is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. Manual lymph drainage uses a specific amount of pressure and rhythmic massage techniques to stimulate lymph flow, reduce swelling and body detoxification.
Oncology massage is used in combination with conventional cancer treatments. The soft massage techniques aim to treat the whole body not only the symptoms of the disease. It may help to reduce side effects such as pain, fatigue, nausea, anxiety and bring reassurance and support. Lymphatic massage techniques are also used to reduce lymphedema after surgery or radiotherapy of the lymph nodes.
NeuroKinetic Therapy® is a corrective movement system that addresses the cause of pain – dysfunctional movement patterns stored in the brain. Pain and restrictions are a sign of the muscles not working optimally. They are compensating for inhibited muscles. NKT retrains the muscles through the nervous system through movement assessment, muscle testing and correctives. Shorts and a t-shirt are best to wear to a session but comfortable and loose clothing is fine.
NKT sessions are available with Jacqueline only.