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Massage Therapy


Why Have A Massage?

The importance of touch in the maintenance of a healthy mind and body is as essential as healthy eating and exercise. Skin is the largest organ in the body and is packed with nerve endings.

An immediate benefit of massage is a feeling of calm and deep relaxation. This is due to the release of the neurotransmitters, chemicals in the brain known as endorphins which produce a feeling of well being.

Studies have shown that high levels of stress hormones such as cortisol & adrenalin impair the immune system, and massage can aid in the reduction of these.

Physiologically, massage influences us physically, mentally and emotionally. Therefore it influences the functioning of the body as a whole.

 

Babies right through to the elderly can benefit from the therapeutic properties of massage. Massage can be used to help treat a variety of conditions including:

  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Whiplash
  • Chronic Pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Neck/Back Pain
  • Breathing problems
  • Posture
  • Insomnia
  • Poor Circulation
  • Digestive Problems
  • Headaches/Migraines

How you look after yourself is up to you. Prevention is better than cure! Make the right choice and look after your body - have a massage.


What Can I Expect In My First Treatment?

You need to arrive 10 minutes prior to you appointment to fill in a form. The Massage Therapist will ask some questions to determine a holistic picture of your health, review your health history and design a session that meets your goals within the allotted time.

 

Deep tissue: A type of massage therapy that involves applying firm pressure & slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle & fascia. It's used for chronic aches & pains and areas such as a stiff neck, upper back, sore shoulders, low back pain & leg muscle tightness.

Trigger point therapy : It is a form of remedial massage therapy in which direct pressure is applied to specific points on tender muscle tissue to bring reduction in muscle tension & pain relief.

Sports Pre/Post Event :Pre-event massage is not a deep massage but is used to warm up the muscles required in the event you are participating in. The ideal massage will help increase blood circulation & even mental focus.
The post-event massage works towards alleviating any joint stiffness & delayed onset muscle soreness. It will help with improving recovery circulation & restoring flexibility.

Relaxation :Great for wellbeing and circulation. It helps to de-stress & loosen up your body and is great for those who lead a stressful & busy life. It is a gentle massage performed at your chosen pressure.

Pregnancy: This massage uses gentle techniques & helps reduce stress, reduce swelling in the arms & legs and relieve muscle & joint pain that are common during pregnancy.

 

Meet The Massage Team

JACKIE MCKELLAR - Remedial Massage Therapist
DAVID BANCROFT - Remedial Massage Therapist
  • JACKIE MCKELLAR - Remedial Massage Therapist
  • DAVID BANCROFT - Remedial Massage Therapist
  • JACKIE MCKELLAR - Remedial Massage Therapist

    I have been doing massage since 2006. I studied massage at the SA Health Education Centre for 2½ years to achieve both my diplomas in Remedial Massage and in Polarity Therapy. Besides offering relaxation, deep tissue & trigger point massages, I also do Reiki.

    I moved to Australia from Scotland in 2004 with my husband Greg and our son Reiss. Outside of work I love to socialise with my friends and family. I love to sing, dance and have fun. I like to maintain my health by having regular massage & chiropractic and also do meditation and yoga.

  • DAVID BANCROFT - Remedial Massage Therapist

    I qualified as a Remedial Massage Therapist in 2014 and can offer deep tissue, sports, trigger point and relaxation massages. I have massaged many sports people including national & international players of various sports. I am also a qualified Personal Trainer, which compliments my passion for health and well being.

    I’m a firm believer in the benefits of massage therapies and chiropractic treatments in restoring and maintaining a healthy body and mind.

    I have lived in Adelaide since 2008, having moved from England with my wife Lisa and two daughters Libby and Anna. I love sport and keeping fit and as a family we enjoy the beach, travelling and being outdoors.

  • JACKIE MCKELLAR - Remedial Massage Therapist
  • DAVID BANCROFT - Remedial Massage Therapist

Practitioner Hours

Jackie's Hours:

Monday 2pm-7pm*
Tuesday 9am - 1pm
Wednesday 2pm - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 1pm*

David's Hours:

Tuesday 3pm-6:30pm
Wednesday 9am-12pm | 2pm-7pm
Thursday 3pm-7pm
Friday 2pm-5:30pm
Saturday 8:30am-12pm

* Alternate Weeks


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Most health insurance funds cover chiropractic adjustments under extras cover. If your health fund is joined up with the Hicaps system, we can process your claim from the clinic.


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