Why Your Dad Deserves a Massage This Father’s Day

Written by Emma Tommasini

A recent article in Men’s Health magazine discusses the many benefits of massage therapy and how men in particular can benefit from regular sessions. However, the typical guy tends to ignore things like going to the doctor – let alone indulging themselves with a massage treatment.  All too often, they’re spending long hours at the office, working out in the garden or coaching the kids footy team without taking time for themselves.

So, it’s up to us – their sons, daughters, wives, partners – to do it for them.  After all, we think dads deserve it.  The benefits are undeniable.  


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New Staff Profile

Written by Emma Tommasini

It is with pleasure that we introduce Felice to our Massage Therapist Team. We are already enjoying her passion and enthusiasm around the clinic. Felice background in yoga helps her listen to and understand the body’s ever changing needs. Her touch ranges from slow and gentle to deep and vigorous, releasing tension and energy using deep tissue massage and sports techniques, myofasical release, trigger point therapy and stretching. Felice is available for bookings next week, call 4728 7165 or book online http://ow.ly/sK1D50vukks to schedule your time.


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Your First Massage- What to Expect

Written by Emma Tommasini

It’s time to relax. The friendly staff and professional massage therapists at First Things First Wellness Centre are committed to providing a calm, stress-free experience, every time. Here’s what you can expect.

 

1. MEET & GREET

Once you arrive, if you are a new client, you will be asked to fill out a form to record any relevant medical history, injuries or physical conditions we should be aware of. We recommend arriving 10 minutes early for your appointment to complete these forms.


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Oncology Massage Testimonial

Written by Emma Tommasini

 

Question 1:  Being diagnosed with and treated for cancer can be scary, painful and isolating, thinking back can you remember how you felt after your first Oncology massage with Leanne?

I felt blessed as my body had been used to massages before cancer. Then it felt invaded by poking and prodding. This was so gentle that I felt the response immediately. 

 

Question 2: In what ways was massage helpful while you were going through treatment? 

The massages began so gently and it was what my body craved after so many needles and treatment. Leanne was wonderful and understanding and knew what level to begin with. Each subsequent appt, she applied a slightly firmer pressure. My body began to feel human again. 


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What Is Your Favourite Body Part to Have Massaged?

Written by Emma Tommasini

*Poll conducted by Evolve College asking Therapists 'What is your favourite body part to have massaged? As expected back and shoulders took it out, closely followed by feet! 


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Oncology Massage Offers a Pain Free and Peaceful Space to Clients Living with Cancer

Written by Emma Tommasini

 

First Things First Wellness Centre is privileged to offer the services of Qualified Oncology Massage Therapist Leanne Govett. Leanne is knowledgeable and has a caring professionalism to provide supportive care to clients on their cancer journey. 

Oncology Massage has the power when skilfully applied, to reduce pain, anxiety and literally change our biochemistry. That sea of chemicals, neurotransmitters and hormones that constantly bathes our cells changes when we experience deep relaxation.


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The 12 Most Popular Types of Massage

Written by Emma Tommasini

There are many types of massage therapy, from classics like Swedish and Deep Tissue, to lesser know styles like Reiki. Whether you'd like to branch out a bit or have a health condition or injury, choosing a style of massage can be confusing if you're not quite sure what it involves. Here is a list of the most popular types of massage at First Things First Wellness Centre.

 

Swedish/ Relaxation Massage 

A general relaxation massage using lighter pressure to soothe the muscles and ease tension in the body and mind. Kneading and gliding techniques are used on the more superficial layers of muscles. A great choice if suffering from low energy, anxiety or depression. 


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The Health Benefits of Remedial Massage

Written by Megan Colwell

 

  • Improves circulation
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Aids digestion
  • Speeds up the elimination of toxins through the lymphatic system 
  • Reduces stress, anxiety & depression 
  • Lifts overall well being

 

Deep tissue massage focuses on the deeper muscles to relieve muscle congestion, tension points and usually involves a strong pressure, stretches and works with the breath. Stretching techniques and the use of pressure points known as tsubo are used in shiatsu to balance the energy, known as chi, in the body. Heated stones are used on the muscles to relieve tension, boost circulation and induce a feeling of deep relaxation in hot stone massage. The treatment delivers a deep massage effect without necessarily using a deep tissue pressure. Reflexology works on the basis that tension or congestion in the body is mirrored with the corresponding point on the foot. If you are tired of asking your partner to work on that sore shoulder, or want to target that neck tension that is causing headaches or pain, why not consider massage as a first choice? As with an illness you go to the doctor, for muscle tension and stress why wouldn’t you go to massage; especially if it will allow you to give to others your best self?


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