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 14 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 Shiatsu. 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 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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Changes to Health Fund Rebates

Written by Emma Tommasini

 

The Good News! Recent private health insurance reforms from the Australian Government did not impact health fund rebates for Remedial Massage Therapy. You can continue to claim on massage treatments from our talented team of therapists as per usual. 

The not so good news.... As of April 1st 2019 Naturopathy will no longer be covered under private health insurance policies. Appointments with our Naturopath Emma Tommasini will no longer be eligible for health fund rebates.

Emma would like to offer her regular massage clients who usually claim with their health fund a $10 discount on future 1 hour massage treatments. 


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Valentine's Day 2019.. Supporting Those Affected by the Floods

Written by Megan Colwell

What a week, we have all just endured at the hands of Mother Nature. Not only that, we have a big job ahead of us. We believe in Karma and Putting Good into the world and seeing it return in ways we never expected. So even though we are down, we are not out. Being at our lowest has shown us the importance of being there for each other and this is why we want to help. We want to make Valentines Day about More than “love”. We want it to be about, Gratitude, Heartfelt Thanks, Support, Just Plain appreciation for what we have and who we have in our lives. So we have decided, although it’s a small gesture, it's meaningful and every little bit counts. We wish to donate Money from our Valentine’s Day Gift Vouchers to flood victims.   We have decided that 15% of our proceeds of our Valentines Day Gift Vouchers will be donated to GIVIT donations for the purchase of essential items for our flood victims, this is all about supporting the community and keeping the money in our community.   As a small business affected by the floods, consider a Massage or some time out to those in need from a local business to get us all back on our feet sooner.   Stay Dry and Keep Smiling, Love Megan   Purchase Online Here: https://firstthingsfirst.com.au/Products/284/Gift-Vouchers  

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Text Neck: The Modern Phenomena

Written by Emma Tommasini

Text neck is the term used to describe the neck pain and damage sustained from looking down at your mobile phone, tablet  or laptop too frequently and for too long. Using a mobile device often can lead to poor posture and symptoms of text neck. And it seems increasingly common

Our lifestyles today are really not in favor of treating our neck well. A recent survey states that the average mobile phone user spends 3 hours per day surfing the net or scrolling social media platforms. No wonder we are getting frequent headaches or feeling cloudy and tired all the time.


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Five Self-Care Practices to Schedule Into Your Week

Written by Emma Tommasini

Stress. It’s a part of daily living, for most of us. We’re taking care of kids and homes, work and friends but, more often than not, we forget to take care of ourselves.

Self-care is vital, however. Without it, you can become unmotivated at best or burnt out and plain unhealthy, at worst. Taking care of yourself by adding some stress relieving activities into your weekly schedule isn’t selfish or self-indulgent. It’s crucial to your physical and mental health! You can’t be a good parent, child, sibling, friend or worker if you’re tearing your hair out at the root and losing sleep!


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