La Cure

 

Remedial Massage

Remedial massage uses clinical assessment and reasoning to address specific issues using a variety of techniques, e.g. deep tissue, myofascial release and trigger point release.

What are the benefits of Remedial Massage?

  • Improves movement

  • stimulates the immune system

  • Enhance exercise performance

  • increases blood flow

  • Relieves stress/anxiety

  • Eases osteoarthritis pain

  • Decrease muscle tension

  • Improves the ease and quality of sleep

  • Assists to lower blood pressure

 

Dry Needling

A dry needling treatment uses acupuncture needles to elicit twitch responses in the targeted muscles. This commonly results in reduced pain, increased range of motion and decreased muscle tension. Muscular stress diminishes blood flow creating a state of hypoxia in the tissue which causes additional pain and inflammation within the body.  Dry Needling helps to increase blood flow, oxygen, and nutrients to areas with inflammation, pain, or injury. The stimulation provided has also been shown through research to potentially reduce sensitivity of nociceptors which are responsible for detecting threat or harm.

Dry Needling Treatments

A number of different ailments which could benefit from dry needling include the following:

  • Arthritis

  • Back Pain

  • Bursitis

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Chronic Pain

  • Headaches and Migraines

  • Hip, Knee, and Ankle Pain

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Muscle Spasm

  • Neck Pain

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Post Surgery Pain

  • Rotator Cuff Pain

  • Shoulder, Arm, and Hand Pain

  • Spinal Stenosis and Sciatica Pain

  • Sports Injuries

  • Spurs

  • Tendonitis

  • TMJ Pain

 

Sports Massage

Developed with the athlete in mind, sports massage caters for the athlete to achieve optimal performance before, during and after their events. Pre-event warms the tissue for action, post-events aids with recovery and muscle soreness, whilst during the event is used as a preventative ad to increase blood flow and reduce any lactic acid activity.

Benefits of sports massage include:

  • Increases recovery and the effect of DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)

  • Increased joint range of motion (ROM)

  • Increased flexibility

  • Increased sense of well-being

  • Decreased muscle tension

  • Decreased neural tension

  • Decreased muscle spasms

 

CUPPING

Our bodies deal with stress on a daily basis which can cause the muscles to stay constantly hyperactive. Pain and inflammation can spread to other areas of the body through compensation without effective treatment and stress management. Cupping helps to increase blood flow, oxygen, and nutrients to areas with inflammation, pain, or injury. The stimulation provided from the cups potentially reduces the sensitivity and tightness of our myofascial trains which therefore take  an effect on our muscular system.

Cupping Treatments

A number of different ailments which could benefit from Cupping include the following:

  • Back Pain

  • Bursitis

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Chronic Pain

  • Headaches and Migraines

  • Hip, Knee, and Ankle Pain

  • Muscle Spasm

  • Neck Pain

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Post Surgery Pain

  • Rotator Cuff Pain

  • Shoulder, Arm, and Hand Pain

  • Spinal Stenosis and Sciatica Pain

  • Sports Injuries

  • Tendonitis

 

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage is a gentle therapeutic treatment that is designed to support a woman’s body, mind and spirit transition through each trimester in-line with the changes as they are occurring.

Benefits of pregnancy massage

The benefits an expecting mother may experience include:

  • Lymphatic drainage - reduced swelling of the hands, feet and ankles.

  • Less sciatic pain

  • Pelvic realignment and strengthening

  • Relaxed muscles

  • Helps increase blood and circulation, which in return delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the mother and baby.

  • Reduced stress and help with fatigue

  • Eases muscular discomforts in areas like the lower back and neck, calf cramps

  • Decreased tension and tightening that can be experienced throughout the body.

How Safe is Pregnancy Massage?

It is natural for new mothers and fathers to have some initial concern about just how safe pregnancy massage is and how it might affect their baby or the mother’s health during pregnancy. Luckily, massage during pregnancy is not only safe but when done correctly can re-energize mums and give them the strength and relief to make it through their pregnancy with ease and more enjoyment. Many doctors recognize and recommend massage as a way for expecting mothers to prepare for birth, with the greatest benefits experienced from consistent treatments. For reasons that are always super important for the baby and mother, we recommend that if the mother is wanting to have massage throughout their pregnancy, that they wait until second trimester to pursue, it is a contraindication for the therapist to treat in first trimester.