Massage + Bodywork at A Touch of Tranquility Spa
A Touch of Tranquility Bodywork
Is always individualised per session with a blend of techniques, based on how you are feeling that particular day. Our focus is to help you feel your best by being attentive to your present needs and cultivating a safe, effective, intuitive, healing, relaxing
and professional-result-oriented massage just for you.
Often, a series of sessions may be necessary
to find relief within your body - In which case we do have series Packages available.
As always, please let us know if there is anything you know works well for you.
Types of Massage Modalities
Pain Mangement | Recovery Massage
Our bodywork focus for over 17 years has been in the medical Massage field. Proudly we have worked in conjunction with MD's, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, acupuncturists and the like; developing highly successful treatment plans for a wide variety of injuries, surgery recoveries, work mis-haps, car accidents and so on. Recovery therapy also flows over with Althlete's, skiing, snowboarding, Crossfitters and Extreme sports fanatics. This scope of practice work has been wildly rewarding.
Deep Tissue - *Our most requested service*
The technique - This type of massage focuses on the muscles and fascial tissues located under the layer of surface muscles. Your massage therapist will apply deep slow pressures carried out with palms, thumbs, fingers and possibly elbows. *This type of deep work can make you feel bit sore the following day.
Primarily addressing - Deep tissue massage is exceedingly beneficial for adhesions in the muscle, which can cause pain, inflammation, limited range of motion of muscles and joints, chronic pain and structural imbalances. Because a deep tissue technique reaches the deepest layers of muscle, fascia and tendons; the ability to relieve pain, discomfort, improve posture, and so much more has been proven definitively.
Also referred to as: Deep Tissue. Restructuring. Injury Recovery. Pain Management. Connective Tissue.
Nuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a precise, thorough examination and treatment of the body’s soft tissues.
The Technique - NMT is highly effective for clients who present with chronic pain and is often successful in reducing or eliminating even longstanding painful conditions. Some of the techniques can also be applied to acute injuries and for post-surgical care; many help to improve performance in sport or dance and to prevent injuries due to these activities.
Primarily addressing - Tight tissue with reduced blood flow, neural entrapment and nerve compression , postural and whole body assessment, and dysfunctional gait patterns - with constant consideration for many other perpetuating factors, such as hydration, nutrition, breathing patterns, and psychologic stress, habits of use, nutritional components, emotional wellbeing, allergies, neuroexcitants, neurotoxins, and other core elements that can masquerade as myofascial pain and dysfunction.
The Technique - Myofascial Release involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.
Primarily addressing - Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests. Myofascial Release allows the treatment of each guest individually. To educate in proper self-care for movement, enhancement of strength, improved flexibility, and postural awareness.
The Technique - Trigger point Therapy is the specific treatment of Myofacial points within the fascial tissue.
Primarily addressing - Trigger points can cause referred pain, or pain felt in other parts of the body. The fascia can get stressed from overuse or trauma lending the possibility of tears and adheasions. These adhesions are called "trigger points" and can prevent the muscles from working properly. They are involuntary tight and troublesome spots in a contracted muscle. This creates pain and dysfunction within the muscle tissue. With increased muscle contraction, spasm and increased nerve sensitivity causing radiating referral pain, an increase in muscle stiffness, tenderness and a decrease in range-of-motion, sharp pain or a constant ache.
What Causes Trigger Points?
Trigger points can develop from stress, decreased circulation, repetitive or overuse of a muscle, improper posture, poor ergonomics at work, trauma or accident, structural imbalance, improper stretching, no stretching at all or before physical activity. When a muscle is overused or injured a contraction develops and knots occur. These knots develop when individual muscle fibers are over-stimulated and unable to release their contracted state. This contraction reduces blood flow resulting in a diminished supply of oxygen and a build up of metabolic waste. The contracted muscle (trigger point) reacts by sending out signals of pain.
Firm and gentle. The Swedish massage consists of a series of movements carried out one after the other on all parts of the body, encouraging deep relaxation in the tissue and helps aid the body with lymphatic movement.
Also referred to as: Relaxation. Rejuvenating. Soothing.
A sports massage is practised with lighter, rapid rhythmic movements. This massage is for professional athletes and runners as much as it is for anyone wishing to obtain circulation stimulation, an invigorating and energy enhancing massage.
Also referred to as: Relaxation. Rejuvenating. Soothing.
Our Massage Pricing Policy
Whichever massage modality you choose or blend we create for you, our pricing remains the same. Be it Rejuvenation, Relaxation, deep tissue, trigger point, connective tissue, neuromuscular, myofacial, swedish, Sports, Injury recovery or an ongoing pain management Therapy. We also utilise a light 'sliding fee scale' type pricing for only single customised massage sessions - Therefore Prices may vary depending on the therapist you book with*