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Price Increases in 2015
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Thursday
Dec042014

Prices & Packages

Gaia Health Therapy & Massage has maintained their fees for the past 10 years.  To address increased costs, prices for individual treatments and bundle packages will go up.  

Individual Treatments Packages
30 Mins - $55 + GST 3 x 60 Mins - $240 ($80 each)
45 Mins - $70 + GST 6 x 60 Mins - $450 ($75 each)
60 Mins - $85 + GST 12 x 60 Mins - $840 ($70 each)
90 Mins - $115 + GST 6 x 90 Mins - $630 + ($105 each)
Hot Stone Massage  
90 Mins - $125 + GST  
Tuesday
Aug022011

Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic drainage therapy is a light touch wholistic bodywork therapy where the therapist stimulates the flow of lymphatic circulation in the body.

What is Lymphatic Drainage?

It is a specialized therapy, which is designed to improve the functioning of the lymphatic system. This is primarily achieved through gentle, rhythmical circling movements of the skin, which stimulate the contractions of the lymphatic vessels. Techniques are performed with hands and fingers using a light-touch, which is simulating, gentle, through a wave-like movement. The subtle manual maneuvers activate lymph and interstitial fluid circulation as well as stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems. A well functioning lymph system contributes to healthy body tissue and plays an important part in the body's immune system responses.

In a nutshell having a Lymphatic Drainage can be compared to using a plunger on a slow or stopped up drain. If there is a clog in a drain, the water may go through the drain but it may not be draining to it’s full draining capacity, if at all. But after using a plunger the drain, drains to it’s full capacity.

Some Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage

Clearing areas of congestion such as swollen ankles, puffy eyes and swollen leg

Promotion of scar tissue healing, torn ligaments and sprains.

Post-operative healing

Swelling relief following plastic surgery

Treatment of lymphedema and other conditions arising from venous insufficiency

Improving chronic conditions such as sinusitis, arthritis, acne and other skin conditions

Deep relaxation

Tuesday
Aug022011

Reflexology

The complexity of our bodies is mapped out on our foot through thousands of nerve endings.

Reflexology uses a compression technique that applies pressure to reflex points on the feet relating to these nerve endings. This creates a physiological change in the body. Reflexology promotes deep relaxation, reduces stress and tension, improves circulation and optimizes body function. Reflexology stimulates the body’s natural healing processes and generally has a revitalizing effect on the entire system.

Promotes Deep Relaxation

Reduces Stress & Tension

Promotes Healthing Throughout

Improves Circulation

Tuesday
Aug022011

Sports Massage

 

Sports massage covers pre-event, post-event and intramural massage. There is also sports related massage where, depending on the sport, particular muscle groups are targeted.

Sports massage is great for prevention of injury as well as recovery from high performance activity.Techniques used are effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, “kneading”, “squeezing”, “wringing”, cross fibre frictions, trigger point therapy and  an active/passive stretching technique.

The practice of sports massage seeks to treat injuries before they become severe or debilitating. Also to see increased flexibility,healthy muscle and tendons helps to prevent those injuries from  happening in the first place

Benefitis of sport massage:

Increased joint range of motion

Increased flexebility

Increased elimination of exercise waste products

Increased sense of well-being

Decreased muscle tension

Decreased chance of injury

Decreased recovery time between workouts