A deep massage performed to create the conditions for the body’s return to normal health after injury or due to general stress and tension. During treatment there may be tenderness in areas that are being treated. The therapist uses the patient’s feedback to pinpoint the damaged tissue and to regulate pressure. Treatment may include a combination of techniques such as trigger point, myofascial release, stretching, etc. Where appropriate, additional therapies may be incorporated including infrared heat, wet heat, dry needling, ice and/or TENs machine technology.
Traditional Eastern Cupping can also be utilised if so desired. Cupping is a method of applying acupressure by creating a vacuum on the patient’s skin to dispel stagnant blood and lymph, thereby improving flow. The suction created through the cupping method loosens impacted nerve endings and restores them to their original state. The ‘marks’ often seen in cupping clients are not bruises but rather as a result of the fluid coming up to the surface of the skin before being dispersed. Cupping is an excellent way to increase circulation, remove adhesions and stimulate the nervous system.
Instant healthcare rebate with Hicaps is available for those who have private insurance that covers massage.
30 minutes – $40 /45 minutes – $60 / 1 hour – $75 / 1.5 hour – $105 / add on Traditional Eastern Cupping, ENAR, Infrared or dry needling for $10
(loyalty program includes a discount for rebookings made within four weeks of last appointment for all massage services valued at $75 or more)
SmartWave Shockwave Therapy is also available for treating specific conditions such as tendinitis, bursitis, frozen shoulder, plantar faciitis and more. For more information see below.
Infrared therapy is also available through the use of an infrared ‘panel’, full body pad and/or sauna. POA
Hot Stone Heaven
Any aches and pains will quickly disappear with this muscle melting body massage. Hot basalt stones are combined with healing aromatherapy oils to warm and relax your muscles. Hot Stone massage provides the benefits of thermal therapy with energy balancing properties improving circulation and providing a method to reach deep tissue for healing. It is excellent for relaxation as well as chronic injuries and conditions such as muscle spasms and osteoarthritis.
1 hour – $85 / 1.5 hours – $115
Bamboo massage is a technique that incorporates bamboo stalks of varying lengths and diameters to provide deep-tissue work. The treatment promotes circulation, sensory nerve perception, and lymphatic drainage and provides a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.
The outer cell walls of bamboo are covered with silica which creates a crystalline-like matrix, much like that of a quartz crystal or our own connective tissue. As a result, recipients of bamboo massage often describe their treatment as a whole-body tingling or a warming sensation.
1 hour – $85 / 1.5 hours – $115
The flowing style of Hawaiian bodywork includes long fluid rhythmic strokes over the whole body with the hands (Please note you are required to undress fully for this therapy, however towels and linen are used at all times to retain personal dignity). Benefits include lymphatic drainage, improving circulation, releasing blocked energy and emotions, stimulating the immune respiratory, and digestive systems, relaxing the mind and body.
1 hour – $75
Children’s Massage (age 7 to 17)
The Brown University, USA, has conducted various studies with children and adolescents with additional needs. Their findings indicate that massage can be viewed as effective complementary therapy for asthma, autism, cancer, dermatitis, diabetes, bulimia, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychiatric problems including depression and conduct disorder. It’s also wonderful for kids involved in sport including martial arts, athletics, dancing, etc.
30 minutes – $40
Reflexology for Feet
Reflexology is based on the principle that congestion or tension in any part of the foot mirrors congestion or tension in a corresponding part of the body.
These parts, known as reflex points, are found on the soles of the feet. Reflexology is a non-intrusive technique, healing indirectly and works on many levels, soothing, calming, balancing and boosting the entire body.
30 minutes – $40 (add foot spa for $10)
Lymphatic Drainage Massage for Face & Body
Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a gentle whole body treatment that relaxes the nervous system and aids to increase the body’s immune system. It is a gentle treatment which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart.
When the lymphatic system doesn’t work efficiently, the tell-tale signs of oedema or tight swollen tissue appear. MLD is particularly good for detoxification, after chemotherapy/radiation, reducing inflammation & swelling, blue bruising, fluid retention, or oedema, pre- and post-plastic surgery and post-liposuction. It can also help with cellulite treatments, scar tissue, spider veins, redness and acne. MLD on the face has anti ageing benefits by reducing puffiness and redefining the jawline, and can also assist with decongesting acne prone skin. It also helps to drain the sinuses, relieving sinus pressure from allergies and colds.
At Botanique we use a combination of both manual therapy (hands) as well as the Carlton Pneumopulse machine to achieve optimum results.
1 hour – $75
Shockwave Therapy (SWT) produces high-energy acoustic pulses to increases blood circulation effectively stimulating the body’s intrinsic repair mechanisms. The high-energy acoustic waves that are transmitted through the surface of the skin are spread radially (spherically) into the body and the body responds with increased metabolic activity around the area of the pain. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals. In other words, Shockwave Therapy is all about activating the body’s self-healing abilities.
SWT is a fast and effective non-invasive method of eliminating or reducing many painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system. Provided you are a candidate for this type of treatment, clinical studies suggest there is an 80% – 85% chance this technology will improve your condition. Clinical studies further confirm that 88% of patients treated for calcanial spurs and 95% of those treated for tennis elbow rated the results as “very good” or “good” only weeks after treatment. Numerous clinical trials have been published and are available by study online.
There are many conditions that can be treated by Shockwave including*:
- TREATMENT OF TENDINOPATHIES
- FROZEN SHOULDER
- BACK & NECK PAIN
- MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINTS
- GENERAL BACK PAIN
- ACHILLES TENDINOPATHY
- SCAR TISSUE
- CALCIFIC ROTATOR CUFF TENDINITIS
- TENNIS ELBOW/GOLFER’S ELBOW
- PATELLAR TENDONITIS
- PLANTAR FASCIITIS & HEEL SPUR
- SHIN SPLINTS …and much more!
*Please note Shockwave Therapy is excellent for generalised pain however when being treated for a specific condition, a diagnosis will be required from your doctor or physiotherapist.
Cost – $95 per session
The ENAR ® (Electro Neuro Adaptive Regulator) is an Australian Made hand-held therapeutic medical device (ARTG listing 147761). It is essentially a neuro-feedback stimulator that uses Interactive Transcutaneous-Electro-Neuro-Stimulation (TENS) technology to prompt the body to respond to relieve pain and restore function. ENAR Therapy is safe, non-invasive, non-toxic, non-injurious and works directly and dynamically via its reflex stimulation capacity anywhere on the body. ENAR is the same technology as the SCENAR which is used by many physiotherapy clinics in Australia.
“The ENAR device stimulates and measures the “reflex-biofeedback” changes in the skin and interprets the changes in the skin (skin impedance). In ENAR therapy, skin changes are areas of difference called “asymmetry” or “key zones”. These areas are where normal homeostasis is not present, or at least not optimal and so treatment focuses on these locations. The signals from the ENAR when applied to the body prioritise and amplify communication from the sensory nerve endings of the peripheral nervous system (PNS). This input is processed in the brain, which initiates a response transmitting the new information through the central nervous system (CNS) to muscles and glands to coordinate and regulate responses. Slower acting chemical messengers, such as hormones and neuro-peptides are also stimulated which effect more long term changes in physiological activities and result In pain relief.” Professor Arun Aggarwal Rehabilitation & Pain Medicine
Based on university randomised control trials and post-market surveillance surveys plus hundreds more of individually reported cases we can say that quite usually ENAR Therapy relieves pain, and improves functionality, in a natural way, often with sustained results. ENAR can be used to treat a variety of painful conditions and in the randomised control trial was also seen to contribute in helping the body restore and maintain general health, including mental and emotional health. (SF36 Scores)
Cost – $60 per session
Note all massage services are strictly therapeutic and non sexual. Any one asking for unacceptable services will be asked to leave the premises immediately.
Hicaps rebates are available for remedial massage only which includes an assessment of your condition and treating accordingly.