Massage Therapy for Children

Like adults, children of all ages can benefit both physically and mentally from massage.

As a mum or two busy boys and as a massage therapist I have  had experience in working with children to help them through the power of massage.

Will footy 2018Both of my boys have enjoy playing football (Aussie Rules) over this winter and both started to complain about heel pain, through palpation I noticed that both boys, who have had growth spurts (still struggling with the fact my 13, now 14 year old is taller than me!) had tight hip flexors, hamstrings and calves.  Through regular massage I have been able to release the tightness, reduce their pain and prevent injury.  I even sent Will to school the other day with Rock Tape on his legs for his inter-school athletics training to help reduce the tightness in those muscles.

footy finals 2017During last years footy season I had been privileged to be able to volunteer my massage services to a year 9’s footy team, with release and recovery massage after training and sports massage before their final game – which they won yay!

This year I have been able to assist my sons year 8 footy  team, through massage during training, and with both teams tight hip flexors, gultes and leg muscles was the common issue.  Through massage I was able to release these muscles and give the boys tips on how to self massage, self assess and the importance of prevention management.

Our kids can be doing sport and training every day of the week and just like professional athletes, they need time to rest and recover and through massage we can prevent injury, increase their longevity and help them to learn more about how to listen to their muscles.

Here are some of the benefits of massage your child may receive;

  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Stress and anxiety reduction
  • Increased ability to concentrate
  • Reduction in pain associated with growth spurts and associated injury prevention
  • Recovery from injury
  • Prevention of sports related injuries by reducing muscle tension and stiffness while increasing flexibility and range of motion
  • Reduce post sporting activity soreness and assist in preparing the body for the next event
  • A better understanding on how their muscles, bones and joints work during sporting activities, how to listen to their body to prevent injuries and the importance of rest and recovery, stretching and rolling are to have longevity as an athlete
  • Decrease in headaches, shoulder and neck strain from school work, study or ipad use

I offer offers 30 or 60 minutes relaxation, remedial or sports massage as well as kinesiology taping for children of all ages, and is a registered provider for Private Health Insurance so if you cover includes Remedial Massage you may be able to claim my services.

Remedial or Relaxation Massage for Children 16 years and under
30 minutes massage – $30
60 minutes massage – $50  (SPECIAL PRICE – normally $60)
For bookings and further information please call me, Belinda on 0417 176 122 or book online.

Quinn’s Bulls Year 8 Tornadoes End of Season Celebration Fund Raiser

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What a cracker of a year these kids have had with their footy.  Their mateship and team spirit is outstanding and as they head into the finals lets help them celebrate in style.

By helping yourself you can help them

Book in a 60 or 90 minute remedial or relaxation adult or a 60 minute children’s massage before the 8th October 2018 and $15 of your first massage will go to the Quinn’s Bulls Year 8 Tornadoes Team, and $5 for every return massage.


Relaxation and Remedial Massage Prices

  • 60 minutes massage – $80
  • 90 minutes massage – $120
  • 60 minutes children 16 years and under – $60

$15 from the above massages will be donated to Quinn’s Bulls Year 8 Tornadoes Team.

$5 from the above massages will be donated Quinn’s Bulls Year 8 Tornadoes Team for any further massages booked.

To book your massage please contact Belinda on 0417176122 or you can book online, just let Belinda know that your massage is to help the Quinn’s Bulls Year 8 Tornadoes Team.

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Conditions:

  • Massage to be booked, received and paid for before Monday 8th October.
  • $15 will be given to Quinn’s Bulls Year 8 Tornadoes Team for every full price 60 or 90 minute adult relaxation or remedial massage.
  • $15 will be given to Quinn’s Bulls Year 8 Tornadoes Team for every full price 60 minute child’s massage, child has to be 16 years or under.
  • $5 will be given to Quinn’s Bulls Year 8 Tornadoes Team for any further full price massages by client after their initial massage during fund raising period being to the 8th October 2018.
  • Can not be use with any other discount.

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If you would like to create a Wellness Fundraiser for your team, event or cause please contact Belinda on 0417176122 or belinda@driftmassage.com.au and I will be happy to set up your Wellness Fundraising Page.

 

7 Signs you are in need of a massage

We all know massage helps us to relax and feel good.  But did you know your body lets you know when it needs one?

Here are the 7 most common signs…

  1. Aches and Pains

Aches and Pains in the neck, back, shoulder, hip, foot… you get the idea.  Those niggling pains should not be ignored as it is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. We need to listen to our bodies more and massage may help to reduce or eliminate these nagging pains, before they become chronic.

  1. Reduction in range of motion

Maybe you can’t turn your head smoothly, be able to lift your arms up freely, or touch your toes like you once could. These are signs of muscles tightness and massage therapy can assist in reducing the stiffness while increasing your flexibility.

  1. Headaches

Headaches can be triggered by the tension in the muscles around your shoulders, back, and head. Regular maintenance massages can relieve these tension headaches, helps to reduce stress induced ones, and can even assist with the reduction of migraines and cluster headaches.

  1. Stressed Out

Stress has become a major factor in many of our lives and how we do or do not manage it, will eventually affect us on a cellular level.  Massage therapy helps to reduce stress by reducing the level of the stress hormone cortisol, while flooding the brain with the feel good endorphins.  An hour on a massage table can do wonders to the body, mind and soul.

  1. Poor Sleep

Not getting enough or good quality sleep is detrimental to our health. Sleep is incredibly important, as we recover and heal when we sleep. Massage therapy helps promote healthy sleep habits through body relaxation.  60 minutes of massage is about the same as 8 hours of sleep!

  1. Exercising

You have started your New Year’s resolution to get fit, participate in this year’s HBF Fun Run or even returning to Palates classes now that your kids are finally back a school.  Whatever the reason, when you start to challenge your body physically it is important to remain injury free and regular massage can help do so by reducing tension, improving your range of motion and stretching your muscles so you can remain active and help to achieve your goal.

  1. It’s been ages since your last massage

You haven’t had a massage for months, or even years.  While you might get one every day when you are relaxing in Bali, the benefits of massage are best when you receive them on a regular basis.  As a massage therapist I would recommend every 4-6 weeks for regular wellbeing and maintenance, and more regularly if you are training for a sporting event or if you are rehabilitating an injury.

Don’t put if off any longer, Belinda Hampson, our in-house Massage Therapist can assist you and through Relaxation, Remedial, Deep Tissue and Sport Massage.  Book your appointment today!