Call 0439 798 098 to book an appointment.

  • Text 0439 798 098
  • Brunswick road, Brunswick, Vic, 3056

Massage Modalities

Face lifting massage or intraoral massage or internal mouth massage or buccal massage (bucca means “cheek” in Latin) – these are the names for relatively new technique developed to restore muscular facial tone. It is partly performed from inside the mouth to get better access to facial muscles (therapist wears sanitized gloves for that part). 

Face massage is based on pressure points techniques, gliding movements and is performed when the client is lying down facing up. 

There are many therapists and schools around the world have developed their own techniques for Buccal Massage, such as Joelle Ciocco (France), Yakov Gershkovich (Israel) and many others. I have travelled to Europe and Asia to learn some of them and have combined the best for the benefits of my clients.

My facial massage treatment is 1 hour long and includes the following four elements:

  • myofascial tension release of neck and shoulders;
  • sculptural facial massage;
  • intraoral facial massage;
  • soothing mask and head massage or feet massage.

If you purchase 5 prepaid sessions or more, I will share facial self-massage strokes for home care during each of the appointments. 

How it works

The face is a complex mass of sinew and muscles, hidden beneath the skin. With time our facial muscles get lazy. Gravitation, sun, sugar, bad habits, stress, lack of rest and selfcare – everything that we experience every day – influence and pull down our muscles so they become sagged. Our other muscles do the opposite – they tense too much and might create for us certain face expressions which we do not always mean to have.

Aging is inevitable, although people try to endure it with plastic surgeries and cosmetic injections. Facial massage is noninvasive, healthier, cheaper alternative way to restore facial contour and restrain wrinkles with less side effects. Face lifting massage relaxes the tensed muscles and facilitates lazy muscles so the face looks “lifted”. 

Stimulating the face muscles with regular massage helps to bring oxygen to that area, which is a natural form of anti aging skin care in itself.

Facial massage benefits

  • relaxes tight muscles (prevent the formation of wrinkles);
  • relieves the tension of the face;
  • activates blood circulation which helps the skin to be more flexible and look younger (healthy glow);
  • stimulates the lymph nodes (reduce swelling).
  • the face is less likely to fall into deep wrinkles or show signs of physical and/or emotional stress.

Remedial massage treatment is designed with emphasis on working out chronic underlying muscle tension – the adhesions or “knots” and muscle restrictions in the muscle tissue. Remedial massage is not relaxing. This deep tissue work can be uncomfortable so communication and providing your feedback is very important. Treatment can be provided in seated or lying position, on your back, on your belly or in sidelying position. 

Initial Remedial Massage appointment is 1 hour 10 minutes, in order to allocate thorough assessment, which includes questioning, palpation and testing. Follow up appointments might also include assessment if necessary.

Remedial Massage includes the following techniques and elements:

  • postural assessment and palpation;
  • myofascial trigger point release;
  • myofascial tension techniques;
  • vacuum cupping;
  • taping;
  • muscle energy technique;
  • stretching and strengthening exercises recommendation for home care.

Private insurance rebates available for remedial massage for the following health funds and health insurance brands:

  • Australian Regional Health Group (ARHG):
    • ACA Health Benefits Fund
    • APIA Health Insurance (NIB)
    • Cessnock & District Health Benefits Fund
    • CUA Health (Credicare Health Fund)
    • Defence Health
    • GHMBA Health Insurance (inc. Budget Direct, Frank Health)
    • HBF (inc. GMF Health)
    • Health Care Insurance
    • Health Partners
    • Health.com.au
    • Health Insurance Fund of WA (HIF)
    • Latrobe Health Services
    • Mildura Health Fund
    • myOwn Health
    • Navy Health
    • Nurses & Midwives Health
    • Onemedifund
    • Peoplecare Health 
    • Phoenix Health Fund
    • Police Health (inc. Emergency Services Health)
    • Qantas Health Insurance
    • Queensland Country Health Fund (Inc Territory Health)
    • Railway & Transport Health Fund
    • RBHS (Reserve Bank Health Society)
    • St Lukes Health
    • Teachers Federation Health (Inc. Uni Health)
    • Teachers Union Health (TUH)
    • Transport Health
    • Westfund
  • Australian Unity
  • AHM (Australian Health Management)
  • BUPA
  • CBHS Corporate Health
  • Doctors Health Fund
  • GU Health
  • HBF
  • HCF
  • MBP (Medibank Private)
  • NIB (AAMI & Suncorp)

The seated massage is done with no oil, on top of clothes, on special massage chair if office space allows (Seated massage) or on normal office chair directly at the working desk (Roaming clinic massage). 

Length of Seated Corporate Massage per person can be from 5 to 15 minutes which means that within one hour 4 to 10 people can receive massage.

I have been doing seated massage for over three years now and have all the necessary equipment,  qualifications and insurance.

I’ve massaged staff in the offices of well-known organisations, in child and aged care environments and open for new business opportunities. Seated massage is great for aged care facilities: since there is no oil used for massage, the risks of oil spills and falls are eliminated.

If you are business owner, boss, team leader or wellbeing coordinator and you would like to:

🔷 reward your staff for good work,

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🔷 improve the environment within a team,⠀

🔷 increase staff loyalty,⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

🔷 plan a team building event,

🔷 create a healthy place for healthy people,⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

↪️ get in touch with me to bring seated massage to your organisation.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

If you are an employee and would like massage to come to your workplace, ↪️ forward this information to your management.

Relaxation massage (or Swedish massage) is a beautiful tool to achieve mindfulness.

Mindfulness is a state of mind achieved by focusing awareness on the present. It simply means to be here and now, at this current moment when past has gone and future hasn’t arrived.

Mindfulness brings us relieve from stress and anxiety, helps with self control and emotions regulation, enhances focus and attention and brings inner peace.

Relaxation massage involves smooth, gliding strokes to help you relax.

Benefits of relaxaion massage (that can last for several days after your treatment):

  • improvements to stress-related symptoms;

  • gentle boost to the immune system if you have treatments regularly;

  • improvements to the quality of sleep;

  • slowing heart rate;
  • increasing blood circulation;

  • stimulates the body’s lymphatic system, which carries away waste products;

  • improvements to skin tone and appearance;

  • reduction in muscle tension;

  • stimulation of endorphins, which create a sense of well-being and the body’s natural painkillers;

  • lowering blood pressure ;

  • improvements to more regular bowel movements;

In a relaxation massage, the therapist won’t push your limits in order to get the muscle to release. In a relaxation massage, there is less emphasis on working out chronic underlying muscle tension – the adhesions or “knots” and muscle restrictions in the muscle tissue. That’s because deep tissue work can be uncomfortable, and during a relaxation massage you just want to drift away and feel good. You might even fall asleep!

It’s a good choice for someone who is getting a massage for the first time, or someone who just wants to bring their stress level down. Relaxation massage is also good for someone who get massage as a special treat once a year.

My relaxation massage includes elements of Lomi Lomi, Indian Head Massage and Thai Foot Massage.

Throughout massage treatments, I use elements of Lomi Lomi technique.

Lomi Lomi is an indigenous Hawaiian healing practice which includes massage. ‘Lomi Lomi’ means ‘to rub or to knead’ in the Hawaiian (Polynesian) language and it is a beautiful form of body work which is energetically vibrant yet deeply relaxing. Lomi Lomi is also known as “loving hands”.

It is a unique full body oil based massage in which the practitioner uses hands and forearms in long fluid strokes of varying intensity and rhythm up, down and around the body. The massage has a unique flowing style, which is deep tissue in nature, working to nurture the body as well as to release tension and relieve strain. ‘Lomi Lomi’ also balances the mind emotionally thereby providing a safe space for you to empower yourself to deal effectively with life’s challenges.

Music is played during the massage and the practitioner may dance around the table using hula or tai chi style movements. This helps them to attune to the natural rhythms of your body and it also helps the practitioner to harmonise the rhythms that occur between a person’s body, mind and soul.

The massage works by stimulating the natural flow of energy within the body in order to bring about changes in the physical, emotional and spiritual areas. Stress and tension is released so that energy can flow freely once more. It is also deeply relaxing and rejuvenating. Lomi Lomi is good for:

  • Detoxification and waste removal;

  • Improving the immune system;

  • Stimulating lymphatic, circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems;

  • Releasing muscle tension;

  • Bring a sense of peace, harmony and well being;

  • Improving flexibility;

  • Improving muscle tone.

It is excellent for people with conditions such as:

  • stress;

  • depression;

  • exhaustion;

  • confusion;

  • grief or loss;

  • physical discomfort or injuries.

Clients are encouraged to focus on their breath during the massage. Inhaling allows you to draw fresh energy and inspiration into yourself and exhaling allows you to expel tension and negative thoughts.

The Indian head massage is based on the ancient Ayurvedic form of healing that dates back almost 4000 years. It can be used for physical harmony, for healing, for vitality and for relaxation.

The therapeutic benefits of the Indian head massage are comprehensive:

  • relief from pain and stiffness in the muscles of the face, neck, upper back and shoulders;
  • carrying out waste material and eliminated toxins by stimulated circulation;
  • increased mobility and stretching of the neck and shoulders joints;
  • stimulated lymph drainage in the face;
  • relief from tension and hangover headaches, eye strain;
  • rebalanced energy flow, giving sense of tranquility, calmness and positive well-being;
  • reduction of depression, anxiety, and other stress-related issues;
  • better memory and higher levels of creativity, clarity and concentration;
  • sound, restful sleep that leaves person refreshed;
  • deeper, calmer respiratory system;
  • stronger immune system;
  • stimulated scalp, encouraged strength and growth of hair;
  • relieve sinusitis, ease headaches and migraine;
  • balanced chakras.

Indian head massage is based on pressure points techniques, gliding, rubbing and kneading movements and performed in seated and lying positions with oil or no oil.

I apply Indian Head Massage technique at the end of Facial Buccal treatment while you are resting with soothing mask on your face or as part of relaxation massage by demand.

Reiki is Japanese form of alternative medicine called energy healing. It is translated from Japanese as ‘universal life energy’, where ‘rei’ is universal and ‘kei’ is energy.

What is reiki?

The Oxford English Dictionary defines Reiki as “A healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being”.  (Australian Reiki Connection website)     

Benefits of reiki:

  • an effective way to bring mind, body and spirit to balance as it works on the physical, spiritual and emotional levels;
  • increases body ability to heal;
  • compliments other medical treatments (but doesn’t substitute them);
  • promotes relaxation and reduces stress;
  • can do no harm, cannot be used for harmful purpose;
 What isn’t reiki?
  • reiki isn’t a substitute for medical treatment;
  • reiki doesn’t relieve your responsibility to look after your health and to make adjustments to your lifestyle, habits, diet, home and work environment, if necessary.

What you will feel?

  • you may experience feeling of heat, tingling, pulsation;
  • you may feel relaxed  and/or emotional.

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