Massage Hervey Bay

 

If you live in Hervey Bay and want a professional massage from a tertiary qualified and health fund accredited therapist, you have found me.

By choosing a therapist who is a member of an organisation such as the Australian Traditional Medicine Society
and has full health fund accredited recognition, you can be guaranteed of a service that delivers positive results on all levels of musculo-skeletal problems.

My treatments focus on medical remedial massage, sports massage, deep tissue massage and trigger point massage for chronic pain.

You can request a specific massage method ie: Sports massage, deep tissue massage or you can simply describe any issues you are experiencing, such as neck pain or ITB syndrome, and allow me to formulate an optimum treatment plan that will address your needs.

I specialize in massage for neck, back, shoulder and hip pain injuries and overuse syndromes
as well as manual lymph drainage massage for post – operative oedema.

For over 20 years people from all avenues of life have depended on me to keep their lives pain and stress free.
These people include elite athletes, dance professionals, celebrity actors, medical personnel, building contractors and stressed corporate workers.

The key to your pain relief is understanding the cause of your symptoms through wholistic assessment, treating related contracted muscle and fascia and increasing your awareness of what you can do to contribute to your own health and well-being.

Call today to discuss healing your body and schedule an appointment or sms your request for an appointment and I will get back to you with available times.

ph (07) 412 48088 mobile 0417 681 311

Health Fund Rebates available.

Location 14 Durham Court, Kawungan, Hervey Bay QLD 4655

WHAT IS Remedial Massage?

Remedial Massage is used for both muscular and skeletal problems as well as benefiting the circulatory and respiratory systems.
It also aids the body’s healing and repair processes, restoring structural balance and preventing a recurrence of the problem.

Not only can Remedial Massage help to heal an injury, but it is also extremely useful in preventing the injury from occurring in the first place.

This is done by using specialised massage techniques to manipulate the soft tissues of the body.

Remedial Massage can help with an enormous range of complaints and conditions, helping to prevent intrusive surgery and long term medication.

Also, in a general sense, the processes of massage are seen to relieve stress and tension and so contribute towards a better quality of life.

Reducing stress and tension can also promote a better quality of sleep as good sleep is hugely important in the healing process.

A typical treatment will consist of a consultation and examination from which I can determine the origin and extent of your injury or problem. From there, the massage session usually takes around 45 minutes depending on the nature of the problem and how much treatment your body is comfortable handling at one time.

This will usually be followed by a series or movements or manipulations to help stretch your muscles and return them to full health.
We may also discuss simple changes you could make to improve your diet, sleep and posture, as well as activities to try help you get better, and prevent any further problems in the future. In some cases, this can reduce recovery time substantially.

There are many things that Remedial and Sports massage can treat and each person will likely have a different recovery time.
When you first come in for treatment we will discuss the likely time span of your treatment plan and continually re-evaluate as the treatment progresses.

Importantly, your recovery time can be reduced by following simple lifestyle advice and by us working together to provide
your body with the best environment for recovery outside of the treatment room.

This is an extremely important part of the process as the treatment itself provides the basis for recovery, however the recovery itself will occur between appointments.

WHAT CAN REMEDIAL MASSAGE TREAT?
• Sports injuries
• Stress
• Fibrositis
• Muscular tension
• Ligament Tears
• Sprains
• Muscle Strains
• Headaches
• Tennis elbow
• Back pain
• Disc problems
• Hip pain
• Knee Pain
• Hand, fingers and wrist
• Sciatic pain
• Arthritic pain
• Achilles problems
• Heel pain
• Jaw pain
• Neck pain
• Frozen shoulder
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
• Collapsed arches
• Circulation problems
• Constipation
• Whiplash injuries
• Post-stroke
• Arthritis
• Paralysis
• Plus much more

 

About your therapist

Stephen has been a clinical therapist for over twenty years after receiving his Health Science qualifications in massage therapy in Sydney.

He has been involved in different modalities of musculo-skeletal body work during this time, and has expanded his knowledge base to encompass the many aspects of maintaining a healthy pain free body.

Advanced remedial and therapeutic techniques are used in his treatments to optimise results.

Practical experience has been gained at many high level sporting events including professional triathlons, football and swimming competitions.

Stephen treated world class athletes at the Sydney 2000 Olympics as well as many of the medical personnel involved with the games.

He has been a therapist to professional dance companies both local and touring, and the resident therapist for large scale theatre productions.

His treatments have attracted clientele from high level elite athletes to celebrities including actors and film personnel.

His work is based on a personal philosophy which combines a number of elements of health and fitness based on Eastern principles.

The result is a system of good health based on diet or macrobiotics and Chinese health principles.Eastern forms of exercise such as; Tai chi, Qigong and Yoga are incorporated into lifestyle plans for interested clients.

Other elements in his programs include Meditation, Colour therapy, Tuina or Chinese massage, Acupressure,
Shiatsu, Reflexology and Reiki based on energetics.

The Eastern principles are applied in conjunction with the standard Western principles of health science which encompass;
nutrition, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and exercise.

Stephen has also published a scientific paper on “The Benefits of Massage Therapy, physiological, psychological, wholistic and mechanical”

The paper examines in detail the many benefits of massage therapy with references to scientific studies and reports.
He has been a consultant for publications such as Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph and Brisbane Courier’s Body and Soul supplement.

Stephen has been featured in many press articles including the following;
Nature and Health magazine
Dance Australia
The Sydney Morning Herald
Body and Soul, The Sunday Telegraph , Brisbane Courier

 

Treatment Menu
Remedial techniques are used to heal and restore pain-free movement.
$65.00 per 1 hour session

Sinus massage
Uses electro stimulation to acupressure points and remedial techniques
to release pressure and promote clearing of sinuses.
$65.00 per 1 hour session

Migraine massage
Used to relieve and prevent migraine headaches. (excellent for tense necks and heads)
$65.00 per 1 hour session

Colon Massage
Used for digestive problems, (constipation, flatulence) Also to release stress from the abdomen.
$65.00 per 1 hour session

Chest Massage
Excellent for asthma and bronchitis sufferers.
$65.00 per 1 hour session

Lymphatic Drainage
Lymphatic drainage has been found to dramatically improve the following conditions;
Skin problems, insomnia, post operative oedema,
varicose veins, migraines and weight loss.
$65.00 per 1 hour session

Aromatherapy
Relax and de-stress with a massage combining the healing effects of nature’s essential oils.
$70.00 per 1 hour session

Moxibustion and /or cupping treatments
$65.00 per 1 hour session

Dry Needling sessions$65.00 per 1 hour session

Reflexology
Acupressure and reflex points are worked specifically on the feet to relax, restore and rejuvenate the body.
$65.00 per 1 hour session

Wholistic Counselling
Sessions look at the underlying causes of illness, stress and tension that manifest from incorrect lifestyle choices.

$80.00 per 1 hour session

Hot rock/stone massage
Deeply relaxing and energizing this massage uses volcanic stones in combination with the exotic oils.

$70.00 per 1 hour session
Health Fund Rebates available.

Copyright 2018© Stephen Wayne-Smith
Massage Hervey Bay 14 Durham Court, Kawungan (07)412 48088 mob 0417 681 311