Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Unwind with a Massage at Essential Body Approach; the Talented Team at Essential Body Approach Specialises in a Number of Relaxing Therapies

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Unwind with a Massage at Essential Body Approach; the Talented Team at Essential Body Approach Specialises in a Number of Relaxing Therapies

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THERE'S nothing like the feeling you get after a good massage.

Sure you feel completely relaxed, like a heavy burden has been lifted, but massage therapy is far more than skin deep.

Directors and remedial massage therapists Diana Jones and Lynne Wearing of Essential Body Approach believe massage is vital to maintaining a healthy body.

"Summer is a great time to start looking after yourself by committing to a preventative healthcare programme that begins with massage," they said.

"Massage can relax muscles, ease stress and anxiety and boost the immune system, ready for the winter onslaught."

Essential Body Approach specialises in a number of massage therapies including therapeutic and relaxation, remedial, sports and deep tissue, lymphatic drainage, pregnancy massage, infant massage and classes and thermal stone massage.

They also offer aromatherapy treatments, ear candling therapy, yoga classes and have a Vibro trainer to "Shake your way to better health".

The benefits of massage have long been known to circulate blood, de-stress and help with aches and pains, but it also works to improve the immune system by effectively stimulating lymphatic drainage. Massage also works to release neuromuscular holding patterns, reducing pain associated with chronic injury.

"This is great news for people who have ongoing headaches, back pain and sciatic pain," Lynne and Diana said. "Some clients try massage as a last resort and get relief from years of pain, but we are trying to encourage clients to make it the first."

In addition to reducing long-term aches and pains, massage can also benefit clients who are survivors of breast cancer.

"A number of our clients are breast cancer survivors, who come to us for lymphatic drainage to reduce and manage post-operative fluid retention," they said.

"This is a gentle massage technique specifically designed to encourage drainage and detoxification in the body, which is also useful where there has been long-term medication use."

Age is no factor to reaping the benefits of massage; in fact studies have shown the benefits in infant massage not only to relax the baby, but to develop a strong bond between parent and child. …

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