Alternative Fitness Bendigo

When you dance to the rhythms of your life, you are truly alive in all ways.

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We do not stop exercising because we grow old,
we grow old because we stop exercising!
Dr K Cooper
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Massage

Karin has been operating a caring, holistic massage clinic to improve health and well-being for over 25 years.

Relieving stress through massageWhat is massage technique?
Massage is the practice of influencing soft tissue by physical, functional, and in some cases psychological purposes and goals by accredited professionals. Massage involves acting on and inspiring the client's body with pressure (structured, unstructured, stationary, and/or moving), tension, motion, or vibration done manually or with mechanical aids. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, and/or organs. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, forearm, and feet.

There are many benefits of massage an there are many ways in which the benefits of massage can improve the quality of your life. Many people think the benefits of massage are restricted to relaxation (which in itself is hugely important!), but there are numerous other health and wellbeing benefits.

Peer-reviewed medical research has shown that the benefits of massage include: pain relief, reduced anxiety and depression, and reduced blood pressure, heart rate. The release of endorphins and serotonin can prevent fibrosis or scar tissue, increase the flow of lymph, and improve sleep.

Relief from pain due to musculoskeletal injuries and other causes is one of the other major benefits of massage. It can also relieve tension headaches. Acupressure or trigger point massage may be very beneficial in relieving back pain.

Massage has been shown to reduce subclinical depression.Using hot stones as part of the massage experience

Massage stimulates the immune system by increasing blood flow and lymph drainage. It improves circulation and relieves congestion in the tissues. It stimulates the production of blood cells and promotes lymph flow which hastens the elimination of cellular wastes. It helps clear muscles of lactic and uric acid that build up during exercise and relaxes muscle hypertonicity as well as relieves muscle tension.

Massage assists the body's natural ability to heal itself. It relaxes and tones the muscles preventing injuries, increases circulation and therefore improves the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to all body cells.

aromajarsOne of the best benefits of massage is that it makes you feels great!!!

Deep massage can separate fascial fibres, and prevent the formation of adhesions and helps reduction of inflammation and oedema in joints and soft tissue. Massage stimulates increased proprieties and kinesthetic awareness of the body.

Following are the techniques Karin uses in her massage clinic.

 

  • “When you follow your bliss you live in a constant space of joy.
    You open yourself to the abundance of the Universe.
    You’re excited to share your life with those you love and your excitement,
    your passion, your bliss becomes contagious….”
    Lisa Nichols

  • “Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being,
    while movement and methodical physical exercise saves it and preserves it.“
    Plato

  • “............ if you really and sincerely and passionately want to do something
    (and wholeheartedly, with the whole of your sincerest self) it is by doing that
    that you will be most useful, will be giving the most, will be of most individual value.”

    Anne Morrow Lindbergh

  • “The man who does things makes mistakes, but he who doesn't makes the biggest mistake of all ------- nothing."
    Benjammin Franklin

  • The 4 P’s
    PORTRAY – portray a positive image of yourself which will reflect in your lifestyle.
    PRACTISE - as you practice good habits of posture, this will carry over and unconsciously reflect in how you move through your day.
    PROTECT - the key to protecting your body from aches and pains is good posture.
    PREVENT - good posture provides you with a prevention strategy against wear and tear, for the long term health of your body.

  • “Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional and mental states.”  
    Carol Welch

Massage Fees

1/2 hr massage        $ 50.00 
1 hr massage           $ 90.00 
1 1/2 hr massage    $ 130.00 
2 hr massage          $ 170.00

Other times on application

Venue

All classes and massage appointments are held at Karin's studio and clinic in Junortoun 3551.

Contact Karin for details.
Karin's fitness studio has been operating for more than 18 years and her massage clinic for more than 30 years.

Karin specializes in ...

Deep Myofascial Massage; Trigger Point Therapy; Zen Shiatsu; Reflexology; Lymphatic Drainage; Sports Massage; Relaxation Massage; Hot Rock Massage.