In addition to Remedial Massage, some of our therapists have completed additional training in other modalities and specialty treatments:
Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stones can be used as a specific style of massage or can be used for specific areas of the body in combination with other techniques. At Niggles & Knots we love to work the heated stones into a deep tissue or remedial treatment to relieve general superficial muscle tension, ensuring a more effective deeper muscular release with our remedial work.

The heated stones used are flat and smooth and are made from basalt.  Basalt is used as they retain heat once warmed in a water bath.  Your therapist will either place the stones in key points on the body, ie the lower back hands/feet or between the toes, or, they can be used to massage your body.  These key points are energy points designed to rebalance the body.  The benefits of using hot stones is your tight muscles respond and relax and may release more easily in response to the warmth. Relieving chronic pain, reducing stress and promoting deep relaxation.

ka huna Hawaiian Massage
Kinesiology

 

Kinesiology is a holistic therapy which promotes health and wellbeing by helping balance the bodies energies so that harmony is restored between the physical, emotional and chemical parts of ourselves.  Based on the chinese meridian system, it uses muscle testing to obtain feedback from the body in order to determine the priorities and corrections required for the body to return to a balanced state.  It can be used for anything from musculoskeletal issues to improving performance in other areas of life.

A full Kinesiology session is not a hands on treatment modality, however the results may inform your next massage treatment and lead to it being more effective. During a kinesiology session, your practitioner facilitates you to find the source of pain (be it physical or emotional) via questioning and muscle testing. Your practitioner will then facilitate a balance for you and provide you with homework to assist in overcoming the issue.

Read More about Kinesiology Here

PLEASE NOTE Kinesiology treatments must be booked a minimum of 24 hours in advance.
Any treatments booked with less notice may not be able to be honoured – Shae can offer you a remedial massage instead.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Reiki

Reiki is a form of natural healing that promotes the body’s natural healing ability and well being by channeling a universal life force energy.  For a reiki treatment you will be fully clothed and lying on a massage table in a position comfortable for you.

Your therapist then places their hands in different positions on your body that promote natural healing (over different Chakra points).  The placing of the hands usually starts with the hands on the head and then progresses down the body ending with hands placed on the soles of the feet.

The touch used is very light or can be given with the hands just above the body.

The feelings experienced by people are all very unique.  Mostly people have an overwhelming feeling of relaxation by the end of the session.  They may report that the reiki practitioners hands felt warm or cold or a feeling of pulsing energy can sometimes be felt.

Reflexology
Visionary Craniosacral Work ®

Visionary Craniosacral Work ® is a form of craniosacral therapy developed and taught by Hugh Milne of the Milne Institute. It requires extensive specialist training and as such is only offered by Ann at Niggles & Knots. It is a very gentle yet incredibly powerful bodywork modality. Read more about Visionary Craniosacral Work ® here.

Please note that health fund rebates may not apply to some treatments. The following treatments are currently not eligible for rebates:

  • Visionary Craniosacral Work
  • Reiki
  • ka huna Hawaiian massage*
  • Kinesiology*
  • Reflexology*

*Rebate unavailable where the technique is applied exclusively – your therapist may choose to use some of these techniques in a remedial massage session to achieve the desired remedial goal. In this case the session is still valid for rebate.