At Touch Point Massage Therapy we employ a range of therapeutic treatments focusing on alleviating muscle tension, stress and dysfunction in the body. We do this with remedial, sports, relaxation and deep tissue massage.
If you’re up for a straight hard, pummeling sports massage of the gluteals, ITB’s, hamstrings and calves we can help you out. Or if you’re after a soothing relaxation massage with long, sweeping massage that will send you into a relaxation bliss zone, that’s no problem either.
Treatments are tailored to assist your specific problem and we typically incorporate a range of different techniques such as MET (Muscle Energy technique), TRP (Trigger Point Therapy), MFR (myo-fascial release), muscle stripping, cross-fibre friction and deep-muscle manipulation.
Release of levator scapulae / upper trapezius muscles of neck / shoulder region
(1) To remedy a tension headache, the client lies on their back with their head supported. The therapist carefully works around the delicate and sensitive muscles of the neck and locates the muscle fibres which upon palpation will induce the pain initially experienced from the headache.
(2) Working within the client’s natural pain threshold, the therapist provides firm and constant pressure for up to 40-45 seconds. The patient will slowly experience a dulling of the pain which will taper off until the pain has fully diminished. The same massage moves may be incorporated again and again to help ease the client’s pain – however turning the client over is encouraged to reach different points of the neck.
Release of QL’s or the deep stabaliser lower back muscles
(1) The therapist instructs the client to lie in a side-lying position on the massage table. He carefully drapes towels over the client’s décolletage area while exposing lower back muscles, as well as all the four main muscles of the shoulder.
(2) The patient is laying on their side here so that the deep muscles of the lower back can relax. With direct cross fibre – thumb pressure the therapist releases the area. This is a great treatment for dealing with postural issues such as raised or rotated hip. The QL muscles serves as a strong stabilizer as it attaches from upper hip bone to the lower five spinal attachments.
Release of superficial calf muscles with deep tissue massage
This simple deep tissue move is great for runners, triathletes and people that stand a lot. As pictured here the therapist slowly works the superficial calf muscles with deliberate movement up and down the calf muscle with their elbow and / or their flat-of-fist (alternatively their palm).
A proven effective technique to release overall stress in the lower leg musclalature.