Canberra City, North Canberra, Belconnen, Lyneham, ACT
As part of her complementary therapies business (LYFEvolution) Barbara offers a mobile massage therapy service in the north and north-west suburbs of Canberra. Enquiries are welcome.
Barbara holds a Certificate IV in Massage Therapy, a Level I Certificate in Thai Yoga Massage, and is a Level II Reiki (Ursui) Practitioner.
What is massage
Massage targets the skin, muscles, fascia, tendons, and ligaments of the body. It can be defined as bodywork, manual therapy, or manipulative therapy. Todaysí massage therapies are considered complementary forms of healthcare. Historically, these therapies have their roots in ancient healing practices.
ease muscular tension
improve postural balance
relax the body
calm the mind
calm the nervous system
uplift the spirit
improve our sense of wellbeing
On a physical level, muscular tension can be significantly reduced, knots eased, circulation improved, pain reduced, and balance or calm can be supported in the nervous system.
Massage can also bring about positive changes or therapeutic effects in the emotional, psychological, and spiritual bodies through the mind-body connection, the sense of touch, and by being in a serene, nurturing environment.
Types of massage
Relaxation Massage: soothing massage for deep relaxation of body, mind, and spirit, generally involving the whole body
Swedish Massage: soothing and invigorating massage for body, mind, and spirit
Deep Tissue Massage: targeting specific areas of the body for deeper techniques to bring about specific therapeutic effect, such as easing muscular tension in neck and shoulders, easing mid thoracic pain, easing lower back pain, myofascial spreading, and postural improvement
Thai Yoga Massage: a gentle and extremely relaxing massage that melds TCM principles with Thai massage and Yoga stretches (stretching is done to you by the practitioner while the muscles are relaxed)
Reiki Therapy: an ancient Japanese healing art based on the principles of channeling universal energy to bring about a sense of deep relaxation and wellbeing (the practitioner gently lays their hands on the client at different positions while the client lays supine)
Combination Massage Therapy: any of the above combined (time permitting)