Massage Therapies

REMEDIAL MASSAGE

½ hour - $60 / 1 hour - $90 / 1½ hours - $130

When muscles and tendons become damaged or impaired, knotted, tense, or immobile, Remedial Massage provides a healing treatment that can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow. Remedial Massage holistically treats the whole body and traces the discomfort as far as possible back to the original cause, healing both the cause of the disorder as well as the symptoms.

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SWEDISH MASSAGE

½ hour - $60 / 1 hour - $90 / 1½ hours - $130

Swedish Massage is a system of long strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, percussion, vibration and shaking motions that apply pressure between muscles and bones, rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. Swedish Massage feels good, is relaxing and invigorating.

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DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

½ hour - $60 / 1 hour - $90 / 1½ hours - $130

Deep Tissue Massage, as its name says, focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It is designed to reach the deep sections of thick muscles, specifically the individual muscle fibres. Using deep muscle compression and friction along with the grain of the muscle, the purpose of Deep Tissue Massage is to ‘unstick’ the fibres of the muscle and release both toxins and deeply held tension points.

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PREGNANCY MASSAGE

½ hour - $60 / 1 hour - $90 / 1½ hours - $130

This treatment uses the combination of Swedish and Remedial Massage techniques, to assist with the tensions and pains experienced during pregnancy. These are often caused by the extra weight and shift in the centre of gravity. There are many physical benefits to Pregnancy Massage, in addition to the nurturing and emotional support provided by the practitioner. Massage reduces peripheral swelling, soothes the nervous system, and helps to prevent insomnia, muscle cramps and back pain.

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LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE

½ hour - $60 / 1 hour - $90 / 1½ hours - $130

Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle whole body treatment that relaxes the nervous system, aids the body’s immune system and detoxes the lymphatic system. It is highly recommended for those prone to and recovering from sore throats, colds, infections, on-going tiredness, excess fluids, low immunity, swollen lymph nodes and also for the physically inactive.

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ACUPRESSURE MASSAGE

½ hour - $60 / 1 hour - $90 / 1½ hours - $130

By using deep finger pressure at certain points, practitioners can reduce tension, increase circulation, aid in the elimination of toxic wastes, and offer relief for many complaints. Acupressure deals with all aspects of a person, considering body, emotions, mind, and spirit as one, not as separate parts. The healing touch of acupressure relieves stress, thus strengthening resistance to disease and supporting a longer, healthier, and more vital life.

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REFLEXOLOGY WITH FOOT SCRUB

½ hour - $60 / 1 hour - $90 / 1½ hours - $130

Reflexology is based on the principle that congestion or tension in any part of the foot mirrors congestion or tension in a corresponding part of the body. These parts, known as reflex points, can also be found on the hands and other parts of the body, however, the most commonly treated area is the feet. Reflexology is a relaxing therapy that works on many levels, soothing, calming, balancing, and boosting the entire body.

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STARFLOWER MASSAGE

1½ hours - $150

Starflower Apothecary’s signature treatment is the ultimate relaxation massage. Beginning with hot aromatherapy compresses infused with essential oils to relax and soften tense muscle tissue, followed by a deeply relaxing massage with heated massage oils from our exclusive range of blends, including ‘Persian Rose’, ‘Moroccan Orange’, ‘Sport’, and ‘Luana’.

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HEAD & SHOULDER MASSAGE

½ hour - $60

The perfect treatment for when time is short or on your lunch break. Ease tension stored in the muscles of the head, neck and shoulders with this relaxing and nurturing treatment. Recommended for those suffering from headache, and neck or shoulder pain caused by stress or muscle strain due to long hours on a computer or other repetitive physical work.

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FOOT SCRUB & MASSAGE

½ hour - $60

Your feet carry you everywhere all day, everyday – surely now and again they deserve a little reward for all the hard work they do! This is a wonderful way to say thank you to your hardworking feet, a treatment that begins with an exfoliation with Starflower’s Foot Scrub, followed by a foot soak and nurturing massage with Starflower’s Foot Oil. Your feet will love you for treating them to this little luxury!

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