Couple Massage Cairns

Couple Massage Cairns

Couple massage cairns

Couple massage cairns

Welcome to Cairns Massage & and Cairns Acupuncture.  We offer a broad range of highly skilled couples massages.  There is remedial, relaxation, swedish massages for couples.  You may also like to have a warm bamboo massage or a hot stone massage as a couple.  Please phone us on 0408 054 538 to organise your couples massage today!

113 McManus Street

Whitfield Cairns Australia 4870

Please call us on 0408 054 538

Background information on Massage Techniques used during a treatment:


The word ‘friction’ is derived from the latin fricare which means to rub. It is a deep technique prticularly useful for loosening and breaking up knots, nodules and old scar tissue. Friction is used mostly near bones to move the muscle mass against the bone. It is excellent for use around joints. It is a very powerful and stimulating technique, and sensitivity is required to determine just the right amount of pressure.


What are the therapeutic effects?

Friction breaks up adhesions and nodules.

Friction breaks down fatty deposits.

It accelerates the flow of blood to the area under treatment thus raising the temperature.

Friction helps to eliminate accumulated waste products.

It loosens up stiff joints increasing circulation and releasing fribrous adhesions.

Friction helps to break down old scar tissue – it should not be used on or around recent scar tissue.

It can provide analgesia (pain relief).

Friction stimulates the nerves and improves and maintains the nutrition and the function of the nerves.


How friction is performed

Friction is performed most often with the pads of thumbs or fingers. However, pressure may be applied with the knuckles, the heel of the hand or even the elbows. It consists of small circular movements whereby the muscle is moved against the bone. Since it is a pressure movement it is necessary to stand directly over the area to be treated. The elbow may be stiffened in order to penetrate even more deeply into the tissues.


Since friction is a deep technique , it is important to prepare the area before practice with some effluerage movements. We must take care not to use too much oil, otherwise the thumbs will slip and slide around and it will be difficult to palpate any problem areas. After you have frictioned an area always make sure that you effleurage afterwards to soothe the area and drain away any toxins.


Percussion is another massage technique

The word percussion is derived from the lating percutere which means to hit. Tapotement is a stimulating, invogorating technique that involves striking the tissues with alternate hands in rapid succession in different ways. Various parts of the hands are used to perform percussion movements; the edge of the hands, the palms and the fists. The secret of tapotement lies in the flexibility of the writst, since this is where the action comes from, rather than the elbows or shoulders.


Percussion movements should only be performed over the larger muscle areas of the body such as the thighs. It is never performed over bony prominences such as the shins. As the topotement is stimulating it is used in massages where a vigourous approach is required. It is invaluable for use on athletes prior to an event. However, if relaxation is the primary aim it may not be appropriate to perform it!


What are its therapeutic effects?

It draws blood to the skin stimulating the local as well as the overall circulation very effectively.

Topotement is invigorating and stimulating.

Percussion movements cause muscle tissue to contract and therefore induce muscle tone.

It is often employed over areas such as the thighs or the buttocks to help to break down fatty deposits.

If performed lightly over the upper back, tapotement can loosen mucous in the lungs and facilitate expectoration. Care should be taken to avoid the spine.

Gentle percussion may be applied to the abdomen to improve digestion and to help alleviate constipation.




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