Remedial Massage Cairns Bupa

Remedial Massage Cairns Bupa

113 McManus Street

Whitfield Cairns

Australia 4870

Remedial Massage Cairns Bupa

Remedial Massage Cairns Bupa

Remedial Massage Cairns Bupa

Here at Cairns Massage – We treat all sporting injuries from torn hamstrings, falls off bikes by cyclists…we use, bowen moves, dry needling as well as deep tissue and remedial massage techniques.

Rocktape may also help with your injury or ailment –

RockTape is a premium brand of kinesiology tape. First used by acupuncturists and chiropractors in Japan, today kinesiology tape is used by a wide variety of health professionals throughout the world to both prevent and treat injuries and pain.

How Does RockTape Work?

When applied correctly, RockTape’s unique elasticity causes the skin to form convolutions and wrinkle. This decompresses the tissue immediately below the skin.  It is believed that this has three main effects:

  • Fluid effect- improving blood and lymphatic flow in the taped area
  • Mechanical effect- improving the slide and glide between tissue layers
  • Neurological effect- altering the perception of pain and improving body awareness.

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The list of kinesiology tape benefits is so extensive and so varied, it has earned the nickname “magic tape.” It is no wonder that it has become one of the most widely-used therapeutic modalities in both athletic and healthcare settings.  Following are are some of the features that make it unique:

  • It is effective on its own, but can be combined with other therapeutic modalities for even greater impact
  • It is worn around the clock for several days, providing therapeutic benefits the entire time
  • It is one of the least expensive but most effective therapeutic modalities available
  • It has no side effects and few contraindications
  • Most people can learn to apply it themselves

The physical benefits of kinesiology tape include:

Pain Relief

Although it contains no medications or topical substances, kinesiology tape can effectively relieve both acute and chronic pain. Its elasticity lifts the skin slightly, which immediately reduces pressure on sensitive pain receptors under the skin. In addition, its stimulating effect on pain pathways provides a competitive stimulus that blocks pain signals going to the brain. This is especially effective for pain from “hot” injuries, where the intensity of the pain is out of proportion to the severity of the injury.

Reduced Swelling and Inflammation

Reduced pressure on the lymphatic drainage channels enhances removal of fluids and other materials that collect in an injured area. This applies not only to sports injuries, but also to post-surgical recovery and other inflammatory conditions, including lymphedema (severe swelling of the extremities.)

Accelerated Recovery from Bruises and Contusions

One of the most dramatic effects of kinesiology taping is the removal of blood that accululates under the skin due to bruising. The k-tape is applied in a fan pattern over the bruised area and the bruising is dissipated via the same lifting mechanism described above. Within a couple of days a distinct fan pattern can be seen where the tape was applied over a bruised area.

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Prevents and/or Relieves Muscle Spasms and Cramping

Enhanced circulation improves delivery of oxygen and nutrients to overused or fatigued muscles, helping to prevent or relieve spasms and cramps.

Speedier Recovery of Overused Muscles

Fatigued, overused muscles contain byproducts of exercise (such as lactic acid) that contribute to pain and stiffness and limit the ability to continue exercising. When kinesiology tape is used over these areas, enhanced removal of these byproducts allows for more rapid recovery. Combined with improved delivery of oxygen via enhanced bloodflow, this could translate into improved performance in an endurance event or more complete recovery between repetitive, high intensity events.

Supports Injured Muscles and Joints without Restricting Range of Motion

The unique elastic properties and application techniques of kinesiology tape allow it to provide support to injured muscles or joints without restricting range of  motion.

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Allows Athletes to Remain Active while Injured

This is one of the most important benefits of kinesiology taping for competitive athletes. Depending on how it is applied, kinesiology tape can prevent either overstretching or over-contraction of injured muscles. When combined with its pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties, this can allow athletes to continue training and/or competing as their injuries heal.

Enhances Strength and Muscle Tone in Weak or Poorly-Toned Muscles

Certain neurological or muscular disorders can make muscles so weak that it is almost impossible to do the exercises that are critical to improve daily functioning. Kinesiology tape not only provides support to these muscles, but it can also improve muscle activation, allowing therapeutic exercises to be carried out more effectively. One of the major uses in this category is with infants and young children with hypotonia, poor muscle tone that limits their ability to learn to sit up, crawl, etc. A simple application of kinesiology tape can improve posture and assist in mobility.

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Indian Flavoured Iced Mango Lassi

Based on a traditional Indian recipe, this drink is great with spicy food, or as a welcome cooler at any time of the day. It is lighter and fresher than cream-based drinks.


120ml or half a cup of mango juice

2-3 ice cubes

fresh mint sprigs and mango wedges, to serve

175g or three quarters of a cup of caster sugar

150ml or two thirds of a cup of water

grated rind and juice of 2 lemons

500ml or 2 generous cups of Greek yogurt.


To make the yogurt ice, put the sugar and water in a pan and heat gently, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved. Pour the syrup into a jug. Leave to cool, then chill.

Add the lemon rind and juice to the syrup and stir well. Pour the syrup into a freezer proof container and freeze again until thick enough to scoop.

To make each lassi, briefly blend the mango juice with three small scoops of the yogurt ice in a food processor or blender until just smooth. Pour into tall glasses and add ice cubes, if using. Top each drink with another scoop of the yogurt ice, decorate with mint sprigs and mango wedges and serve immediately.

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Serves 3-4


Blackberry and Champagne Crush

This sparkling blend makes a good brunch alternative. For a party, divide the blackberry puree among six glasses and top up with Champagn

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175g or 1 cup blackberries, chilled

15ml or 1 tablespoon icing sugar to taste.

30ml or 2 tablespoons brandy.

250ml or 1 cup Champagne or sparkling wine, chilled.

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Put the blackberries in a food processor and process to a puree.

Place a sieve over a bowl and press the puree through the sieve to remove the seeds, then sweeten to taste with the sugar.

Pour the brandy into two glasses. Return the blackberry puree to the food processor, add the champagne or wine and blend for 2-3 seconds. Pour into the glasses and serve immediately.


Serves 2



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