Welcome to Urban Healing Arts
Enhance Your Wellbeing with Massage & Sound Healing Method
Massage is one of the oldest healing modalities in the World. When we hurt ourselves we automatically rub the spot that hurts. Massage works by soothing soft tissue and encouraging relaxation. The immediate benefit is deep relaxation and calm occur because of the release of endorphins.
There are over 80 recognised forms of massage in the World, and Urban Healing Arts provides remedial or deep tissue massage, Kinesio-Taping, Traditional Thai massage, Burmese massage, manual lymphatic drainage massage (MLD), SLM Bodywork, Dorn Method, sports massage, relaxing or Swedish massage and pregnancy massage. Click here for our MENU.
Modern studies have shown that massage can be used to successfully treat a variety of disorders, including:
Some of the physical benefits of massage include:
Reduced muscle tension
Stimulation of the lymphatic system
Reduction of stress hormones
Increased joint mobility and flexibility
Improved skin tone
Speedier healing of soft tissue injuries
Heightened mental alertness
Reduced anxiety and depression.
High blood pressure
Sound Healing Method
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I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which our clinic stands, The Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, and pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
Remedial or deep tissue massage treats tense or damaged muscles, tendons and joints affected by stress, heavy or repetitive physical activity and injury. Remedial and deep tissue massage
involves intensive work on the muscles and uses techniques such myofascial release, trigger point therapy and mobilisation. It supports and speeds up the body’s own repair mechanisms.
Massage improves your circulation which aids the removal of metabolites and chemicals from the body. It also assists in reducing inflammation. The treatment can be gentle or strong. Reported benefits include relaxation, pain relief, improved
circulation which facilitates the removal of toxins, calms the nervous system and tones and relaxes muscle resulting in improved joint mobility.
Balance your Chi
Cupping (Eastern and Western)
In cupping, a flame is used to take the oxygen out of a glass cup to create a vacuum or suction effect when it is applied to the body. Cups are applied to areas where there is local pain or appears to be stasis. When the blood and lymph circulation is sluggish, waste by-products start to build up, causing stagnation in the system. Cupping moves vital energy to areas of pain and draws blood stagnation out. Round marks are sometimes left
after cupping, and these usually disappear after 3-7 days.
Cupping is good for tired aching muscles, common colds,
sacroiliac pain, general back pain, digestive problems, cellulite, scar tissues, muscular-skeletal conditions and menstrual problems. Cups are fantastic for detoxifying, tightening and toning tissue.
Enhance your Performance
Sports massage enhances recovery and helps in the prevention of injury in a number of ways. Massage increases blood flow to the muscles for as long as an hour after a massage. This extra blood flow will flush away more metabolic wastes during sporting
activity. It also increases the nutrients and oxygen being brought to the muscles, assists repairs to muscles which maybe damaged, controls inflammation and the pain associated with it.
Sports massage increases circulation, lymphatic flow and decreases oedema. It improves the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the cells and assists in the removal of inflammatory by-products. It can increase joint mobility by decreasing adhesions caused by inflammation. Sports massage enhances
preparation for sporting activities, reduces fatigue, sprains, strains and dislocations.
MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
Boost your Immune System
The Lymphatic or “Lymph” System is the garbage disposal
system of the body and is often referred to as the “second
circulatory system”. The Lymphatic System transports excess interstitial fluid out of the tissues and back to the bloodstream. Manual lymphatic drainage is a gentle, rhythmic and light massage of the skin, which stimulates the lymph nodes to open and drain. It provides a true balance and flow within the body, and is very relaxing and non-aggressive. Manual lymphatic drainage massage strengthens the immune system, reduces swelling, cramps and tension. Women who have breast surgery involving the lymph glands often benefit from this form of
massage. A typical session will involve drainage of the neck, abdomen, trunk and extremities.