Hey my name is Rachael and I'm the newest Myotherapist here at Simple Wellness.
I have a background in Beauty as well as Remedial Massage, therefore I tend to be very versatile in what I can offer you in terms of pressure and type of massage during my treatments.
I have always strived to give my clients my personal best and want to help in any way I can to be able to get back to everyday activities pain free.
I am known for being very smiley and friendly to others, and my terrible use of dad jokes in the company of clients who share the same kind of humour.
I come from a big Mauritian/Rodriguan family and so I love hearing about those old family stories as they tend to be the best memories.
I am an animal lover of mostly dogs, with my beautiful boy Jack Russell being 16 years old this year.
I definitely have a more of a hands on approach to Myotherapy, I use massage techniques most of the time because this seems to benefit my clients, and for the other times I can use needling and cupping if it's what's needed at the time. I will always check in with whatever it is I do; whether it be about the pressure, if you were wanting or not wanting me to use any other modalities, or just being that hands on. I will do whatever works best for you and your pain. I can be light or quite firm in my pressure, but it's not always true of “no pain no gain” meaning for those that go above their pain threshold. Sometimes a moderate amount is just enough to make that difference. Massage should always be in your comfort zone where it can be felt, but not to an extreme like over 8-9/10.
My favourite regions to treat are the neck, shoulders, and back pain.
You would be surprised how common these really are.
But let me give a little information as to why these are so common:
Neck and shoulder pain together come mostly (but not all) from those who are doing desk work, gamers, and any type activity that leads to a hunched over posture.
But why does it hurt? Well when you are in a hunched over position your back is exposed with muscles over stretching to the point where your body is saying ‘ow’ to try and protect itself.
Then the front of the body is doing the opposite with muscles being shortened and ‘tight’. So when this happens regularly your body starts to remember this position as its new ‘normal’, so when you straighten your back up it hurts to do so.
Long held positions play a big part in being the cause of pain and it is important to take those regular breaks, and follow the advice your Myotherapist or Remedial therapist has given you, including using those exercises and stretches they've given to help reduce, and revert this.
Back pain can be caused by several reasons: not lifting heavy things correctly at work, gardening, moving house, or even gaming. Maintaining an uneven position for a long time, like mentioned above, can cause back pain/hip pain.
It may be caused by the muscles just in your back, but often there is involvement from your glutes or even your hips.
You may feel it in your upper back/ middle back, just above your glutes, at your glutes, or at your spine.
As your Myotherapists and Remedial Therapists it is our job to help you with your pain and to help find out why its happening so that we can help with your symptoms and also help with the cause.
You'll find me in the clinic on Mondays and Tuesdays from 12.30-7, and every second Thursday from 12.30-7.
Bookings with me are easy - call us on 03 8204 0970 or book a time online!
Can't wait to meet you and begin helping you unravel your pain and feel better.
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