Adam has been a Personal Trainer with over 10 years of experience. He specialises in boxing training and Pilates and is currently training to be a remedial massage therapist. His passion is engaging people through group exercise and loves balancing a hard cardio boxing session with a relaxing remedial massage to follow.
Many of our clients absolutely love his Pilates X class and struggle to walk down the stairs after but they come back week after week! He trains his boxing clients with passion and lots of positive encouragement so cardio doesn’t have to be boring and monotonous.
Adam focuses on treating via trigger points in your body during his massage treatments. He believes that trigger point therapy effectively releases any tension in the muscles and helps you achieve better and faster recovery.
Got those tight knots in your neck and shoulders that you just can’t seem to get rid of? Our new massage therapist and instructor Lauren Filer is your solution!
As a qualified Sports Massage Therapist as well as Personal Trainer, she is an advocate for listening to your body and taking good care of it through a healthy balance of yoga, Pilates, aerobic exercise, strength training and massage treatments.
Over her 11 years in the Health and Fitness industry, she has taught in Greece, Spain, New Zealand and the UK. She was also a Master Trainer for Keiser Cycle UK, educating and qualifying many new instructors to share the gift of studio cycling.
Many of our team had been treated by Lauren and described her massages as “absolutely amazing”. Book in for a tension-releasing massage that will leave you feeling lighter and blissed out.
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WHAT IS REMEDIAL MASSAGE?
Massage, in general, is a type of manual therapy which involves working with the soft tissues to release muscle tension and promote relaxation. Remedial massage, in particular, is a very thorough type of massage that involves the assessment, analysis and ultimately the treatment of bodily dysfunctions, whether at the muscle, tendons or connective tissues (fascia) level. According to Healthdirect Australia, remedial massage can also stimulate the blood supply, make joints more mobile, and help to repair damaged tissues. This therapeutic form of massage uses specific mobilization techniques to restore the normal health and function of the body and eliminate stiffness. It often targets neck and back aches caused by sitting long hours in a high stress work environment and is beneficial in the treatment of chronic pains caused by postural issues and/or injuries.
This form of therapeutic massage positively affects soft tissues and improves your body’s own healing systems. It’s commonly used in the treatments of:
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Gastrointestinal symptoms
• Muscle strains and sprains
• High blood pressure
• Knee osteoarthritis
• Low back pain
CAN REMEDIAL MASSAGE HELP LOWER BACK PAIN?
The lower back is one of the main areas we treat at Melbourne Yoga and Pilates and a lot of our clients come with severe back pain due to sitting long hours at a desk. Lack of movement is only one of the causes of lower back pain which can also be triggered by factors such as sciatica, spondylolysis and herniated disk. Our remedial massage therapist will help you identify the cause of your lower back pain and choose the right treatment for your condition.
CAN REMEDIAL MASSAGE HELP WITH TENSION HEADACHES?
Headaches are often triggered by tension which accumulates around the neck, shoulders, chest and jaw areas. If you have a high stress job or spend long hours at a desk you have probably experienced a tension headache at some point - it usually feels like a tight band wrapped around your head. Remedial massage can help release the muscles around the head, neck and shoulders through trigger point therapy and passive stretch.