Firstly, what is it would like to get out of your visit?
- Are you after a smooth, gentle, flowing style massage that promotes general relaxation or,
- Are you after a massage therapy that focuses on chronic aches, pains, areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders?
If your answer to the question is number one then you would be looking at our Relaxation, Hot Stone or Li’Tya Kodo massage. Both our relaxation and hot stone massage are fundamentally the same in that they promote general relaxation and wellness, reducing stress, anxiety, increases your immune system and helping to stimulate your bodies lymphatic and circulatory systems. Using a sequence of rhythmic movements with a gentle-medium pressure along with our signature blend of oils to balance energies and tension within the body. However, our Hot Stone Massage uses stones to heat muscles and allow for further manipulation.
If you’re after both a relaxation and experience for mind, body and spirit our LI’TYA Kodo massage is for you. KODO, which means melody, has been inspired by traditional Aboriginal healing practices, sacred understandings and energy work from the Ya-idt’midtung (Jaitmathang) peoples of Southern NSW and N.E. Victoria. This information has been shared willingly with the founder of Li’tya, with the understandings that the information was to be regarded with respect and integrity.
KODO is based on the understandings that energy moves through and around, inside and outside of the body, flushing, re-aligning, cleansing, balancing, healing and strengthening the body. The movements incorporated in the technique are designed to facilitate this, establishing a state of healing based on the person’s particular needs. It’s a gentle, profound and healing technique, suitable to all ages as it is self-adjusting and connects to the individuals and the earths rhythm and energy.
The introductions are carried out with intention and respect by the therapist, oils chosen through “Wulima Yulu” an intuitive process where we ask your body to choose the most appropriate oil for your massage, followed by a smoking ritual which helps the person and the therapist come fully to the present moment, clear and ground the energies.
Some benefits of the KODO, while you are in the sacred space which you and the therapist have created, are that the body, mind, emotions and spirit have opportunities to release tensions, stress, toxins, to realign to the body’s natural rhythm, connect to Mother Earth and to calm the mind and emotions. People regularly say after their KODO, that they feel lighter, calmer and more settled, they often can’t identify what changed but they have an overwhelming sense of peace and relaxation.
If you choose number two, then there’s another question we need you to answer…
Are your in need of some muscular relief, recovering from an injury or are your muscles in need of a detoxification?
For muscular relief our Signature Deep Tissue Massage is your match. Using similar rhythmic movements to our relaxation massage but with a firmer pressure as it helps hit your deeper muscles. It can be uncomfortable but it’s often described as “good pain”. Although it’s just as, if not more relaxing than our relaxation massage, you can feel some aches the day after (remember, they’re the good aches). This massage is great for athletes or anyone wanting to recover from a lot of exercise.
Our Remedial massage is a targeted massage for particular areas of your body. It doesn’t necessarily involve firm pressure, especially if you are recovering from an injury. Our remedial masseuses are trained to know more about underlying tissues and how they interact with each other to help spot more significant problems and advise clients of further treatment if necessary. If you are recovering from an injury, our deep tissue massage will certainly help, however the benefits won’t be as targeted as our remedial massage. That’s because remedial massages focus more on the finer structure of your joints, ligaments and muscles.
To detoxify you can consider either our Signature Steam Infusion which uses a combination of massage, steam and mineral rich body mud to eliminate muscular tensions, pain and stress. The mineral rich mud we use in this treatment contains Pepper berry and Peat and with steam it works to stimulate circulation and assist in repairing and relaxing sore muscles and helps to detoxify the body. Or, our Signature Manual Lymph Drainage which helps to soothe the body and strengthen the immune system. Using the Detox oil by Li’tya and movements to stimulate the lymph system it will help fight infections and rid the body of fluid retention and congestion. This treatment is a great treatment post sports injury or surgery.
Here’s a little decision helper to help you decide your perfect massage treatment!