At McLaren Vale Retreat we do our best to tailor your massage experience to your needs. It doesn’t matter if you are a mother that has been chasing after children all week and just needs some ‘me’ time to relax, or if you have been doing hard physical work and need all the knots and tension removed from your muscles. We can find out your concerns every time you come and give you the best treatment. Our signature styles are influenced by training at the Chetawan School at the Wat Po temple in Thailand. One of the world’s very best Thai massage schools and one of Thailand’s oldest medical schools.
Thai combination massage brings together East and West and also combines the benefits of a deeper massage to resolve muscle knots and pains while still giving a wonderful feeling of peacefulness and the benefits of a relaxation massage. It can include aromatherapy oils if preferred. Thai massage is one of the popular types of massage because of the completeness of the benefits. This is our signature style of massage.
Relaxation massage helps you to step outside of the pressures of day to day life while still easing the aches and pains that get bound-up in your muscles. The tension in the muscles can make you feel more tired and stressed. Our customers often ask for a longer relaxation massage because of the peacefulness it brings, especially if combined with the use of aromatherapy essential oils (see Aromatherapy massage). Of course, if you have come to McLaren Vale for a getaway, then this is also a great massage for you. We also do couples massage, so you and your partner can escape the worries of the world together.
Aromatherapy is similar to relaxation massage, but it incorporates the use of essential oils. The well-being properties of essential oils combined with massage enhance the results of your massage. Western studies in medical science continue to show the benefits of both massage and of essential oils when the right oils are used for the right outcome. We ask you what you would like to achieve from your massage and then match the right essential oils (or combination) to give you that outcome. Essential oils are not only good for things like relaxation or promoting focus and clear-thinking but can also be very effective in helping to remove the deep knots in muscles. When the knots and tension in muscles has been ignored for a long time, it may take several aromatherapy and/or deep tissue massages to resolve the problems. What we can guarantee, however, is that you will feel the benefits from every session and the come away with a holistic feeling of well-being in both mind and body.
If you have tiredness and painful muscles resulting from deep knots and muscular tension, then this is the massage for you. The deep pressure and focus on the problem areas (often neck, shoulders and back) will reduce muscle soreness muscle stress. In this type of massage, then we apply deep pressure (often using thumbs and elbows) and focused, concentrated slow strokes to break up the knots, and break down the tension between connective tissues and muscles. Customers notice the difference at every session and achieve a deep sense of wellness and a reduction in muscle pain resulting from knots and tension.
As can be seen from the ancient medical drawings from the Wat Po Temple, Thai massage has a long and rich history in alternative healing therapies. Thai massage is holistic in its approach and can relax as well as promote wellness and improve energy flow throughout the body. In particular, this form of massage helps you to regain a sense of “balance” through the pressure applied to the body’s meridians (energy flow lines). The massage is combined with stretches and deep work on knots in the muscles. This traditional form of massage is very good at improving circulation.
Please tell us about any health concerns, issues or continuing physical problems you may have. It is not possible to provide massage to anyone that has recently undergone surgery or other forms of medical treatment without written consent and appropriate advice from your relevant medical practitioner. This may include temporary conditions, pregnancy or other chronic medical conditions. It is your responsibility to provide us with any such information.
Massage Therapist / Proprietor
At McLaren Vale Retreat we are focused on providing our customers the highest quality experience in their massage, no matter which style of massage they choose. We make sure that we bring together the best team of people with the right background and skills. I welcome you to visit us at McLaren Vale Retreat and experience some of our growing range of massage and wellness services.
We shouldn’t have to say this, but… McLaren Vale Retreat provides therapeutic massage services only. Any inappropriate customer requests are treated as harassment and will result in a massage being terminated immediately with no refund and the customer being reported for harassment. We respect and honour our staff and expect all customers to do the same..