Benefits of Massage

At Eclipse Therapies, our massage therapists employ therapeutic massage to improve circulation, increase lymphatic flow, address specific muscle soreness and assist you to maintain well being. Therapeutic massage also makes you feel great, as a result of the release of natural endorphins and the reduction in cortisone levels (the stress hormone).

In addition to massage for general health and wellbeing, Eclipse’s massage therapists treat chronic back pain and other musculoskeletal pain, including pain caused by arthritis and pregnancy, headaches, sports injuries and insomnia.

Eclipse Therapies massage therapists have been trained at well recognised massage colleges around Melbourne.


Massage is a natural therapy of pressure and manipulation of the body’s muscular system. Massage can be used in the rehabilitation of many injuries or illnesses, or simply as a way of improving your general fitness and health. Eclipse Massage therapy can benefit almost everybody. A massage can:

  • improve blood circulation
  • clear waste products from the body
  • relieve cramps, spasms or pain
  • aid recovery from injury by stretching and lengthening muscles
  • reduce anxiety and stress
  • promote relaxation
  • enhance general well-being

Eclipse massage therapists are experienced in deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point sports and remedial massage, as well as relaxation massage.

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What is Massage Therapy

Massage is defined as the scientific and methodical movement of soft tissue, performed manually (by the hands, fingers, thumbs, knuckles, forearms, and elbows) for a therapeutic effect on the muscular, nervous, and immune systems and on whole body circulation.

Therapy is a series of methods performed to achieve or increase health or wellness.

Massage therapy is a genuine alternative to conventional drugs. It is a powerful method for health maintenance and relaxation, one that can be used correctively for a diverse range of musculo-skeletal problems. It is a direct and effective therapy that facilitates blood and lymph return mobilising restricted muscle and connective tissue as well as stimulating vital energy and nerve endings to harmonise and balance the mind and body.

Massage therapy is an ancient healing art that has been around for thousands of years. Over the last couple of decades massage has had a revival and will continue to grow as more people discover the amazing mental and physical benefits of massage therapy.

Benefits of Massage

  • reduces heart rate, blood pressure (Slow Stroke Back Massage) reduces anxiety, tension, pain & depression
  • reduces stress
  • reduces edema
  • boosts immune system
  • improves blood & lymph circulation
  • improves quality of sleep
  • promotes muscle relaxation
  • creates body awareness
  • stimulates vital energy
  • relieves local pain
  • relieves muscle spasm
  • decreases blood lactate
  • rehabilitates and treats injuries
  • increases joint flexibility
  • speeds up healing
  • reduces scar tissue
  • reduces delayment of muscle soreness

Types of Massage

Remedial Massage
Corrective manual movement of specific soft tissues, using a combination of techniques for the treatment of musculo-skeletal problems.

Sports Massage
A deep tissue massage that may or may not be geared towards sports performance.

Relaxation Massage
A softer, flowing style of massage that focuses on the superficial layers of muscle, used in conjunction with progressive relaxation techniques to achieve a meditative state of relaxation.

Who needs it?

Everyone can benefit from a massage. Perhaps you have developed an ache in your neck or back, maybe you’re mind needs to unwind after a long day at work, or you have a specific injury that needs attention. Massage is a powerful alternative therapy.

You can have a combination of massage techniques to suit your particular needs.