Frequently Asked Questions
Which treatment should I choose?
Choosing the best treatment can be overwhelming sometimes. If you are looking for a harder massage, deep tissue is your best option. If you're looking for pain management, Remedial massage is the one to go to. On the relaxing part of things, we have Swedish or Hot Stones Massage. Both treatments are excellent for relaxing the nervous system and forgetting life problems for a while.
If you are unsure which treatment you should book, talk to your therapist before the treatment starts. They will be able to recommend the best option for you.
What to consider when choosing a treatment?
Asking yourself a few questions before choosing can be beneficial. Questions such as: ‘Do I have pain somewhere?; Do I have any movement restrictions?; Am I stressed?; How long can I allow for the treatment?; Do I have any contraindications?; can help define what sort of treatment to get.
The answer to those questions can change every day, week, or month. Your body is not the same all the time, so your treatment shouldn't be either.
What is the difference between deep tissue and remedial massage?
Remedial massage focuses on injury/pain management, while deep tissue is more of a preventive rehabilitation. Remedial uses a combination of different techniques to promote healing of the tissue. Deep tissue profoundly relaxes the muscles to avoid injuries or pain.
Is foot reflexology a foot massage?
No, foot reflexology is not a conventional oil foot massage. It is a traditional Chinese technique based on the theory that body parts are connected to specific points on the feet. It uses pressure points to promote relaxation and pain relief.
How early can I get a pregnancy massage?
The Australian guideline for pregnancy massage is after the 1 trimester. From 12 weeks onwards, you’re free to go!
How far in the pregnancy can I get treatments?
It is safe to receive treatments until the very end of the pregnancy, as long there is safe to do so.
After giving birth, how soon can I get a Post Natal Massage? How many days after delivery is still considered Postnatal?
It can be performed as soon as the day after giving birth or after the wound has been healed after a C-section. It is considered postnatal up to the first six weeks of the newborn’s life.
What is the difference between a pregnancy massage and a regular massage?
The woman's body changes during the pregnancy. A few precautions must be taken, and the massage must adapt. The main difference is the pressure allowed around the lower back and hips. Usually, the pressure is kept light to medium as the muscles are getting tighter to provide protection for the baby. Apart from that, a few points around the body must be avoided.
How often should I get a massage?
To achieve the best results weekly is the most recommended. People generally get one every fortnight. It also depends on how your body responds to massage. You can stretch it out to 3 - 4 weeks. Although White Stone healing Centre, recommends one massage every week, as we don’t see massage as a luxury, it is essential for your optimal body function to live a pain-free life, as well as an ultimate tool for mental & emotional support.
What is the difference between lymphatic drainage and divine shape?
Divine Shape is a combination of techniques that include lymphatic drainage but is not limited to it. Lymphatic drainage focuses more on the therapeutic side of the method, it is very gentle and relaxing. In contrast, Divine Shape focuses more on the beauty side of it, using more energetic moves, which enables to move and relocate fat around the body. It stimulates the drainage of fluids in the body and the changes can be noticed right after the treatment.
How long should my treatment last?
The correct answer is: for as long as you want. We recommend at least 60min so the therapist can perform a full-body treatment. If you need to concentrate on one specific area, a longer treatment would be beneficial.
Do I get bruised when getting a Chinese Cupping Session?
Even though it is not a rule, you are likely to be bruised after a Chinese cupping session. It varies from person to person, but it is hard not having any skin coloration after a good cupping session.
Does Dry Needling hurt?
Yes, dry needling treatments can be painful. However, the level of pain depends on each person's level of tolerance.
Why does every massage therapist recommend drinking lots of water after a massage session?
Massage therapy releases toxins into the blood system. It is essential to drink water to help the body to flush out them.
What kind of clothes should I use for my massage?
Usually, it is required to be down to your underwear to receive the best treatment. It is easier to go deep into the muscles with fewer layers.
Can I exercise before or after my treatment?
There is no problem in exercising prior to or after the treatment, but it is not recommended to do strenuous exercises after a massage. After a massage, your muscles are relaxed and therefore easier to injure. We recommend having a hot magnesium bath and relaxing for the rest of your day.
Can I talk with my therapist during the massage?
Communication with your therapist is important during your treatment. You should always feel comfortable talking during your treatment at any time
Can I use my private health fund?
Yes! We have HICAPS available at the clinic. You can claim back on the spot or use the invoice to claim back with your health insurance.
Can I do massages during any medical health treatment? E.g.: cancer treatment, after surgery, etc.
Each health treatment has a different approach depending on the gravity of the situation. Most of the time, clearance from your doctor is necessary. For example, with appropriate precautions and a doctor's certificate, massage therapy can be part of supportive care for cancer patients.
Do you perform massages on minors (under 18)?
Yes, we have therapists with blue cards and qualified to perform massages in minors. If they are under 16, the parents must stay in the clinic for the whole duration of the treatment.
Can I combine different techniques in one treatment?
Yes and no. A few treatments don’t go well together because of their physiological results on the body. For example, lymphatic drainage and deep tissue do not go well together as one is focusing on the superficial layers and the other on the deeper layers of the body.