Hello my name is Suchada!I’ve been working in the Beauty and Massage industry in Australia since 2009. I have both a Diploma of Beauty Therapy and a Diploma of Remedial Massage.I recently moved to the Port Macquarie area from Sydney where I worked as a Remedial Massage therapist for both a 5-star hotel and one of the best remedial and sports massage clinics in Sydney.I specialise in Remedial Massage, Sports Massage, Trigger point, Deep Tissue Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Cupping therapy (silicone cupping), Aromatherapy, Swedish and Thai Remedial combination.I enjoy healthy living, fitness and long distance running. I can relate to athletes’ body maintenance requirements for many sporting events and know how effective massage is in alleviating muscle pain in general.I feel passionate about helping people feel better and live better lives. I believe the greatest gift is good health.I’m looking forward to seeing you in the clinic!If you would like to book in with Suchada, her available times are:Tuesdays 2pm-6pmFridays 8am-12:30pmSaturdays 9am-1pmYou can use our online booking gateway by clicking the button below or calling
(02) 6583 1449
People choose to visit a massage therapist for a variety of reasons. Many of our clients seek treatment because they want to improve their health and take some time out of their lives to give their mind and body a break.
Some people are experiencing a particular ailment or problem. These issues commonly range from:
Remedial Massage is a therapeutic as well as relaxation massage that will target specific areas of discomfort or concern in the body and massaged at your chosen pressure. It is considered a more traditional massage therapy, it can be as deep or as superficial as you like, so communication with the therapist about your preferred pressure is welcome.
A full body Remedial Massage will also benefit your mind and body, by de-stressing you from your day-to-day pressures. Experience the relief that relaxation massage can give you!
Body Massage has been shown to be an effective treatment for:
Pregnancy massage is used to reduce the biomechanical stressors and symptoms experienced during pregnancy, such as swelling in the legs and arms, relieve back pain, muscle and joint pain and give the pregnant mum some time to rest her changing body. Body massage while pregnant can lead to full body relaxation. Which is what you need at a time like this!
Woman can begin massage therapy at any point in the pregnancy, during the first, second and third trimester.
After Pregnancy, the joy of adapting to motherhood is exciting but can also be exhausting as the body is undergoing many changes. Post pregnancy massage can help relax you, alleviate back and neck pain, and give you that little bit of time you need for yourself.
All new clients are asked to please complete a brief history and examination form. This information will assist your therapist. After your massage therapist has reviewed your information they will discuss your information with you as well as administer professional treatment. Please let the therapist know whether you want hard or light massage. Communication is the key to having the Massage that you will enjoy!
Our clinic has a HICAPS machine available for onsite private health insurance claiming for all clients.
Unfortunately massage is currently not available under the Medicare scheme.
We accept EFTPOS, credit card, cash and private health insurance.
In a meta-analysis on the effects of massage therapy on cancer in general, cancer-associated pain was noted to be one of the most common complaints. Nine high quality studies were included in this meta-analysis. Massage therapy was noted to significantly reduce cancer pain as compared to no massage control conditions. “Our results indicate that massage is effective for the relief of cancer pain, especially for surgery-related pain.” (See here)
Research published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice showed that adults with rheumatoid arthritis felt a decrease in pain, as well as greater grip strength and range of motion in wrists and large upper joints, after receiving regular moderate-pressure massages during a 4-week period. (See here)
This study followed mothers massaging preterm infants and following them to 12 months corrected age. The researchers found that those infants who were massaged had higher cognitive scores at 12 months corrected age, consistent with earlier data published showing similarly higher mental development scores at 6 months of age for those preemies who were massaged. (See here)
Muscle injury studies have typically involved exertion-induced muscle injury (weight lifting or leg pressing) This study done on muscle injury showed that muscle soreness was significantly reduced for the massage group versus the standard treatment control group. Range of motion was also significantly increased for the massage versus the other groups. (See here)
A study comparing 52 hospitalized depressed and adjustment disorder children and adolescents with a control group that viewed relaxation videotapes, found massage therapy subjects were less depressed and anxious, and had lower saliva Cortisol levels (an indicator of less depression). (See here)
Massage therapy has been used in individuals with knee arthritis pain in at least 3 recent randomized controlled studies In this study, massage therapy and an exercise program were combined and compared to an exercise program alone. The combined exercise/massage therapy led to greater improvement than the group that received exercise alone. (See here)
Premature infants treated with daily massage therapy gain more weight and have shorter hospital stays than infants who are not massaged. A study of 40 low-birth-weight babies found that the 20 massaged babies had a 47% greater weight gain per day and stayed in the hospital an average of six days less than 20 infants who did not receive massage, resulting a cost savings of approximately $3,000 per infant. (See here)
Cocaine-exposed, preterm infants given massage three times daily for a 10 day period showed significant improvement. Results indicated that massaged infants had fewer postnatal complications and exhibited fewer stress behaviours during the 10 day period, had a 28% greater daily weight gain, and demonstrated more mature motor behaviours. (See here)
A combination of massage techniques for 52 subjects with traumatically induced spinal pain led to significant improvements in acute and chronic pain and increased muscle flexibility and tone. This study also found massage therapy to be extremely cost effective, with cost savings ranging from 15-50%. (See here)
Massage may enhance the immune system. This study shows an increase in cytotoxic capacity (increase in the number of natural killer cells) of the immune system associated with massage. “There were also significant decreases in anxiety and increases in relaxation which were significantly correlated with increases in NK cell number” (See here)
Massage has also been shown to stimulate the body’s ability to naturally control pain by stimulating the brain to produce endorphins. Fibromyalgia is an example of a condition that may be favourably affected by this effect. (See here)
Infants with GERD have significant reflux problems. In one study a massage therapist taught mothers to massage their GERD infants. By the end of the study the Cortisol levels of the massage group had significantly decreased while the Cortisol levels in the non-massage control group had increased. These researchers also observed the mother-infant feeding interactions. Both the massaging mothers and their infants had higher feeding interaction scores, with the mothers showing more sensitivity to the infants’ cues. (See here)
Lymph drainage massage has been shown to be more effective than mechanized methods or diuretic drugs to control lymphedema secondary to radical mastectomy, consequently using massage to control lymphedema would significantly lower treatment costs. (See here)
A study found that massage therapy can have a powerful effect upon psycho-emotional distress in persons suffering from chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Massage therapy was effective in reducing the frequency of episodes of pain and disability in these patients. “The authors found that patients found relief from sleep disturbance, decreased awareness of moderately severe pain and a partial relief of depression..” (See here)
A study of chronic fatigue syndrome subjects found that a group receiving massage therapy had lower depression, emotional distress, and somatic symptom scores, more hours of sleep, and lower epinephrine and cortisol levels than the control group. (See here)