MASSAGE

One of the immediate benefits of massage is a feeling of deep relaxation and calm. This occurs because massage prompts the release of endorphins, the brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that produce feelings of wellbeing. Levels of stress hormones, such as adrenalin, cortisol and norepinephrine, are also reduced. Studies indicate that high levels of stress hormones impair the immune system.

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Massage can help.

Massage therapy may help the body in many ways. Massage can relax muscle tissue, which may lead to decreased nerve compression, increased joint space, and range of motion. This may lead to reduced pain and improved function.
The lymph system is the body's natural defense against toxins and impurities. Massage Therapy stimulates the flow of toxic waste from the muscles, organs and tissues for improved health and digestion.
Massage Therapy is to the human body what a tune up is to a car. It helps to reduce heart rate, lowers blood pressure and strengthens immunity by boosting lymphocytes.

Some of the Benefits

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improve blood circulation
  • Reduce depression, anxiety and stress
  • Alleviate back pain
  • Restore mobility to injured muscle tissue
  • Strenghten against potential injury
  • Boost energy
  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Stimulation of the lymphatic system
  • Reduction of stress hormones
  • Increased joint mobility and flexibility
  • Improved skin tone
  • Improved recovery of soft tissue injuries
  • Heightened mental alertness

Did you know?

  • One hour massage equates to 7-8 hours of sleep on the body.
  • There are approximately 5 million touch receptors in our skin - 3,000 in a finger tip.
  • Muscles are made up of bundles from about 5 in the eyelid to about 200 in the buttock muscles.
  • Touch is the first sense to develop in humans, and may be the last to fade.
  • Experts estimate that stress is responsible for 80-90% of disease.
  • Office workers massaged regularly are more alert, perform better and are less stressed than those who aren't massaged.

Hands On

Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.

Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage Therapy.

Modern massage techniques can be traced back to the 1700s and the development of Swedish massage, the first systematic method of therapeutic massage based on physiology. Today’s Massage Therapists use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to combine traditional Swedish and modern Massage Therapy techniques with exercise and other therapies to treat their clients.

Stress

Massage therapy is a proven, non invasive way to reduce chronic stress levels in the body. Dozens of studies have shown the effectiveness of massage therapy in reducing stress and millions of people avail themselves to the services of massage therapists to treat stress. Using massage to reduce stress is natural and safe and unlike some forms of alternative therapies, massage therapy is a proven discipline within the medical community with scientific evidence supporting the use of massage for stress management. Massage therapy has proven to be extremely effective in the workplace environment.

What Is Stress?

Stress is your body’s way of responding to a physical or emotional demand.  Everyone experiences increased stress levels at one time or another.  In fact, the body’s ability to react to stressful situations and deal with threats is critical to our survival.  However, when one is under long term stress caused by ongoing situations such as work or family problems, financial concerns, etc. the body will be in a constant heighten state – a state which has harmful effects on many bodily systems including the immune system, cardiovascular system, endocrine system, reproductive system, etc.

Does massage therapy reduce stress?

The answer to this question is unequivocally yes – massage therapy does reduce stress levels. Massage releases endorphins that calm the peripheral nervous system. Massage has been identified as a valid medical method to reduce stress and pain. It is also safe to say, massage can reduce anxiety in the depressed, anorexic, and can reduce anxiety in the workplace. There are endless possibilities.

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In Your Own Personal Space

Have Massage Therapy come to you in the comfort of your own home or office. Remove the stress factor of having to compete against traffic straight after a relaxing massage.

Massage Therapy is meant to be relaxing and what better place to relax than in your own environment?

Contact Marley and book a massage at a time convenient at your home or office.

 

Current Pricing Plans

For enquiries or quotes on travel surcharges or corporate pricing,
please don't hesitate to contact me

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$80 Per hourRelaxation or Deep Tissue Massage

within 20km radius of Eltham
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If you are interested in pricing and Corporate scheduels for your workplace, please feel free to Contact Marley Jorgensen by email or telephone.

 

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Swedish Massage
(Relaxation Massage)

The Swedish relaxation massage techniques vary from light to vigorous. Swedish relaxation massage uses five styles of strokes. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber or with the fibers) and vibration/shaking. Swedish relaxation massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.

Swedish massage is also commonly referred to as "classic or relaxation massage"

Clinical studies [ref.1 ref.2] report that Swedish Massage can effectively reduce low back pain and the effectiveness can last for as long as 15 weeks. One study reported that Swedish Massage caused reduction in salivary cortisol indicating its role in management of stress and improvement in mood.

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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage. It is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles. It is used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.

Sports Massage

Sports massage uses techniques that are similar to Swedish and deep tissue, but are specially adapted to deal with the effects of athletic performance on the body and the needs of athletes regarding training, performing, and recovery from injury.

Neuromuscular massage is a form of deep massage that is applied to individual muscles. It is used primarily to release trigger points (intense knots of muscle tension that refer pain to other parts of the body), and also to increase blood flow. It is often used to reduce pain. Trigger point massage and myotherapy are similar forms.

 

Corporate Massage

Introducing massage as part of staff wellness programs is a smart way for employers to balance health with working life - and there are benefits for both employee as well as employer. “Employers" see increased productivity when they offer massage in the workplace to relieve muscle tension, lower stress and anxiety, alleviate pain and stiffness and reduce inflammation in joint and soft tissue.

A 1996 study evaluated the effectiveness of an on-site chair massage therapy program in reducing anxiety levels of employees. Significant reductions in anxiety levels were found for the massage group.

Study ref: Gwen E. Jones, Karen R. Shulman (Jan, 1996). The Effectiveness of Massage Therapy Intervention on Reducing Anxiety in the Workplace The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Vol. 32, No. 2, 160-173 (1996).

For Corporate massage information and scehduals for your workplace, please feel free to contact me.

Now & Zen Mobile Massage - Relax

Meet Marley

Trained in Swedish Massage, Certificate IV in Massage Therapy and a Diploma in Health Sciences

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Roger Garfield

Marley Jorgensen

Owner, Operator

Hi, Marley Jorgensen here.
I guess now that you are on my about me page, you are thinking about booking me in for a massage......Great!

Born and bred in The Yarra Valley of Victoria, I have always been passionate about the outdoors focusing on health, fitness and wellbeing. 

What you can expect is a tailored massage that will focus on any problem areas that you've got, ensure you are relaxed and certain in the knowledge that you are in good hands.

I'm trained in Swedish Massage with a Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice with the Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy (MIMT), I  also have a Diploma in Health Sciences from La Trobe University and am about to start Myotherapy with The Southern School Of Natural Therapies. I am registered with AAMT and have personal and public liability insurance.
The reason mobile massage appeals to me most is that I feel it is important for clients to come away from a massage totally relaxed and able to be comfortable and at ease immediately without having to travel back home through busy traffic. Instead I leave them in a blissful state of rest.
I absolutely love leaving a clients home knowing that they feel significantly better than when I first arrived, with a vastly improved sense of physical and emotional wellbeing. I enjoy the fact that I can bring the benefits of therapeutic massage to you with the care and convenience that a busy life demands. 

I specialize in soft and deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofacial release, sports and corporate massage and can tailor a massage that features a bit of everything or purely focuses on one modality.

*My services are strictly non-sexual" 

Common Questions

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Am I qualified?

YES - I am trained in Swedish Massage and I hold a Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice from the Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy (MIMT), I  also have a Diploma in Health Sciences from La Trobe University and I am about to start Myotherapy at The Southern School Of Natural Therapies.
I am registered with AAMT (The Australian Association of Massage Therapists Limited)

Do I need to supply anything?

YES - An environment you feel relaxed in.

Do you accomodate regular bookings?

YES - Where possible and convenient.

What areas and distances do you accomodate?

Within a 20km radius of Yarraville & within a 20km radius of Yarra Glen.
A surcharge may apply outside of these areas.

Please feel free to Contact me for a quote on surcharges, I'm reasonable.

What is the min/max session I can book for a massage?

A minimum of 1 hour and a maximum of 2 hours per session is available.

Can you prescribe medication?

NO - I cannot prescribe medication but I am happy to recommend theraputic oils, refer you to a Natural Therapist , GP or Physiotherapist.


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