For Initial visits, please allow for an extra 15 minutes to relax with a hot mineral salt foot bath, while filling out a health form and to discuss your needs for the massage. This allows your treatment session to be the full-time hands on. 

Your massage begins with my hands on your back, I ask you to come back to your breath,  while I guide you through a short meditation and visualization. Allowing you to become present, out of your head and connect with your body.

This is your time to honour your body and reconnect to you.

Services

Oncology Massage

A gentle touch, safe massage modified for those living with cancer, terminal or chronic illness.

If you or your loved one have cancer, are undergoing treatment, in recovery or in palliative care, this massage provides a moment solely focused on you. Helping to increase the quality of life and to help ease the burden and pain associated with cancer.

Oncology Massage has been proven to reduce the side effects of conventional cancer treatment and provide relief from the symptoms of the disease itself. Specifically shown to relieve pain, fatigue, nausea, anxiety and depression. Often helping to relieve neuropathy, breathlessness, insomnia and increasing range of motion.

I have completed Level 4 Oncology Massage training at The Austin Hospital, Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre in Victoria. This is the highest level for Oncology Massage within Australia.

Offering Oncology Massage from Roseville on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays.

The SAN Hospital Cancer Support Centre on Tuesdays.

The Kinghorn Cancer Centre at St Vincent's Hospital in Darlinghurst on Wednesdays.

Relaxation Massage

A deeply healing, full body massage, helping to relieve high stress levels and anxiety. Starting by coming back to the breath and reconnecting to your body, this style of massage is slow and deep with long, fluid strokes, tapping into the relaxation response of the body by activating the parasympathetic nervous system. Releasing endorphins and serotonin,  producing a calm and relaxed feeling in the mind and body, lifting your mood, strengthening your immune system and reducing blood pressure.  This is your body's place of deep healing. Leaving you feeling lighter, nurtured and connected.

Therapeutic Massage

A Therapeutic full body, holistic massage. My signature treatment, combining the benefits of relaxation massage, remedial massage, reiki and reflexology techniques. From my bag of tricks, whatever you need on that day, is what I will blend into the massage. Deeply relaxing, while also focusing on addressing areas of tightness or imbalance. Lots of time is included on your massaging your scalp, head, hands and feet. All of these areas are major bliss points as they have many acupressure points which directly influence the whole body to come back to a state of balance.

Remedial Massage

This style of massage specifically works on areas of tightness, pain or tension in the body. Helping to alleviate pain associated with your specific problem, while also restoring balance in the body. Easing back the layers slowly by working with a slow, rhythmical, deeper pressure, allowing the tissue to soften at the bodies own pace. 

In contrast to relaxation or therapeutic massage, a remedial massage is primarily focused on your areas of concern.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

Manual Lymphatic Drainage is used for the management or prevention of lymphoedma in cancer patients or for those with primary lymphodema or lipodema. MLD is a gentle massage which is used to help relieve pain and swelling or to prevent lymphoedema in cancer patients after having treatment such as radiotherapy or surgery to remove lymph nodes. Using light touch to move excess lymph and fluid out of the tissue and back into the lymphatic vessels, helping the excess fluid flow and drain towards healthy lymph nodes. Thereby helping with swelling and pain in the limb or part of the body affected.

Palliative Massage

Touch is such a powerful aide, especially for those who are in pain or with a terminal illness. Touch allows us to feel safe, worthwhile and reminds us of who we are.

Stimulating the release of endorphins, the bodies natural pain suppressors, gentle touch massage brings comfort and can help a person feel peaceful, cared for, easing isolation and loneliness.

In the words of the wonderful hospice massage pioneer, Irene Smith

"A primary reason to touch dying persons is that touch reminds those in pain and suffering of their loveliness, their beauty. In turn, I am reminded of mine."

Pregnancy Massage

A well needed, full body massage for the expectant mum, helping to connect mum and baby. This nurturing massage helps to support the body adjust to all the stages and changes of pregnancy. Offering relief to those expanding joints, aches and pains. Performed on a pregnancy table where, (depending on the postion of your baby), you can comfortably lie on your tummy into the 3rd trimester. 

Ka Huna Massage

Ka Huna massage is a deeply connected, flowing & healing massage technique, based on the teachings and practices of the ancient Hawaiian Kahunas (healers).  This style of massage focuses on rhythm and breath, using the hands, forearms and elbows in a Tai Chi style flow around the body.

Working on the spiritual, emotional, mental and physical body, a deeply healing and energizing experience.

For Women only.

Hot Stone Massage

This style of massage uses smooth, heated basalt (volcanic) stones in combination with the hands over your body in a flowing full body massage. The heat penetrates deeply into your muscles, melting away tension, leaving you with a feeling of deep relaxation, grounded by the healing earth energy of the stones.

Reflexology

A wonderfully relaxing, holistic massage for the feet. Stimulating the acupressure points with a specific focus and constant pressure, Reflexology works by directly influencing and balancing all the systems of the body. It supports the body into healing itself and returning to a state of balance. 

Especially beneficial for those with anxiety, chronic illness, ill health, or pregnancy. Helping to alleviate nausea, pain and anxiety.

Reiki Energy Healing

Reiki is a style of Energy Healing that works by strengthening the flow of energy or 'Qi' through the pathways, (meridians) of the body. When the body is in a state of imbalance with pain or disease, the energy can become stagnated or blocked. Reiki helps to clear the Qi throughout these pathways, thereby promoting balance, decreasing pain and enhancing the body's natural ability to fight illness and heal itself. 

Intuitively guided, the hands are gently placed on or hovering just over the body. Focus on the breath, meditation, visualisations,  colour breathing and chakra balancing may also be used within the treatment. 

Performed with the client fully-clothed, this is a safe and non-invasive technique. Especially beneficial for those with chronic illness, cancer, anxiety, post-surgery or for the terminally ill. Helping to reduce pain and anxiety, while inducing calm and peace.

2017 Rebecca Della-Franca Massage Therapy

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