My name is Roberto Mollica, I am a qualified Remedial massage therapist and I studied at Sage Institute Elsternwick campus, Melbourne. I am a member of Massage and Myotherapy Australia and have provider numbers with the leading health funds BUPA, MEDIBANK, NIB just to name a few. So therapies can be claimed if you have private health insurance.
My passion and goal is to provide therapeutic therapy via massage to ease and/or eliminate muscular pain where possible in order for you to live more productive lives free of pain. I am a mobile therapist which means – I COME TO YOU and provide the therapy you need in the comfort of your own home. I have the choice of either a table or a massage chair for the treatment and I offer both relaxation (Swedish ) and Deep tissue (Remedial) Massage.
( Remedial therapy sessions claimable through major health funds )
Swedish massage is a type of massage to relax the entire body. This is performed by various techniques such as Effleurage or rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart, Petrissage, which incorprates kneading the muscles of the body to attain deeper massage penetration, Tapotement or Rhythmic Tapping, Frictions and vibrations.
Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension. Price: $85 / hour
Remedial / Deep tissue massage therapy
Remedial / Deep tissue massage therapy is where a deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). This includes Trigger point release, Myfascial release and stretching where required. Price: $95 / hour
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is a bodywork technique that involves the applying of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. Trigger points are active centres of muscular hyperactivity, which often cross-over with acupuncture points. You will also find that your muscular "knots" are commonly trigger points. As a recipient you actively participate through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort. The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain. You can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment.
Myofascial release is manual technique for stretching the fascia with the aim to balance the body. Fascia is located between the skin and the underlying structure of muscle and bone, it is a seamless web of connective tissue that covers and connects the muscles, organs, and skeletal structures in our body. Injuries, stress, trauma, and poor posture can cause restriction to fascia, and the goal of myofascial release is to release fascia restriction and restore its tissue.