Hi, I’m Karen!
I am committed to holistic wellness and and offer a range of natural wellness solutions through my business ‘Breathing Space’.
Welcome to the beginning of your healing journey.
An escape from your everyday world. You can rest assured knowing you are in expert hands. It’s your time to relax so expect a calm, stress-free experience, every time. I will listen to you and tailor your massage to your needs.
The Queensland Department of Health has today updated its Directive to include “qualified massage therapist” as exempt from the restrictions. This means that qualified remedial massage therapists can now get back to work! So, that includes me and I am once again taking bookings for remedial massage! If you need a massage just give me a call on 4728 3328.
Health fund rebates are available with on-the-spot claiming through HICAPS, which now supports 98% of all Health Funds.
- Types of Massages and Prices
- Gift Vouchers, Cancellations and Health Funds
- What to Expect
- Tips for getting the most out of your massage
- Request a booking
Types of Massages and Prices
Remedial, Relaxation and Pregnancy.
30 mins – $60
45 mins – $70
60 mins – $85
90 mins – $125
A sincere and beautiful gift for friends and family for health and happiness. They will appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Please give me 24 hours notice if you wish to cancel or reschedule your booking. Please also try and book your appointment 2 weeks in advance to ensure you get a session. If however you need to see me urgently always contact me as I have a cancellation list and will always do my best to schedule in a session for you.
Health Fund Accreditations
Massage is covered by all major health funds.
Create your own wellness package!
Making good health choices while juggling work, family and personal responsibilities can be a huge challenge. Do you want to get more out of your life and career, by improving your health, energy and productivity levels? Take some well deserved time out for yourself and nurture your body into a state of wellbeing.
Need a commitment to your health? Consider a wellness package.
Combine a number of treatments and customize your own package with a choice of:
- Salt Therapy session/s
- Kinesiology balance
- Massage – Relaxation/remedial
- Bush Flower essence mini balance
Get the most out of your time with us
Do you have a few concerns?
We can work around your schedule to ensure that you get the most out of your time with us. Combine your massage session with any of our other services on offer . Try Kinesiology, Salt Therapy or a Bush Flower Essence Balance. Click here to request a massage booking.
What to Expect
- Meet and greet
Once you arrive for your massage, you will be asked to fill out a client form to record any relevant medical history, injuries or physical conditions we should be aware of. We recommend arriving 10 minutes early for your appointment to complete these form.
- Starting your session
Your therapist will review the forms with you, and discuss the reasons for your visit and any specific areas you would like to address during your massage. Session time includes 5 minutes for consultation and dressing.
- Getting prepared
Your massage session is in a tranquil, private room. Your therapist will leave the room to allow you to disrobe and lay down on the table and drape yourself with a towel. For a full body massage you will be asked to strip down to your briefs. It is also good for jewelry to be removed (such as earrings, necklace and watches). During your session, your therapist will only uncover the area of your body being worked on.
- During your massage
It’s all about you. Communication is key to receiving the most effective treatment for achieving your relaxation and wellness goals. You can receive either a customized full-body massage for general relaxation or stress reduction, or a treatment focusing on specific parts of your body. Your therapist will check with you during the massage that the pressure is firm enough for you, however if at any stage you would like the pressure changed, or are uncomfortable for any reason, please let them know as they can always change things to make you happy.
- Stay relaxed
During your massage, relax your muscles and your mind. Breathe normally and try not to tighten or contract your muscles. Your therapist will ask you to let them know if any of the techniques are causing discomfort or pain.
- After your massage
When your massage is complete, your therapist will leave the room so you may dress. When you’re ready, you can join your therapist in the reception area and enjoy a glass of water.
Tips for getting the most out of your Massage
Make it last! We suggest that when you invest in your next massage, take steps to make that post-massage feeling last as long as possible.
- Drink water, reduce caffeine and alcohol
70% of our body consists of water, depending on our gender, age and overall health, so it’s obvious to drink as much water as you can. Drinking water is helpful in flushing out toxins from your body, that your muscles release after a deep tissue massage. Drinking water after a massage also helps in re-hydrating the muscles to reduce any muscle pains and aches. A couple of glasses of water will also be helpful in centering your mind and body, as a massage may sometimes leave you with a feeling of being spacey.
- Get regular massages!
One massage often won’t fix the problem and usually you will need a few a week or two apart to fix a muscular problem. Massage can be an important part of your healthcare regimen.
Having a regular monthly massage can do wonders for your health and wellbeing.
Most of us only book a massage when we are in pain or under a lot of stress, but did you know that having a massage on a regular basis has proven long term health benefits?
So, the more you go, the healthier you will feel. Invest in less stress, more energy and improved wellness! Book your Massage Package now.
After a deep tissue massage, your muscle fibres will need re-alignment and your body will need to flush out the toxins that your muscles just released. So, stretching can be helpful in doing this re-alignment and improving proper recovery of muscles. This can also be effective in preventing any post-massage muscle pain.
- Apply Heat
Taking a warm bath after a deep tissue massage will allow you to take some more time in rest, allowing your body to completely relax. Add some Epsom salts to your bath which will further ease any pains and aches. Magnesium in Epson salts will get absorbed through your skin, while warm water will help in opening up your blood vessels to increase your circulation. By taking a warm bath after a massage, you will prolong your sense of relaxation, and achieve a deeper sleep in the night, while promoting healthy recovery of the muscles. You can also use Heat Packs and Hot Water Bottles or have a hot shower.
- Relax – Get lots of sleep!
Heading to the office or going for a night out may not be the best thing to do after a deep tissue massage. Book an appointment at such a time when you can head right to your home after the massage. Sit in a couch, watch some TV show, read a book and take a nap. Do whatever you feel good about. This will prolong your feeling of relaxation. Your muscles were manipulated and worked upon during the massage. So, it’s time to listen to your body and give it time to recover.
- Eat something
A massage can accelerate your circulatory system and increase your other body functions, including your digestive system. Have you ever wondered why you feel light-headed after a massage? This is perhaps because the body needs a boost of fuel now. Of course, after a massage, you are left dehydrated, half asleep and with low blood pressure. So, grabbing a healthy snack after a massage can be a great relief. It will give a much required instant boost of electrolyte after a massage, especially if you tend to feel light-headed.
- Take it easy
Your body might be sore if you haven’t had a massage for a while and you have had some really deep tissue work. Be aware this may happen and take it easy for a few days afterwards
Magnesium is an essential element for muscle well being, and stress can quickly chew this up. This can lead to muscle tightness so perhaps take a daily magnesium supplement to ensure that your body and your muscles are getting enough. Ask us about our range of topical Magnesium products from Amazing Oils.
- Review your surroundings
Check the mattress on your bed. If you are sleeping on an old mattress that doesn’t support you well, this may lead to pain in the body, especially the back.
Be aware of and address how you sit at your computer workstation. It should be set up to suit your individual needs. Seating should support postures that can be changed frequently within a comfortable range throughout the day. It should accommodate the work being done, visual demands and your individual differences. This will reduce fatigue and strain on the neck, shoulders, back and legs.
- De stress
Stress is the most common cause for muscles in the body seizing up. Take time out to relax and rest. The mind body connection is powerful, and as a massage therapist a lot of the tension we massage in bodies comes form stress and every day problems. Be gentle with yourself and those around you. Try a Kinesiology balance or a Salt Therapy session…your body will love you for it!
Call us today on (07) 4728 3328 to book or use the form below to request an appointment and we will be in touch to confirm.