Derek Burns

Derek Burns

The Kardinia Health Massage Therapist, Derek Burns offers soft tissue therapy to help you deal with the physical and psychological stress of your lifestyle, including:

Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage is a widely used deep tissue massage technique that assists your body’s return to optimal health. It can be used to alleviate aches and pains and other symptoms such as tension headaches. It can also be used to help the recovery of soft tissue injuries such as strains and sprains, and reduce scar tissue and adhesions following injury or surgery.

Sport Massage

Sport Massage helps to reduce pain from sore muscles; increase range of motion (ROM); reduce or eliminate soft tissue inflammation; assist with relaxation and self-healing; improve tissue repair; and facilitate movement.

Pregnancy massage

Pregnancy massage can provide many benefits for the pregnant woman coping with body changes and extra muscular tension. Massage can help to ease lower back pain, sciatica, leg cramps, and neck and shoulder pain. It can also reduce peripheral swelling, help to prevent insomnia and soothe the nervous system. After the first 25 weeks of pregnancy, lying flat on your back could cause pressure on deep blood vessels, due to the growing baby, thereby reducing some circulation. To avoid this problem, pillows can be used to ensure that you are lying in a comfortable side-lying position.

What conditions or injuries can massage treat?

  • Headaches & migraines
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Sore shoulder and neck
  • Back pain & sciatica
  • Tennis and golfers elbow
  • Sprains, strains and tears
  • Over-use injuries