Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage is a specialised Massage, incorporating remedial and therapeutic techniques as is required, to meet the individual needs of the pregnant woman and her baby. Ideally, a specially trained practitioner will treat you, to assist with the tensions and discomforts experienced during pregnancy. Massage is often thought of as a pleasant indulgence or a relaxing treat, whereas it is much more than that. Pregnancy is the ideal time to seek out massage to support the various changes you will experience as a pregnant woman.

A therapeutic treatment might include various techniques such as remedial massage, acupressure and acupoints, fascia-stretches to Ayurvedic Massage for a complete treatment.

Special Needs Massage

Pregnancy, autism, wheelchair access, cancer, obesity, couples massage, baby massage, name it and Florence is able to meet all of these needs.
Florence Biancardi has been in the healing massage industry for more than 18 years and has massaged people in hospital beds (after a few hours of surgery); pregnancy massage, as a doula during labour and afterwards for postnatal recovery. She also massages children with various special needs. Talk to Florence today about your special needs.

Abhyanga massage relaxes, refreshes, rejuvenates and calms to rebalance whole body and mind.

(Sanskrit: अभ्यंग or अभ्यङ्ग “Oil Massage”) is a form of Ayurvedic medicine that involves massage of the body with large amounts of warm oil and is classified as part of Snehana treatments. The oil is often pre-medicated with herbs for specific conditions. It is especially grounding and relaxing for Vata dosha imbalances, but everyone can benefit from this practice when the right choice of oil is applied. Sneha can be translated as both “oil” and “love.” It is believed that the effects of Abhyanga are similar to those received when one is saturated with love. Like the experience of being loved, Abhyanga can give a deep feeling of stability and warmth.

  • increases immunity
  • provides energy and nourishment to the entire body
  • nourishes all seven dhatus
  • balances the three doshas
  • rejuvenates the system
  • provides strength and virility
  • and removes stress and strain
Recommended for Vital Pressure Point Massage, to clear energy blockages, free emotions and psychological blocks, lymphatic drainage, neurological & muscular problems.

Marmas are the vital points in the body where the life force energy is concentrated. The Marma points are located where the flesh, veins, arteries, tendons, bones and joints meet. They may also be described as the junctions where Vata, Pitta and Kapha meet; where Sattwa, Rajas and Tams meet; or where Eternity and Relativity meet.

Traditionally, marma therapy is used to detoxify, tonify and rejuvenate. The marmas are the equivalent of the Chinese acupuncture points. When comparing the two systems there are similarities as well as many differences regarding the location, size and functions of these points. But as known as the Ayurvedic reflexology system, if the marma points are functioning well, prana will flow along the nadis without interference. However, if they are not, energy will become sluggish or stagnant at the site of a marma point. This is where marma therapy plays a vital role in health maintenance. Marma therapy incorporates the stimulation of these points to help maintain the optimum flow of prana to all organs and functions of our bodies (yes, the dense and subtle ones).

The meridians of marmas are massaged in long, deep sweeps, causing energy to flow freely.

Benefits of marma vital point massage:

  • sense organs are vitalized
  • improved joints, muscular system, nervous system function. It is therefore of great use in preventing old age disorders
  • if one feels lethargic or physically unfit, this massage is a wonderful substitute
  • gives energy, enthusiasm, and improves awareness
  • enables proper blood circulation
  • and relieves various aches like back pain, stiffness, dislocations, injuries, and also stimulates various bodily organs and system
Recommended for clearing subtle blocks and cleansing in energy areas, giving you a deep sense of well-being, drive and motivation to be healthy.

The word Chakra (चक्र) derives from the Sanskrit word meaning wheel, circle or cycle. It’s described by many as a spinning wheel of light. There are seven main chakras in the human body. Chakra is thought to be an energy point or node in the subtle body, underlying the physical body. There are subtle (non-physical) energy channels called nadi where the vital life force (prana) or vital energy moves through.  Massaging, vibrating, or intentional subtle touch on the areas where these points are located in the physical body, helps to awaken the conscience in them, which are responsible for a deeper sensation of well-being. Ayurveda health includes the seven pillars of which relate to the seven main chakras:

  • Emotional health
  • Spiritual health
  • Healing your past
  • Relationship health
  • Financial health
  • Occupational health
  • Environmental health

Chakra Cascate Massage might just be the beginning of the most important of all pillars to consider – your Dharma, or life’s purpose.

Indian head & shoulders massage

This is a popular treatment for the relief of stress and mental fatigue, and tension in the head and shoulders.

This is a very effective massage since most of the marma points (vital and reflex points in Ayurveda) are located in the upper body. Warm oil combined with essential oils are used for a nourishing and calming sensation. The strokes can vary from soothing to invigorating. You will might find this change of pace very comfortable and stimulating.

Areas of Specialisation

  • Mental stress
  • Migraines
  • TMJ Syndrome
  • Chronic pain conditions
  • Deep relaxation
  • Pregnancy massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Rehab treatment

Florence Biancardi Massage

My focus is on providing nurturing, tailored treatments for my clients. My speciality is deep relaxation massage while therapeutically working with my clients’ muscles and fascia to relieve pain and tension. As an active practitioner of the ancient Ayurveda principles in my own life, including phytotherapy and aromatherapy, I like to incorporate these as added choices in my treatments with my clients.

As a long-term physiotherapist in Brazil (2002) and a specialist in Postural Reeducation (2004), I like to use this combined knowledge as well as my many years of experience in dance and Iyengar Yoga, to have a better understanding of body posture. This teaches me not only about my own body, but how to assess and treat another person’s body with care and knowing.

Remedial Massage

Is the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. It’s performed to create favourable conditions for the body to return to normal health, after injury and is defined by the premise that the treatment can reasonably reverse certain physical effects a patient may be presenting. If a patient has suffered a moderate injury resulting in structural pain and/or loss of function, then remediation is required to reduce or eliminate pain and restore that function. Remedial massage is designed to balance muscle/soft tissue length, tension, tone which will, in turn, promote the return to normal joint/capsular/bone position; increase the flow of blood and lymph, particularly in the injured areas, thus removing blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions resulting from injury.

Professional Associations

  • Member of Association of Massage Therapists (AMT since 2012)
  • Nutritional & Ayurvedic Therapist, AAA (2015)

Accreditations

  • Physio in University of Santo Amaro (SP- Brazil) (2002)
  • Graduated in RPG ® by UIPTM-Université Internationale Permanente De Thérapie Manualle of France (2004)
  • Ayurvedic Therapist Suddha Dharma Mandalam accredited by the International Academy of Ayurveda and International Yoga Federation (2006)
  • Nutritional Therapist (Australia 2015)

 

 

 

Get to know us! Introductory Offers
Lymphatic Drainage Massage with Florence on Wednesdays only
Schedule your $75 Lymphatic Drainage Massage
 

* New Clients Only
Please mention this offer when booking your treatment to get the discount. Regular Price is $115.
Conveniently located in Leichhardt, Sydney.

Lymphatic Drainage

This is a  type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. It is a combination of techniques used to correct localised lymphedema, like:

  • Swollen ankles and legs after air travel
  • Tight sore breasts – PMT or fibrocystic disease
  • Headache
  • Post-care after removal of lymph nodes
  •  E.G. swelling of an arm after mastectomy with lymph node dissection 
  • Following cosmetic surgery – liposuction, scar tissue

The therapist assists lymphatic flow from the extremity toward the heart. Although lymph also carries lymphocytes, and other immune system agents, manual lymphatic drainage helps to improve waste removal and immune function and more so, when combined with other practices, such as specific diet and routine.

 

 

 

Get to know us! Introductory Offers
 

Sports Remedial Massage with Florence

Schedule your $75 Sports Remedial Massage
* New Clients Only
Please mention this offer when booking your treatment to get the discount. Regular Price is $115.
Conveniently located in Leichhardt, Sydney.

Sports massage

Addresses specific needs of athletes or for those who practice intense physical activity. This can include components of Swedish massage, such as kneading and manipulation of muscles, joint mobilisation, joint manipulation, cross-fibre friction (also known as myofascial), deep compression massage, trigger point therapy, and/orstretching, before or after events – to enhance performance or to promote healing post-injury.  Techniques to practise daily or weekly will both enhance your recovery and act as maintenance, and importantly, help to reduce the development of scar tissue while increasing your flexibility and range of motion.

The Healing Practice
129b Balmain Road
Leichhardt, Sydney NSW 2040

Contact The Healing Practice Learn how we can help you or Call Claire on 0438 216 351.

The Healing Practice

The Healing Practice
129b Balmain Rd
Leichhardt, Sydney NSW 2040
M: 0438 216 351