Massage Therapy in East Bentleigh

Massage Therapy:

Valued Health Osteopathy in East Bentleigh

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is the practice of kneading or manipulating a person’s muscles and soft
tissues in order to improve their health or wellbeing 1. Massage is a form of manual therapy
that includes holding, moving and/or applying pressure to the muscles, tendons, ligaments
and fascia 1.

What are the benefits of Massage?
There are many benefits of massage therapy. One of the most immediate benefits of
massage may be a feeling of deep relaxation and calmness 1. This occurs as massage
prompts the release of endorphins 1. Some of the other physical benefits of massage may

Reduced muscle tension

Improved circulation

Stimulation of the lymphatic system

Reduction of stress hormones

Improved skin tone


Increased joint mobility and flexibility

Improved recovery of soft tissue injuries 1.


Our Massage therapists at Valued Health Osteopathy in Bentleigh East offer a wide range
of different types of massage. These include:

Remedial Massage Therapy:
A remedial massage is designed to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management 1. A
range of manual therapy techniques may be utilised in treatment such as deep connective
tissue massage, trigger point therapy and muscle energy techniques 1.

Sports Massage:
Sports massage is not a massage technique but more the application of massage. The
type of techniques used in sports massage is dependent on the stage of training and or
competition, specific sports injury or condition and the independent assessment of the
remedial massage therapist 2. Sports massage is a blend of techniques that can be used to
prevent injuries, improve recovery, flexibility and endurance and enhance the performance
of athletes 2.

Relaxation or Therapeutic massage:
Relaxation/Therapeutic massage is one of the most popular forms of massage 1. This
technique is designed to promote relaxation, improve blood circulation and promote
wellbeing 1.

Massage – Special Considerations
There are some instances where massage may not be recommended, or a GP referral
should be obtained including (but not limited to): during pregnancy, if skin rashes, cuts or
infections are present, if fractures or broken bones are suspected and if the person has a
life threatening illness 1.

Valued Health Osteopathy in Bentleigh East is open 6 days a week with early
appointments and evening appointments to best accommodate your busy schedule. If you
are looking for an Osteopath or a Massage therapist in Bentleigh East our practitioners at
Valued Health Osteopathy in Bentleigh East may be able to help.

It is a requirement at Valued Health Osteopathy that all our massage therapists are
registered with a massage association in Australia.

Liz Percoco – Remedial Massage Therapist

Please note: Total Synergy Massage operates out of Valued Health Osteopathy,

located at Shop 3, 658 Centre Road, East Bentleigh

After a career of over 15 years in the corporate world, in 2012 Liz transitioned into Remedial Massage therapy.

After going through shoulder surgery, remedial massage became part of Liz’ rehabilitation process. Experiencing the benefits of massage through her recovery, she decided massage was ultimately where her future lay.

Liz is available Monday – Thursday 8:30am to 7pm and Saturday 8:30am to 2:00pm. After hour appointments are available upon request.

To book a massage with Liz Percoco at Valued Health Osteopathy call (03) 9570 9061 or 0400 168 666.

Click HERE to book online.

Massage Therapy Prices:
30 minutes: $60.00
45 minutes: $75.00
60 minutes: $90.00
90 minutes: $130.00

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