Massage & Lymph Therapy
Nurturing women through massage therapy.
The power of touch is extraordinary even the lightest touch can make a difference. At Ma Petite Clinic we believe that massage does not have to hurt to help.
We use a range of effective massage techniques including dry cupping, myofascial cupping therapy, manual lymphatic drainage, meridians work and trigger point, as well as offering advice on stretching exercise and body awareness to help you connect and listen to your body, giving a greater opportunity to feel better.
When the mind is relaxed, the body is relaxed as well, so finding a balance is essential.
1H: $100 / 1H30: $140
Combined with Lymphatic Drainage
1H: $125 / 1H30: $180
This gentle therapy is a combination of techniques including myofascial release, trigger point therapy, manual lymphatic drainage that Ma Petite Clinic combines with some Eastern techniques such as medicupping, myofascial cupping therapy, and meridians work. This holistic approach gives you the best of Western and Eastern therapies. Remedial Massage Therapy is a healing technique that helps facilitate the body to return to its normal health following an injury, a surgery, aid in the management of musculoskeletal conditions, and help you manage chronic pain, stress and anxiety.
1H: $110 / 1H30: $150
Available at any stage of your pregnancy, this pregnancy massage will go from the lying position you are used to, with some pillows for an optimal comfort during the first trimester, to a side-lying position from the second trimester so you and your baby can feel comfortable throughout the session. Using gentle techniques including manual lymphatic drainage and myofascial cupping therapy, this will help reduce the general pregnancy discomfort, help the mother-to-be prepare for labor and give her nurturing support.
Post Natal Massage
1H: $100 / 1H30: $140
During the postnatal weeks, your body needs to readjust and recover from birth and pregnancy. Adapting life around the baby is both joyful and exhausting, as the body is undergoing many changes. The aim is to enhance your physical and emotional wellbeing by alleviating any physical discomforts from pregnancy, labour and breastfeeding using the same techniques than the above Remedial Massage. Post Natal massage supports the nervous system by enhancing vitality, reducing fatigue, easing anxiety & improving sleep, allowing you to rest and relax.
1H: $125 / 1H30: $180
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle rhythmical massage treatment that stimulates the circulation of lymph fluid to return to the normal circulation pathways. It can also aid in the prevention of swelling after injury or surgery, and provide a significant boost to your immune system. Many conditions can be alleviated and assisted by performing Manual Lymphatic Drainage such as sinusitis, swelling after surgery, lymphoedema, lipoedema, fibromyalgia, and sports recovery.
Lymphoedema & Lipoedema Management
Lymphoedema and Lipoedema are chronic conditions that can be successfully improved and managed with a combination of: Manual Lymphatic Drainage, compression therapy, skin care and exercise. Early detection and intervention are key for a better managed condition and will significantly improve outcomes with assessment, education and targeted treatments.
Katy is the mother of two and has always had a deep interest in women's health. She is qualified in Remedial Massage Therapy and Shiatsu & Oriental Therapies with further certifications in Pregnancy Massage, Medicupping, Myofascial Cupping Therapy, and Advanced Manual Lymphatic Drainage & Lymphoedema Management.
Katy formerly completed a Master in Human Resources Management in Paris before jumping headlong into manual therapy. She worked 10 years in that field and understands the challenges that a fast-paced life can bring. Her goal is to help women to find their path to wellness.
Originally from France with a Portuguese background, Katy has settled in Sydney many years ago with her partner and is proud to have two little Aussie kids. She shares with her partner a passion for hiking and discovering the beauty of nature.
Katy is a professional member of AMT and registered with all major health funds.
I have had regular massage sessions with Katy before going overseas. During this time I have experienced Katy as an extremely attentive and professional therapist. She would start every session with questions about my overall well-being and if there were any concerns that I wished specifically addressed during our session. Katy took time to get to know my body to tailor the massage technique to my needs. Not only did I get better sleep, deeper muscle relaxation but also the tension in my back was relieved greatly. I can recommend Katy as a very professional and caring therapist.
Will I get a rebate from my private health fund?
Yes, MaPetiteClinic is registered with all major private health funds: AHM, ARHG, Australian Unity, BUPA, CBHS, Doctor's Fund, GU Health, HCF, Medibank Private, NIB, VIC WorkSafe.
What is cupping therapy and why do I integrate it into the session?
My first experience with cupping therapy was many years ago when I used to have pain in my shoulder and hip due to many hours sitting at my desk. I was seeing a therapist that massaged me and incorporated cupping therapy. Whilst the technique seemed strange at first, I felt its benefits. Cupping therapy is a technique that bring blood flow into the area of discomfort and give good results in relieving pain and increasing the range of motion. It's also a therapeutic tool to use for lymphatic drainage that I highly recommend you try.
With my experience of cupping, shiatsu (meridians work) and massage in general, including stretching exercises, I believe that you will enjoy my style of massage: feeling more relax and pain free.
What does gentle therapy mean?
It means that I don't believe in the "no pain no gain" theory and that I can achieve good results working the muscle slowly but efficiently. It also means that my primary goal is to get the right message to the nervous system so those tight muscles can let go. You will enjoy this gentle bodywork.
What is meridians work?
While you are on the table for a remedial massage, I will be working on your meridian lines that need attention. Meridians are energy pathways that go through the body. When one of these pathways is blocked it can cause some discomfort. The goal is to get the flow back simply by using a gentle pressure point technique.
We are a small home based business and do not have a receptionist on site therefore all bookings are made online through the above link 'Book Now'.
Luxor Street, Woonona, 2517, NSW
Monday & Wednesday 10 am - 4 pm
Friday 11 am - 2:30pm
Saturday 9 am - 4 pm