Soft Tissue Therapy

With Clare Gangadeen

Life itself can cause stress and strain on the body, often it is ignored and before long, it becomes our ‘normal’. Whether you are a sports person, office worker, parent, labourer or an avid fitness enthusiast you could benefit from a treatment.

With over 12 years’ experience in the fitness industry, a VTCT qualified Sports Masseuse and Personal Trainer who is fully registered and insured, Clare Gangadeen has a wealth of knowledge, experience and skills to assist you in dealing with your muscular-skeletal issues.


Through the combination of Soft Tissue Therapy and Acupuncture, you can often speed up the healing process and target stubborn, chronic pain. It is also works well to treat symptoms of depression and anxiety. Clients who combine in these treatments in one session will often experience relief almost immediately and often find long term relieve with only a few sessions.

Combining Massage and Acupuncture

Many people suffering from chronic muscle spasms, migraines and acute pain find it difficult to withstand even the gentlest massage therapy treatments. These treatments are necessary to treat the pain at its source.

The localised inflammation at the trouble spot increases the body’s pain response. This naturally makes the area painful to the touch, something many of us have experienced. Massages using fascial or reflexive techniques can help release muscle spasms, but getting to use these methods is tricky when the patient can scarcely handle being touched.

Acupuncture operates off of the body’s natural energy to restore your vitality and balance internal systems. In this process, it cools inflammation in the body and stimulates both the pleasure and pain centres of the brain.

As this occurs, the injured body is better prepared for massage treatments.

The release of endorphins relaxes the body and the patient experiences enhanced pain tolerance and management. The Soft Tissue Therapist is then able to bypass the patient’s pain response and work on the underlying muscle tissue.

Massage and acupuncture also work incredibly well for treating depression and anxiety. As acupuncture causes the release of endorphins, the patient starts to feel more euphoric and happy. Meanwhile, Soft Tissue Therapy lowers stress levels and provides touch therapy.

Studies have highlighted both of these factors as helpful in reducing the symptoms of anxiety, depression and even insomnia. Patients begin to feel more balanced in no time.

 Combined Massage and Acupuncture Therapy Helps:

•   Acute pain

•   Muscle spasms

•   SI joint problems

•   Migraines

•   Fibromyalgia

•   Damaged nerves

•   Insomnia

•   Anxiety

•   Depression

•   Traumatic injury recovery


As of March 2019 Clare will be at Laurabella on the 1st Sunday of every month from 10 – 5pm and the 1st Monday of every month from 8 – 12am.