Concord Body Care – Sydney Inner West

Massage Therapy 



A unique and therapeutic Massage style of remedial, relaxation, swedish, sports, hot/cold stones techniques AND HEALTH CARE ADVICE in the one consultation.

Josephine has her own unique style of Massage Therapy. This consists of an integration of skills from these techniques of Sports, Remedial, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot and Cold  Stone therapies and holistic health care advice.

Depending on your needs, the Massage is personalised and suited to your requirements. In a session with Josephine, this may entail- remedial that will aid in releasing stiff muscles and relieve painful areas, the hot stones will ensure further relaxation of muscles in order to get in deeper; The gentle Swedish will increase the circulation of your body and then the relaxation massage is soothing and flowing. The hot stones will nurture and relax you further and the cold stones are optional and are effective with varicose, spider veins for improving cardiovascular health. Holistic advice on any Health care concerns, chronic illness and stress management, this could be dietary or other recommended treatments/natural medicines.


Josephine is a Primary and holistic health care practitioner – Registered Nurse, Naturopath, Nutritionist and Massage Therapist. If you have a Health condition/s, Josephine can offer you appropriate health advice whilst having your massage such as dietary and lifestyle advice. This form of consultation is very beneficial as you are calm and in a better state of mind. This is inclusive of the fee and not an extra cost. Josephine is able to prescribe health practitioner only, herbal and nutritional medicines that are reputable, high quality and have stringent standards.

Holistic health Care with the massage aids in muscular pain and tension via the use of special herbal lotions and oils, patches, magnesium sprays and prescribed herbal/nutritional medicines.  Other conditions holistic health care nursing aids in are Stress and Anxiety, Depression, Diabetes/Hyperglycemia, Hypertension, Cardiovascular and Digestive Health etc.


As Josephine is a registered Nurse, Naturopath and Massage Therapist. She is able to utilise adjunctive benefits with in the massage to reduce pain and muscular tension. These are special herbal lotions and oils, patches, magnesium oil/sprays etc. She can also make and prescribe herbal mixtures and other natural medicines. She also advises for after treatment care and how best to continue the benefits.

If you have a specific area of pain, muscular tension, aching and/or with associated symptoms such as leg cramps, head aches, blocked sinuses. Then Josephine will target at improving these issues, utilising different techniques from various massage types, stretching, application of hot/cold stones and natural medicines. She has had many years of experience in helping with lower back pain, sciatica, neck and shoulder stiffness/pain, back ache and pain, aching and painful legs, Carpel tunnel syndrome,  tingling / numb fingers, nerve impingement, varicose and spider veins, strains and recovering from injuries. Holisitic Health Care not only aids in all the above but other conditions such as Stress and Anxiety, Depression, Diabetes/Hyperglycemia, Hypertension, Cardiovascular and Digestive Health etc

Josephine is known to be very thorough in her skills and aims to get results .

Massage Concord Body Care - Sydney Inner West
Massage Concord Body Care

Why Integrate Hot And Cold Stones Into A Massage

Hot stones penetrate heat right into the tissue thereby reducing pain, stiffness and tension; combine this with massaging and you will get the ultimate therapeutic massage. It helps with a remedial and Deep tissue massage, as the muscles relax further and quickly from the heat. I am able to massage more deeply and get better, quicker results with reducing your pain and stiffness. If used for relaxation and Swedish, the fluent gentle strokes with the hot stones is very calming and soothing, the body is more inclined to relax with the warmth.

Cold Stones dispel the heat thereby reducing pain and inflammation, for any arthritic areas, recovering injuries, varicose and spider veins. It also helps with remedial and deep tissue massage, after an area has been massaged vigorously and deeply; this ensures the area will be less sore post massage. With relaxation and Swedish massage, it balances the body from the previous heat from the hot stones and on very hot days, cool and wet feel from the cold stones is very soothing.

Below is a description of each type of massage style – Swedish, Remedial, Sports, Deep tissue, Relaxation.


Swedish massage is relaxing, invigorating and feels good. It includes techniques like long strokes, kneading, friction, vibration and shaking motions that apply pressure between muscles and bones, it improves the flow of blood returning to the heart. The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Other benefits include shortening recovery time from muscular strain, increased circulation and a soothing effect on the nervous system. It reduces stress emotionally and physically therefore should be used in stress management.


Remedial Massage Technique
It uses several specialised techniques to locate and repair damage and to support and speed up the body’s own repair mechanisms. The massage is applied directly to the skin using a lubricating medium, usually oil, which ensures that the muscles associated with the disorder and mobilisation of the joint is deeply penetrated. Passive stretching moves are also used.

Benefits of Remedial Massage
Key benefits of Remedial Massage include: the stimulation to the blood supply allowing toxins in the muscles to be removed; the calming of the peripheral nervous system to ease pain and discomfort; and the toning and relaxing of muscles to improve joint mobility. An improvement to the health of the cells, the repairing of tissues, and the easing of stiffness and tension can also be experienced through therapeutic relaxation.

Muscular and skeletal dysfunctions often addressed with Remedial Massage include Fibrositis, Spondylitis, Arthritis, frozen shoulder, muscular cramps, Whiplash, muscular atrophy, sports and dancing injuries.

Sessions usually take an hour, depending on the whether the practitioner will just address a specific area or give a whole body massage. As oil is used, it is necessary for the patient to be unclothed for the treatment.


Sports massage is a type of massage that is specifically tailored to sporting injuries or ailments. It is not meant to be a relaxing massage and, indeed, can become quite vigorous at times. Contrary to its name, sports massage is not only utilised by professional sportspeople or people that exercise heavily. It is of benefit to anyone that exercises, even if it is only mild exercise such as regular walking.

Sports massage is designed to prevent and relieve injuries and conditions that are associated with exercise. It can often be quite strenuous and is meant to relieve and reduce the stress and tension that can build up within the body’s soft tissues while exercising. It can be carried out before, during, or after playing sport or exercising and uses techniques that are designed to increase endurance and performance, to minimise the chances of injury and, if there is an injury, to reduce the recovery time.


Intense pressured techniques designed to alleviate tension areas and knots. This is great for chronic sore back and neck pain and other chronic painful areas. This form of massage involves targeting trigger points, which is applying pressure to tense areas of muscle, forming a release of tension and thus relaxation of the body.


Soft and flowing massage which improves circulation, lymph flow and enhances relaxation. Relaxation massage is a technique that creates total tissue relaxation, while promoting blood, lymphatic and nerve circulation. Massage can help to relax muscle spasms, relieve pain and promote faster healing . It also relieves stress and anxiety as well as Insomnia. It’s great for Emotional and physical well being. So relaxing it can put you to sleep. This session is designed for maximum therapeutic results leading to mind/body balance, clarity and peace of mind, body and soul.

hot and cold stones

Hot Stones are volcanic stones from Mt Etna in Sicily, Italy. They retain heat very well and are only applied on the body with a comfortable warm temperature and not actually hot. Heat helps circulation and relaxation of the muscular tissues. The Cold stones are marble stones from Italy, they retain cold very well and only applied to certain areas such as legs for a limited time. The cold helps inflammation and cardiovascular health.

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