Deep Tissue and Remedial Massage
Karina Mereki is a highly qualified and skilled remedial and sports massage therapist with Diplomas in Remedial and Sports therapy, Chinese Massage and Acupressure and a Scenar Therapist and fully qualified Oncology Massage Therapist supporting clients recovering from cancer treatments.
“I love to see my clients rise from the table relaxed and rejuvenated after my deep sessions” Karina said. I specialise in working specifically with the needs of my client so that no two sessions are the same. I can work deeply into chronic conditions or help support the body if a more acute issue has occurred.
For the past 12 years Karina has run her own home clinic as well as working in medical centres alongside osteopaths, chiropractors, naturopaths and doctors. Karina understands and values a holistic and collaborative approach to health and well-being that requires being open and sensitive to the individual, as well as embracing working with other health professionals to ensure the best outcome for her clients.
Karina uses Scenar therapy in conjunction with her remedial session if needed. Scenar works by stimulating the body’s own pharmacy which stores all the ingredients needed to maintain good health. When the body is working efficiently, it naturally accesses this natural pharmacy. However, when this connection is broken or dysfunctional due to tension and stress, we can develop acute and chronic conditions requiring medication. The Scenar uses harmless electrical impulses to stimulate the internal pharmacy via a cascade of neuropeptides, the body’s own intercellular messages. Healing can then take place internally without the need for external medications.
Karina believes Scenar therapy is a genuine revolution in healing technology devised for the Russian cosmonauts as a state-of-the-art healing device that has produce impressive results in short course treatments. Whichever treatment is right for you, in the hands of an experienced and intuitive healer like Karina, you can expect dramatic improvements in your health and wellbeing.
The prime goal underlying the planning and delivery of Oncology Massage is:
First Do No Harm.
Cancer has been around for thousands of years. Our understanding of it, its treatment and the care of people with cancer, has evolved beyond recognition in the last 100 years. Whether the push to eradicate cancer will be successful remains to be seen. For the foreseeable future, cancer is part of the human condition. The times we live in are a blessing and a curse, we need slow, simple measures as an antidote to the fast and complex world. Oncology massage is one way. A compassionate, well-intentioned heart must be combined with clinical knowledge in order to create a safe environment. Critical thinking must be brought to bear on the session plan. A confluence of considerations shapes the creation of the massage session plan as:
- The desires of the client
- The training and background of the therapist
- Feedback from or attitudes of other health care providers.
- Family expectations
- Side-effects of treatment and the dis-ease.
With those in treatment, massage sessions should be less rather than more. There should be no attempt to dig deep, fix musculoskeletal problems, or provide detoxification. Clearing the body can come later after treatment is over and the person’s side effects are improving. Interestingly, even when the massage is gentle, with nonspecific agenda, amazing clinical outcomes occur. The research is fairly strong, although not completely conclusive, about the effects of massage, on short-term pain and anxiety. Both of those variables often show significant improvement immediately following touch sessions. Anecdotal evidence also suggests that systematic touch can help some people sleep better, temporarily decrease fatigue and stress.
Karina has been a massage therapist for 20 years and has a deep love and compassion for all beings and understands the many levels of care when it comes to complex health issues.
Health rebates are available for clients with private health cover.
60 mins – $95
90 mins – $140