Massage

After nearly 2.5 decades of clinical experience, Paul has developed a truly unique approach to massage therapy, including some options that are only available at Paul McLeod’s Australian Acupuncture Centre.
 Exclusive options include:

Moxa Massage

Moxa massage is fantastic! It is the ideal cool/cold weather massage option and was designed to meet the needs of the Geelong massage and sporting communities. It is similar to Swedish massage but uses a pair of specially heated brass rods to apply a relaxing warmth and pressure to tight, stiff muscles and joints. Both gentle and deep tissue techniques are possible, so you can be assured that your individual preference can be accommodated. See video below titled ‘Paul McLeod Moxa massage’ for more details about what moxa massage is. Moxa massage is best applied when the weather is a cool to cold outside (if you are seeking a massage during hotter periods please see the Stick massage, Chinese massage or oil massage options on this page). Moxa massage is very nice on the neck and shoulders, beautiful under the ribs and in the small of the back, and is at its soothing, relaxing best behind the knees and down through the calves. The soothing, relaxing effects of moxa massage are felt immediately. The combination of heat and pressure from the rotating head on the brass rod is really satisfying. You won’t have experienced anything quite like this before!

Moxa massage is excellent for:

Athletes looking for a massage between workouts; people wanting to relax and unwind from busy schedules and hectic lifestyles. Book an appointment

Steaming Moxa Massage

Steaming moxibustion (known as Bewa Kyu in Japan and steaming moxa massage at Paul McLeod MMA) is a unique relaxation therapy involving the gentle steaming of a medical extract into the skin. Popular in Japan, especially during cooler months, steaming moxa massage is praised in the East for its ability to induce deep levels of relaxation and wellbeing. A specially heated ceramic device is used to steam an extract of the Bewa tree into the skin. As the skin warms and the pores relax, the extract penetrates the skin, causing underlying tissue to relax and the circulation of Qi and Blood in the local area to improve. The soothing and relaxing effects of steaming moxa massage are felt immediately.

Steaming Moxa massage is excellent for:

People wishing to relax and unwind from busy schedules and hectic lifestyles; people experiencing high levels of stress; people with stiff, tight or injured muscles or joints; people feeling physically cold, sluggish and underpowered. Book an appointment

Stick Massage

Stick massage involves the use of rattan sticks about the length of an arm and the diameter of a 20 cent piece. These sticks are used to pound and roll out tight tissue all over the body. The feature of this type of massage is that both very strong and gentle techniques can be applied using the sticks. Very satisfying on the large muscle groups of the back and shoulder and truly fantastic on the back of the legs, knees and calves.

Stick massage is excellent for:

Cyclists, runners, weight lifters, people with  tired legs, people with circulation problems, people who stand up a lot at work. Book an appointment

Standard options include:

Oil Massage (relaxation massage)

Oil massage is the general relaxation massage choice at Paul McLeod’s Australian Acupuncture Centre. It involves the use of oils and the long sweeping strokes of the Swedish tradition. With oil massage you can expect a gentler approach when compared to something like Tuina. However, oil massage certainly isn’t a wishy washy, wet handshake of an experience. It is focused and deliberate and designed to induce deep relaxation while at the same time ensuring that the client leaves feeling satisfied that their areas of tension and stress have been professionally addressed.

Oil massage is excellent for:

Those wanting to loosen up and relax with a gentle, yet focused massage experience. Book an appointment

Chinese Massage (aka Tuina or therapeutic massage)

Chinese massage, otherwise known as Tuina, is an integral part of the Chinese medicine tradition and is usually conducted with the clothes still on. It does not use oils and involves a large variety of pushing, pulling, pressing, rubbing and rolling techniques. It certainly isn’t for the faint hearted as it is traditionally rather strong and can leave clients feeling a little bit like they have just done a work out. It is vigorous and stimulating and really ‘gets to-the-point’. Tuina is often incorporated into Paul’s general acupuncture consultations on an as needed bases. At these times Paul might apply 5-10 minutes to a specific problem area and then continue with acupuncture or moxibustion.

Chinese massage is excellent for:

General aches and pains Book an appointment

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Moxibustion is a specialised branch of Traditional East Asian medicine involving the strategic application of heat to the body via moxa in various forms.

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Massage

Enjoy a truly unique approach to massage therapy, including some options that are only available at Paul McLeod’s Australian Acupuncture Centre.

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