The “How To Guide” on selecting your next Massage

Massage Treatments

The “How To Guide” on selecting your next Massage

The 5-Minute Rule for selecting Massage Treatments

In recent times Massage treatments have become highly sort after by athletes, rehab clients, mums-to-be, workers and executives alike. For a multitude of reasons, your Massage Therapist can tailor your treatment to tackle and soothe an array of issues, from the muscular to the psychological and emotional. Therapeutic massage is becoming more popular among individuals of all ages.

Finding your next massage treatment can be easy. By avoiding the obvious pitfalls, one can find the “right” therapist and business service to provide fantastic results and a happy experience. The range of Spas, Allied Health Professionals, Massage Centres, Wholistic Health Clinics and Retreats can be infinite in scope and number. Attending any number of these places is a superb way to better your total wellness and well-being.

First, decide on what it is you really want. That is, what sort of results and experience are you desiring? You may be on holidays and really just to wind down from your busy life. This is a time for many to just drift off and reconnect with your inner world and wisdom. Often times a relaxing massage in a beautiful setting with lovely ambience is just what you need.

You may be injured from work related issues, or perhaps an ongoing chronic problem that needs remedial treatment. You may be pregnant and also needing more than just a relaxing “Spa” massage. In these cases, finding a reputable Remedial Massage Therapist is your goal. Word of mouth is often useful deciding who to trust but failing that, try searching on the internet. Key words searches like “best massage on [your location]” can have surprising results.

Another insider tip… look carefully at their website to see if they have photos of their treatment space. This will often tell you a lot about their standards and basic trustworthiness. I have seen the insides of a wide range of Massage service providers businesses and it pays to not make any assumptions ! Pricing needs to be assessed and see if the service provides on-the-spot health rebates. Check if there are testimonials and if they talk to you and your specific requirements.

A word on Spa Massage. Before recent times, Massage was viewed as at times an indulgence, a relaxing time to relish. It stil can be, but it is not only just this to a great many. Some people will ever only go to a Spa or Day Spa. Other than reported beauty benefits, Massage offers excellent health benefits. Moreover, it is the great reliever of stress and tensions. Whether or not you want to have a full body massage, a body scrub or just a foot massage & pedicure, you should probably go to the best established Spa in your area that provides a comprehensive suite of Spa services.

The best thing about massage therapy today is the fact that it has become more specific for different types of ailments, pathologies and individuals. In a massage clinic setting, relaxation is among the essential principles and methods underpinning all other treatment approaches. Swedish techniques have been with us in the West for decades, and are still most commonly thought of when thinking “massage”. But the industry has become much more complex and broad reaching as many providers are including Remedial Technique, Positional Release, Myofascial Release, Bowen Technique, Energy Healing just to name a few advanced techniques and modalities to their list of services.  Check out some of the modalities and services at

Massage Treatments

Holistic and multi-dimensional, wellness is about keeping a balanced and fresh mind, body and soul. Massage has become a “go to” modality for many varying types of conditions and individuals. One need not choose unwisely, they are simple steps to follow to find your next treatment and therapist. And Massage providers have become even more wholistic and often have added some very subtle and powerful techniques and modalities to their service lists.

Remember to follow the tips. Ask yourself what sort of treatment and experience you are desiring? Get some testimonials, find their website or better yet walk in and see for yourself, if you can.

Just by making that call or booking online, take pleasure in the incredible advantages and benefits of massage. And aside from the more obvious physical benefits of massage treatment, individuals experiencing behavioural or emotional challenges may be assisted also by taking a small sum of this gentle medication.

Find yourself at your next massage very soon.

Acquiesce is moving so come and celebrate!

Acquiesce Massage is moving 5 minutes down the road. I am now based at a very chilled out Shopping Village at the intersection of North Buderim Boulevard and Pittards Road (which is incidentally one of many roundabouts in North Buderim):

Lakeshore Shopping Village
5-9 Lakeshore Avenue, Buderim.

Acquiesce will now have 2 comfortably spacious treatment rooms to accommodate it’s diverse and growing client base. Good parking, great ambience & of course, the excellent service that you’ve come to expect.

So all appointments from 1st July forwards, please come to the new clinic in North Buderim.

Come and Celebrate with me! Saturday 9th July – 3pm

stock-photo-32850092-champagne-breakfast-teaCome and check out the new Buderim clinic!

To celebrate the opening of new clinic, come have drink with me!

Mimosa’s, Champagne, drinks and light afternoon tea provided.

Everyone that comes gets a $15 voucher to use at the Buderim clinic!

Thanks, Sean.

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Research highlights effectiveness of massage therapy

Massage therapy is now being recognised as an evidence-based therapeutic modality effective in treating non-acute low back pain and improving well being for people with chronic illnesses, according to the ‘Effectiveness of Massage Therapy’ report released recently.

The report, commissioned by AAMT, comprises a review of 740 Australian and international evidence-based academic research papers, published between 1978 and 2008.

Effectiveness of Massage Therapy Highlights:

  • Seven studies were in unison concluding that massage therapy for subacute and chronic low back pain to be more effective than placebo.
  • Multiple studies provided good evidence supporting the effectiveness of massage therapy in managing anxiety, stress and promoting relaxation.
  • Positive outcomes reported following massage therapy include pain reduction, better quality of life, improved sleep and function as well as reduced depressive symptoms.
  • Studies into the benefits of massage therapy for maternal and infant care reported a reduction in infant distress, significant newborn growth and development, improved mother-infant interaction and reduced symptoms of post-natal depression.

View Full Research Report – The Effectiveness of Massage Therapy.


Sports Massage

Meet a healthier you!

Sports Massage

Everyone wants to be healthier but sometimes life gets in the way or they don’t know where to start.  Well get started today by booking a Remedial Massage Assessment and receive  a treatment plan that will get you back on the road to health. Regular massage is a great way to de-stress and relax, relieving those niggling knots/aches in your body!

Massage works by soothing soft tissue and encouraging relaxation. Massage is especially effective in treating ‘vicious cycle’ complaints. For instance, a tension headache is often self-sustaining because the pain makes the sufferer clench the affected muscles even harder. This, in turn, creates more pain. A thorough neck and shoulder massage can release muscle tension and break the pain cycle.

One of the immediate benefits of massage is a feeling of deep relaxation and calm. This occurs because massage prompts the release of endorphins, the brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that produce feelings of wellbeing. Levels of stress hormones – such as adrenalin, cortisol and norepinephrine – are also reduced. Studies indicate that high levels of stress hormones impair the immune system.

Because we value your health we have a range of Value Massage Packages available so you can afford to have the continuity of care you deserve and be a healthier you!

Pregnant Women

Pregnancy aches and pains?

Pregnant Women

Is your back and are your hips aching? And are those cankles getting you down? Well we can help! We specialise in Pregnancy Massage at Acquiesce and guarantee that you will be enjoying your pregnancy a whole lot more after a treatment with us. Our Pregnancy Massages are specifically designed for your pregnancy needs and ensures you are feeling very relaxed and comforted. We have a selection of belly pillows that allow you to lie safely on your front, easing the pressure off your back.

‘Sean was highly professional – the massage was so relaxing and just what I needed. I was 9 months pregnant at the time so having it done in the comfort of my own home was a relief. Sean’s table and cushions that helped me lie on my tummy, with support, made it an even better experience.’ – Teresa from Maroochydore

So book a massage with us today and start enjoying your pregnancy again!

Want the feeling to last?? Let us show Dad how to rub those aches and pains away!



Sports Massage Referee blowing whistle

Want to train at a higher level?

Sports Massage Referee blowing whistle

‘With a career in the fitness and sports training industry  spanning more than 20 years I feel that I can speak with some authority when I recommend the services of Sean White. Sean is unique in his approach to sports massage and always manages to address the source creating the problem resulting in low function of muscles and poor posture. Regular sessions with Sean have increased my ability to train and function at a higher level and have become a large part of my exercise and wellbeing routine.’

Frankie from Pacific Paradise

Sports massage assists in delivering you and your body to it’s optimal event-focused state. Whether it is joint restrictions, myofascial tightness, over-use syndrome, muscle spasming, cramping, corking or any other of the multitude of sporting injuries, Acquiesce can help you get back in action sooner and stronger than ever.

When you require recovery massages from your training, pre-event directed massage or specific post event massage sessions, we are here to help.

So book a Sports Massage today!


remedial massage

What is Remedial Massage all about?

remedial massageRemedial massage is designed to relieve tension in the muscle and the connective tissue (or fascia). Remedial massage is recommended for individuals with long term joint pain, are involved in highly repetitive physical activities or those who have sustained injury from specific incidents.

The process of seeking out tight fibres in a muscle band may be healed using a combination of Deep Tissue massage methods including Neuromuscular Technique/Trigger Point Therapy, Positional Release Therapy, Accupressure Release and Muscle Stripping.

Remedial massage  is very effective in helping with circulatory problems by aiding the body’s ability to perfuse the tissues with blood while also aiding in the removal of waste products from the cells. This allows cellular level healing which in turn facilitates tissue level restoration.

Book a Remedial Massage Introductory Session today and you will be assessed, treated and prescribed with a Treatment plan to get you on your way to health.

Mobile Price: 1 hour for $60
Home Clinic Price: 1 hour for $50
New local clients only
15 minute assessment followed by a 45 minute massage