Nurturing the Mind and Body Connection

Would you like to experience a massage treatment which also liberates trapped emotions and allows a more balanced response to your life’s challenges and opportunities?

There is a real and scientifically documented observation that links what we feel and how we act to our environment. Life is about choices and how we respond (or react) to any given situation. The events which shape our character are generally buried within our muscles and other organs and carried (for better or for worse) around with us in our day to day lives.

There are many healing modalities and massage techniques which specialise in emotional release and energy balancing. These have tended to be on the periphery of medically accepted treatments but these days society has been recognising the results of such practices and the results which have been catalysed through them. What much of science has not recorded, and perhaps unable to record and therefore show, are the effects on people’s decision making ability.  There is wide acceptance of the virtues of relaxation massage and the lowering of blood pressure, relief of anxiety and promotion of regular sleeping patterns, but the effect of these types of modalities on the person’s desire and ability to self preserve and function well emotionally (and psychologically) in their family and community is less easy to appraise and judge.

And perhaps it is only in hindsight that you can best judge the significance of these sorts of treatments in improving your ability to respond to life issues and lifestyle matters.  Still, it is possible to do so; yet it is likely that any results are anecdotal and highly personal accounts that may be so totally unique and subjective that it may never be truly able to be put into a scientific paper, let alone garner the levels of respect and acknowledgement by health funds and medical journals. I certainly am no better off in recording these measures of success and effectiveness either, though I do have a degree in Science and therefore one part Scientist. What it comes down to is anecdotal evidence and empirical recognition, that is you have to experience it to measure it’s success for yourself (this type of non-scientific support does not currently satisfy Health Funds, as modalities like Aromatherapy have recently found out!).

But that does not stop practitioners like myself from practicing massage with the full acknowledgement that we can also work on the emotional body, not merely the physical body. In fact it is widely accepted that most people judge a medical doctor on their bedside manner more than the university they attended. Many of us already choose the practitioner based on their ability to tap into “us” and bring forth healing and comfort. I figure I may as well make it clear and perhaps encourage some people power to embrace it, regardless of what certain sections of the community would have us believe (or not believe).

Through conventional remedial massage techniques, focussed and mindful breathing plus drawing on my Reiki experiences I can offer my clients a deep massage that is not necessarily a deep tissue massage. Clients frequently learn to release frustrated emotions, physical restrictions and tightnesses, and mental obscurities. Then truer feelings of compassion, peace, lightness and clarity innervate mind and soul allowing the body to loosen and reset to a truer blueprint of health and ease.

‘Sean’s massage was one of the most effective I have had and all I wanted was to find someone with the same magical skill in Brisbane.  His intuitive approach and incorporation of reiki is so good.  He is a truly gifted massage therapist who tunes in to his client’s needs very quickly.  I wish he would move to Brisbane!’

Roxanne from Pinjarra Hills, Brisbane

‘Just a short note to let you know that I haven’t been pain free for years. Such a great relief. Thanks for the massage.’

Peter from Buderim

remedial massage

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