Massage Reviews on Truelocal:
I've seen Souri for over 4 years now and every time I leave the session feeling awesome. She is good at focusing on and relieving key areas of pain or injury and giving you tips to prevent them from reoccurring. She also does awesome relaxation massages if just need to relax. I can't wait to see her again!
If you are in search for a professional and qualified remedial massage therapist in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, just let Souri's healing hands cure your aches and pains! Highly Recommended.
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We are open Monday to Sunday 9am to 9pm by appointment only. Book your massage early to secure your preferred appointment time.
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I will be taking bookings again from the 1st Febuary 2012. Please try not to injure yourselves until then!
Should you have a gift voucher which expires in January 2012. Don’t worry … you still can redeem it until March 2012.
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Relaxation Massage 1 hour $90
Remedial Massage 1 hour $90
Deep Tissue Massage 1 hour $90
Myotherapy 1 hour $90
Pregnancy Massage 1 hour $90
Hot Stone Massage 1.5 hours $150
We are closed in January and these prices are valid from 01/02/2012.
Our gift voucher online shop will be be updated with the new prices on the 01/01/2012.
Until the 31/12/2011 you still have the chance to buy gift vouchers for the old price.
Here are just a few examples of the reviews you find on Google & Truelocal:
“Souri has more than 10 years of experience. Wonderful relaxing environment. My back pain is gone ... thanks for helping me.”
“Great massage Souris techniques are amazing. One of a kind and a must for all. I look foward to getting back there again”
“Highly Recommended Very Relaxing and enjoyable Massage from Souri. I would recommend her to others.”
“I am a very active person (half marathon and long distance cycling events eg. Alpine Classic Extreme) and Souri's deep pressure massages helped me to recover from my weekend warrior activities.”
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“I started seeing Souri hoping that she can help me to get rid of the anxiety I was experiencing following a heart surgery. I cannot express my gratitude to Souri well enough. My anxiety was gone the moment Souri started talking to me. Her gorgeous nature, divine massage and priceless advice on how to look after my mind, body and soul have truly healed me. I now started to seeing her for aches and pains and she gets to the root of the problem in an instant. She is an amazing healer! The room is welcoming and lovely and sooo close to my home! She always finds the time to fit me in no matter how many clients she has in the day. I would honestly not go to anyone else for a massage! Souri, you are truly the best! Your hot stones are amazing! X”
“Souri's massage is great and have received better treatment then most Physio's i have been to. The attention to detail in finding the problems, fixing the problems and the streches provided is great. Really relaxing environment as well. Would recommend to anyone and everyone ”
“I had a shoulder injury and had been seeing a Chiropractor for 8 months before seeing Souri. She worked her magic and within 5 sessions the problem was gone! I haven't looked back since! I can do all sorts of exercise now without pain, and can lift things with full power that I had lost. Her session times are flexible and worked around my busy schedule which is great when you work full time like me. Her massage room is relaxed and elegant. She is a wealth of knowledge and would not go to anyone else for a massage after going to her. Thanks Souri!”
“Highly recommended. A beautiful environment and a highly trained therapist. An incredibly relaxing experience while also getting the benefits of a degree in Myotherapy. Souri gave me some tips and stretches in order to rectify my posture and therefore reduce tension. Hot stones are amazing, best massage I've ever had, definitely go and see her!”
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More and more people are interested in living their lives in an environmentally friendly way. So I looked at a lot of different eco websites (for example www.ata.org.au) and tried to get as much information as possible how to convert my massage clinic in Doncaster East, Melbourne into a more environmentally-conscious business.
Today, evidence of environmental awareness is everywhere but there are no existing standards to classify a massage clinic environment friendly. So I just applied some common sense. Making the effort to transform my massage practice into and eco-friendly business may not seem to be enough to make a big difference ... but as always it starts with each individual to contribute their part.
We checked our energy (electricity & gas), water, chemicals and the products we use. We identified the following 6 things which are already incorporated at our massage clinic.
We know that there is far more that we can do - but it’s a start .
For every massage we need a lot of clean, fluffy towels. There are a lot of tips on the Internet to use cold water for washing. We do this already for our private clothes. But for a professional massage clinic. Hot water and a hot dryer are necessary to kill any infectious organisms. So what else could we do?
a) We got some new energy efficient appliances. The top loader had was replaced with a modern 5-star front loader.
b) Hang the washing on the line and use the dryer only for 30min to get fluffy towels.
c) We use the electricity night tariff. This means our washing machine and dryer usually runs at 11pm.
3. Water consumption
Washing all these massage towels uses a lot of water - even in our very efficient front loader. But there is a way to reuse the water in the garden. We installed a grey water system with the effect that we do not need to water our garden at all - even in a very hot summer. All the water gets reused by my plants. We also connected the shower and the bathtub to the grey water system. A great way of reusing water.
3. Biodegradable washing powder
As a positive side effect of the grey water system is that you have to use biodegradable washing powder which contains no phosphates. This is necessary that the plants survive. We do not use the grey water system in winter to give our plants some regeneration time.
It is amazing how much energy a little business like ours can use. There were a lot of old 50W downlights installed in my massage clinic & house. In total we had 32! Thirty-two! 1600W! We slowly started to convert them to energy efficient LED lights (3W - 9W) or lower wattage halogen lights (20W). When one of the old light bulbs is damaged we replace them with new efficient light bulbs. We also fitted some low energy fluorescent lights where possible.
5. Solar System
We also looked into green energy from our electricity provider. All the offers we checked did not really convince us that it makes sense to pay a little more and receive green energy. How could we be sure that we really get green energy? We couldn’t! So we decided to put a small solar system on our roof. This would produce enough energy to offset our usage in the massage clinic. 100% renewable energy!
The system will not pay itself back totally (we look at 8 years at current electricity prices) as we use too much energy within the day and can’t feed much back into the grid.
6. Massage oil products
A lot of people are allergic to certain chemicals and have skin irritations. Since the body absorbs chemicals through the skin, using best organic massage oils and creams are a must for an eco-friendly massage. We only use premium quality coconut oil which is extracted from fresh organically grown coconuts. The extra virgin coconut oil is produced using the Direct Micro Expelling (DME) process. This creates empowerment opportunities for farmers, and produces a pure and natural oil within one hour of opening the nut. (You can also buy this oil here.). We also offer water based oil as an alternative to the coconut oil.
Any ideas what we can do better? Let us know.
I recently had a young lady visit me with shoulder pain which she has had for a couple of years. She had torn a shoulder muscle. She had seen a specialist about it and they informed her that it was a very unusual to have such a tear at such a young age. It was normally seen in much older people. The young lady had no idea how it had come about. She could not recall any trauma to the area. Even when she came for a treatment with me she still had no idea. It wasn't until I informed her that I had a similar injury and the position at which my arm was at when it happened, that she clicked as to what could have caused it. Yes, guitar hero the game. She used to play it at the most advanced level very often until the injury! I have also had clients who have strained their neck and shoulders due to playing the real guitar.
Keeping fit can spell injury for some. One piece of equipment which has brought in some clients is the cross-trainer (also known as the elliptical trainer). It is a stationary exercise machine which simulates walking or running without any impact on the joints. No impact, no injury -right? Not quite, as it seems. Yes, sure there is not pressure on the joints which you would normally get while pounding the pavement but what about the way you have to hold these machines? I have never personally used one myself but just looking at the way these things are designed explains why my clients are suffering. The handle bars are too high and makes the arm swing in an unnatural way, in no way simulating the normal arm swing during walking and running. I would presume that most people using these machines would grip the handles too tightly. Add in the arm swing and do it for a prolonged period. The neck and shoulder muscles become strained. This doesn't mean that you should stop using the cross-trainer if you enjoy it - just don't use the handgrips!
The Iphone and Nintendo DS
Yes, this little phone can be a big pain in the neck! I remember when they first came out a few years ago. I had a client who I saw regularly and she told me that she suddenly developed a really tight neck and was having headaches. She had not done anything too strenuous or different since I last saw her. It wasn't til the end of the treatment and she went to call her husband on her new iphone. She told me that it was fabulous and that she used it to surf the net, send mail, play games. Aha! This poor lady had been slumped over this little device for hours each day, chin down on her chest, tapping away with one hand. The result of this is that the chest and neck muscles at the front shorten, the shoulder muscles are stretched. keep yourself in one position too long and all sorts of pain arise.
Recently I have seen younger clients with this iphone syndrome (my own name for this condition). One was an 11yr old girl who was in so much pain that I could barely touch her when her mother brought her in for a treatment. She was having to take panadol forte for headaches daily! She was spending a lot of time on her home computer, her Nintendo DS, and also her mother's iphone! Triple the pain! I could only advise her mother to gently massage her daily and apply a heat pack to help calm the pain down.
I myself have been a victim of the iPhone syndrome. Playing Angry Birds on it! So I do understand how easy it is to injure yourself. Lucky I know how to fix myself up. Anything that puts you into that chin-down to chest, arms having to reach forward position will create a lot of neck and shoulder pain.
I can only suggest reducing the usage of these devices (I know nobody will do this) or position yourself very well when using them.
I am always telling my little girl to lie back on some cushions (so her head is supported) and placing her arms on another cushion to raise her Nintendo DS to eye height. This has helped a lot in reducing her neck pain.
Souri is away from
07/05 to 30/05.
Get in quick when you want an appointment before my holiday.
I have some appointments left but they are filling
Or book already for the first week in June.
Update: All appointments before my holiday are taken ... what a busy week.
Please write me an email to email@example.com when you want to book for the first week in June. I have access to my email.
Update: 01/06/2011 I am back ... I had a fantastic holiday and looking forward to my first clients tomorrow !!!
Spoil your Mum this Mother's Day with a massage gift voucher from Souri's Myotherapy & Massage.
Your mum has the full choice of the treatment type.
We also offer a luxurious Hot Stone Massage gift voucher.
You can buy them in our little online shop or just give me a call.
Vouchers are valid for 1 year and you can pick them up or we ship them to you or your mum.
You have now the choice between a
- 1 hour massage voucher for a treatment of your choice (Remedial Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Relaxation Massage, Myotherapy)
- 1.5 hour Hot Stone Massage
- 1 hour Pregnancy Massage
Buy a massage gift voucher today in our online shop.
All vouchers are valid for 1 year and can be redeemed at Souri’s Myotherapy and Massage in Doncaster East, Melbourne.
Check out a few of the beautiful photo entries we got:
To make it fair, we placed all entries into a santa hat and drew out the winning entry.
And the winner is.............Kristy Annett!
Kristy please call or mail us to redeem your prize. Congrats!
And as it was such a beautiful sunny day today which made us really happy,
we decided to draw another winner............congratulations Chantal Robert!
Please call or mail us to redeem your prize. Congrats!
Your prize: 1 hour massage (remedial massage, relaxation massage, myotherapy, deep tissue massage or pregnancy massage) valid until 30/06/2011.
If you didn’t win this time don’t worry ... we soon will do another competition. Want to know more about future competitions, health, sports and some local information. Sign up for our massage newsletter.
We give away one full hour massage treatment of your choice worth $80 at Souri’s Myotherapy & Massage in Doncaster East, Melbourne. You can choose between a remedial massage, relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, pregnancy massage or a myotherapy treatment.
How to enter
You can enter our competition in more than one way (get as many entries as you can - a maximum of 3 photos and 3 comments count towards the competition)
- 1 entry - tag yourself in this photo on facebook - What treatment do you prefer ...?
- 3 entries - write a interesting massage, health, sports or relaxation related comment on our facebook wall.
- 6 entries - What is relaxation to you? Post a photo on our facebook wall.*
- 6 entries - Your favourite sports picture? Post a photo on our facebook wall.*
The winner will be drawn out of all the entries and announced on facebook and on our website on the 29th of December 2010. Just check if you have won and contact us.
A few Terms & Conditions ... to keep it fair
- Entry is available for all people in Australia over 18 years.
- The competition runs between the 30/11/2010 and 28/12/2010.
- A maximum 3 comments and 3 photos count towards the competition.
- Prize is not redeemable for cash. The prize is redeemable until 30/06/2011 only at Souri’s Myotherapy & Massage in Doncaster East, Melbourne.
- All uploaded photos must be taken by yourself. You give us the right to use your photo on our website and facebook page.
And don’t forget:
A massage gift voucher from Souri’s Myotherapy & Massage, Doncaster East, Melbourne is always a good present.
You can choose between a Remedial Massage, Myotherapy Treatment, Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Pregnancy Massage or a Hot Stone Massage. You can select different options in our store to personalise your gift voucher.
We have online payment facilities via Paypal (Visa, Mastercard). Shipment is only 2.50 per order or you can also pick up the voucher in Doncaster East, Melbourne.
Treat yourself or someone you care about to a massage today. Click here to go to our online store.
We got a lot of great entries:
Here are some examples:
my mother in law gets a chronically sore back from holding her 6 month old grandchild but she loves her too much not to, she always helps babysitting often at short notice and has really great advice.
I would like a hot stone massage because I'm feeling really run down and stressed and need something to help boost me back up.
My chance for the only relaxation from studious year of HSC. Perhaps one that I could think off to break free from my textbook and the failed massage chair that was import from china on ebay.
Motobike riders are often "naughty", and "stones" in the road are hazards, but this massage would be the perfect blend of "hot stones" smoothing out the "naughty" rider. )
I would love a hot stones massage because I'm feeling the streess of 2010, after straining my back in front of the tv with the world cup. Still hurts from then
I want a free hot stone massage beacuse I get these really stiff knots in my back from sitting at the computer all day. I go to the gym to try and excercise them out but I can't givee myself a massage.
I'd love to win a hot stone massage as I'm currently stressed to the max i'm in my last year of my doctorate of forensic psychology, i go to uni full time, do unpaid placements 3 days a week, run psych programs for offenders two nights a week, teach at deakin one day a week and work in retail two days a week. In my free time I write my thesis. Please help me!!
Id like to win a stone massage for my friend as she works incredibly hard as the manager of a retail store, as well as having to come home and look after her entire family. She only gets one day off a week and I know she'd LOVE to use it having a massage she so desperately needs! Thanks
feeling a little bit stale...need a mind and body freshen up for Spring and what better way to do that than relaxing with a Souri's Hot Stone Massage?!
This wet winter is making me low and lethargic, my arthritis is active and Im not. Some Souri stone treatment is what I need to put spring into my step.
Cath never stops working whether she is at work or home. I think she deserves a nice, relaxing unwind. What's in it for me? Well...a happy Cath is a happy Cam...
Because I love massage! And love it more when it free!!!
I deserve a free hot stone massage because 1) I SO DESERVE IT!!! and 2) BECAUSE I SO DESERVE IT!!! and 3) because I still feel sore from Zumba in certain places, ha ha!Seriously, if I win the free massage, not only will I be giving you free advertising via word of mouth to whoever will listen, you will have another regular customer like your Tuesday ones... well, almost as regular
I think I deserve a Hot Stone Massage because it definitely helps me to relax my body and soul especially after a long day of work.
The gift of giving would keep on going to win this for my mum as she's just a stone throw away from Doncaster East which is really sweet!
Cycling all the way out to Doncaster should be a good enough incentive to get stoned!
And the winner is ...
We found it very hard to choose the winner from all the great entries! So we have decided on 2 winners - Tiff (she begged for help!) and Ian's mum in law (how many guys speak about their mum in law like that!).
Thanks again for all entries - you will get another chance in our next competition.
Love life and smile lots
All you have to do is follow us on facebook (just click the button below and then the “like” button on our facebook page to follow us) and post the reason why you or someone you know deserves a Hot Stone Massage the most. That is all.
Hurry as entries close at
midnight Sunday 22nd of August 2010.
Winners will be notified at the latest by Sunday the 29th of August 2010 via facebook. Good luck!
The use of hot stones for healing dates back to ancient times in India and China, and more recently by the North American Indians. Smooth, heated basalt (stones rich in iron which retains heat) or river stones (used because they are so smooth) are placed on key points of the body to relax muscles and increase blood flow in those areas.
The therapist then uses the warm stones
to massage the body at a depth which is requested by the
client. It may be of the lightest pressure, or deeper for
areas where there is a lot of tension. The warmth of the
stones may help to improve circulation, aid in
mental relaxation and accelerate the healing
People generally request a Hot Stone Massage for relaxation as they find the heat from the stones very comforting. Hot Stone Massage is great for people who feel the cold. People who would like relief from tension but only want light pressure would enjoy and benefit from a Hot Stone Massage at Souri’s Myotherapy & Massage in Doncaster East, Melbourne.
The heat from the hot stones also
allows the therapist to deliver a deeper massage to those in need
of deep tissue work.
Hot Stone Massage is also used to help a variety of conditions such as:
- Muscular aches and pains
- Poor Circulation
- Tension, stress and anxiety
Hot Stone Massage is not recommended for:
- People with infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds
- People who have just had surgery
- Immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor
- People prone to blood clots. There is a risk of blood clots being dislodged.
- People with heart disease should consult with their doctor prior to booking a Hot Stone Massage
- Pregnant women should check with their doctor first before booking a Hot Stone Massage
Come and experience a Hot Stone Massage at Souri's Myotherapy and Massage which will be customized to your needs.
Give the gift of a Hot Stone Massage with a Souri's Myotherapy and Massage gift voucher to someone you care about.
Call Souri's Myotherapy and Massage for more information or to make an appointment.
You can reach Souri’s Myotherapy & Massage easy in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne (Doncaster East, Doncaster, Templestowe, Lower Templestowe, Park Orchards, Donvale, Blackburn, Blackburn North, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Balwyn, Surrey Hills, Mont Albert, Mont Albert North).
As there are so many different health funds and different levels of extra cover we recommend that you check with your health fund first.
The following health funds accept claims for Myotherapy and/or remedial massage treatments (depending on your cover):
• Australian Unity
• Grand United Health
• HBA/ Mutual Community
• Manchester Unity
• Medibank Private
Australian Health Management Group - AHM
• Australian Country Health
• Better Health
• Government Employees Health Fund
• Illawarra Health Fund
• Mutual Health
Australian Regional Health Group (ARHG)
• A.C.A Health Benefits Fund
• Cessnock District Health Benefits Fund
• CUA Health (former Credicare)
• Defence Health
• Health Care Insurance Ltd.
• Health Partners
• HIF WA
• Latrobe Health Services (Federation Health)
• Lysaght Peoplecare
• Mildura District Hospital Fund
• Navy Health Fund
• Phoenix Health Fund
• Queensland Country Health
• Railway & Transport Health Fund
• Reserve Bank Health Society
• St. Luke’s Health
• Teachers Federation
• Health Teachers Union
• Health Transport Health
• United Ancient Order of Druids Friendly Society
If you have any more questions feel free to give us a call at Souri’s Myotherapy and Massage in Doncaster East, Melbourne, VIC.
What is Remedial Massage?
When muscles and tendons become damaged or impaired, knotted and tense or immobile, Remedial Massage provides a healing treatment that can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow.
Remedial massage holistically treats the whole body and traces the discomfort as far as possible back to the original cause, healing both the cause of the disorder as well as the symptoms.
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 are 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 treated with Remedial Massage include Fibrositis, Spondylitis, Arthritis, frozen shoulder, muscular cramps, Whiplash, muscular atrophy, sports and dancing injuries.
Remedial massage available at Souri’s Myotherapy & Massage in Doncaster East, Melbourne - Restore Balance to Your Body.
Need a great present? We now have glossy gift vouchers available. Treat yourself or someone you care about to a massage today. You find more information here: Gift Vouchers