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It’s a power pack designed to relieve your sore muscles.  A three-pronged approach to ease inflammation.  A holy trinity of detoxification.  A trifecta of nourishment.

All while you lie back, relax and soak in hot water.

We’ve been making these bath packs for almost ten years now, and there’s a reason why they’re so popular with our clients.  These specially-formulated packs incorporate three pure, natural ingredients, famous for their therapeutic properties – Bentonite Clay, Magnesium Chloride Flakes and Macrobiotic Sea Salt.

Each element plays a significant role in getting your body back in better condition.

 

 

Bentonite Clay

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Your liver and kidneys are your inside detoxifiers; they play a huge role in getting rid of the nasty stuff.  All the excess toxins, and whatever you can’t get rid off on the inside, can get expelled through your outsides – through your skin.

The pure Bentonite clay uses a negative charge to attract the positively charged toxins, effectively sucking them out of the sweat glands of your skin.  It will also bind and remove heavy metals, supercharging your detox bath.

Additionally, bentonite clay will also help strengthen and nourish the skin, as it’s rich in beneficial trace elements, including sodium, copper, iron, potassium, silica, calcium and magnesium.

We put over 100 grams of pure Bentonite Clay in our bath packs, which is more than enough to provide a perfect detox kick to your bath.  It’s a mud mask for your whole body!

 

saltMacrobiotic Sea Salt

How good do you feel after a splash in the ocean?  Sure, the cold water is invigorating, but there’s something special about the salty goodness of the sea.

Salt has been used for centuries for purification rituals and ceremonies,  as well as for nourishment and rejuvenation. In fact, even the Bible refers several times to the healing properties of salt baths.  Certain salts contain loads of beneficial nutrients that are critical for our body to function properly, and often these nutrients are poorly absorbed from the food that we eat.  So it makes sense to absorb them through our skin through a relaxing salt bath.

Our bath packs contain pure Australian Macrobiotic Sea Salt, which is rich in minerals and trace elements, including magnesium, bromide, chloride, sodium, calcium, potassium, iodine, sulfur and zinc.  You might notice any number of health benefits, including better sleep, reduced stress, soothing of skin conditions including eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis, easing of pain from arthritis, reduced muscle soreness and an all-over healthy skin glow.

 

Magnesium Chloride Flakes

The powerhouse of muscle recovery.  In a sports recovery clinic like ours, it’s the one thing that we make sure everyone has enough of, because it’s so effective in reducing muscle soreness after strenuous exercise.

It’s been getting a lot of attention lately, as more and more people realise the health benefits of supplementing with magnesium. Studies have indicated that up to 75% of the population is deficient, and it can lead to things like restless legs, muscle cramps, insomnia, headaches and much more.

Magnesium is best absorbed through the skin, and our Muscle Recovery Bath Packs contain enough of this good stuff to help with a wide range of issues.  The benefits of a magnesium bath can include reduced muscle cramps and aches, joint pain relief, headache relief, improved sleep, better circulation, healthier and better hydrated skin, and much reduced stress.

 

Come in and grab one today

There’s nothing else added to our bath packs, no added fragrances or chemicals, and nothing nasty, just pure, unadulterated natural ingredients, specifically sourced to provide the ultimate in therapeutic benefits directly to you.

Our Muscle Recovery Bath Packs are on the shelves at Fluid Health now. So come in today, grab a pack, run a bath, lie back and relax, and enjoy the lasting health benefits that these amazing elements can bring you.

 

 

Work harder

Are you going hard with your footy club this year?  Smashing out the PB’s in your running? Cracking the whip at Crossfit?

Are you sore?

You need an Athlete’s Lounge Membership.

If you’re going to go hard, you need to go hard on your recovery too.  It’s not just about resting your muscles and suffering through the dreaded DOMS. You want to make sure that the increased activity doesn’t lead to injury.

It’s about reducing inflammation, flushing out waste products, improving circulation, promoting faster cell regeneration.  All so you can get out there quicker and do it all again.

And that’s where we can help.

Athlete’s Lounge Memberships

 

At Fluid, we have state-of-the-art sports recovery equipment, normally only available to sporting clubs and top-level athletes.  This includes ice and contrast baths, recovery pump compression boots and overalls, and far infrared sauna.  And with a Recovery Centre Membership, you can access this equipment as many times as you like, seven days a week.

A casual Sports Recovery Session at Fluid is $55, and includes use of the contrast baths, recovery pump boots and the far infrared sauna.

With an Athlete’s Lounge Membership, you get full and unlimited access to:

  • Ice and Contrast Baths
  • Recovery Pump Boots and Overalls
  • Far Infrared Sauna
  • Discounted use of the Hyperbaric Chamber ($40 per session instead of $65)
  • 10% off all products and services including Myotherapy and Remedial Massage
  • Priority use of all equipment
  • Available seven days a week

You can choose the membership package that suits you, for however long you want it to go for.  And the longer you sign up for, the cheaper it gets.  Choose from:

  • 12 Month Platinum Membership – @ $25 per week. (Direct debited quarterly, $325 every three months)
  • 6 Month Gold Membership – @ $30 per week. (Direct debited quarterly, $390 upfront and in three months)
  • 3 Month Silver Membership – @ $35 per week. (Total $455 paid upfront)

We even offer mini-memberships if you want a taste of Sports Recovery bliss for a shorter period.  Chose from:

  • 2 month Mini Membership $390
  • 1 month Mini Membership $216

 

Obviously there’s huge benefits from a recovery perspective.  I haven’t been injured since I started coming here.  It’s the best my body has felt in 2 years. And the Recovery Centre is so relaxing, I feel like I’ve made myself a home here.”

Jo Oakeshott, Crossfit Weapon

 

Come in and see us and check out our facilities, or call us on 03 99391133 to find out more.  If you want to book a casual recovery session, you can click here.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage – This technique has been getting a lot of attention lately, and with good reason.  With so many of us feeling overworked and stressed, bloated and flat, and with cold and flu season on the way, it’s a good time to go over the ins-and-outs of lymphatic drainage.

Lymphatic Drainage

A little drainage is a good thing

What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?

It is a unique massage technique, specifically designed to encourage the natural drainage of lymph.

Lymph is the fluid, similar to blood plasma, that circulates throughout the lymphatic system. It has a lot of different functions, one of which is acting as the body’s garbage disposal system. It picks up bacteria, delivering them to the lymph nodes, where they are destroyed.

 

The natural lymphatic system can pump 1-2 litres of lymph through the body per day.  With Manual Lymphatic Drainage, it can increase it to 10-20 litres per day.  That’s effectively giving your body’s healing system a gigantic boost.

If you have fluid retention, you’re feeling sluggish, puffy or unwell, or if you feel the need to detox, then Manual Lymphatic Drainage might be for you.

 

Where did it come from?

 

Woman jumping for joyWhile the concept might have been around for centuries, the technique itself was put together by a couple of Danish doctors in the 1930s, who noticed that their patients that suffered from colds tended to have swollen lymph nodes. They studied the lymph system further and developed a technique where they used gentle, rhythmic hand movements to promote lymph movement. They found that when the technique was performed, patients would heal quicker.

New techniques were developed further as time went on, as the medical profession began to understand the lymph system more thoroughly.  The new techniques are based on following the lines of the lymphatic vessels, towards the corresponding lymph nodes.

 

 

What does it feel like?

 

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

It’s a feather-light touch

It feels like really, really gentle touch.  It’s very different from a remedial massage, or even a relaxation massage.  Your practitioner will softly stimulate your lymph nodes, then use light, feathery strokes to encourage the movement of the lymph.

 

How will I feel after the treatment?

It depends. You could feel decidedly dodgy in the moments after a treatment.  Despite the gentleness of MLD, there’s a lot going on under the surface, and a lot of toxins are going to get flushed out.  It might take you an hour or two to start feeling like yourself again.  You’ll need to up your water intake, and you will probably have to visit the bathroom more often. And the next day, you should feel better than ever.

Other people feel amazing, and completely relaxed during and immediately after a treatment.

 

What can it treat?

MLD can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including:

 

  • Fluid retention
  • Eczema and psoriasis
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Sinusitis
  • General Fatigue
  • Pre and post surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Oedema
  • Low immunity

 

Manual Lymphatic DrainageAs well as medical conditions, MLD has also been used for cosmetic purposes.  It has been used to treat cellulite, to enhance facials, for weight loss, and to brighten the skin.

 

Where can I book a treatment?

 

At Fluid Health, we have two therapists that specialise in Manual Lymphatic Drainage – David Luke, and Lucy Fowler.  Give us a call on 03 99391133 to book an appointment, or you can click here to book online.