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Published April 23rd 2017
Bright, happy faces eagerly await you at Zest
The history of massage dates back thousands of years with the first written records found in Egypt and China. In many Egyptian tombs paintings can be seen on the walls depicting massage as part of their therapy in medical traditions. The Egyptians are also accredited with pioneering reflexology. These days massage clinics are readily available with more and more people experiencing the benefits of relaxation and release of muscle tension.
A massage treatment involves the practitioner working on the body with pressure, although each recipient has his/her own level of acceptance of how much pressure he/she can endure. Depending upon which treatment you choose, massage can be applied by using the fingers, hands, elbows, feet, forearm, knees or even mechanical aids. Usually massage clients are treated while lying on a massage table; however, other methods like sitting in a massage chair or a mat on the floor can be also be used.
Zest Foot Massage, Cleveland (Author's Photo)
Finding the right massage therapist for you may be difficult or you may find over the years your body requires different techniques as it grows and ages.
Enjoy a cup of Chinese Tea on arrival (Author's Photo)
Immediately as you enter Zest Foot Massage in Cleveland a feeling of total calm washes over you. You are greeted by bright happy faces eagerly awaiting your arrival.
There are several options to choose from ranging from reflexology or a combination of reflexology, neck and/or shoulder, full body massage with private health fund rebate available, oil massage, dry massage, hot stone full body massage, cupping or slipping and massage to ear candling. Massage durations range from thirty to ninety minutes, with hot stone running longer up to 110 minutes. If you find a masseur you like, you can ask for her/him on your next visit; however this will add an extra five dollars to the cost of your massage.
Lay back in gold recliner chairs for your foot massage (Author's Photo)
On arrival you are led into the changing room where you are given a set of clothes to wear. Lockers are provided for your clothes and hand luggage with a key for locking them safely away. If you opt for the ninety-minute remedial massage, which gives you a foot bath and reflexology before your massage, you are led into a spacious area with beautiful gold recliner seats and handed a warm cup of Chinese Tea. Before the foot soak, your masseur arrives with a heat pack for your back. This is when I usually fall asleep and totally let go.
Lockers for your valuables and clothes to change into prior to your massage (Author's Photo)
The owner's goal is to create an atmosphere inside the premises of tranquillity, serenity and peacefulness. This certainly is the case as no words are spoken between the clients or masseurs during sessions, which promotes a much deeper level of relaxation within the room and the treatment given.
Cleveland is only approximately forty-two minutes from the Brisbane CBD and is a suburb of the beautiful Redland City. Zest Foot Massage can be found in Shore Street Cleveland West and is open daily from 9.00 am to 8.00pm.