About Yvette and Massage Essentials

Yvette Croft

I am the owner and principal therapist and have worked as a Remedial Massage Therapist for over 22 years.

I started Massage Essentials in 2008.  Massage Essentials is a professional massage clinic located in Tuggeranong and specialises in a range of remedial and sports massage techniques.

I began studying Remedial Massage Therapy in 1994 with an ‘Introduction to Massage’ course at Canberra Institute of Technology. From there the passion grew and I continued on with my studies after the birth of my first child.  I completed an Advance Diploma in Applied Science (Remedial Massage) in 1999.

i have worked with many different modalities including Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Physiotherapists. I have also been a Sports Massage Therapist for the Canberra Raiders for the last 10 seasons and have worked with many visiting NRL teams, including the Australian and New Zealand teams in April 2013. I have worked with many elite and local sporting teams including Brumbies Rugby and  Molonglo Juggernauts FC. I also travelled with the ACT Athletics team to All Schools and National Championships for 3 years.

I enjoy working with many different clients to achieve the best results for the individual, using a variety of Remedial techniques.  Some techniquies include Myofascial Release (MFR), Trigger Point Therapy (TPT), Deep Tissue Massage and advice on stretching and home exercises.

Remedial Massage is used to treat muscular dysfunctions; work and sporting injuries and to restore function to injured muscles, ligaments and tendons.

Sports Massage relieves pre-event nerves and tension.  It can help increase blood circulation and protect against soft tissue injury.  Post Sports Massage relieves muscle soreness, cramps and spasms.  It helps to eliminate lactic acid build up and aids in cooling down.

Massage during pregnancy aids in adjustment to the physical and emotional changes that occur; reducing muscular spasms and cramps.

Benefits of Massage

  • Stress relief
  • Increase of circulation
  • Reduces pain
  • Increase in flexibility
  • Aids in joint mobility
  • Improve sporting performance
  • Relieve muscle spasms
  • Stimulates the lymphatic system, therefore assisting the immune system
  • Relieve sore and tired muscles
  • Leaves you feeling energised