Sports massage involves advanced soft-tissue manipulation techniques to help improve performance. It can often be quite intense and is meant to relieve and reduce the stress and tension that can build up within the body’s soft tissues while exercising.
Remedial Massage is used to target key areas of muscle soreness and tightness such as stiff necks or sore lower backs. The techniques used penetrate the deeper layers of muscle tissue, where areas of tightness are released giving you greater joint mobility and reduced pain levels in your body.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep-Tissue Massage is a full body massage concentrating on deeper seated, and often more long-term, chronic problems of the soft tissue, such as static and postural muscles. The treatment is generally stronger starting superficially and working deep, using long gliding strokes and slow stretching techniques, to work into the muscles and tissues, which makes it deeply relaxing.
Post Operative Massage
After having an operation, the next critical challenge for a patient is the recovery phase. Post Operative Massage helps reduce swelling, breaks up scar tissue and keeps the muscles supple so less scar tissue develops. By improved blood flow, massage therapy enhances nutrient delivery in the body thus shortening surgical healing time.
Pregnancy and Post-Natal
During pregnancy your body will undergo many hormonal changes which can cause changes in moods and emotions and feelings of fatigue. Muscles can become strained under the increasing weight of your body. Low back and pelvic discomfort is very common as your body prepares for the birth of your baby. Massage can help alleviate some of the extra pressure on our spines and legs using gentle, but effective massage techniques.
Therapeutic massage has become a big part of many people’s lives in our busy and frantic routines. Your life style is probably taking it’s toll on your wellbeing. High-stress jobs, endless personal obligations, money worries, the list goes on. The treatment consists of flowing strokes, kneading and gentle manipulations of the muscles performed at your chosen pressure. It is a pain free way to relax both your muscles and your mind.
Reflexology is a deeply relaxing treatment incorporating advanced reflexology techniques, foot massage and acupressure to stimulate reflex points on the feet. It assists with the healing of the whole person and not just the symptoms of illness or stress.