Therapies

Swedish Massage

Today we refer to most “standard” massage as Swedish massage or Relaxation massage and it is done with sweeping strokes that help alleviate muscle tension and stress. Massage manipulates the soft tissues of the body and is used for the beneficial effects on the nervous and muscular systems of the body and for enhancing the circulation of blood and lymph. Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance massage provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.

Neuromuscular Therapy

Neuromuscular Therapy is a deep tissue type massage performed on the origins and insertions of problematic muscles. Tissue palpation and assessment of postural dysfunction along with muscle length tests are often part of the session. Treatments aim to release muscle spasm and eliminate trigger points, which cause referred pain. This can bring back flexibility and improve the strength of muscles. It is beneficial for the treatment of many painful dysfunctions including headache, OOS, chronic back, jaw and neck pain.

Therapeutic Massage

Also known as Remedial or Deep Tissue massage, it is used to address specific soft tissue injuries and dysfunctions by manipulation of the soft tissues of the body. Generally techniques are applied deeper into the soft tissues (muscle, tendons and ligaments) in order to have a therapeutic effect on the body, and to address specific chronic muscular pain and postural dysfunction. Therapeutic massage is applied to injury rehabilitation and may reduce inflammation related pain caused by arthritis, tendonitis and many other muscular conditions.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is an important element for athletes in speeding up recovery and the faster elimination of lactic acid and DOMs post training or event. It can additionally be an important component in your training schedule to help prevent injury or niggles from occurring. Or to manage old injuries that can ruin your training or event. Sports massage is also beneficial as it improves muscle mobility and blood flow (and therefore oxygen to muscles), stabilizes cortisol levels and reduces heart rate and blood pressure. Furthermore research shows it improves our quality of sleep meaning you can function again well the next day.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy is a time to be pampered. Pregnancy massage can promote increased circulation, thereby bringing fresh nutrients and removing wastes. You may experience greater energy, less fatigue and reduced aching or swelling as a result. The massage is done in a side-lying position especially in the third trimester.