What is Massage?
Massage is a combination of various movements used to manipulate tissues for both local and overall effects and benefits. The movements range from soft stroking to invigorating and deeper friction, depending on the desired effect.
Available Massage Treatments
Relaxation Massage (Swedish massage) - a classic flowing massage designed to relax the muscles, reduce stress, tension and to improve circulation and overall well being. Helps relieve muscular tension, aches and pains, stress and anxiety, improves circulation and relaxes the mind and body.
Deep Tissue Massage - uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the strokes are slower and firmer and the aim is to concentrate on particular areas to help release chronic muscle tension or knots and pain in order to restore normal movement. Anyone presenting with chronic pain or postural conditions will benefit from this style of massage . Deep tissue massage is not relaxing and you may feel a little sore and tired after the treatment but any discomfort should go away within a day or two. Following your massage, toxins will be released from your body and it is therefore important to drink plenty of water.
Sports Massage - is aimed at supporting and enhancing the body's muscular system, helping the body stay injury free and enabling it to recover faster. A sports massage targets specific areas of the body and combines classic Swedish massage movements with the more advanced techniques such as frictioning, neuromuscular technique, muscle energy technique and soft tissue release. A sports massage is aimed at anybody that plays sport, trains for specific events or just enjoys keeping fit at the gym. Treating those small aches and pains with sports massage can prevent more serious injuries occurring in the future.The length of a deep tissue/sports massage session or course will vary depending on your needs. A session can be booked for either 30 or 60 minutes and a recommended course will include about six weekly sessions.
What happens during a treatment.
During your initial visit a consultation will be conducted to establish your specific requirements together with any medical conditions which may be relevant. During the massage treatment, your body is covered with soft towels which are turned back to reveal only the area being massaged at the time, thus respecting your modesty throughout your massage treatment.
Some of the benefits of massage