Massage involves working the soft tissue of the body, to ease day-to-day stresses and muscular tension, and promote relaxation. It helps to increase delivery of blood and oxygen to the treated areas and can also be used in support of other therapies to assist in the rehabilitation of muscular injuries.
Our massage therapists work closely with our osteopaths and other specialists to tailor treatments that are appropriate for your needs, to help you achieve optimal function both physically and mentally.
Body massage is widely accepted to encourage:
- a sense of well-being from the release of your body’s ‘feel good’ chemicals
- calm and focus, via a reduction in heart rate and slower breathing
- improved circulation and the flow of nutrients and oxygen around your body
- detox, as the lymphatic system is stimulated to flush waste products from your muscles
The focus of rehabilitation massage is on speeding recovery following injury or long-term musculoskeletal problems. It is suitable for sportspeople, recreational exercisers and less active people such as those who spend long periods in front of computers.
Deep tissue massage
Deep tissue massage is one of our most popular treatments. It works at relieving muscular tension caused by the stresses of life, injury or postural imbalances. Stress not only has an impact on the muscles of the body, but it can also affect the immune system, blood pressure, digestive system, sleep and more. Massage is an excellent way to help reduce stress levels of both the body and the mind.
Your therapist will communicate with you during your treatment to ensure you get the desired pressure throughout . Treatments can be focused on specific troublesome areas, such as neck and back, or as a full body MOT.
(Please note acute injuries are a contraindication to deep tissue massage)
Sports & remedial massage
This is a versatile treatment combining general massage with deep tissue techniques. It helps with muscular problems caused by physical activity, poor posture, repetitive actions and stress.
A typical sports & remedial massage treatment will involve:
- Assessment General/Swedish Massage (warms tissue/identifies problems)
- Deep Tissue Massage Techniques / Myofascial Release (stretches soft tissue)
- Neuro Muscular Techniques (treats trigger points)
- Muscle Energy Technique (stretching)
- Soft Tissue Release (stretching)
Therapeutic massage is for those looking for some downtime for the body and mind. Using a variety of techniques to promote calmness, relaxation and serenity, therapeutic massage is a wonderful way to alleviate physical stiffness and reduce mental stress and fatigue.
We live in a world of distraction and rarely give ourselves the time to really stop, relax and recover. A massage creates the ideal space to unwind and slow down without the temptation of distraction of our mobile phones, iPods, TV, food or anything else we use to keep ourselves busy.
We tailor the treatments to your requirements and the therapist will discuss these with you at the start of the session.
Book in now and experience the wonderful benefits of massage for yourself.