Why have a massage?
We believe that an effective and healing massage comes from actively listening to the clients’ needs, identifying their particular area of focus and working responsively.
Massage is an ancient and vital means of healing the body and soothing the mind. Whether you’re seeking to alleviate tension and stress, assist the healing of an injury or simply want to treat yourself, massage provides a wide range of recognised benefits.
Beginning with a consultation, a therapist will work with you to identify your needs.
During the treatment the therapist will draw from a range of techniques, tailoring the massage to meet your individual physical and emotional state.
People can come with a clear understanding of what they want, such as a specific sports injury, or simply request a massage.
Massage therapy dates back thousands of years and its medical benefits are increasingly recognised: aiding injury recovery, relieving pain, reducing stress and producing a deep relaxation.
Massage is a combination of various movements used to manipulate tissues for both local and overall benefits.
The movements range from gentle strokes to invigorating friction. While there are different categories of massage, such as remedial, sports and deep tissue massage, a session may draw from techniques in all categories.
Remedial/therapeutic massage uses mostly gentle flowing strokes, with the focus of cultivating a calm, refreshed and stress reduced state.
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue: helpful for chronic aches and pains. Commonly used for issues like stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
Sports massage is geared towards participants of sport and the therapist has a broader, more specified medical knowledge. It is used to help prevent injuries, prepare the body for athletic activity and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries.
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