Deep Tissue Massage
If you have neck, shoulder and back tension from sitting at a computer for long hours, constantly picking up your children, prolonged driving or carrying heavy bags, then this could be the massage for you. A session involves using deeper pressures than a normal massage to access deeper lying muscles and the focus is more concentrated on areas of pain and tension. It helps by breaking down adhesions and restore healthy muscle length and movement.
This is a combination of Swedish and Remedial Massage. It is this combination of Swedish with more intensive techniques such as Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular (NMT), Soft Tissue Release (STR) and Muscle Energy Technique (MET) that makes it effective in the treatment of sports injuries and as an aid to rehabilitation.
Having regular sports and remedial massages can increase flexibility and improve recovery time. It separates scar tissue and realigns muscle tissue with an aim to resotre the body to a pain free state. This isnt just good for sports lovers, if you are a keen gardening or have a physical or manual job this will help.
Thai massage is a beneficial therapy for treating physical and psychological problems as well as for maintaining health and well-being. Many benefits from Thai massage include, increased flexibility, deep relaxation, improved posture, increased joint mobility and improved energy levels.
Thai massage has a vast array of techniques and practitioners use their hands, feet, legs, knees and elbows to free the tension held within the body.
Thai massage is an excellent massage for the yoga enthusiast as it involves a wide range of yoga like stretches. Together these techniques result in a body and mind treatment that boosts the immune system and balances the body. Thai massage is a dynamic massage technique that is fun and versatile and is suitable for all ages and abilities.
Thai massage is performed on a mat on the floor; both client and practitioner are in comfortable clothing allowing ease of movement and flexibility. No oils or creams are used during a Thai massage.
Pregnancy and Post Partum Massage
As much as being pregnant is an exciting experience there are some major changes both emotionally and physically during this time. You will obviously notice changes in yourself but being pregnant can affect the people close to you and this can throw up stresses and worries. Pregnancy and post-partum Massage can help with the feelings generated during this transitional phase of your life and if used as part of your regular pregnancy wellbeing routine can set you up for the best possible birth and make the first few post partum months as rewarding as possible.
Benefits of Pregnancy and Post Partum Massage:
• Relaxation leading to stress and anxiety reduction.
• Reduction in muscle aches, in troublesome areas such as in the lower back, neck, hips, & legs
• Increase local blood flow and lymph circulation which can help reduce swelling
• Reduction in stress on weight-bearing joints
• Improve the pliability of skin and underlying tissues
• Improve self esteem and sense of wellbeing.
The origins of reflexology are thought to go back to as early as 4,000BC in China, where its use remains. Foot therapy was practised by Native American tribes, and in Ancient Egypt.
The principal behind reflexology is that reflexes in the feet correspond to a map of the body– the stomach and pancreas, for example, are found in the arch. Therefore according to those that practice reflexology the body is reflected in the feet and therefore diagnosis and treatment can be carried out via a specialised foot massage stimulating these foot reflexes to influence how the body is functioning.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
This is a gentle and rhythmic form of massage to encourage the natural drainage of lymph fluid from the tissues and back to the heart therefore reducing lymphodoema. The gentle hand movements during this form of massage propel the lymph fluid through the lymph vessels and lymph nodes and back to the cardiovascular system.