DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE is a rewarding and relieving massage that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues. Clients will experience deep relaxation and peace of mind through release of muscular tension. It is especially helpful for releasing chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, shoulders and lower back tightness. Specific techniques are used to realign and loosen tight muscles and fascia. This massage also helps clear energy pathways, diffuse pain, improve posture and induce a healthy sleeping pattern.
SPORTS MASSAGE usually involves a lot of pressure and mainly targets specific muscles that need the most attention. A variety of techniques are used, such as soft tissue release, trigger point therapy and neuromuscular techniques. Often, the client will be involved in some of the active stretches and soft tissue release techniques whereby the client will be asked to hold a position or move a limb – such as: raising a leg, whilst the therapist works on individual muscle fibres to even out painful adhesions. Contracted muscles can be lengthened and areas of tightness are relaxed, helping to speed up recovery time and improve muscle performance and efficiency. Other techniques may include friction and tapotement, working to help break down scar tissue and amend any bunched fibres. Sports massage is a type of repair rehabilitation massage which helps to alleviate past injuries and to prevent any potential injuries. The massage often renders the body more supple and physically in tune for the desired sports or general daily activities.
SWEDISH MASSAGE is a relaxing massage that usually covers the whole body unlike sports massage therapy which may focus solely on certain problem areas. Deep or light pressure may be applied. It helps rid the body of toxins via certain massage strokes and lymphatic drainage techniques, flushing the body’s tissues of lactic acid and other metabolic wastes. It also benefits the skin which is the largest of the organs, ridding it of toxins and encouraging nourishment. This massage helps increase circulation and aids with enhanced muscle pliability. It is a very soothing massage, working on a psychological level as well as physiologically, aiding the nervous system and encouraging a good sleeping pattern. This massage helps stimulate the body’s cells and therefore aids the body’s efficiency such as speeding up recovery time.
PREGNANCY MASSAGE can be of great benefit not only to the mother but also to the unborn baby. A stress free environment is created and muscular tension is released. Massage during pregnancy aids bowel movement, helps with sleep and lymph drainage and stimulates circulation like all massage. It is so beneficial as it encourages the release of oxytocin which is the pain reducing hormone, providing vital relief of pain during labour and birth. Above all massage emotionally and physiologically supports a woman during a time when her body is undergoing many changes and can help prepare her body for birth.
PRICE FOR ALL THERAPIES: £40 for 60 minutes, £55 for 90 minutes