Massage has been practiced for thousands of years and it involves the manipulation of the body's soft tissues, most commonly applied through the use of hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms, feet or a device. The purpose of massage is generally for the treatment and alleviation of certain body stresses or pains around the body.
The term “massage therapy” includes many techniques. The most common form of massage therapy in Western countries is called Swedish or classical massage and it is the core of most massage training programmes. Other styles include sports massage, clinical massage, physiotherapy, deep tissue massage, Ayurvedic massage and much more.
What can Massage Therapy help with?
Attending regular Massage Therapy sessions can help with:
Reducing stress and increasing relaxation
Reducing pain and muscle soreness and tension
Improving circulation, energy and alertness
Lowering heart rate and blood pressure
Improving immune function
What types of Massage Therapy do you offer?
Ayurvedic massage is known as Abhyangam in Sanskrit. According to the Ayurvedic Classics Abhayngam is an important daily activity that is needed for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
The massage technique used during Ayurvedic Massage aims to stimulate the lymphatic system. Practitioners claim that the benefits of regular Ayurvedic massage include pain relief, reduction of fatigue, improved immune system, and improved longevity.
Sports massage is proven to release and reduce tension in muscles, improve circulation and encourage the removal of waste products such as lactic acid built up during sporting activities.
In addition to the physical benefits, sports massage can help an athlete to mentally prepare for their activity or competition.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage therapy is somewhat similar to Swedish massage, but with a deep tissue massage your therapist applies slow, firm pressure to release muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia.
Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that’s mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries as it helps to break up scar tissue that forms following an injury and reduces tension in muscle and tissue.
It may also promote faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.
Also similar to Swedish massage, a Holistic Body Massage is a massaging treatment that focuses on tense and stressed-out muscles to help positively impact a client’s emotional wellbeing.
The key to a holistic body massage is to target the places on your body that feel is most “stressed out” and work on relieving stress and tension in those areas.
Pre & Post-Natal massage relieves aches and pains that develop during pregnancy and aids relaxation. Prenatal Massage available after 12 weeks only.
Another holistic massage with a personalised blend of essential oils tailored to best enhance your health and wellbeing.
What can I expect from my Massage Therapy appointment?
Massage therapy is and always should be about health and wellbeing in a safe and tranquil environment. This includes a comfortable environment before, during and after the massage, as well as providing complete privacy whilst changing and preparing for the session.
A 60 minute full body massage typically starts with a head massage to get you relaxed. Then, they will focus on the neck and shoulders, move on to each arm and gradually work their way towards the legs and feet. Finally, they will work on the back of the legs and potentially the glutes.
Towels can be provided by the therapy centre free of charge.
Please feel free to get in touch with us today and discuss our massage services in more detail.