SERVICES

Massage Therapy

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

A therapeutic massage helps de-stress and loosen up your body. It is great for those who have had a hard working week or feel like treating themselves to some TLC.

The treatment consists of flowing strokes, kneading and gentle mobilisation of the muscles, performed at your chosen pressure. It is a pain free way to relax both your muscles and your mind.

REMEDIAL MASSAGE

Remedial massage is the treatment of muscles and connective tissues to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. It is performed to create favourable conditions for the body to return to normal health after injury.

Remedial massage works by restoring optimal muscle tension throughout the body, which allows you to move pain free. By having regular remedial massage you keep the muscle healthy and prevent it from tightening up. Getting regular massage is like a car tune up for your body.

It also promotes the flow of blood and lymph, particularly to injured areas, thus reducing damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions that may result from injury.

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE THERAPY

Myofascial Release Therapy is a technique focuses on the tough connective tissue that surrounds the muscles, ligaments and joints pain.

During Myofascial Release Therapy, the therapist locates myofascial areas that feel stiff and fixed instead of elastic and moveable under normal pressure. Tight myofascia can be found in many areas of the body, which causes a compression load that affects how you move. This altered movement then leads to pain.

The focused manual pressure and stretching used in Myofascial Release Therapy helps to loosen up the myofascia that restore normal movement leading to reduced pain.

TRIGGER POINT THERAPY

Trigger points are located within tight bands of muscle tissue. A trigger point is tender when touched and causes referred pain in another area of the body.

Trigger point therapy is direct pressure applied to specific points on tender muscle tissue that reduces muscle tension and gives pain relief.

Each muscle has potential trigger points which can become activated by muscle overuse, inflammation, trauma, electrolyte imbalances, infections and nerve pain. Those trigger points can cause pain over the muscle affected or refer pain to another area of the body.

Muscles with active trigger points are often weaker, which causes other muscles to compensate. These muscles that are compensating can then develop trigger points of their own. The longer the trigger point remains the more likely the muscle will develop fibrotic scar tissue.

SPORTS MASSAGE

Sports massage uses massage to assist athletes performance and recovery from activity. It is recognised as an effective part of training for many sports people. All professional athletes and serious amateurs use massage regularly to enhance their performance and to get an edge over their competitors.

Sports massage provides benefits during all phases of the training cycle;- before, during and after competitions.

The type of massage required is based upon your stage of competition/training:-

ï Immediately before competition

ï Between competitions on the same day

  • Immediately after competition
  • During the training program

Sports massage is useful for anyone who exercises to increase flexibility, prevent injury and help with healing after a sports injury.

Sports massage is specifically tailored to different sports and sporting injuries. It works by mobilising tight muscles, stimulating inactive muscles and improving the condition of the soft tissue.

The aim is to reduce the stress and tension that can build up in the soft tissues of the body during exercise. This form of massage is used to :-

ï Increase endurance

ï Improve performance

ï Reduce the chance of injury

ï Reduce recovery time after injury