Massage - Head Office
What are the benefits of massage?
- Releases muscular tension
- A Reduction or elimination of pain
- Improves joint mobility
- Facilitates relaxation and harmony of the body and mind
- Improves blood and lymph circulation for improved detoxification
Combined with a healthy diet and an active lifestyle, massage can help moderate stress and leave you balanced and invigorated.
Deep Tissue Massage
A restorative and preventative treatment designed to ease tight and stiff muscles and improve flexibility.
What is a deep tissue massage?
Deep tissue massage brings about a greater tension relieving response than a classic massage by concentrating on deeper muscles. It aims to reduce muscle tension by releasing knots and restoring tissue elasticity. Deep tissue massage is also designed to increase blood flow to targeted muscles, kick-starting the body’s natural healing process.
Who would benefit from a deep tissue massage?
Deep tissue massage is one the most popular choices of massage as it can suit many individuals, helping to ease pain and stiffness in a variety of scenarios. It is not just for athletes or people with acute injuries.
People who choose this treatment are:
- Experiencing tension in specific areas of the body - most commonly in the back and neck.
- Suffering from chronic pain.
- Stressed and looking for deep relaxation.
- Recovering from a soft tissue injury.
Individuals should not have a deep tissue massage if they have:
- Problems lying on their front
- Open wounds or cuts - these areas should be avoided
- High blood pressure - check with your GP before booking a deep tissue treatment
- Had recent surgery
- Severe fever, flu or cold symptoms - these can be amplified after a massage
After your deep tissue massage
You may feel some soreness and stiffness after your treatment, but this should dissipate after a day or two, leaving you feeling less tense than before the treatment. Deep tissue massage has the same effects on the body as exercise in terms of increasing blood flow and stretching. Having a deep tissue massage can feel a bit like having a workout.
A combination of nurturing techniques designed to eliminate stress from your busy life, feel calmer and happier.
What is a Relaxing massage?
When life seems overwhelming, this treatment is a great way to de-stress, unwind and relax. Using light, flowing strokes your muscles will be carefully released and your nervous system calmed. A gentle, nurturing massage for when you need a little tender loving care. It promotes a feeling of deep relaxation, comfort and security and calms the nervous system.
Who would benefit from a Relaxing massage?
Anyone who is experiencing elevated stress levels will feel the benefits of this treatment.
People who choose this treatment:
- Looking for relaxation.
- Prefer lighter pressure.
- Want to feel calm, supported and nurtured.
People who should not choose a Relaxing massage:
- Looking for deep pressure. Try a Deep Tissue massage instead.
- Want to release tense and stiff muscles.
After your Relaxing massage
Make sure you drink plenty of water.
This massage is modified for pregnancy. It is not recommended prior to completing your first tri-mester.
What is a Pregnancy massage?
Pregnancy massage has traditionally been practiced to support mothers physically, mentally and spiritually through the challenges of childbirth. This type of massage will relieve aches and pains, reduce stress and decrease swelling in expecting and new mothers.
Who would benefit from a Pregnancy massage?
Women who are experiencing back and neck pain or tension, anxiety, joint or limb swelling or disrupted sleep.
People who may choose this treatment:
- Pregnant women in the 2nd and 3rd trimester.
- New mothers.
- Experiencing aches and swelling.
- Want to feel calm and supported.
People who should not choose a Pregnancy massage:
- Women in the first trimester
- Have a history of miscarriage or high-risk pregnancy.
- Are prone to blood clots.
- Experiencing cramping or bleeding.
- General contraindications following a C-section.
Pregnancy massage potential benefits
- Alleviates stress on weight-bearing joints and surrounding muscles.
- Increases blood circulation to both mother and foetus.
- Relieves discomfort caused by pregnancy, including lower back pain, constipation, heartburn.
- Stabilises hormonal levels, and soothes the nervous system.
- Prepares the mother-to-be for an easier delivery.
- Provides expecting women with a nurturing touch.
After your Pregnancy massage
Regular massages throughout and following your pregnancy will help to ease your body as it adjusts and recovers.
Sports and Remedial Massage
A deeper treatment designed for active sportsmen and women, helps to reduce the risk of injury and speed up recovery.
What is a Sports massage?
This treatment uses deep manipulation of the soft tissue to correct problems and imbalances caused by strenuous physical activity. Sports massage is an effective way to release tension and restore balance in your musculoskeletal system. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to benefit from this massage, it can also help lengthen and strengthen muscles and joints in those who work out casually.
Who would benefit from a Sports massage?
Anyone who enjoys regular physical activity, or is currently recovering from a (sports) injury. This type of massage will help improve flexibility and may reduce recovery time.
People who choose this treatment:
- People who engage in physical activity.
- As part of rehabilitation following an injury.
- Those with muscle cramps and aches.
People who should not choose a Sports massage:
- Those with general massage contraindications, fever, open wounds, broken bones, bursitis, periostitis, rheumatoid arthritis, myositis ossificans, skin infections, thrombosis or bleeding disorders, DVT.
- Anyone looking for a gentle experience. Try a Relaxing massage instead.
Please advise your therapist of any pre-existing medical conditions or areas to avoid before your treatment.
Sports massage potential benefits
- Can speed healing and reduce discomfort during the rehabilitation process.
- Increases range of motion and flexibility.
- Increases blood flow, which re-oxygenates soft tissue to reduce recovery time and support healing.
- Helps improve muscle endurance and power.
Sports massage may work into deep pressure points, so the experience can be very intense at times.
Sports massage techniques
Trigger point techniques, soft tissue release, cross-fibre friction and myofascial release, alongside joint mobilisations and stretches. Sports massages also combine elements of lighter massage and deep tissue massage.
After your Sports massage
Your muscles may feel sore for a day or two, though it may also help to alleviate existing soreness. Take a warm bath, ensure you get adequate rest and drink plenty of water. Never put strain on muscles that are already feeling tender.
Prices and Booking
All massages will be wage deducted to help facilitate a stress free experience.
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