What is massage?
Massage therapy deals with manipulation of superficial and deep layers of muscle to enhance their function, aid in muscle recovery, promote blood flow, reduce muscle tension and promote relaxation and well-being. Massage therapists aim to find and relieve muscles under undue stress, remove unwanted Trigger and Tender points causing muscular tightness and pain, as well as promoting relaxation of the whole body to help reduce mental stress.
Types of massage we provide
Hot Stone Therapy
Hot stone therapy is a type of massage that uses smooth rocks to warm the body and as a tool to massage the body. It uses water-heated basalt stones of various sizes to specific, key points on the body giving a deep massage and creating a sensation of warmth and comfort.
Relaxation massage is used to promote general relaxation, improve circulation and increase range of motion. The massage itself is a system of long gliding strokes, kneading and friction techniques used to manipulate the muscles, connective tissue and soft tissues of the body.
Remedial / Deep Tissue Massage
Remedial massage is a therapeutic deep tissue massage that can treat specific health issues, musculoskeletal problems and injuries. It involves the use of massage therapy and a wide range of diagnostic techniques to treat a variety of ailments. Remedial massage is a system of manipulation of the soft tissues of the body with the hands. It works to break down scar or fibrous tissue, restoring elasticity to the joints, create greater mobility within the joints of the body.
Sports massage is used to ensure the health and well-being of the athlete and to enhance performance. Sports massage will benefit anyone who is engaged in physical fitness activities. Many people train just as hard as athletes even if they do not enter competitions. Massage has many benefits for the occasional athlete too such as improving recovery from minor injuries, caring for wear and tear that is sustained when doing any strenuous physical activity.
During pregnancy the body undergoes numerous physical changes that can have an impact on the developing body. Pregnancy massage can assist in reducing muscular tension, assist in reducing muscular pains, improve lymphatic drainage as well as improve blood circulation. It can also assist with anxiety and insomnia associated with pregnancy. If you are unsure whether pregnancy massage is right for you please consult your Doctor.