Therapy in Focus – Massage
Massage Therapy - For optimal muscular and joint health
Massage helps to relieve and manage pain and discomfort, to increase range of movement, to improve posture and to promote overall health and wellbeing.
By keeping muscle tone and condition at its best, it allows nerves, connective tissues and joints to stay healthy, functional and with the ability to repair and heal.
How can massage help?
A non-invasive, hands-on treatment working into the body’s soft tissues, more specifically the muscles and connective tissues.
Massage does a number of things. It helps to:
- promote mental and physical relaxation
- improve circulation
- remove metabolic waste products
- calm and relax or stimulate and re-energise the nervous system
- improve muscle tone and condition
- decrease scar tissue
Massage can help relieve numerous conditions, both sudden, acute injuries and on-going, chronic conditions, can be treated, by identifying and isolating the cause from the symptoms.
- tension and tightness
- back pain
- And arthritis to name just a few
What does treatment involve?
Prior to treatment, your Massage Therapist will discuss your symptoms, medical history, lifestyle, as well as assessing your current flexibility and movement, and of course, your health and wellbeing objectives.
An appropriate type of massage will be used to treat your symptoms and possibly alongside some stretching:
- Holistic (relaxation)
- Deep Tissue (used to treat and fix)
- Sports (used to treat and fix by replicating the body’s natural movements)
- and Pregnancy (to ease the aches and pains of pregnancy)
Various massage strokes and techniques will be used, with light to firm pressure as appropriate, to work into the muscles, joints and soft tissues, helping to alleviate any discomfort.
Towels are provided to maintain your modesty at all times
Aftercare advice is given to maximise treatment results. You will receive advice on stretches, exercises and low-level self-care, such as hot/cold packs, joint supports, foam rolling and more.