TYPES OF MASSAGE

What is Massage is best for me?

There are several forms of massage on offer, and it can be confusing to know what will work best for a particular ailment or condition.  Some massage concentrates more on relaxing the client whilst others will work more deeply at repairing damaged muscle tissue.  It may be that you need to try severyal forms of massage to find what works best for you.

Relaxation Massage

Relaxation Massage is massage that is specifically given to relax the body and promote wellness. Relaxation massage has the intention of moving body fluids (such as lymph and blood), nourishing cells, removing wastes from cells, relaxing muscles and diminishing any pain If you fall asleep during your massage, that is exactly what your body needs...read more

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Remedial Massage

In Remedial Massage the Therapist is trained to perform a treatment using not only observation and assessment skills but also tactile feeling hands skills to direct the individual treatment for a client. Remedial Massage uses specific techniques to stretch and lengthen connective tissue and muscles, reduces pain and discomfort, bringing wellness and a sense of ...read more

Sports Massage

Sports massage is a firm pressured massage therapy using oils. This type of treatment concentrates on all problem areas of the body to help relieve any pain or tension. Using techniques such as deep tissue massage increases the amount of blood flow into the muscles.

Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers...read more

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.

IN short Myofascial release (MFR) therapy focuses on releasing...read more

Pregnancy Massage

Specially trained practitioners, use a combination of Swedish and Remedial Massage techniques, to assist with the tensions and pains experienced during pregnancy. These are often caused by the extra weight and shift in the centre of gravity. There are many physical benefits to Pregnancy Massage, in addition to the nurturing and emotional support provided by the practitioner. Massage reduces peripheral swelling, soothes the nervous system, helps to prevent insomnia...read more

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.

Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy...read more

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy has been around for some 6000 years and involves the use of pure essential oils (fragrant plant extracts), usually through massage, inhalation, baths or compresses. In an aromatherapy massage, individual blends are prepared by the practitioner, in a base of cold pressed oil and then applied to the patient's skin through a remedial or relaxing massage.

romatherapy can have a wide range of benefits...read more

Dry Needling

Dry Needling or more accurately, Trigger Point Dry Needling, (TrP-DN) isa a treatment which involves inserting an extremely fine, single use sterile needle, (acupuncture needle) into a trigger point.  This has been found in many research studies to be extremely effective in releasing the pain and tightness associated with TrP's and normalising the area.

You will find that not every area needled will elicited the same...read more

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