WHAT TYPES OF MASSAGE TECHNIQUES?
Sports massage therapy helps those with sporting injuries and stiffness from training, as well as enhancing training performance. It is used for injury prevention, pre and post sports events, preparation and recovery, flexibility and endurance and training workouts. A must for people serious about their training outcomes and maintenance of their muscle health, flexibility and performance.
Deep tissue sports massage helps to maintain your muscles in the best possible state of nutrition, flexibility and vitality, speeding up muscle recovery after activity or injury. The deep massage work, trigger point therapy and myofascial release techniques can separate fascial fibres, and prevent the formation of adhesions. It also helps in the reduction of inflammation and oedema in joints and soft tissue following injury. Pain relief, stress management and relaxation massage can relieve your sore and tired muscles, reduce your chronic stress and work tension, improve concentration and work performance. It will leave you feeling relaxed and energised.
Myofascial release is a very gentle yet very effective manual therapy using sustained pressure into restrictions in the fascial system to eliminate pain and restore motion and function to your body. The therapy is based on the principle that poor posture, physical injury, illness and emotional stress can shift your body out of alignment and cause the intricate web of fascia to become tight and constricted. Myofascial Release Therapy can benefit anyone who has chronic tension, poor posture, arthritis, tendonitis, TMJ problems and sciatica.
HOW CAN IT HELP ME?
Remedial Massage Therapy can help you with muscle tightness and muscle imbalances, as it relieves muscle restrictions, tightness, stiffness and spasm which may limit full movement. It encourages better muscle activity through increased movement of nutrients and removal of waste products. It can improve muscle tone and delays muscle atrophy resulting from inactivity. Tension headaches, back and neck pain can be relieved with Massage Therapy as it is an important part of helping reduce pain from muscle tightness. Our Massage Therapists work closely with the Physiotherapist in the diagnostic and treatment plan for you. In most cases you will be assessed by the Physiotherapist to make sure there is no other underlying problem that needs to be treated by the Physio.
PRE-NATAL MASSAGE + PREGNANCY MASSAGE
PREGNANCY SUPPORT CUSHION SYSTEM
We use pregnancy support cushions that allow you to lie face down during the massage without harming the baby or being uncomfortable. The adjustable cushions support your body around your belly, and can be positioned to cover any size.
BENEFITS OF PRE-NATAL MASSAGE
Relieves the everyday discomforts of pregnancy such as an aching neck, sore back and ribs, leg cramps, swelling of the ankles and feet and oedema (fluid retention). This leads to muscle relaxation and relief of joint pain. Pre-natal massage can be particularly helpful for women who experience numbness and/or tingling in extremities, conditions such as sciatica and has been proven to reduce stress hormones within a pregnant woman's body. It also increases the levels of hormones which tend to be low in women who are depressed.
This is why post-natal massage also helps with post-partum depression. Pre-natal massage may improve the progression of labour with better health outcomes for both the mother and her baby. More relaxed mothers tend to have a lower risk of interventions during labour and birth. Pregnant women often find a massage rejuvenates their energy because it gives them an opportunity to rest and completely relax. It can help improve sleep due to feeling less muscle tension and generally less uncomfortable.