What is Sports Massage?
Massage is the manipulation of the body’s soft tissues. Different techniques, pressures and movements are used to release tension, alleviate stress, relax the mind and body, and support general well-being. You’re probably asking, “Do I need to be a sports person to have a sports massage?” … the answer is no. Anyone can benefit, athlete or not. Sports Massage focuses on the deeper muscles helping to realign the muscle and connective tissue fibres. Sports massage is great for those suffering from both chronic or acute pain and discomfort or those who just prefer a deeper massage. Techniques usually used include, deep tissue work, muscle stretching and trigger point therapy. We will discuss your needs during your first appointment and at every appointment thereafter and will always adapt the treatment to suit you.
What is Swedish Massage?
Swedish massage is for those looking for less pressure and a more relaxing treatment. Usually a light-medium pressure this treatment will leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and de-stressed.
What is Myofascial Cupping?
Myofascial Cupping is a modified version of the ancient Eastern style Cupping. It specifically targets the Musculo-Skeletal System. It uses plastic cups and vacuum suction to create a suction. A hand operated vacuum pump is used to induce a vacuum inside a ‘cup’ sealed to the skin by using an oil or cream. The vacuum “draws” the soft tissue perpendicular to the skin and therefore provides a flexible force to the soft tissue system. The cups can be left in one site for a prolonged period or moved along the tissue. There are many benefits to this treatment, it reduces tight ‘knots’ and adhesions, increases blood flow and tissue repair and can increase the range of movement.
What is Kinesiology Taping?
Also known as ‘K-tape’ or ‘sports taping’. Kinesiology Tape is an elastic cotton strip which is stuck on to injured areas of the body. It’s used on areas suffering from pain or disability caused by injury or from other musculoskeletal pain. The idea is that, due to the tape’s elasticity, it applies a pulling force on the skin which supports the affected muscle or joint.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a complementary therapy, which bases its theory on the fact that different ‘reflex points’ on the feet and lower legs (as well as hands, face, and ears) correspond to different areas of the body. It is believed that when reflexologists work on these points or areas it can aid relaxation, release tension, and help improve general wellbeing.
What is Pregnancy Massage?
Massage tailored specifically to pregnant ladies who are in their second and third trimesters. This massage can help to alleviate many of the symptoms and conditions associated with pregnancy. The massage can be of an enormous benefit to both mother and baby. This massage can also help to promote a happy and healthy pregnancy as well as labour and the recovery period.