MASSAGE

Sport Massage

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Pregnancy Massage

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Massage Therapy is where science meets intuition.

 

Applying scientific principles to human connection and touch creates a therapy that caters to both the body and the spirit.
Each type of massage therapy has its own set of benefits to suit your body’s needs:

 

  • Remedial Massage

  • Relaxation Massage

  • Sports Massage

  • Pregnancy Massage

Remedial Massage

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What is a Remedial Massage?

Remedial Massage is a branch of massage therapy focused on treating pain and soreness of the musculoskeletal system. Pressure and stimulation are applied to connective tissue, muscles, ligaments, and tendons to relieve pain and assist in healing the injury to improve function.

What are some of the benefits of Remedial Massage?

 

Remedial Massage can benefit your body by:

  • Easing muscle and join tension

  • Stimulating blood and lymph flow to improve circulation

  • Activate cells to repair tissues

  • Relaxing muscles and improving mobility

  • Soothing the peripheral nervous system to ease discomfort

 

What should I expect from a Remedial Massage?

Remedial Massages have the overall goal of easing musculoskeletal pain, so your massage will be built around the best way to have you feeling well again.

A Remedial Massage Therapist (RMT) has a great working knowledge of the physiology, pathophysiology, and anatomy of the human body, so will ask some investigative questions to find out where you’re hurting and what might be the cause.

When you’re on the table, your therapist will address the problem areas you’ve discussed and will quickly begin to pick up your body’s tension levels and pain signals, working on those areas to relieve the discomfort.

Relaxation Massage

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What is a Relaxation Massage?

A Relaxation Massage aims to bring complete calm and serenity to your mind and body through slow, gentle, flowing movements. This massage’s pace and pressure is set at your perfect comfort level, and your surroundings are arranged to create an atmosphere of tranquillity.

 

What are some of the benefits of a Relaxation Massage?

Relaxation Massages can benefit you by:

  • Helping to relieve muscle tension and improve blood and lymph flow

  • Quieting the mind and reducing stress

  • Improving peripheral circulation and activating skin cells

  • Relieving tension pain in the back and neck

  • Promoting relaxation of both mind and body

 

What should I expect from a Relaxation Massage?

The treatment room’s environment will be arranged to set the tone for relaxation, helping to make you feel at ease. Your therapist will communicate with you about your sensitivity levels and what your ideal massage pressure is to make sure you’re at your peak level of comfort. Long, gentle, and gliding movements are used to stimulate muscles and cells without causing you discomfort, and with the goal of achieving complete relaxation and rejuvenation.

What is a Sports Massage?

Sports Massage is a branch of massage therapy developed to specifically treat sports injuries and ailments. Sports massages are aimed to get into the crux of the problem and actively work hard at relieving pain and stimulating the healing process. Sports massages are also a great option for people who exercise heavily/regularly.

What are some of the benefits of a Sports Massage?

Sports Massages can benefit you by:

  • Quickly reducing the severity of pain and discomfort caused by injury

  • Targeting specific sports injuries such as sprains, strains, shin splints, tennis elbow etc.

  • Reducing your post-exercise recovery time

  • Helping to prevent injuries during exercise and sport

  • Improving your overall muscle tone and performance

  • Promoting joint and muscle flexibility

  • Helping to reduce the length and severity of DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)

  • Increasing blood circulation and lymph flow

  • Relieving muscle and joint swelling caused by injury

  • Reducing muscle fatigue

What should I expect from a Sports Massage?

The technique applied to your sports massage will be guided by your type of injury or ailment. Sports massage involves several different approaches to deal with anything from specific sports injuries to simply working on an area causing discomfort and limiting your athletic performance. Your therapist will talk with you about your level of activity, lifestyle, and other factors that will help build the best treatment plan. Creams and oils may be used to aid in the healing process. Sports massages are not designed to be relaxing, so some discomfort may be expected to treat the area effectively.

What is a Pregnancy Massage?

Pregnancy Massage is a combination of remedial and relaxation massage techniques to relieve pain and discomfort while promoting general wellbeing and relaxation. A growing baby and a growing mother can test the body’s limits. Regular pregnancy massages can assist in promoting comfort, flexibility, and fitness to mothers throughout their pregnancy and postpartum.

What are some of the benefits of a Pregnancy Massage?

Pregnancy massages can benefit you by:

  • Relieving discomfort caused by muscle cramping, spasms, and myofascial pain

  • Relieving pain from common pregnancy problem areas such as the hips, lower back, and legs

  • Increasing blood and lymph circulation and reducing swelling

  • Relieving and reducing increased stress on weight-bearing joints such as the hips and lower back

  • Promoting relaxation and tranquillity while reducing stress

  • Providing a therapeutic atmosphere and general wellbeing

What should I expect from a Pregnancy Massage?

First and foremost, a specially designed pregnancy cushion that women fall in love with. Pregnancy massages are designed to promote physical function and mental wellbeing, so your comfort levels are at the top of the list. The cushion is laid on the table and acts as a support mattress, allowing pregnant women to lay on their belly. Your therapist will talk with you about specific areas you’d like to target and what you’d like to achieve from the massage, focusing on common joints and ligaments associated with pain in pregnancy, while providing complete relaxation and tranquillity.