Sports massage is manual manipulation of the muscles focused specifically on helping people who have physically demanding lifestyles or hobbies. This particular type of massage considers the impact of certain activities on specific joints, muscle groups, tendons, ligaments, and soft tissue groups.
Keep your body in peak condition, prevent injuries and loss of mobility, repair injured muscle tissue, boost performance and extend the overall life of your sporting career.
Tension and waste products in muscles can often cause pain, massage helps reduce this by including releasing the bodies endorphins which provides pain relief, improve mood and enhance a person's state of well-being Muscles relax through heat generated, circulation and stretching causing a reflex relaxation and so reduces anxiety levels.
An initial assessment is used to make a specially designed massage therapy plan that will meet each individual athlete’s specific needs. Sports massage is not just for professional athletes. Although the high rate of physical strain and damage caused by long term participation in sport activities, as well as the training that often goes with them is often our focus in these sessions.
However, there are plenty of activities that can have an equal or greater toll on the body’s physical well-being. Physical support through massage can benefit those just starting out on their fitness journey, maintenance for amateur athletes and performance enhancing and event recovery for professionals.
A remedial massage is a treatment intended as a remedy or cure.
Remedial massage therapists are trained to recognise and treat musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain, stiff neck and shoulders, sciatica and knee injuries. A typical treatment may include massage, mobilisations, tractions, rehabilitation exercises/stretches, postural assessment and a mixture of the techniques described below used for therapeutic effect.
Increased venous return (the amount of blood flow returning to the heart). Increasing venous return is beneficial to maintain healthy function of the heart.
Break down adhesions within soft tissues. Adhesions form due to the production of collagen fibres. due to stress, trauma and overuse. A remedial massage helps treat adhesions by using deeper massage techniques to break them down.
The physiological effect of remedial massage is feel good hormones increased endorphins, serotonin and dopamines. So remedial massage have a positive effect on emotions and feelings promoting calmness, contentment and happiness.
Remedial massage also decreases the release of the stress hormone, cortisol. Cortisol promotes emotions of stress, anxiety and depression.
Remedial massage is also perfect for accident recovery by relieving muscle tension and breaking down scar tissue and knots. This therapy can relieve tight muscles in the shoulders and neck which develop from stress and anxiety.Highly recommended to treat many conditions including tension headaches and migraines which can develop as a result. A massage will also help you let go of any negative thoughts and renew your confidence and self worth.
A great way to get rid of aches, pains, anxiety and discomfort. Prenatal massage can help with migraines and back pain, and even morning sickness. It improves circulation, and gives you relief from sciatica and heartburn. Postnatal massage helps your body to get back into shape, ease sore spots, and reduces tension. Plus, it gives you time to yourself!
Using special positioning on the massage table and unique oil blends, you can feel comfortable and pampered while we ease and discomfort. This is a very different treatment as no sports or deep tissue massage is allowed during pregnancy,to protect your changing and loosening joints. We will also be mindful of the risks if particular pressure points are stimulated during pregnancy and the sensitivity and gentleness extended by the therapist, which factors in the baby as well.
Massage relieves the everyday discomforts of pregnancy such as an aching neck, sore back, and heaviness in the pelvic bones, leg cramps, swelling of the ankles and feet and oedema (fluid retention).
Leads to muscle relaxation and relief of joint pain. Pregnancy massage can be particularly helpful for women who experience sciatic nerve pain. Pregnancy massage is an opportunity for women to focus on the pleasure of having someone else do something just for them.
**Please not pregnancy massage is only available after the first 12 weeks of pregnancy**
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
A time-honored Indian tradition which massages your upper body, scalp, face and neck
Good health and harmony come from within with this serene massage
Ideal for stress management due to it’s calming and nourishing effect. Physically during the treatment nerve endings are stimulated which relieves muscular pain and fatigue, eye strain and tension headaches.
Using nourishing oils an Indian Head Massage can also encourage hair growth whilst nourishing and conditioning the scalp.
A fantastic introduction to massage that lingers in your memory
A non invasive treatment, performed with the client seated and fully clothed, making it an indulgent experience for anyone.
A truly Holistic Treatment for the Whole body and Mind
Combining many soothing techniques from a variety of massage styles including Swedish and Egyptian massage.
Each massage is uniquely designed to compliment your body using stretching, kneading and applied pressure. We use a variety of aromatherapy oils individually tailored to suit you!
Every ache and pain will be alleviated, the body and mind will be detoxified. A full body relaxation massage can also lower blood pressure, treat anxiety and depression and stimulate the lymphatic and circulatory system to help the body work more efficiently.
A relaxation massage is suitable for everyone in every mood
Covering most of the body, this treatment not only relaxes, but also restores vitality and can improve quality of life. After the treatment your body will also carry on releasing endorphins leaving you feeling happy and content!