Treatments Categories: MASSAGE TECHNIQUES

Sports Massage

Sports massage is specifically tailored to different sports and sporting injuries. It is not a relaxing form of massage and can often be quite strenuous. It works by stretching tight muscles, stimulating inactive muscles and improving the condition of the soft tissue.

The aim of sports massage is to reduce the stress and tension that can build up in the soft tissues of the body during exercise. This form of massage is used to:

  • increase endurance
  • improve performance
  • reduce the chance of injury
  • reduce recovery time after an injury.

One of the main benefits of sports massage is that it can prevent you from getting sore muscles after you exercise (known as ‘delayed onset muscle soreness’). It will also help you exercise more efficiently and prevent some of the common ailments that go with exercise.

Sports massage may also improve your heart rate and blood pressure, increase your circulation and lymph flow, and help treat injuries, including shin splint, tennis elbow, sprains and strains.

For this reason it is important to drink more water after your massage and do this for a couple of days to rehydrate your body

It’s used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.

Remedial Massage

Remedial massage is an effective pain management strategy using several techniques to repair damage to muscles, tendons and joints. The aim is to speed up and enhance the body’s own repair system.  Deep tissue work may be required to help relieve tension and effectively manage your injuries or pain. Remedial massage is ideal for those suffering with chronic pain, such as ongoing musculoskeletal injuries or those with muscle tension. This can include sciatica, carpal tunnel, a stiff neck and headaches

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic Massage can be stimulating or soothing depending on the technique, depth and speed. Used on the body’s soft tissue areas including the muscles, tendons, connective tissue. It involves hands-on techniques to increase circulation, relieve tension, reduce stress, relieve anxiety, improve sleep, and promote relaxation throughout the entire body. Therapeutic massage is used as a standalone treatment or as support for other therapies. Athletes, labourers or stressed out office workers, receive regular therapeutic massage to keep themselves in good physical condition.

Basic therapeutic massage techniques are derived from a variety of massage styles. Your massage therapist will tailor your massage techniques depending on your needs

Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic drainage is a gentle, rhythmical massage treatment performed by a specially trained lymphatic massage therapist to stimulate and increase the efficiency of your lymphatic and circulatory system. By reducing the volume of retained fluid and the pressure associated, it can reduce the risk of impeded circulation. This increases your circulatory system’s capacity to rapidly move out retained fluids and any toxic waste build ups from a sluggish lymphatic system. Lymphatic massage can also aid in the prevention of swelling after injury or surgery.

We have found that some patients feel quite “energized” post-drainage.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage involves applying firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles).  There is usually a build-up of pressure during the first few stages of the massage, then the therapist will put more pressure on your body and muscles to get into the deep layers of muscles, when the superficial layers of muscles have relaxed. This will help your body pump blood through the muscles and ease tension. Deep tissue massage helps push out lactic acid from the deep muscle fibres in your body.