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 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 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 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.