Sports and orthopaedic massage is a type of massage which involves the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in a regular physical activity. Each client's unique requirements will be assessed and the therapist will determine, in consultation with the client, the necessary program of treatments.
Are you involved in competitive sport? A pre and post event massage, combined with a course of sports massage treatments has shown to improve results, prevent injury and speed up recovery.
Typically a sports massage treatment takes between 25-45 minutes and depending on requirements, it can take up to an hour.
Not to be confused with acupuncture, dry needling involves inserting a needle into the muscle to improve function, reduce pain and release myofascial trigger points (knots in the muscle). Dry needling is a treatment to use for sports injury, muscle pain and even to treat fibromyalgia.
Rest assured, this a very controlled treatment. Be sure to discuss any questions you may have with your therapist first.
Therapeutic massage tools work to smooth the muscle, release adhesions (muscle knots), increase blood flow, stretch and separate the layers of the tissue, and decrease pain and swelling.
Kinesio-taping is an elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive that is used for treating sports injuries and physical disorders. There are many uses or benefits of applying kinesio-taping. These are:
- mechanical correction
- positional holding
- space correction
- lifting of tissue
- fascial correction
- oscillation tissue
- functional correction
- increase range of motion
- ligament/tendon correction - circulatory/lymphatic correction
Vacuum* cupping is a modern adaptation of the ancient Chinese cupping therapy. Vacuum cupping has many benefits and can alleviate conditions such as cellulite, obesity, nerve damage and tissue congestion. Vacuum cupping is used to help flush out the waste products and toxins. Other benefits include:
- release adhesions (knots),
- lift the layer of the tissue between skin and muscle,
- increase blood flow,
- stimulate nerve system.
*This method does not use flame.
Gua Sha loosely translated from Chinese means to scrape away disease through the skin. It involved repeated pressure strokes over the lubricated skin with a smooth edge. Used with cupping, Gua Sha can enhance the benefits as listed above.
Holistic/Deep Tissue Massage provides a total relaxation treatment, which includes the whole person: body, mind and spirit. Each client's treatment individually tailored and unique - just as they are - to bring the body into balance. It is recommended that a series of Holistic or Deep Tissue Massage treatments take place to experience the full therapeutic benefit.
Holistic massage is the most well-known type of massage based on Swedish techniques such as effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, frictions and vibrations. Holistic massage pressure is normally adjusted from light to medium. Holistic massage can be slow and gentle or energetic and refreshing.
Benefits of holistic massage are:
- remove dead skin cells
- soothe the nerve system
- reduce muscle tension
- reduce stress and anxiety
- breakdown tension within the muscles
- increase blood circulation
- separate tissue layers
- deeply relaxing
- helps to tone and strengthen muscles
- helps to breakdown adhesions sometimes called knots
- improve overall well-being
Deep Tissue Massage or deep tissue techniques use pressure ranging from medium to deep to penetrate the deeper tissues layers on top of the muscle.
Benefits of deep tissue massage are (in addition to holistic):
- further reduce adhesions
- ease overused superficial muscles (first layers of the muscle)
- reduce superficial muscle pain
- reduce inflammation
Your therapists will constantly assess the best pressure to use and will communicate regularly to make sure that you are comfortable. Don't be afraid to provide feedback throughout your session.
Promoting the relief of tension and pain using relaxing massage techniques. This is a wonderful therapy that concentrates on some of most common problem areas for tension, pain and discomfort.
Got a specific concern or particular discomfort? Discuss with your therapist so that you can achieve the most beneficial treatment.
Seated fully clothed Massage including back, neck, head and arms. We offer two treatments, one that covers the back, neck, head and arms. The other covers back, neck and arms, and includes an Indian head massage.
Seated on-site massage is perfect massage for the busy workplace. We can come* to you and perform the massage in your office or place of work. Get in touch now to learn more.
*Call out charge extra. It is better value to book the therapist for a few hours and organise multiple on-site therapies.