Our Holistic Therapists are committed to providing our patients with the best and most enjoyable treatment they can. They work closely with all our clinical therapists, and get regular feedback from them. Our Therapists are quite happy to ‘cross-refer’ if they ever feel that this would be beneficial to the patient.
Massage involves the application of pressure (by kneading, rubbing or traction) to help ease musculo-skeletal problems.
The object of massage is to activate the touch receptors in your skin, with the appropriate level of pressure, so that the receptors send pleasurable messages to your brain. Rhythmic stroking of your skin ensures that massage is always a soothing and regenerating experience. Overall, massage help to relieve anxiety and stress, help aid relaxation, help aid sleep and promote a sense of well-being.
There are four basic massage strokes – friction, effleurage (stroking), petrissage (kneading) and tapotement (tapping). This last stroke is central to the vigorous kind of massage used on sportsmen and sportswomen to help increase blood circulation to the muscles.
Massage is suitable for most people. To ensure your continued well-being all our treatments begin with a consultation – enabling your therapist to make sure that massage is right for you. In some cases your doctor’s permission may be required, for example, if you have high blood pressure. A confidential case history will be kept with any relevant notes for future treatments.
Classic (Swedish) Massage and Back / Shoulder Massage
A relaxation massage which aims to help the body to rid itself of accumulated toxins, by incorporating deep tissue techniques to help stimulate the body’s circulatory and lymphatic systems and lighter techniques to encourage relaxation and soothe the nervous system.
A remedial massage in which the body’s soft tissues are manipulated in order to improve flexibility, enhance sports performance and reduce the risk of injury. This type of massage focuses on an individual’s specific requirements and can help to promote recovery after injury.
Pre-event sports massage can stimulate circulation, calm nervous tension, improve performance and help prepare the athlete for optimal performance.
A massage treatment designed to complement your other current treatment (eg. Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Acupuncture or Pilates) at the clinic. This treatment will be provided in conjunction with and following consultation between your clinical therapist and your massage therapist.