Is Massage for me?
Tissue manipulation, as the means to relieve pain and stress, dates back to 500 bc and possibly even earlier.
Massage is known to improve blood and lymph flow, promote muscle health, affect the nervous system through stimulation or sedation, and enhance tissue healing.
but how can massage help me?
massage can relieve back and neck pain, release tight muscles, help with achy joints...but it can also reduce headaches, improve mood levels and help with anxiety/depression whilst promoting hormonal balance.
Sports Massage helps to prevent sports injuries and can also assist in the recovery from such injuries, furthermore, deep tissue manipulation and passive stretching can decrease delayed onset muscle soreness. All those benefits combine will, in time, make training more enjoyable and safe thus improving performance.
Pregnancy Massage (as well as postnatal treatments) relieve back, hip and leg pain, improve blood circulation, stabilize hormone levels providing calmer moods and general relaxation.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage can help decrease swelling after surgery, detox, improve the immune system, regulate blood pressure and hormone levels as well as promote relaxation.
are there any contradictions?
*Yes, If you suffer or are being treated for one or more of the following you will need to speak to your GP before undertaking massage treatment
Cancer, Diabetes, High/Low Blood Pressure, Migraines, Joint Replacement, Fibromyalgia, Stroke, Heart Attack, Kidney Dysfunction, Blood Clot, Numbness, Sprains or Strains.
*Pre Natal Massage is only recommended within the 2nd or 3rd trimester.
*If you have a cold, the flu, significant fever or stomach bug of any kind your treatment MUST be delayed until you are fully recovered.
*If you are experiencing flare-ups of skin conditions or inflammatory issues, you can still receive massage treatment but the area affected must be avoided.
SPORTS / DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Whether you are looking for sports injury recovery/prevention, muscle and joint pain relief, posture improvement or relaxation,
Sports Massage is a great option to work tissue at a deeper level.
Can reduce back and joint pain as well as oedemas. Improve circulation, relieve muscle tension and headaches. Regular massage therapy during pregnancy can also improve sleep and mental health
MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
can help decrease swelling after surgery, detox, improve the immune system and hormone levels as well as promote relaxation
cupping can ben used as a stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with massage, it is great for pain relief, improving range of motion and circulation,