Holistic Massage therapy is one of the oldest methods of healthcare in practice today. It involves use of different manipulative techniques to move the body’s muscles and soft tissue. Massage therapy aims to improve blood circulation, increasing the flow of nutrients and eliminating waste products to name but a few.
Massage is the recent name for the ancient-established art of healing by touch. Massage is calming and soothing. It improves our sense of well-being, and reduces the levels of cortisol – the body’s stress hormone. It also strengthens the immune system by bringing more white blood cells into the circulation system, and this in turn helps to fight infection. It also improves joint mobility, releases muscle tension, helps eliminate toxins and assists in tension release. Massage can reduce your heart rate, relax your muscles, improve range of motion in your joints and increase production of your body’s natural pain killers. It helps relieve stress and anxiety.
Sports Massage is a special form of massage and is typically used before during and after athletic events. It helps prepare the athlete for peak performance increases blood circulation and lymph flow; drains away fatigue relieves swelling reduces muscle tension promotes flexibility and minimises injuries. Sports massage can also prevent those niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement whether a person is an athlete or a once a week jogger. There are many different types of sports massage available depending on the athlete and the sport involved e.g. pre and post event massage restorative and rehabilitative massage. Generally the therapist focuses on the problem area e.g. a frozen shoulder or pulled hamstring rather than giving a full body massage.
Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
This massage is a convenient, quick and inexpensive way to enjoy the benefits of massage, all you have to do is relax in a specially designed chair. By using acupressure points and a combination of sports and Chinese massage techniques, this massage treats the most common areas of tension and stress.
This is the ideal massage for companies, events, conferences, concerts and gatherings as no oils are used and you don’t have to remove your clothes!
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). This massage reduces stress hormone levels and heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of Oxycontin and serotonin.