What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy is a time-honoured approach to balancing a person’s mental, emotional, and physical health and wellbeing. A variety of styles and techniques of massage therapy are applied depending on what you want to achieve in a session, from pure relaxation through to therapeutic massage (also known as remedial massage) to address a specific problem.
Could massage help me?
Massage can help manage chronic muscular pain and postural dysfunction and may help improve a range of conditions including RSI/OOS, headaches, muscle and joint pain, soft tissue injuries. Massage has been used by many to::
What can I expect during a massage?
Before your initial session, your massage therapist will ask questions and listen to what you want to achieve to ensure the treatment meets your needs.
A combination of techniques are used to reduce muscle tension, address pain and bring about relaxation. These techniques may include relaxation massage, trigger point therapy, friction strokes and myofascial release. A session may also include stretching and mobilisation techniques, as well as home care advice.
While a specific area might be the focus of the session, your therapist will take a holistic approach by looking at your posture, range of movement and lifestyle factors.
Your therapist will check in with you during the session to ensure pressure is at the right level for you. It is important you give feedback about how the treatment feels and if you are experiencing discomfort at any time.
What can I expect after a massage?
Most people experience relief from pain and tension and feel a sense of relaxation. Some people are energised after a massage while others may initially feel tired and sometimes achy. If you have any concerns after a massage, please contact your therapist.
It is recommended you drink water after a session and avoid strenuous exercise or activity. Take it easy, relax and give your muscles time to restore and rejuvenate.