Remedial Massage is aimed at reducing pain, improving range of motion of the muscles and joints and aiding and preventing injuries. It’s a much firmer massage style, using a combination of deep techniques that release the muscles and tendons. Ideal for athletes, post gym workouts, post boxing workouts, suitable for some chronic conditions and work related issues e.g. posture or overuse.
Remedial Massage helps to re-educate and re-align the body. After a massage you find you are much more aware of your body and your posture. We may slump: – putting pressure on the lower back; stick our neck out like a turkey while driving: – causing neck, chest and shoulder pain, or carry a heavy bag: – changing the dynamics of the hips and shoulders when we walk which can lead to lower back pain.
Clients often comment that they didn’t know how tight they were until they had a remedial massage. Bringing conscious awareness to the body and its tight areas through massage helps us walk, sit, drive and perform sporting activities with more awareness and better posture. Clients often notice more subtle changes in their body after they’ve had a massage, noticing when they start to get tight again. To prevent this tightness from building up again, we recommend some stretching, come for a follow up massage and watch your posture to prevent the tightness from worsening. This leads to a more proactive or preventative approach to your health.
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Using a lavender scented oil to gently relax the body. Relaxation massage helps to relieve stress which may help to lower blood pressure and, in some cases, reduce anxiety. Relaxation massage is great for helping treat symptoms of depression. This is the perfect massage for elderly people helping to stimulate the circulatory system, help with sleep issues or for anybody just wanting to de stress and totally relax.
Swedish (Relaxation) massage therapy involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. By relieving muscle tension, it can be both relaxing and energizing.
Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of a hot stone massage knows the intense feeling of relaxation it provides the recipient. There are long term, lasting benefits of hot stone massage: A hot stone massage combines thermotherapy with massage techniques to provide an effective healing therapy. The use of natural stones in conjunction with massage uses powerful earth energies to help the patient heal.
Heat from stones also has the benefit of geomagnetism from an Earth source; which has a balancing and healing effect on our systems.
For those who haven’t had the pleasure of having a hot stone massage; it consists of both warm and hot stones placed on the body as well as being used as a massage tool. The localized placement of heat on a particular area increases circulation of fluids, and can assist in alleviating organ congestion.
Cupping is a traditional Chinese technique utilized by many practitioners to help ease a patient’s pain. The technique is said to influence the flow of Qi (pronounced chi) and blood through the body and or meridians. Cupping has a long history of use and is a therapy in its own right. Used frequently, it complements acupuncture and massage.
Suction cups placed at various points on the body create a vacuum that draws toxins to the surface of the skin. This stimulates the person’s protective energy and consequently their immune system. The skin is the body’s largest organ and because it has the richest circulation it clears toxins quickly and efficiently. The extra circulation will help break the calcium binds within the cells of a muscle which will help with the breakup of adhesions, pain and tension in muscles.
Often the skin inside the cup visibly rises with the suction. In some cases, the cup may be moved while the suction of skin is active, causing a regional pulling of the skin and muscle (this technique is called glide cupping). Cups may be left for several minutes or removed quickly and placed elsewhere. Cupping is generally considered a painless procedure. The cup is removed by pressing the skin along the side of the cup to allow some outside air to leak into it, thus equalising the pressure and releasing it. Some bruising along the site of the rim of the cup is expected.
Cupping naturally draws blood to the external capillaries of the body and as a result red marks, swelling and circular bruising can appear. These marks subside within a few days to a week. The marks that are often left from cupping techniques are traditionally said to be the drawing to the surface of pathogenic wastes, stagnant blood, toxins and ethereal releases. The marks are often described as bruises, however, clarification needs to be explained as some differences between a bruise and a cupping mark are that a bruise will hurt when palpated, but cupping marks do not hurt. Each time a cup is put into the same position there is usually a marked decrease in the intensity of the discolouration. Bruising is the condition of soft tissue damage, whereas cupping only draws the fluids to the surface.