Remedial massage is used to locate and repair damaged areas of the body and speed up the body’s own healing processes. The pressure applied in this healing treatment can either be strong and deep or gentle and shallow, depending on the problem.
Problems with the muscles can trigger or radiate pain to other parts of the body. Remedial massage aims to trace the original reason for the pain, tackling both the cause of the problem and the symptoms.
Remedial massage can stimulate the blood supply, make joints more mobile, and help to repair damaged tissues. It will aim to balance the length, tone and tension of muscles and tendons, which restores the correct position of the bones, increases blood flow and helps heal injuries.
I use a number of different techniques to locate and repair damaged areas of the body, sometimes deeply penetrating muscles associated with the problem.
Lymphatic Massage is commonly referred to as Lymphatic Drainage and is is a gentle, rhythmical massage performed by a trained lymphatic massage therapist to stimulate the circulation of lymph fluid around the body. This helps to rapidly speed up the removal of wastes and toxins from a sluggish lymphatic system. Lymphatic massage can also aid in the prevention of swelling after injury or surgery. It is also thought to provide a major boost to your immune system.
Lymphatic massage aims to increase the efficiency of your lymphatic and circulatory system. By reducing the volume of retained fluid and the pressure associated, it can reduce the risk of impeded circulation. This increases your system's capacity to rapidly move any toxic waste build up.
Lymphatic massage will benefit people who are susceptible to illnesses (especially in winter), a depressed immune system, injuries, emotional stress, low energy and depression.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Deep Tissue Massage is is a full-body massage that generally uses firmer pressure.
Deep tissue massage targets the inner layers of your muscles. It’s used to treat muscle and tendon injuries, pain, and stiffness in your major muscle groups and joints.
Deep Tissue massage has a range of physical benefits. Consistent massages can help break down scar tissue and knots and promote long-term muscle rehabilitation.
This helps to reduce tension in muscle and tissue.
It may also promote faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation and also help to you unwind mentally.
It is especially helpful for chronic
aches and pains such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
In reflexology, pressure is applied to specific reflex points on the foot. These points correspond to organs and areas of the body. The treatment induces a healing response, even alleviating some ailments.
Reflexology can address anything from headaches to sinus problems to stomach issues. If sensitivity or tenderness is experienced when an area is stimulated, it usually indicates bodily weaknesses or imbalances within the corresponding organ.
With repeated pressure and manipulation of nerve endings, reflexology can help to clear any channels of blocked energy. It does this by moving the flow of blood, nutrients and nerve impulses. This ultimately improves overall health and balance.
By delivering an abundance of relaxation in your system, reflexology can induce a state of calm throughout your body and mind.
Relaxation or therapeutic massage is, as the name suggests, all about relaxing. It aims to give you time to recover from the stresses of everyday life and will include soothing music, warm towels and essential oils to create a truly calming experience.
A relaxation massage won't relieve chronic pain, but it will help you unwind with a series of long rhythmic strokes and a deep, yet pain-free, pressure.
Relaxation massage increases blood flow which in turn reduces toxins, allowing you to go about your everyday activities without stress or tension.
Relaxation massage is a perfect way to unwind after a long day.
While relaxation massage is wonderful for you, it is less effective than the deeper styles for changing soft tissue tension. A great starting point for your first massage.
Acupressure massage is a massage discipline that has been practiced for over 5,000 years. It has also been practiced by Buddhist monks for good health, vitality and longevity since ancient times.
This therapeutic technique uses a combination of deep tissue and relaxation massage. It is similar to acupuncture because the same acupuncture points may be used. However, only finger pressure and massage are applied to these points, not needles.
Acupressure techniques help break-up and diffuse the build-up of toxins in your muscle tissue, correct imbalances, reduce tension, and revitalise your body’s energy flow.
Acupressure can help reduce stress, improve energy levels, and relieve back pain.
Along with its ability to help treat variety of ailments, acupressure massage is a deeply relaxing experience.