Types of Massage Treatments
Remedial massage is a deep tissue, full body massage which may include trigger point therapy, sports massage, myofascial release, joint mobilisation and stretches.
Sports massage aims to prepare you for peak performance, drain away fatigue, relieve swelling, reduce muscle tension, increase flexibility and to prevent injuries. Although sports massage was designed for athletes it is useful for anyone with chronic pain, injury or range-of-motion issues.
Myotherapy is the highest level of remedial massage qualification one can attain. It is used to treat or prevent soft tissue pain and restricted joint movement caused by muscle or myofascial dysfunction. The philosophy of myotherapy is founded on Western medical principles including anatomy, physiology and biomechanics.
Your session will include a clinical assessment and treatment that is targeted to your injury or source of pain. You will also be provided with any specific exercises or stretches which will assist with your treatment.
Shiatsu is a form of therapeutic bodywork from Japan that aims to improve energy flow in the body. Shiatsu is based on the same principles as acupuncture and applies pressure to certain parts of the body, as well as using kneading, pressing, soothing, tapping, and stretching techniques to achieve results.