What types of Massage do we specialise in?
This relaxing massage treatment will usually involve flowing strokes and kneading, performed at your chosen pressure. It’s a pain free therapy and an effective way to de-stress and relax the mind and body.
Therapeutic / Deep Tissue Massage
This massage technique uses slower, superficial, or more forceful strokes (depending on the individual’s requirements), to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. More commonly used to help with muscle damage from overuse or injuries.
This is similar to Swedish massage (long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping techniques), geared toward people involved in sport activities. This type of massage helps to prepare the muscle tissue for activity/competition, or even to help prevent or treat injuries.
Trigger Point Therapy
This massage technique focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse. This specialised technique, is proven to improves movement and alleviates pain almost immediately.
This massage technique is a specially adapted gentle and soothing massage, tailored specifically for the mother-to-be. Our therapists will use specialist guided deep tissue work with firm strokes to the deeper areas if safe and necessary. The general technique involves gentle, long strokes to the muscles to facilitate relaxation and to prepare the body for labour.
Anxiety and Stress Relief
Massage is an effective treatment to help decrease stress and anxiety. Massage helps by releasing endorphins, which counters the stress hormone cortisol, lowering the heart rate and relaxing muscles. When stressed and anxious, muscles become tight and restricted. Massage increases the temperature in the body and promotes blood flow to those muscles that need it most.
Postural Massage Therapy
For those sitting at desks all day, our massage therapists can target areas of postural weakness and soft tissue compensation. In addition to their hands on skills, they utilise a posture analysis program to show you your structural and functional adaptations, which they can then target to improve posture following treatment.
In addition to the above, massage is used to treat the following conditions.
Please remember, you don’t need to have a particular issue to have massage as it is a proven way to spruce up your day and make you feel better in general!
What other conditions can Massage help with?
Rehabilitation from Sport or Exercise
Whether you’re an enthusiastic amateur or an elite professional, Our massage therapists can help with the prevention and treatment of common sports injuries.
Sports injuries can also be caused by overusing muscles such as in tennis and golfer’s elbow and various tendinopathies.
Recurrent injuries may be due to an underlying problem, such as postural changes, as a result of old injuries that have not been resolved. These changes can lead to compensatory muscular imbalances and joint restriction. Our skilled, physio, sports and massage therapists are trained to identify and treat these various muscle imbalances and sporting injuries.
Massage and Sports Therapy
Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability.
Our Sports Therapist treat the following:
- Sports Injuries including runners knee, iliotibial band syndrome, patella / Achilles tendinopathy, tennis & golfers elbow, repetitive strain injury
- Pre & post operation rehabilitation
- Soft tissue injuries including muscle strains and contusions
- Ligament sprains
- Neck, headaches & migraine symptoms
- Spinal conditions including scoliosis, stress fractures
Here at Back To Health Wellness, we incorporate soft tissue massage and sports therapy to help our clients to alleviate their pain following injury, and to aid recovery.
What to expect on your first visit…
Your massage therapist will greet you and begin by asking what brought you to us. We are always keen to understand the root cause of your issues, so they will carry out an efficient and effective case history to identify them. This will also be essential to rule out any complications before you start your treatment.
Before any treatment begins, an active and passive examination is carried out, along with relevant testing to understand your issues. We will give you a thorough explanation of our findings so you can understand what the cause of the problem is and how best to treat it. We make sure that sufficient time is spent to ensure that we get to the route cause of your issues.
Two Step Spinal Assessment
We will diagnose and treat mechanical disorders of the spine and musculoskeletal system with the latest technology in muscle scanning and posture analysis.
A considered mixture of adjustments, myofascial release and other physical manipulation of muscle tissue and bones.