What is massage?
Deep Tissue massage
This massage technique uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries.
This is similar to Swedish massage (long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping techniques) but it’s geared toward people involved in sport activities to help prevent or treat injuries.
Trigger point massage
This massage focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse.
Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation (IASTM)
To complement the above treatments, our therapist uses an Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation (IASTM), which enables clinicians to efficiently locate and treat individuals diagnosed with soft tissue and fascial dysfunction.
How does IASTM work?
The instrument effectively break down fascial restrictions and scar tissue. The ergonomic design of these instruments provides the clinician with the ability to locate restrictions and allows the clinician to treat the affected area non-invasively with the appropriate amount of pressure.
In addition to the above, massage is used to treat the following conditions.
• Digestive disorders
• Insomnia related to stress
• Myofascial pain syndrome
• Soft tissue strains or injuries
• Sports injuries
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 to expect on your first visit…
Your 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.
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