We specialise in holistic/Swedish massage, sports/deep tissue massage & rehabilitation and traditional & western acupuncture .
Massage therapy is classified as the practice of manipulating the muscles and limbs to eradicate tension and reduce pain if present. During a massage the areas to be treated need to be bare so that the full effects of the treatment can be benefitted from. For example, if a client was to come in for a full body massage, all clothing would be removed excluding lower body underwear. The towels are then placed strategically as to not unnecessarily expose body parts.
Throughout the treatment the towels are moved around in such a way so that the client feels comfortable and not exposed. They are also informed of this throughout the treatment.
Massage takes place in three stages, similar to an exercise routine. We begin with the warm up, called effleurage which aids in preparing the body for the forthcoming treatment and includes slow strokes. We then go on to the treatment which is like the workout where deeper techniques are used to manipulate the muscles and relieve tension and pain. We then end with a cool down going back to effleurage to aid in the circulation of blood and prepare the body for the end of treatment.
The first type of massage we offer is Holistic/Swedish massage. This is the most common form of massage and is the type you would typically receive in a spa. The pressure isn’t very deep and is predominantly superficial in regards to the deeper muscles of the body. This massage is ideal for stress release, relaxation and rejuvenation.
The second type of massage we offer is Sports/Deep Tissue massage and rehabilitation. This style of massage works more in-depth with the muscles and focuses more on individual muscular groups. As well as massage this treatment can include injury analysis and specialised stretches.
This can aid in the treatment of sports injuries, the reduction of muscular scar tissue and general maintenance of muscle groups that are worked hard.
Sports massage doesn’t have to hurt and the therapist should work within the client’s pain threshold. The only type of pain should be that “good pain” where there may be some slight discomfort but satisfaction that you know it is good for your body. When done the right way, sports massage can also be relaxing.