Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage is aimed at correcting soft tissue injury and dysfunction. Soft tissue is made up of muscle tissue, tendons, ligaments, and fascia. Many things can contribute to dysfunction including overuse, poor posture, sporting injuries, motor vehicle injuries or just plain stress.  The aim of the therapy is to reduce pain and restore function where injury has resulted in loss of function. Many techniques may be used to achieve this, including deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and PNF stretching.

 

Relaxation Massage

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Relaxation massage is aimed at calming both your mind and body. Many people today lead busy and stressful lives, so a relaxation massage is a nurturing experience that will calm the nervous system and leave you feeling more peaceful.

Most often Swedish massage techniques are used for Relaxation massage, so the strokes are smooth, flowing and continuous.

 

Benefits of Massage

One of the immediate effects of massage is a feeling of relaxation and calm. this happens because massage prompts the brain to release endorphins which create a feeling of wellbeing. It also reduces levels of stress hormones in the body, which has a positive effect on the immune system.

Benefits of massage include:

  •  Reduced muscle tension
  •  Improved circulation of blood and lymph
  •  Reduced levels of stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol
  •  Increased joint mobility and flexibility
  •  Improved skin tone
  •  Reduced anxiety and depression
  •  Improved immune system functioning
  •  Increased feelings of wellbeing
  •  Speedier healing of soft tissue injuries

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