Massage has been around for thousands of years. Massage is one of the most ancient methods to help relax and heal the body. Effleurage and petrissage techniques are used within your massage by the therapist using their palms, arms and elbow. Some of the many benefits of having regular massages are reduced tension, reduced pain, improved circulation, improved joint flexibility and massage speeds up recovery.
A sports massage works deep into the muscles using firmer techniques in order to realign and lengthen fibres in a problem area. Massages are excellent for blood circulation which will nourish the area with fresh oxygenated blood, nutrients and minerals, flushing away toxins and lactic acid. Perfect to get you to feel your best for work, hobbies, sporting activities and your general lifestyles.
A sports remedial massage treatment incorporates a combination of techniques specific to your ache, pain or injury. STR (soft tissue release), MET (muscle energy techniques) and NMT (neuromuscular techniques) along with joint mobilisation all assist alongside your massage to speed up the recovery process. Long term advice will ensure you maintain feeling great.
Osteopaths are fully trained and qualified to give you indepth advice, assessments and a diagnosis. Osteopath treatments incorporate a mixture of massage and sports massage remedial techniques. Their knowledge is passed to you to give you long term advice to ensure your aches and pains are kept away.
Acupuncture can be applied throughout your treatment. Acupuncture is the application of fine needles inserted into the skin at specific areas. It is a quick and effective way to stimulate the nerves, increase blood circulation and release pain relieving substances such as endorphins to reduce pain.
Cupping and massage cupping is the application of glass cups placed across different points on the body. A suction is used to draw the blood flow towards the surface of the skin. This has many positive benefits similar to massage, such as flushing away the toxins and lactic acid, and increasing oxygen and blood circulation to specific areas. Perfect for athletes.
Spinal manipulation, commonly referred to as 'adjustments,' or 'clicking and cracking' is the application of (HVLA) high velocity low amplitude thrusts directed to the spine and ribs whilst the body is positioned in a certain way. A cavitational release of the joint sometimes emits an audible 'pop or crack' noise. Intended to increase range of movement alongside a massage which will assist to relieve back pain and joint paint.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage (IASTM) is the application of tools within your treatment. The arco tools glide along the body to assist in movement of the fascia and soft tissue. Increased blood circulation to the surface of the skin and increased flexibility to your muscles will give you quick relief to any problem areas to get you feeling great again.
We use Rocktape for Kinesiology Taping as it's quality and adhesive properties will ensure the effects of your massage are longlasting. Kinesiology Rocktape will support your muscles and joints, reduce pain, improve blood circulation and lymphatic flow helping to reduce swelling and inflammation, assist with joint stability and improve your posture. Rocktape can improve your performance to make you go stronger for longer.
As fully qualified and licenced therapists, it is our pleasure to maintain our skills and knowledge to the highest standards. We are always learning and always keen to take up our continual professional development training (CPD). We are always keen to enhance our skills bringing you the most up to date methods to use within your treatments.