Deep Tissue

prescriptive massage image Deep Tissue Massage is a technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fibres of the muscles, tendons and fascia.

How does it work?

Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles, not with the grain. Deep tissue massage helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue and usually focuses on more specific areas which may cause some soreness during or right after the massage. However, if the massage is done correctly you should feel the benefits within a day or two.
Because many toxins are released, it is important to drink plenty of water after a deep-tissue session to help eliminate these toxins from the body and clients are advised to avoid alcohol for the remainder of the day. The purpose is to "unstick" the fibres of a muscle while releasing deeply-held patterns of tension, removing toxins, while relaxing and soothing the muscle. It is both corrective and therapeutic

Benefits

  • Loosens muscle tissues
  • Releases toxins from muscles to get blood and oxygen circulating properly
  • Relaxing and soothing to muscles
  • Corrective and therapeutic

Scar Tissue Release Therapy

prescriptive massage image Why is it important to treat scar tissue? A simple scar from a childhood fall to major surgery as an adult can have a lifelong effect on the body. Scar tissue has the potential to spread in any, direction including internally, throughout the body. It can restrict movement or function anywhere in the body from a joint to organ.

How does it work?

Works three dimensionally and realigns the tissue from the starting point to the end point. It is systematic three dimensional approach to releasing and realigning the multifaceted matrix of facia throughout the body.

Benefits

  • Improves flexibility
  • Helps to relieve stress on the body from fasical tension
  • Reduces muscle spasm
  • Helps to prevent adhesion formation from injury/surgery
  • Promotes balance in the body
  • Helps to maintain good posture
  • Helps to increase athletic performance
  • Reduces the risk of muscle strain and tearing
  • Improves oxygen and nutrient delivery to cells
  • Helps to regain and maintain the full range of motion of a joint
  • Helps stimulate lymph circulation and elimination of cellular waste

Sports Massage

prescriptive massage image Sports massage is based on Swedish massage, a technique that uses the application of pressure to manipulate soft tissue. Swedish massage was developed in the 1700s by Per Henrik Ling, a Swedish physiologist and fencing master, and involves the use of gliding strokes, kneading movements, circular pressure of the hand and fingers, vibratory movements, brisk tapping and bending and stretching. Sports massage incorporates all of these Swedish massage movements, together with additional intensive techniques that are specifically designed to prevent and treat sports injuries.

How does it work?

Sports massage aims to improve the suppleness and flexibility of muscles and joints, improve blood circulation, speed up the healing of damaged or stressed muscles, tissues and joints which also prevent future muscle and tendon injuries. A sports massage can be carried out prior to a sports event, when it will stimulate circulation, calm nervous tension and prepare the individual for optimal performance whilst, at the same time, reduce the risk of injury. It can be carried out after a sports event to relieve soreness and assist with the removal of lactic acid and other waste products. It is often used during training when the practitioner will focus on speeding up the healing of existing injuries and prevent the development of future injuries.

Benefits

  • Release muscle tension
  • Restore balance to the musculoskeletal system
  • Reduces strain and discomfort caused by training or participating in sport
  • Encourages the body to heal and repair any injuries sustained
  • Improves muscle flexibility
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Reduces swelling
  • Aids the prevention of sports injuries
  • Assists the body with recovery and repair after sports injuries have been sustained