specialised treatments

Pre & Post Natal Pregnancy Massage

 A soothing heat treatment followed by a relaxing back massage. This massage is complimented with the heat from the paraffin wax. The paraffin wax is applied to the back before the massage, helping with lymph drainage and soothing aching muscles.

How does it work?

A massage creates time for you to deeply relax and connect with your body and your baby. Pregnancy massage can be carried out from 14-40 weeks. There are many physical and emotional changes that occur during pregnancy these can be anything from stress, nausea to muscular pains and discomfort. A massage treatment is a safe place where you can receive confidential support, reassurance and a nurturing touch. Postnatal massage is considered up to a year after the birth, however, the first 6 weeks after delivery the treatments are more gentle and relaxing, focusing on soothing and rest. After the initial 6 weeks then the treatment will be adjusted to help relieve and aches and pains of caring for a baby.


Remedial Massage

Remedial massage is designed to balance muscle, soft tissue length, tension, tone which will in turn promote the return to normal joint, capsular, bone position; increase the flow of blood and lymph, particularly in the injured areas, thus removing blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions resulting from injury.”
It is performed to create favourable conditions for the body to return to normal health after injury and is defined by the premise that the treatment can reasonably reverse certain physical effects a client may be presenting. If a client has suffered a moderate injury resulting in soft tissue pain and/or loss of function, loss of function, then remediation is required to reduce or eliminate pain and restore that function.

Benefits

Remedial Therapy can bring relief from a wide range of recent and longstanding muscle and joint conditions.
Some use Remedial Massage to simply relax and unwind, while others have regular massage to help them manage or cope with specific physical, mental or emotional problems. There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that massage can be effective in helping to treat certain chronic conditions, such as fibromyalgia and low back pain.


Deep Tissue

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

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

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

Chinese Cupping Therapy

During cupping, your therapist will put a flammable substance such as alcohol, herbs, or paper in a cup and set it on fire. As the fire goes out, she puts the cup upside down on your skin, this creates a vacuum causing the skin to rise, redden and sometime bruises. Once the suction has occurred, the cups can be gently moved across the skin. The suction in the cups causes the skin and superficial muscle layer to be lightly drawn into the cup. Cupping is much like the inverse of massage – rather than applying pressure to muscles, it uses gentle pressure to pull them upward. For most patients, this is a particularly relaxing and relieving sensation. Once suctioned, the cups are generally left in place for about ten minutes while the patient relaxes.People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.

Benefits

Cupping is one of the best deep-tissue therapies available. It is thought to affect tissues up to four inches deep from the external skin. Toxins can be released, blockages can be cleared, and veins and arteries can be refreshed within these four inches of affected materials. Even hands, wrists, legs, and ankles can be ‘cupped,’ thus applying the healing to specific organs that correlate with these points. The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite
Note: The side effects of cupping are fairly mild. Bruising should be expected, but skin should return to looking normal within 10 days. Other potential side effects include mild discomfort.


Acupuncture Therapy

Acupuncture is a form of treatment that involves inserting very thin needles through a person’s skin at specific points on the body. This, it is claimed, can help boost wellbeing and may cure some illnesses. Conditions it is used for include different kinds of pain, such as headaches, blood pressure problems, and whooping cough, among others.

Benefits

  • high and low blood pressure
  • chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
  • painful periods
  • dysentery
  • allergic rhinitis
  • facial pain
  • morning sickness
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • sprains
  • tennis elbow
  • sciatica
  • dental pain
  • inducing labor

Other conditions for which it may help are:

  • fibromyalgia
  • neuralgia
  • post-operative convalescence
  • substance, tobacco and alcohol dependence
  • spine pain
  • stiff neck

NST

The Neurostructural Integration Technique (NST) is a dynamic and skilfull professional bodywork technique, which cleverly alerts the body’s innate healing wisdom to be activated. The resultant effect of this is a comprehensive re-organisation of the musculature of the body characterised by a lasting relief from pain and dysfunction plus an increase in energy levels. The response is most often profoundly effective and sometimes miraculous. This method of pain relief causes the patient to relax deeply.
Relaxation is followed by a spontaneous automatic correction within the muscular, nervous, visceral and endocrine systems.
NST is highly effective for relieving back, neck, shoulder, wrist, knee and ankle pain and pain from accidents and sporting injuries.


Ultra Sound Therapy

As the ultrasound waves pass from the treatment head into the skin they cause the vibration of the surrounding tissues, particularly those that contain collagen. This increased vibration leads to the production of heat within the tissue. In most cases, this cannot be felt by the patient themselves. This increase in temperature may cause an increase in the extensibility of structures such as ligaments, tendons, scar tissue, and fibrous joint capsules. In addition, heating may also help to reduce pain and muscle spasm and promote the healing process.The most common conditions treated with ultrasound include soft tissue injuries such as tendonitis (or tendinitis if you prefer), non-acute joint swelling and muscle spasm.

Benefits

One of the greatest proposed benefits of ultrasound therapy is that it is thought to reduce the healing time of certain soft tissue injuries.
Ultrasound is thought to accelerate the normal resolution time of the inflammatory process by attracting more mast cells to the site of injury. This may cause an increase in blood flow which can be beneficial in the sub-acute phase of tissue injury. As blood flow may be increased it is not advised to use ultrasound immediately after injury.
Ultrasound may also stimulate the production of more collagen which is the main protein component in soft tissue such as tendons and ligaments. Hence ultrasound may accelerate the proliferative phase of tissue healing. It is thought to improve the extensibility of mature collagen and so can have a positive effect on fibrous scar tissue which may form after an injury.n, the ultrasound can be pulsed rather than continuously transmitted.


NO HANDS® MASSAGE

The most ancient healing therapy.

NO HANDS® MASSAGE is a dynamic new form of Massage that is seen across the world as one of the most powerful new theraputic massage treatments available.

NO HANDS® Full Body Massage.
One powerful flowing massage treatment to leave you feeling nurtured and rejuvenated.

NO HANDS® Structural Release Massage.
Using the newest and deepest bodywork techniques in the world, you can free up your spine, neck and hips so they can function how they were always meant to function.

NO HANDS® Back Massage.
Release all the tension from your spine, hips and neck. Bliss!

NO HANDS® Colon Massage.
Working gently and deeply, it allows the muscles of your major elimination organ to regain health. Your whole body’s health depends on the proper functioning of your bowels.

NO HANDS® Head Massage.
A comprehensive massage of the whole head, neck, face and shoulders! It can help you to release tension throughout your whole being…

NO HANDS® Foot Massage.
An amazingly deep treatment that will leave your whole body feeling transformed…


Stretching & Exercise

Stretching is a form of physical exercise in which a specific muscle or tendon (or muscle group) is deliberately flexed or stretched in order to improve the muscle’s felt elasticity and achieve comfortable muscle tone. The result is a feeling of increased muscle control, flexibility, and range of motion.

Benefits:

Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. Then, when you call on the muscles for activity, they are weak and unable to extend all the way. That puts you at risk for joint pain, strains, and muscle damage.

Rehabilitations exercises

Rehabilitation is the process of regaining full normal function following an injury and aims to restore overall strength and mobility of the affected body site. This is achieved through the application of specific exercises.

Benefits

The benefits of a good exercise and rehabilitation program include; faster recovery from your condition, less pain and it also reduces your chance of re-injury.